GUN Rented a FNH 5.7x28 yesterday

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I was gun shopping at the local range and they had just brought one of these out that would be rentable. Only 10 bucks, so I thought I would try it out. They never appealed to me before because the grip is so huge, but WOW. I was very impressed with the way it shot. The recoil is very minumum. It was like shooting a .22 on steroids. I'm not the best shot in the world, but it seemed pretty accurate as well. Very easy to control. Not to mention it has an awesome muzzle flash, heh.

    I only put 50 rounds through it because ammo was high. But does anyone own one of these? How reliable has it been and what are your thoughts on it? I'm really considering getting one.

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  2. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    I would carry one. Ammo is pretty pricey right now but as more hit the market, more manufacturers should start making ammo for it and the price will come down a bit.
     
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    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    That's what I was hoping for, too. I paid $30 for 50 rounds. The guy told me the P-90 is coming out pretty soon and will use the same caliber, so hopefully it will catch on.
     
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    i would love to have one to carry, but the cheapest ammo i've seen is 24 for 50, and that's just not worth it.
     
  5. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    no local range around here has those to rent :wtc:
     
  6. I owned one when they first came out. It's definately an awesome handgun and I believe weapons like the 5-7 will be a standard military sidearm in the future. I got a helluva deal on mine with 800rds of the "good" ammo. Like an idiot, I sold the fucker and now I'm kicking myself in the ass for it. I read an article about Norinco making a NEW similar pistol in 7.62x?? (I can't remember the length of the cartridge) for the chinese government, but it should pack a nastier punch.

    Overall, the 5-7 is a unique gun and definately worth the purchase IF you can afford it. It's light and the recoil is non existant.
     
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    It's a very fun gun to shoot and once the ammo situation gets worked out I want to get one
     
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    same with me
     
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    where does the 5-7 rank in power/recoil/blast among other guns such as the 9mm .40 .45 etc.?
     
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    more muzzle energy than 9mm.
    Lower recoil.
     
  12. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Agreed. MUCH lower recoil than a 9mm from what I noticed. Almost like a .22.

    They told me that when this gun first hit the shelves they were trying to ban either it or the ammo that was out because it was able to pierce 48 layers of kevlar at 200 yards. Most bullet proof vest are only around 40layers.

    They might have just been BSing me to try to get me to buy one, but I still thought it was interesting.
     
  13. Ivy Mike

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    The armor piercing ammo has always been restricted
    There is civilian ammo that is completely legal for the average joe to own.
     
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    is it a loud gun? what does it compare to?
     
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    It is a bit loud, but no worse than .40 or 357Sig.

    You'd be fine shooting with regular foam ear plugs.
     
  16. The old civilian ammo (the hot stuff) is armor piercing.
     
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    Not according to the ATF or DOJ (can't remember which) which is whats important.

    SS190 is the restricted armor piercing stuff
    SS192 is the old civvie stuff that is legally, not armor piercing (but will pierce some)
    SS196 is the new 40 grain civvie round that uses the Hornady V-Max bullet.
     
  18. JaxFlJon

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    The gun guy I know has this gun with bullets that he claimed could pierce armor. Really loved this gun he did. His favorite.
     
  19. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    There was a guy on AR15.com that posted pictures after shooting up a Level II vest. I believe it was the civilian rounds he used. If I remember right, every single round went through the vest.
     
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    If ammo was as cheap as mainstream calibers, i'd pick a 5-7 as a gun to own. Concept of the round i'm sure is pretty similar to the .223, small light quick bullet.
    I heard they restricted the round initially because it was considered a "cop killer" round. That'd be awesome if it became popular. P90's rock btw.

    How many rounds does a standard Five7 Pistol hold?
     
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    20...in case you need to take out an approaching army. :eek4:

    Im in the same boat as you, I love the idea of the FN 5.7, just not the $25 ber box going rate for its ammo.
     
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    Yeah, so? Good, quality defense loads in 9mm will, too, and they'll actually do damage on the other side, and go more than a couple inches into the target.
     
  23. Vermincelli

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    Just because a caliber penetrates a vest does not make it "armor piercing". Considering the standard Level II vests, there are many rounds that will go through it.
    The 5.7 will, the old CZ52 7.62 pistol round will too. So will P+ 9mm, Corbon's hot .40 will, and of course most rifle rounds.
     

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