One of the good things about gun manufacturers selling in the American market is that there are a ton of options to choose from. Of course, for firearms manufacturers, this makes it more difficult to come out with something new and different to keep the product line fresh in the minds of potential buyers.
Of course, there are a numbers of ways that a manufacturer can do this from different clip sizes, to shipping with certain accessories, to giving ammunition options. And another option which you occasionally see is the color option which is exactly what FN did with their recent release of a new model of their Five-seveN pistol (hat tip to here for the lead). Here is what FN’s press release had to say about this new model:
Catering to the requests of shooting enthusiasts and FN brand fans alike, FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of new flat dark earth (FDE) offerings in both its FN Five-seveN® and FN 503® line-ups, available at authorized retailers soon.
“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®, often imitated but hardly duplicated, has 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. With improved range and accuracy over common pistol cartridges, the NATO-standardized 5.7x28mm, developed by FN, is fired from the chrome-lined cold hammer-forged barrel.
Pinpoint accuracy and minimal felt recoil is standard issue. Equipped with an internal hammer, the smooth trigger with a predictable break further enhances accuracy.
This new all-FDE model, available with 10-rd or 20-rd magazines, replaces the existing two-toned FDE and Black. Existing California-compliant Five-Seven models remain unchanged.
Now, as you likely know, FN has developed a reputation for producing a quality weapon, so if you’re in the market for another pistol, this may be one to consider, whether you choose the Flat Dark Earth color choice or another color choice.