FN Herstal and Fiocchi to Supply 5.7x28mm Ammo to the U.S. Market

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FN Herstal and Fiocchi to Supply 5.7x28mm Ammo to the U.S. Market

At the exhibition Eurosatory 2022 in Paris, France, FN Herstal and Fiocchi have announced that they have entered into a new agreement. The new partnership should please U.S. customers as it specifically covers the manufacture and supply of 5.7x28mm ammunition in this market. The future plan is also to expand the existing range of 5.7x28mm ammunition for the U.S. commercial market.


The signing ceremony on 15 June 2022 in Paris. Julien Compere, CEO Herstal Group (left) and Maurizio Negro, CEO Fiocchi Munizioni - FN Herstal, S.A.

Here is the announcement with the details:

EUROSATORY 2022: FN Herstal and Fiocchi enter into a new agreement

(Herstal, Belgium) – June 2022 – FN Herstal, S.A., the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small calibre firearms, associated ammunition, and integrated weapon systems, along with its US subsidiary, FN America, are pleased to announce that a partnership has been concluded with Fiocchi Munizioni SPA, a global leader in outdoor shooting sports with an unparalleled 146 years heritage and three industrial and commercial platforms in Italy, US and UK.

The partnership includes a licensing agreement that specifically covers the manufacture and supply of 5.7x28mm ammunition to the US commercial market, based on FN Herstal’s original design and technology, further reinforcing the long-term cooperation between the two global players.

“By developing closer ties between our companies, our combined production capability will increase significantly in order to meet the growing commercial customer demand in the US. We will also be in a good position to expand the existing 5.7x28mm ammunition range for this market”, says Julien Compère, CEO Herstal Group, the Belgium-based parent company of FN Herstal and Browning.

“We are happy to see our long lasting cooperation getting stronger and we are convinced our joint efforts will give the best answer to our 5.7x28mm customers’ demand”, says Maurizio Negro, CEO Fiocchi Munizioni.

The 5.7x28mm calibre was originally designed and developed by FN Herstal for use in the FN® 5.7 weapon system dedicated to armed forces, law enforcement and special units. On the US commercial market, the FN® 5.7 system consists of two types of weapons: the FN® PS90 carbine and the FN Five-seveN® pistol, which has recently been redesigned under the Mk3 MRD designation to provide enhanced ergonomics and possible integration of a mini red dot sight.

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For more information about FN Herstal, visit www.fnherstal.com.

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Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Big Bang Big Bang on Jun 19, 2022

    5.7 may be cool, but it has to be in the right platform. Just because it's fast (kinda') and pointy (kinda'), in a pistol with weird ergonomics, it is nothing more than a fad that will fade. If you just have to defeat armor, an icepick would be a better choice, or hell for that matter, just aim about 16 inches higher. If you want to be the only guy on your block, well, you'll win that one. Beware of torching that prick off indoors without ears on, you won't make it halfway through the mag, and in the dark it is even worse. That said, it will make for a good battlefield pickup, but the ammo will be scarce, if not unicornlike...

  • J.T. J.T. on Jun 23, 2022

    Insert Ivan Chesnokov Five Seven copypasta here.