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Model: Forty-Nine
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:26-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor175812
  • Recoil Factor8.32 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity15 rounds
  • ConcealibilityFair
  • Defense Factor92%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2000 - Disc.
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:no manual safety
Magazine:14-round
Frame:black polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed 3-dot
Notes:
Manufacturer
Fabrique Nationale Herstal, SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$470.00Used Est:$375.00
Last Update:11/4/2017
About the Gun

The Forty-Nine is a striker-fired semi-automatic pistol that uses an improved linkless locking principle intended for police use. It employs a true double-action only (DAO) trigger mechanism, meaning that the hammer is cocked by the trigger pull before every shot. The Forty-Nine has no external (manual) safety switches.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .40 S&W
Alias: .40 Smith & Wesson Auto
MV: From 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME: From 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT: From 135 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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