About the Handgun:
These 22 LR rimfire target/sport pistols are derived from original Fabrique Nationale designs, which were the work of Bruce Browning. They all have a fixed barrel/frame group with a separate half-length slide at the rear, similar to the Colt Woodsman or many High Standard designs.
About the Manufacturer:
This US company is the descendant of the original Browning gunmaking business formed in 1880 as J.M. Browning & Bro.. The namesake designer, John Browning, is directly responsible for an estimated 80 separate firearms that evolved from his 128 patents. Around 1900 Browning established a business relationship with the arms manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Belgium. Today the majority of Browning arms are manufactured by FN. Since 1976 Browning has also contracted Miroku of Japan and ATI in the US to manufacture both long arms and handguns with the Browning label.
About the Cartridge:
The Stevens Arms Co. developed the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge from the .22 Long cartridge case developed 16 years earlier, with a 40 grain round nose bullet loaded to a higher velocity than the older 29 grain .22 Long bullet. Modern .22 Long Rifle High Velocity cartridges drive a 40 grain copper-plated bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1255 fps and muzzle energy of 140 ft-lbs from a rifle barrel. This rimfire cartridge has become the most popular sporting and target shooting cartridge in the world.