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7.5 Field Pistol

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by OldDude49, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Looks interesting but not real sure I need one...

    FK BRNO Announces Immediate Importation to the USA of the 7.5 Field Pistol
    Posted 3 days ago in Ammunition, Companies, Daily News, Pistols by Phil White with 170 Comments

    Earlier today I received an email from the executive manager of FK BRNO. Mr. Slabke informed me that the ATF had just approved the immediate importation of their 7.5 Field Pistol into the USA. We should see these pistols on store shelves when enough arrive at the distributor.


    TFB previously posted an article about this new pistol you may want to look over at 7.5 BRNO

    The purpose of this pistol is long range competition target shooting or small to medium game hunting. The 7.5 round travels at 2000 fps with 880 fp of energy. Now that is really moving for a pistol round of that size. From the photos it appears to be a well made handsome pistol that should create a good deal of interest here in the USA.



    The 7,5 FK is a completely new proprietary cartridge caliber. The case is 27 mm long, the total length of the cartridge is 35 mm, and the head diameter of the case is 10,8 mm. This caliber is not a necked down version of any other caliber. The case is designed to withstand higher pressures than is usually used in pistol calibers.

    This cartridge will not fit in any magazine, nor will it function in any current production model pistol.

    In the email we were invited to have a pistol sent to TFB for our testing here. I will certainly follow up and have one reviewed by one of our writers. It should prove to be very interesting. Now we have no word as yet on cost of the pistol or it’s proprietary ammunition.

    FK BRNO Description
    The 7,5 FK Field pistol is a single action, tilting barrel type mechanism, with a proprietary recoil attenuating system. This is not a modified design of another product or pistol model. This is a completely new and unique concept and design, and the intellectual rights to the system have been registered and claimed by FK Brno. The Design is very Ergonomic, and even though the magazine holds 14, 35 mm long rounds, the smallest hands will be able to fully wrap around the optimally angled grip of the pistol. The frame and slide are very slender and streamlined for such a size cartridge and caliber.

    The pistol is made entirely by machining using an array of specialty high strength alloys and multiple controlled heat treatment methods and processes that are usually used on very large caliber high pressure firearms. It is produced to the highest standards in the industry.

    FK BRNO Website

    FK BRNO Announces Immediate Importation to the USA of the 7.5 Field Pistol - The Firearm Blog
  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++


    7.5mm works out to roughly .295 in or just right around .30 caliber. The 7.62 x 25 is similar and has been around for eons, produces a MV right around 1500 or 1600 FPS for a 93 grain projectile.

    I'll bet this pistol is downright spendy and the ammunition is well over a buck a round, being proprietary.
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  3. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    A couple of sites are guessing that it'll be north of $5k, which is insane. Don't know if that's just swag or if people actually know what they are talking about. For $5k I can get a LOT of other "stuff". Honestly, if I'm dropping that kind of coin on ANY firearm, I'm buying a .50 BMG. Probably only get bolt action and it won't be a Barrett but that's cool.

    No idea where I would take it to shoot but again, $5k - I'm going big or I'm not going at all.
  4. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    I'll stick with a TOK if I want fast pistol rounds, and could buy around 20 of them for 5k. Not saying this isn't a nice pistol, but proprietary rounds are not really a good idea for survival type guns as your resupply will rely on the most commonly available calibers which for pistols probably would be .40, 9mm, and .357.

    Since I'm a surviving relic from a past era, I still tote an old battle rattle 1911.
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    For some reason, I cannot wrap my mind around a bottleneck pistol cartridge. It just isn't "right."
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I have always wanted something kinda/sorta like this pistol, but chambered in 5.7X28! In my mind, that new Ruger MK-4 set up for the 5.7 would just about be nirvana! The street price for this BRNO was originally posted at about 3k but things can change!
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  7. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    No need for a single shot pistol in my house. And I fully agree with the above posts that the ammo will be insanely priced.......
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If it jammed often enough to be single shot, I don't think they would have brought it to market ---
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    This was another of those sexy firearms I wish I had bought just as a collectors piece. Of course if I had bought one, I would have shot the heck out of it. I have no gun safe collectors pieces. [​IMG] It shoots a bottleneck cartridge also
  10. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    I believe Remington also had a 'nylon' pistol version very similar to that in looks, chambered for .22lr. This example may be the same one?

    They were used for competition/target shooting, where the shooter would lay on his/her back with knees bent upward and with the strong side leg splayed slightly outwards to use as a rest, on the ankle area. Been a long while since I've even thought about these...thanks @tacmotusn !
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  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not interested, until someone makes a ReLoading Die Set for the Cartridge, and unloaded Brass is available.... just my preference for Hand Loaded Ammunition...
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Are you referring to this version? They are awesome for plinking.... shot a friends one day at the range... had to run out and get my own after that. It is an accurate little piece. :)
    U22 Neos
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  13. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    That looks to be a good little piece for the kit, for sure. Although, I'm not too fond of the futuristic look to it. Function, however, trumps form.

    But in answering your question...nope, not the one. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the image @tacmotusn posted is, in fact, the one I was referring to. You can see the chambering stamp on the barrel is stated as .22l. It was the "bottleneck cartridge" bit that threw me off.
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  14. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Hate to rain on your parade but the picture I posted with the barrel pointing to the left says (.221 Remington Fireball). It certainly is a bottleneck cartridge and not 22LR ... jus saying
    Remington made the XP-100 in several calibers following it's original offering in 1963 as the new cartridge, the .221 Rem Fireball. None of the commercial Remington releases were 22LR. Since the action was based on the model 600 Remington Rifle, which also was never produced as a 22LR version, it is highly unlikely this is the pistol you are thinking of. For other calibers ... Remington XP-100 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    .Is there any chance you were thinking of this Ruger Charger pistol? Ruger® 22 Charger™ * Rimfire Pistol Model 4917
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
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  15. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    The .221 Fireball was/is a shortened version of the .222 Remington. Remington found out a long time ago that the .222 held more powder than could be efficiently burned in the XP-100's 10 3/16" barrel and accuracy suffered as a result. SO they basically shortened the case of the .222 to come up with the .221 FB.
  16. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    I must be mistaken, @tacmotusn. I could've sworn it was a Remington Nylon .22 pistol I'd seen. I'm gonna have to do some digging now.

    BTW...I wouldn't mind hitching one of those Chargers in my stable.
  17. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Ruger chargers are readily available and not all that terribly expensive.
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