Original & New: 100 Years Of FN CCW

posted on December 5, 2022
100 Years Of FN CCW

In 1922, Fabrique Nationale unveiled the result of efforts to modernize its Model 1910, providing a cutting-edge handgun that, at the time, was expected to attract military and police contracts across Europe. The new Model 1922 was chambered for the then-popular 9 mm Short (.380 ACP) cartridge, as well as for the 7.65x17 mm Browning (.32 ACP).

Longer and taller than the M1910, the FN M1922 offered eight or nine rounds in a detachable box magazine, depending on its chambering, and incorporated a grip safety, manual thumb safety, heel-style magazine release and low-profile, non-adjustable iron sights. As it was designed primarily as a military contract gun, civilians could only purchase M1922s by special order.

Today, 100 years after the advent of the M1922, the landscape of sidearms has changed dramatically. This year, FN expanded its handgun lineup to include the CC Edge, a modern concealed-carry arm loaded with enhancements. Chambered in 9 mm Luger, the CC Edge is equipped with a gold-titanium-nitride-treated barrel, which is topped with FN’s self-indexing compensator.

Other features include suppressor-height sights, an Optics Mounting System with four included adapter plates, slide lightening cuts, a reversible magazine release, a flat-faced trigger and weighted magazine baseplates for faster reloads. One 12-round magazine and two 15-round magazines ship with each pistol. Unlike its predecessor, the CC Edge is designed for civilian personal protection. To learn more, visit fnamerica.com.


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