The FN Five-seveN MRD comes optics-ready.

FN America made a big announcement today, releasing an updated, optics-ready variant of a popular pistol. The FN Five-SeveN MRD comes ready to rock a reflex sight, keeping with growing demand for carry-optics platforms.

FN Five-seveN MRD Optics-Ready Pistol

The Five-SeveN MRD received a complete redesign, updated with a factory-milled slide to accept most red dots. The pistol includes refinements to the frame and slide as well.

“The FN Five-seveN pistol has been immensely popular since its introduction. Its original design capturing the performance of the FN-designed 5.7x28mm cartridge made it an instant success, and it’s positioned to do it yet again with the dramatic redesign of the FN Five-seveN MRD,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “With the addition of an integral optics mounting system on the slide, an already accurate pistol now redefines what handgun accuracy means. We’re truly excited to bring this new pistol to market with features our customers want in their favorite FN caliber.”

Completely Redesigned

The Five-SeveN MRD comes chambered in the unique 5.7x28mm. It operates as a delayed blowback system. An internal, single-action-only hammer contributes to a 6-pound trigger pull, one featuring minimal take-up and a short reset, according to FN. Meanwhile, the 4.8-inch hammer-forged barrel delivers accuracy and low felt-recoil with the high-velocity, bottleneck cartridge.

A host of reflex sights fit the new FN Five-seveN MRD pistol.

“When we embarked on this design update for the Five-seveN MRD, we focused on the core benefits our user base wants in a modern pistol,” said John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America, LLC. “The Five-seveN pistol was already extremely accurate and reliable, although there was untapped performance in the design and cartridge to bring forward. Milling the slide in the factory allows for immediate mounting of almost any MRD on the market, with improved ergonomics and controls, the Five-seveN MRD delivers more precision and versatility for the modern handgunner.” 

Optics-Ready to Roll

The pistol’s optic mount utilizes a series of plates, mating the optic to the slide. Like the 509 series, users mount a miniature red dot sight using the corresponding plates and screws. The system accommodates Leupold, Trijicon, Vortex, Burris, Docter and more. Three-dot photo luminescent sights glow in low-light conditions. The sights adjust for both elevation and windage, co-witnessing with specific optics.

Newly enhanced slide serrations and extended cocking ridges aid in manipulation. Ergonomic changes to the frame’s backstrap enable a more natural point of aim, according to FN. A new stippled texturing on the grip and extensive front strap serrations improve grip. A new, enlarged magazine release aids in quicker reloads. A 20-round magazine feeds the pistol.

The FN Five-seveN MRD comes in matte black or FN’s signature FDE. It comes with two 20-round mags and optic-mounting hardware. Fore even more info, please visit

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