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Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda


Six-Shot Revolver


Belgium | 1974



"The FN Barracuda revolver appeared in limited quantities with some security forces around the world."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
164 ft
50.0 m | 54.7 yds
Max.Eff.Range
12
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
1,180 ft/sec
360 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Physical
The physical qualities of the Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
211 mm
8.31 in
O/A Length
76 mm
2.99 in
Barrel Length
1.98 lb
0.90 kg
Weight
Double-Action; Revolving Cylinder
Action
.357 Magnum; 38 Special; 9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber(s)
6-round rotating cylinder
Feed
Fixed Iron Sights
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda Six-Shot Revolver family line.
Barracuda - Base Series Designation


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The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale and accepted into service with a few forces worldwide. The system represented FN's only foray into the world of revolvers but appeared on the scene at a time when other more sexy automatic alternatives were available.

At its core, the system was a double-action weapon, firing from a traditional rotating cylinder containing 6 rounds of ammunition. The weapon could fire the .38 Special or the 357 Magnum rounds but a replacement cylinder offered up use of the 9mm Parabellum. The Barracuda remained a solid offering up until 1989, to which the system was no longer produced by FN.

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Operators
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Contractor(s): Fabrique Nationale; FN Herstal - Belgium
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