FN 1910 Pistol History and Shooting

FN 1910 Pistol History and Shooting

The FN 1910 was an extremely common pocket pistol in Europe, and was produced in both .32 ACP and .380 ACP. Around 700,000 were produced over about 70 years, and yet it is little known in the US, where it was largely eclipsed by the Walther PPK.

In this video, we take a look at its history, and give it a little run on the range.

Guns in this video:
FN 1910

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  1. Thad Goy on August 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    The pistol was used by gavrilo princip, which started ww1

  2. sixgunnernick on August 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Seen this shooter in a Godzilla movie.

  3. OldManMontgomery on August 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Use of .32 caliber handguns was not confined to Europe. 1896m Theodore Roosevelt (then Police Commissioner) selected the Colt New Police revolver – .32 Colt caliber – as the ‘official’ sidearm. Bat Masterson – famed Western hero and sports writer – proclaimed the .32 ACP to be great for home defense. (In a paid commercial advertisement, take it for what it’s worth.)  
    Numerous semi-automatic pistols were made and sold in the U. S. in the first half of the 20th Century.  
    The German Army (I assume the "Armed Forces") used the .32 ACP and not the .380 ACP; the .32 could penetrate a helmet of the day better.

    Also, consider the absence of anti-infection medications prior to the Second World War.

    I do not use them as defensive tools, but I collect .32 Automatic Pistols. (I like Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifles as well.) I do not have an FN 1910 in my collection yet. I WANT ONE!

  4. Walter Van Vooren on August 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    When you shoot so fast,nothing is accurate.

  5. Jerry Robbins on August 18, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    haha a poodle pistol. festooned with safeties. i love my 1910.

  6. S Lorenzo bottini on August 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    The same gun who start a war world………

  7. Richard z on August 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm


  8. Tax Evader 76 on August 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    the gun responsable for ww1,ww2,korea,veitnam, persian gulf,911,

  9. Villy Vassell on August 18, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Could you send me one,,

  10. nedmano on August 18, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    AAAA such history to that pistol

  11. Prinz Eugen van Sovoyen on August 18, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Why does bloke suddenly sort of look like Gavrillo Princip – are we gonna see Princip 2.0

  12. gary K on August 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I have this gun (actually a Browning Model 1955) and the Model 1971 was an abomination! They took a perfectly good pocket pistol and hung huge, laughable sights on it so it could be imported. It ruined it as a pocket pistol and it was not accurate enough to be a target pistol. The 1910/1955 is a great little .380. The problem is, that if you are looking for a pocket .380 there are much smaller, cheaper, lighter and more durable pistols available now. This is one of my "tuxedo guns" for formal occasions when nothing but a classic will do. For regular concealed carry, if I use a .380 for deep concealment, I carry a S&W M&P .380.

  13. Stansfield McElroy on August 18, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    bring back the Bloke

  14. Victor Sierra on August 18, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Indian ordinance factory produces the same kind of pistol in .32 cal

  15. rdjhardy on August 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Thank-you for shooting it correctly.

  16. Whippy on August 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    That’s a really nice little pistol and quite sufficiently powered for civilian use and as an early to mid 20th century military sidearm. I love the size of the thing! Nice video, THANKS!

  17. CUL8TR on August 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    4:27 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 1914 colourized.

  18. Kamote Topz on August 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    meant to be held with one hand.

  19. Steve Castro on August 18, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for shining a light on a little known (to Yankees) pocket pistol.

  20. Slaughter Hound on August 18, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I have one of FN’s Model 1910/22 pistols in .32 ACP and it is the pistol I carry most often, I carried it earlier today in fact. The 1910/22 is larger and holding nine rounds in the magazine in .32 ACP gives it an advantage, I think. It is also a pistol with very good accuracy.

  21. Michael Cuellar on August 18, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    That’s a Smith and Wesson, and you’ve had your six…

    This gun: pew pew

  22. [МЕЧ] PANZER PATRIOT on August 18, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    And people still cry Makarov stole Walther’s design,well look from whom Walther stole it!

  23. BATTLE ELF on August 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    First video the Bloke hasn’t done in drag?

  24. Billy Ards on August 18, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    From where gruyere could be used as ballistic gelatin.

  25. Hans Strouf on August 18, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    This is the gun that replaced the Nagant in the Belgian army, The Nagant was not dead, the Swedes Husqvarna built the Nagant under license from Nagant, with other Nagant creates Fn Herstal, the revolvers Nagant Russian is a scam, they bought and not fully pay the patents for the guns but never for the 1895 revolver, not only the guns but all the machine tools.
    The revolver Nagant was built in Belgium until 1913.

  26. david boardman on August 18, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    can you do a video on the browning hi power

  27. 原田晃 on August 18, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Browning 1910 is a beautiful gun.👍

  28. bmx doe on August 18, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I saw this in an old Godzilla movie

  29. kinthelt on August 18, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Canadian here who owns a Colt 1908 (a 1903 chambered in 380), and an FN 1910. The 1908 is much better to shoot.

  30. 野球好き on August 18, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Come on, shoot. It’s been a long time coming.

  31. aussiebloke609 on August 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I used to use these (in Cal .32) as a security guard in Sydney, back in the ’90s. As my instructor liked to say, they’re not as powerful as an S&W .38 Special (the other handgun we got to use), but it will kill someone just as dead. The only problem we had consistently with them was the magazine spring pressure would decrease if it was kept fully loaded (and ours were always loaded, as they were carried 24/7 and passed from guard to guard as the shift changed), and eventually it would lead to feed issues when the spring pressure was sufficiently weakened. In the end, it was decided that only 4 shots were needed in most scenarios, and only loading for cartridges helped with magazine longevity.

  32. Ben Johnson on August 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Most of the owner don’t know that Browning 1910 .380 is trigger is made of plastic, the guy here his most likely plastic.
    the plastic will crack by the pin that trigger hang by. You can check with magnet and see if yours are plastic. On older 1910 replace the trigger with steel trigger to be safe if you use it for self-defense.

  33. douro20 on August 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    It was the hostage situation at the Munich Olympics in 1968 which catalyzed the adoption of 9x19mm police handguns in Europe.

  34. schizoidboy on August 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Looking at a book on Smith and Wesson firearms it seems some early century police revolvers were also in .32 caliber as well before they switched to .38 caliber.

  35. DisasterMaster on August 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Dr no brought me here

  36. no u on August 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    i got one of these from my father who got it form his dad in ww2 from a nazi

  37. Marvin Samples on August 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I I tend to collect old firearms, I’ve got a browning 1900, colt 1903, colt 1908 vest pocket 25, a ww2 hi power, and versus other old revolvers, but I never thought of or considered the 1910, I thank I’m gone to have to give it another look,

  38. luke d on August 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    with that gun was killed Austro-Hungarian prince 1914…

  39. Treblaine on August 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Isn’t "7,65 Browning" quite a bit more powerful than ".32ACP" due to CIP permitting a higher pressure than SAAMI? To the point where standard 7,65 Browning is like +P variant of .32ACP?

    Might explain why 7.65 Browning was so popular relative to "9mm short" in Europe as there’s far smaller difference in power yet the former grants greater capacity.

  40. iRave14 on August 18, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I have one of these they’re nice and compact

  41. Rufus Onderdonk on August 18, 2022 at 8:57 pm


  42. Eliabe Andrade on August 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    N sei nada de inglês. Alguém pode manda o video dublado?

  43. Jarno Datema on August 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Careful with that thing. You might start another World War

  44. Alexis Roman on August 18, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    The gun that changed the world

  45. w00borg on August 18, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    "recreational pharmacology" hahahaha

  46. David Bennett on August 18, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I have one. 7.65MM SN 373xxx. I found it in the Mojave Desert 34 years ago. I need some parts to make it functional.

  47. Fels in der Brandung on August 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Bloke ! 👌🏻

  48. CountArtha on August 18, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    If whatever you’re shooting doesn’t die after you pump eight .32-caliber slugs into it, it’s probably a dragon!

  49. BlueBlue Railroad on August 18, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    bring back the bloke!

  50. tim anderson on August 18, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I wouldn’t stand at the end of an indoor shooting range. The concentration of lead in the air is highest there and you wouldn’t want to get too much exposure