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3 years 47 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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FN 5.7

I fondled one of these yesterday and was looking for any input from someone who has one or fired one. The ballistics are impressive and I hear the recoil is next to nothing. The elongated mag well makes it tough for stubby fingers but it is managable. Mostly polymer - frame, slide (I think), and mag. Lists between 1000 and 1100 at the shops i went to. Gun show was selling them for 1300. Clive Cussler (great books/author badgirlj36) has a series of books the Oregon Files and this is Jaun Cabrillo the main charcaters favorite gun. Cussler puts alot of his own experiences in his fiction and for him to highlight this gun means it must have some redeeming qualities. Look forward to the always witty and entertaining responses.

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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Five-Seven

has a lot of cool factor. I would love to own one, just not sure how practical it would be. I'll have to wait till I have an extra $900-1000 around (they must be cheaper around here). The reason FN manufactured them was because I think they were looking to get a gov (mil) side arm contract. They marketed them as a sidearm with AP capabilities with 20 rd. mag cap to replace the 9mm. I think its a pretty cool idea. Anyway, 5.7x28 ammo isn't the cheapest as is... but civilians can't buy the good stuff from FN (SS190, AP rounds). They only sell to govt agencies. I think you could probably find some online, but its really pricey. Anyway, my opinion is that FN puts out good stuff. I've shot the Five-Seven a couple times. It does have a little recoil, but not much. I would probably say its close to 9mm. I like the ability to have 20 little heat sinkers in my hand though. It would be a fun toy to add to the collection, but probably wouldn't use it for ccw (Even the JHP's have a lot of penetration)

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 3:44 PM

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Thanks Reaper

Sportsmans Guide is selling 30 round extended mags for about $35. The shops around here can't keep the guns in stock. The one I looked at was on hold behind the counter. The penetration is impressive and could pose a problem to the general public or someone in the next room. It would definitely be cool to own but the $$ is more than I have right now. Still working on the AK fund.

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 4:55 PM

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FN 5.7

FN 5.7 cartridge has been adopped by The Cherokee Marshal Service.
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3 years 47 weeks ago, 5:12 PM

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Reaper308, manu2014
Yes, the penetration can be a problem. Forget what bullet the Marshals use. I think they have the same cartridge in a rifle, but I havn't seen the rifle.
The Magizines, are stuffed with these little rounds, they look almost comical. But the Guys like the IDEA of more rounds. Kind'a like when the Men in vietnam went to the .223. The Idea of more rounds. My question has allways been , a lighter bullet, verses, the heaver 165, 180 gr. bullett. Must be something in the smaller diamiter? Other than 'more rounds'
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3 years 47 weeks ago, 5:16 PM

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wow

that will be a expencive gun to shoot at 50 cents a round

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 7:31 AM

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50 cents a round

is cheap......The Arisaka rifle that I am looking to get is a 7.7mm, those rounds were $45 for 20 rds ($2 a rd) but now hornaday offers them for $25 per 20 but that is still $1 a round, then you look at .50BMG rounds etc......Nothing in this hobby is cheap.

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 5:18 PM

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Ya'll wanna tell him?

Or do you want me too?

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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the bad thing

about this weapon is some asshole labeled them as "cop killers"

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 6:47 AM

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5.7x28mm

The ability of the restricted ammunition to defeat armor is the only asset to the 5-7 pistol. Commercial ammo from FN, esp. the stuff they currently sell, performs no better than a .22WMR and in standardized testing a 9mm FMJ beats it as well.

As a military PDW, the P90 fits the bill and is better than a handgun for vehicle crews, etc. The USSS eval'd it, but last I heard they dumped the caliber/platform.

The 5-7 would be a heckuva varmint pistol or fun-gun (I owned one for a few months, sold it), esp. when paired with the PS90 or AR 5-7. Very flat shooting with low recoil (noisy little bugger), but I simply can't afford a $1000 fun-gun or $2000 varmint rifle.

Ammuniton from aftermarket manufacturers like Elite Ammunition helps the variety and capability of the cartridge a bit, but it is still a low caliber, lightweight round and does not match the terminal ballistics of properly loaded centerfire rifle cartridges like the .223, et al.

For the price, I'd rather have a good handgun in a proven service caliber, extra mags, good carry gear, a days worth of training and a case of ammo than a 5-7.

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