First Look: FN Five-SeveN & 503 in FDE Models
Catering to the requests of shooting enthusiasts and FN brand fans alike, FN America is releasing new flat dark earth (FDE) offerings in both their FN Five-seveN and FN 503 line-ups.
“Today’s gun buyer is looking for variety and options, not just with accessories but with color variants that stand out in unique and noticeable ways,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “FN’s all-FDE models certainly stand out and we feel that these new releases in our signature color give consumers greater options to further customize, and personalize, their gun and gear setups.”
The original FN Five-seveN is often imitated but hardly duplicated and has over two decades of trusted service with allied armies, global law enforcement and civilians. Extending its groundbreaking design is a new, all flat dark earth frame and slide. The NATO-standard 5.7×28 mm cartridge has improved range and accuracy over common pistol cartridges. The cartridge was developed by FN and is fired from the chrome-lined cold hammer-forged barrel of the Five-seveN.
The new FDE model keeps the low felt recoil you’ve come to expect from the Five-seveN, along with an internal hammer and the smooth trigger with a clean, predictable break. This new all-FDE model is available with 10-or 20-round magazines and replaces the existing two-toned FDE and Black. The existing California-compliant Five-seveN models remain unchanged.
The latest update to FN’s micro compact 9 mm pistol, is now available in flat dark earth. The FN 503 is inspired by the other pistols in the FN’s reputation for battle-proven quality. The 503 is controllable and accurate, thanks to a full-height grip stippling and a trigger that breaks cleanly at around 5.5 pounds. The FN 503 is discreet and comfortable and conceals easily, thanks to a slim profile, and the snag-free all-metal 3 dot sights deliver an instant and clean sight picture.
Article by SI Staff