By: Friedrich Seiltgen
The FK BRNO PSD is a multi-caliber pistol designed around the proprietary 7.5 FK round, but able to use 10mm/40 S&W, and 9mm. The engineers who designed this weapon wanted a multi-caliber pistol that enables the user to train with common, less expensive 9mm ammo.
The barrel change requires no tools and can be performed in less than a minute! When combined with the patented stabilizing brace, the pistol transforms into “a rifle on a belt.”
FK BRNO is located in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic, a city known for its firearms manufacturing prowess. While the pistol has some semblance of another Czech pistol (the CZ-75), this one is all FK BRNO!
The 7.5 FK is a bottlenecked rimless cartridge that travels at 2,000 FPS! The manufacturer states that at this speed, their “rapid acquisition system does not require adjustment within the range spectrum.”
The round has a flat trajectory, and the sights shoot to the aiming point up to 100 meters when using the 7.5 FK round. The 7.5 FK was designed for a Middle East private military contractor looking for a pistol that would allow the shooter to engage targets at 100 yards. Although the 7.5 FK is a hot cartridge, the patented recoil attenuation system keeps it all steady by utilizing a tungsten weight attached to the front of the guide rod. The original BRNO field pistol is all steel and costs $7,000. FK BRNO then came out with a polymer framed PSD version at $1,650.
The sight system on the pistol varies. There is a standard three-point sight, a Ring sight that is designed to allow rapid target acquisition, and finally the “Butterfly sight” that is a proprietary FK BRNO design. The fully integrated optics platform is suitable for various model red dot sights.
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Single Action only, tilting barrel.
Caliber: 7.5 FK, 9mm, and 40 S&W.
Magazine capacity: 10-17 rounds depending on caliber using a double stack magazine.
Sights: Rear: Ring Sight standard, 3 Dot, and proprietary FK BRNO Butterfly Sight available. Front sight: Diamond or Pinpoint.
Trigger Pull: 4 lbs.
Barrel Length: 5.3 inches
Overall Length: 9.05 inches
Width: 1.2 inches
Height: 5.3 oz.
Weight: 38.8 oz.
This is a very interesting, beautifully machined, extremely high-quality pistol in the caliber and price range of the FN Five-Seven. If you need a pistol to penetrate certain types of armor, reach out and touch someone at long range, or go bear hunting, this might be the gun for you!
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].