November 17, 2020
Photos by Lukas Lamb
I heard the hype. Another company offering a new product chambering the 5.7x28mm. There hasn’t been a lot; the FN Five-seveN, FN P90/PS90, and a few brands better known for making AR-15s. FN’s pistol, introduced in 1998, is often what we think back to when the cartridge is mentioned, but here comes Ruger with a new handgun that no one asked for.
The patent for the Five-seveN pistol was submitted in 1993, three years after the FN P90 submachine gun and 5.7mm cartridge were introduced. However, the Five-seveN pistol was delayed internationally until 2000. Commercially, the U.S. market didn’t receive the...
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