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Fort 17 pistol (Ukraine)

Fort 17 pistol, presentation version with engraved and gold-inlaid slide

Fort 17 pistol, presentation version with engraved and gold-inlaid slide

 

 

Type Double Action semiautomatic
Caliber(s)  9x18 PM / Makarov
Weight unloaded 700 g
Length 180 mm
Barrel length 95 mm
Magazine capacity 12 rounds

 

Fort 17 pistol is the latest development of the Ukrainian state-owned FORT factory. Basically, it is a polymer-framed modification of the earlier Fort 12 pistol, and all the mechanisms and properties are almost the same between these two pistols. However, the Fort 17 is lighter than its predecessor, and features a removable grip backstrap, which can be had in various sizes, to adopt the pistol for a particular shooter. For description of mechanisms, please refer to Fort 12 entry at this site.