GUN FN Five-SeveN?

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  1. Car54

    Car54 Member

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    Anybody know anything about this, other than its a handgun firing some odd high velocity ammo ive never heard of?

    The news and brady people are going nuts over it.. a "cop killer".. trying to raise hell on the streets or somthing.

    It actually looks pretty cool, although I know nothing about FN the company, their guns, the caliber this thing comes in, etc.

    How do these things perform? Everything I have found online (not much..) seems to point to it being a great gun. I'm tempted to buy one just because.
     
  2. Fook Yoo

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    i thought about it a couple times i handle one and it felt pretty good ;matter fact fits my hand like a glove,unloaded it feels lighter than a glock but the thought of spending $1 per round kills the deal.my buddy said he sold about 5 of them locally here so im hoping someone in my gunclub has one so i can test one out :x: .
     
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    What do you want to do with it?
     
  4. krott5333

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    the ATF already said its not a "armor penetrating" gun or ammo. The media is making a big fuss over nothing. A 3006 can penetrate armor better than any handgun..
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    All in all I'd say it's not worth the money. The gun itself is fairly expensive, and the ammo is out the ass.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    black talon v2?
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Worse. The hype over the 5.7 is out of control.
     
  8. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    but it can kill cops :noes:





    along with eleventy billion other calibers.
     
  9. Vermincelli

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    I am looking at buying both the 5-7 and a civie P90 with my income tax refund :)
    love em both and love the round.
     
  10. Brian Fantana

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    Whats a black talon?
     
  11. ryanbum

    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    Winchester relased a handgun round design in the early 90's called "Black Talon" It was basically a JHP round that upon entering the body expanded to 6 razor sharp edges that created a pretty big wound cavity. The anti-gun establishment was outraged and demanded that Winchester pull the round from store shelves and not market it to the public. Winchester complied and repackaged the round into what it calls the Winchester SXT - Ranger and it is only sold through law enforcement dealers. It is still completely legal to own as a civilian but harder to get. The Black Talon/ Ranger isn't really that special, It is a great defense round but there are comperable JHP out there also.
     
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  13. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Black Talons were rumored to do all sorts of things, the black is acutally a teflon coating on the tip.
    The Talon did cause an outrage, so they were remanufactured less the teflon tip.
    I have 180gr Winchester SXT .40 for my XD. They arent hard to get, I bought mine at the mall.
     
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    the five seven is accurate from up to 100 yards, what i have been told by several owners.
     
  15. ryanbum

    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    Sorry to burst your bubble and tell you you're wrong. The Black Talon round never had a Teflon tip or coating. And I believe the SXT that is available to civies is different than the "Rangers" available through LE dealers only.
     
  16. ryanbum

    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    I believe it is called Winchester Ranger "T" Series.
     
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    you are correct. the Ranger T is the offshoot of the infamous Black Talon. which was only painted black.
    The SXT is a toned down civilian version of the Ranger.
     
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    up to 200 yards. Can't tell you if it's further than that personally since our berm was at 200 yds. :)
     
  19. ryanbum

    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    I am always right!
     
  20. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    What is toned down? the SXT I have is similar to the black talon I have?
     
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    hopefully they wont try to take away our CZ52's next
     
  22. ShackleMeNot

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    Ah hell man. You wonder why people don't think you have any credibility.
     
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    did you have a scope on that bad boy, damn


     
  24. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    So because I said they had a teflon coating tip and its really black paint I dont have credibility? OK Whatever
    From doing research online I am not the only one who thought it was a teflon coating, its a COMMON misconception.
     
  25. ryanbum

    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    Bone up on your research then if you don't want people calling you out after you call them out...
     

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