With a "Blade Runner"/"RoboCop" futuristic aesthetic, the FK Brno PSD pistol can move seamlessly across four calibers, including the very compelling 7.5 FK. 

FK Brno first appeared on the scene in the Czech Republic a decade ago, eventually bringing its Field Pistol to market by 2015. A sort of souped-up CZ 75 with lots of extra meat, the Field Pistol was designed around the potent new 7.5 FK cartridge – which we will get to in a minute, hold on – and made entirely by machining specialty high-strength alloys to create a beautiful gun complete with aluminum G10 grips. 
 

FK Field Pistol
The FK Field Pistol, first introduced in 2015ish after several years of design and imported to the U.S. since 2019, was the first handgun to use the 7.5 FK cartridge. (Photo: FK Brno) 


On the downside, the FK Field Pistol has a $7,500 price tag, putting it out of reach for many gun owners. To put that into perspective, you can buy three new Desert Eagle Mark XIXs in .50 AE for the same price – and have a little change left over. 

That's where the FK PSD comes in. 

More recently introduced, the PSD has a slender polymer grip frame and keeps the same layout as the Field Pistol. While its price tag – MSRP of $1,650 – isn't cheap, it is still only a fraction of the cost of the Field Pistol and even comes in a good bit less than a new Deagle. It is not that much more expensive than some polymer-framed practical/tactical guns like the $1,500 FN 509 LS Edge
 

Looking at the FK PSD


So, what do you get for $1,600 bucks? 

The PSD has a 5.3-inch barrel and 9.05-inch overall length. We found that weight, with an empty magazine inserted, is 40.8 ounces, which is about a half-pound lighter than the published weight of the FK Field Pistol. 
 

FK Brno PSD Pistol
The FK PSD (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
Voiceover: "In a near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force." (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


For those familiar with M1911s, all of this sounds very familiar. 
 

FK Brno PSD Pistol compared to M1911
The FK PSD compared to a standard Government style M1911A1. Note the PSD is just slightly larger due to a barrel length that is about a third of an inch longer. However, unloaded weight is on par. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol compared to Glock
Compared to a full-sized Glock, in this case, a Gen 4 G22 in .40S&W. With a barrel swap, the FK PSD can fire the same round, but we are getting ahead of ourselves. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The PSD takes down simply and without tools. Just unload and clear the pistol, align the two dimples on the left of the slide and frame, push in the slide-stop lever from the right with the bottom of the magazine, and pull out the lever. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
Inside, it greatly resembles a CZ-75 with a Browning style linkless cam locking system like that seen in the Browning Hi-Power. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
Note the 5-ounce weight that aids with rapid follow-up shots by helping to eat up that recoil impulse and muzzle climb. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The climb with an M1911, top, compared to an FK Brno, bottom. 

 

Convertible


The hallmark of the PSD is its easy barrel/caliber conversion, which can be accomplished within a minute while in the field without any tools. Our test gun came with the standard 7.5 FK barrel installed as well as two additional barrels: a 10 mm/.40 S&W pipe that uses the standard PSD magazine and a 9mm barrel with its dedicated mag. 
 

FK Brno PSD Pistol
The 7.5 FK barrel is installed, but the PSD can easily swap to 10mm/.40 S&W by switching out the barrel or run 9mm after swapping the barrel and magazine. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
7.5FK, 10mm, 40SW, 9mm ammo
From left to right: 7.5 FK (oof), 10mm Auto, .40 S&W, 9mm Luger. One gun to rule them all. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The RoboCop Auto 9, Deckard's Blade Runner blaster, and the FK Brno PSD. All in the same club except the PSD is real and chambered in 7.5FK, 10mm, 9mm, and .40 S&W.

 

Features, Features, Features


With the multi-caliber aspect covered, let us touch on some of the other features of the PSD. 
 

FK Brno PSD Pistol
The PSD can use either a 3-point butterfly-style target sight (shown), or FK's quick acquisition ring style sight. The fine sights are a sign that the pistol, especially when talking about the 7.5, is billed as a 100-yard handgun. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
It also comes optics ready with an MRD cut compatible with most leading brands under a large cover plate. Note the slide cleat, mirrored on the opposite side as well to help with manipulation. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The standard mag holds an impressive 16 rounds of 7.5FK. With the PSD filled to 16+1, it weighs in at 51 ounces. Of note, the same mag only holds 10 rounds of 10mm/.40S&W when using the PSD with that barrel. The standalone 9mm magazine holds 17 rounds. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
Surface controls are oversized and right-hand oriented on the left of the pistol's frame, including a slide stop, push-button mag release, and a two-position manual safety lever/slide lock. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The gun is a single action, again like the M1911 or BHP, and has a thin, lightly curved trigger that has very little travel and a short reset. However, while most M1911s on the market break at around ~4 pounds, we found the PSD to break on average at 6.3 pounds, albeit a very crisp 6.3 pounds. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The PSD has a very slim grip with deep relief cuts behind the trigger, which allows those with small hands to use the pistol. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
Texturing is present but not very aggressive and could stand to be roughed up a bit. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
It comes with a steel competition-style beveled magwell installed with scallops on the sides to strip out stuck mags. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
The slide has a very wide ejection port (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
While it is contoured towards the front. Note the front slide serrations. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
There is an accessory rail for WMLs and lasers. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
FK Brno PSD Pistol
FK also offers this optional attachment for the PSD, which we don't have but looks cool. (Photo: FK) 

 

How about the 7.5FK ammo?


Introduced alongside the company's Field Pistol a few years ago, the 7.5 FK is a beast on paper. Available from the company in two different loads – a JHP HTE and a copper-solid DSE – the cartridge carries a light 95 to 101-grain bullet to an advertised velocity of 1950 fps or greater. This imparts 850 ft/lbs of energy. To put that in perspective, that outclasses most 10mm and .357 Magnum loads and starts approaching into .44 Magnum territory.
 

7.5FK ammo
The 7.5 FK as offered today. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
7.5FK ammo
The DSE is a 101-grain F9 all-copper flat-nose for defense against dangerous game or personal defense. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
7.5FK ammo
The HTE is an S95 95-grain jacketed hollow point for self-defense use. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 

While expensive – $75 a box of 50 – the beauty of the PSD is that you can always swap out to the 10mm/40S&W or 9mm barrel for range trips to save some money. FK says the barrel is rated for 20,000 rounds of 7.5 or 30,000 of the comparatively pipsqueak 10mm/.40. 

So how does it shoot? Well, we are getting a feel for it after a few hundred rounds in four different calibers and will have a 500-round review completed in the coming days – to include some ballistic gel giggle – so stay tuned. 
 

FK Brno PSD Pistol
The FK Brno PSD multi-caliber pistol has an MSRP of $1,650 and has lots of possibilities. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 

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