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5.7 caliber

Magazine capacity


Firing mode(s)


Rate of fire

400 RPM

Weight (loaded)

0.618 kilograms

Projectile weight

2 grams

Muzzle velocity

1280 feet/second

Muzzle energy

467 joules

Used by


Reload time

3.0 seconds
2.5 seconds (CS:GO)


Dual Berettas

Movement speed (units per second)

240 (CS:GO)

"Highly accurate and armor-piercing, the pricy Five-Seven is a slow-loader that compensates with a generous 20-round magazine and forgiving recoil."
―Official description

The Five-SeveN, FN Five-seven or ES Five-seven as it was previously known, is one of the pistols featured in the Counter-Strike series.


The Five-SeveN is a weak semi-automatic pistol originally available only to the Counter-Terrorists. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was available to both Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists up until an update which restricts its sale to the Counter-Terrorists only again.

It is expensive, even though it doesn't do very much damage. Its advantages are armor piercing, high rate of fire and accuracy, and has a 20 round magazine. Despite these facts, the Five-seven is one of the least popular pistols in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source, but gained popularity with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, since it does more damage unlike in the previous games and much cheaper.


CS, CZ and CS:S damage valuesEdit

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 99 74
Chest & Arm 24 18
Stomach 31 13
Leg 18 18
Red signifies a fatal hit.

CS:GO damage valuesEdit

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 128 119
Chest & Arm 32 29
Stomach 40 36
Leg 24 24
Red signifies a fatal hit.

The Five-Seven in early Counter-Strike games has a movement speed of 250 units per second, meaning they don't suffer any speed reduction. However, in Global Offensive, the speed has been reduced to 240 units per second.


  • Large magazine size (20 rounds)
  • Good accuracy
  • Low recoil and spread
  • Effective against Kevlar wearers compared to most other pistols as it uses armor piercing rounds.
  • In CS:GO, it can kill a player with a single headshot even if they're equipped with a Helmet, like the Desert Eagle.
  • Good damage in CS:GO
  • Shots fired are fairly quiet
  • Good rate of fire (400 RPM)
  • Fast reloading in CS:GO
  • Relatively cheap in CS:GO ($500)


  • Low damage in all CS games prior to CS:GO
  • Quite expensive, especially for its low damage ($750) (excluding CS:GO)
  • Long reload time compared to other pistols prior to CS:GO
  • Not very accurate at longer ranges in CS:GO
  • The limited capabilities of this pistol are comparable with the Glock as these weapons are not always highly favored like other high-end pistols it is supposed to outperform.
  • The Five-Seven is exclusive to Counter-Terrorists.



  • You can double tap with this pistol. Using this technique to score headshots will give you easy kills.
  • Since most players use armor, this weapon can be used to an advantage because its ammunition is less affected by Kevlar than most of the other pistols.
  • At short range, spray bullets, and aim for the head. If the enemy has full health without a helmet, it will require another shot to any part of the body. If they have a helmet, 2-3 more shots may be needed.
    • Crouching with this weapon can improve accuracy drastically, even while shooting fast at a long range.
  • Spraying bullets may work if your opponents are not very skilled or are distracted.
    • It is recommended to try and get around enemies without alerting them with the Five-Seven rather than fighting them head on.
  • In a pistol round, the Five-SeveN is actually a good sidearm to wield as users can engage enemies at longer ranges without sacrificing accuracy.
  • In CS:GO, the Five-Seven now inflicts more damage but with wider spread. Continuously firing bullets is not recommended .


  • Use any fully-automatic weapon or long range weapon.
    • Try to engage users at longer ranges. The Five-SeveN does not inflict sufficient amounts of damage in earlier games and it has lower accuracy in CS:GO.
  • Larger caliber pistols, such as the Desert Eagle, can kill a Five-Seven user easily.
  • In Source, the Dual Berettas can be used to counter Five-seveN users. If fired rapidly, the 96G Elites can outgun the Five-seveN with little trouble at close range but users may struggle in longer ranges as the Five-seveN has higher accuracy.

Comparison to Dual BerettasEdit

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  • Higher accuracy
  • Lower spread
  • Higher damage in CS:GO
  • Cheaper ($750 vs $800 (CS,CSS))
  • Shorter reload time (3.3 sec (CS,CSS) and 2.5 sec (GO) vs 3.8 seconds)
  • Shots fired are much quieter than the Dual Berettas


  • Same movement speed (250 unit per second. 240 in CS:GO)
  • Same price in CS:GO


  • Lower damage prior to CS:GO
  • Lower maximum rate of fire (400 rpm vs 750 rpm) (single pistol vs dual pistols)
  • Smaller magazine capacity (20 rounds vs 30 rounds)
  • Higher ammo cost ($50 vs $20)
  • Lower reserve ammo capacity (100 rounds vs 120 rounds)
  • Exclusive to Counter-Terrorists


Counter-Strike: SourceEdit


ES Five-Seven Expert css ES Five-Seven Expert
Kill 100 enemy players with the ES Five-Seven.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Weapon SpecialistEdit

Five-SeveN Expert csgo Five-SeveN Expert
Kill 25 enemies with the Five-SeveN.


  • This pistol has a very high rate of fire which is equal to Glock 18, P228 and Dual Elites.
  • Like most guns in Source, the trigger is noticeably pulled when fired.
  • If the Five-Seven and P90 are both equipped at once, they will draw from one pool of 100 rounds due to sharing cartridges. It is the SS190 5.7×28 mm cartridge gives Five-seveN armor-piercing capability.
  • In all Counter-Strike versions prior to CS:GO, it is one of only two guns that will not get an instant kill from a headshot at close quarters, the other being the Glock. This is highly unrealistic, as the 5.7 mm ammunition the Five-seveN uses can pierce through armor in real life. This was probably implemented for balancing purposes.
  • The Five-seveN is more accurate and slightly more powerful in Deleted Scenes.
  • Until Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Five-Seven was the least altered handgun in the CS series. In other words, the design of the weapon has remained the same for the longest time.
    • However, the firing sounds have changed continuously for every newly released Counter-Strike game.
  • Unlike previous Counter-Strike games, Five-Seven is one of the most used handguns in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • The Five-seveN in Global Offensive has the same draw and reload animations as the P2000, P250 and the Glock-18.
  • It is one of three uncut weapons to retain its real name prior to CS:GO, the others being the Maverick M4A1 Carbine, the MAC-10 and the M249.


Main article: Five-SeveN/Gallery

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