GUN So I bought the wife a FN Five-seveN today, range report also

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  1. halflife78

    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    So we have been trying to find a pistol the wife actually felt comfortable as she didn't really like my FNP-9 or my Bersa 380. So we went to a local gun store today to check on an AR-15 and we ended up looking at the Five-seveN for the wife and she liked how it felt, weight distribution, etc. so we ended up buying it for her. (I have wanted one anyway:x:)

    So we bought it (USG all black) and off we went to a local range to shoot it. All it took was about 5 shots and she was like "aww yea this is it". I had to dial in the sites a little as they were off. All I can say is this is a damn sweet ass gun. It has no recoil, is accurate as hell, is loud as shit, and has some nice muzzle flare:mamoru:. She ended up shooting about 120 rounds and I shot about 30 to get it dialed in. When we got done she was shooting good 4-5 inch groups at 15 yards or so. We got some looks from some people thinking she was shooting a cannon due to the noise, couple people asked about it.

    Interesting though, the range master wouldn't allow us to shoot it on the normal side of the range, we had to wait until the magnum side had a place available due to the round it shoots. We were shooting SS197SR 40 grain Hornady V-Max's.

    All in all, she loves the feel and recoil of the gun and is extremely comfortable with it unlike how she was with the FNP-9 and 380 so it works for me. This will be her bedside gun and travel gun once we get her firearm license.


    FNP-9mm range report #2. I ended up shooting alot better this time as I was use to the trigger pull alot more. Had no jams with the Winchester 115 grain FMJ's like I did with the CCI's the previous time out. I am slowly squeezing the trigger this time unlike before so my 5 shoot placement was 10 times better as I was jerking the gun previously due to the trigger pull.

    Bersa 380 range report. Easy gun to shoot, no jams, pretty damn accurate for what it is. I need to replace my spring on my magazine as I have had it for 10 years and the last round has a tendacy to jam due to the weak spring.


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  2. more off

    more off Moderator

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    :coold:

    <also loves his bersa .380

    i gave it to my mom and she carries it now :o

    i've been carrying the cw9
     
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  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    A P22 would've been cheaper and about as effective.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: That didn't take long.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    If someone shot me with a 5.7 and I found out about it later I'd be pissed.
     
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    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    I guess most comments are going to be like this.:mamoru:
     
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    Asses Maximus Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Guns d

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    I think the grips are too rough, but I love mine too. And I see you spent about 60-75 on ammunition too :mamoru:
     
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    I see it has the same little cleaning kit as my FN Hi-Power. :h5:

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    sorry, you lose
     
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    Do you really find 7" of penetration that amazing that you keep posting that?
     
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    My wife sees 7" of penetration every night. :fawk:

    Sorry, had to! :coolugh:
     
  14. Leaf

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    Not flaming here or anything but the FNP9 has such little recoil and she thought it was bad? :ugh:

    But good for her and you on finding a gun that she likes. :bowdown:
     
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    weaver stance, wat?
     
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    i saw one of those at bass pro a few weeks back for $999.95 :mamoru:
     
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    I envy your ability to spend money on ammunition. Congrats on the gun!
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Expensive to maintain, loud-mouthed, weak..in retrospect, the perfect match for a woman.

    Hey, end of the day, if its the only thing that will get her to shoot, go for it. :cool:
     
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    She didn't like the FNP-9 or the Bersa 380. You could see it in her shots also. She was shooting 5 shots in a 4 inch placement with the 57, 14 inch placements on 5 shots with the FNP-9. :dunno:

    Interesting enough though, she loved shooting an AR-15 a couple weeks ago so I am looking for 2 of those also, one for me and one for her. Looks like I caught a batch of Stag Arms and Double Star coming in to a local shop and I going to try and pick up 2 of those.
     
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    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    A box of 100 380 bullets were $30 a Wal-Mart, I have found to 28mm bullets for $18 for 50 or $180 for 500 so it's not much difference.
     
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    How weak the bullet actually is is up for debate, research I have done makes me think it's a little more powerful than everyone thinks. Example of what it does is here:

    http://57forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1421

    I had the unfortunate experience of having to shoot two people; about a year apart, with the 5.7x28mm.

    I was pleased with the performance.

    With the first shoot, I struck the BG in the left pelvis, destroying the stability of the leg and dropping him on his head. He eventually had the leg amputated. I discharged only one round, which did not exit the guy after striking his pelvis.

    The second incident is still not yet legally resolved; although I have been found to be criminally non-liable; therefore I can't really speak about it other than to say it resulted in the death of the target; also a one-shot ordeal.

    Yes, I'm a shooter, as can be attested to by anyone who's ever been to the range with me; and with all things, shot placement is key over caliber or terminal performance. In each instance I took the shot that presented itsself to me, which minimized the exposure and danger to the public, while at the same time either incapacitating or eliminating the threat presented to me.

    Can the performance of the factory rounds be increased dramatically? Hell yeah! But are the factory rounds capable of causing deadly injury if properly aimed? Yes.

    Ours are just better at killing or injuring.
     
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    send me the brass plz :x:
     
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    if you are buying for SD, buy the Elite Ammunition SD rounds
     
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    Was that directed at me?
     
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    Wow! You've actually had to shoot people? And that it's more than one is even more surprising. If you've mentioned these shootings before, I missed it.
     

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