Fort 17 pistol, presentation version with engraved and gold-inlaid slide
|Type||Double Action semiautomatic|
|Caliber(s)||9×18 PM / Makarov|
|Weight unloaded||700 g|
|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.