The HS2000 and its versions are available in various calibers, such as 9×19 mm Parabellum, .375 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
The HS2000 has some similarities with the Austrian Glock 17. Also it has some design features of SIG Sauer pistols. Nevertheless it is an independent design and has a distinctly different trigger action and many other differences.
The Croatian pistol has a polymer frame and is striker fired. It is a short-recoil operated weapon, that fires with locked breech.
This pistol has no manual safeties. There is an automatic firing pin safety and an automatic M1911-style grip safety. The last mentioned locks the slide and prevents it from cycling, so the gun can not be loaded if the grip safety is not fully engaged. There is also a drop safety that prevents the striker from releasing if the pistol is dropped or exposed to impact.
This pistol has a cocked striker indicator. There is also a loaded chamber indicator.
The HS 2000 is fed from 16-round double-stack magazines. Magazine release button is ambidextrous.
This pistol has fixed sights. It is available with self-luminous night sights. This feature allows to shoot more accurately in low light conditions.
Newer versions of the HS2000 have an accessory rail for mounting tactical flashlights or laser pointers.
|Country of origin||Croatia|
|Caliber||9×19 mm Parabellum|
|Weight (unloaded)||650 – 700 g|
|Barrel length||103 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||300 – 460 m/s|
|Magazine capacity||16 rounds|
|Sighting range||50 m|
|Range of effective fire||50 m|