View Full Version : FN five seven USG available in DAO?

03-11-2009, 12:04 PM
I was reading that the USG model is single action with the external safety but I emailed a company regarding the gun for sale and they stated it was DAO. Are there USG models with external safeties that are DAO? Please only respond if you are certain. Thanks in advance.

03-11-2009, 1:21 PM

03-11-2009, 1:59 PM
i think one of the very 1st model is DAO. USG's are single action. INternal hammer.

i got one, love mine :thumbsup:

03-12-2009, 12:49 PM
so whats up with these:




all those links say double action only but the gun is described as the USG which i supposed to be single action. Or am I missing something..

03-12-2009, 12:54 PM
wow, i just called Tactical Gun Armory after seeing this ad


the sales person I talked to told me they are all double action and that he is not aware of any that are single action. Its not April 1st yet is it?

03-12-2009, 2:05 PM
"The FN Five-seveNŽ USG single-action autoloading pistol sets a new benchmark for handgun performance. Firing the low-recoil, high-velocity 5.7x28mm cartridge, the Five-seveN features a textured, ergonomic polymer frame with checkered panels for enhanced grip. Operating controls are placed for easy access with a reversible magazine release and ambidextrous manual safety levers. The barrel is hammer-forged and hard chrome lined for enhanced accuracy and extended service life. Models are available with matte black, olive drab or flat dark earth frames. Sight options include adjustable three dot target sights or fixed C-More Systems™ day or night combat sights. All Five-seveN pistols come with three magazines, a locking device and a lockable fitted hard case."


send those guys the link...ask them if they still think it's DAO.

I'm still a noob, but that's what FNH says. ;)

03-12-2009, 2:44 PM
As I understand it the DAO variants where only available in small numbers when the 5-7 first came out. That they no longer make this variant anymore. They were not available here in CA unless you were LEO since that model was never on the list.

Those sites you showed for sale are wrong look at the pictures. They have the manual safety by the trigger guard. The DAO does not have a safety at all.

When I first read about the gun I thought it was striker fired, hell some people still think that since they haven't read enough or field stripped one.

It's SA only with a internally shrouded hammer, basically like a 1911 that you can't manually decock or recock. I saw a guy say it was like a Glock, that you have to rack the slide to re-engage the striker when he should have said recock the hammer. The 5-7 was intended to be carried cocked and locked. What throws people off is you can't see the hammer.

03-12-2009, 3:44 PM
good information. thanks people!

03-12-2009, 4:14 PM
FN Five-seveN is in several different models.

The Tactical is the first model, and was DAO and only available for LEO/MIL purchase, with some of them leaking out to the public.

The IOM was the next model, and single-action only. It was discontinued in 2004 or early 2005.

The USG is the current model and is single-action only. There are some other small differences, like the texturing, magazine release button, trigger guard, and safety.

Both the IOM and USG are CA-approved.

03-24-2009, 2:09 PM
I just purchased one off Gunbroker from an FFL in Idaho.

Can't wait to get it down here and wait out the 10 days :rolleyes:

03-27-2009, 10:08 AM
I just purchased one off Gunbroker from an FFL in Idaho.

Can't wait to get it down here and wait out the 10 days :rolleyes:


03-27-2009, 10:28 AM
I just purchased one off Gunbroker from an FFL in Idaho.

Can't wait to get it down here and wait out the 10 days :rolleyes:

I'd really like to hear a "range report" once you run a few rounds through it. I'm really thinking about getting one...