Opinions on FN 5.7

Opinions on FN 5.7

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    Opinions on FN 5.7

    I am on the mend from having my shoulder basically rebuilt from years of abuse. l had rotator cuff repaired, bones chips removed,and parts of my bicep reattached. l am twelve weeks post op and three weeks in to PT . However l still cannot comfortably hold my 1911. although lt's getting better .l was thinking of a FN 5.7 for now as it looks like l have a long road ahead before l can go back to my true love my springfield TRP . Are there any opinions on the FN other then availablity of ammo.
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    Are you wanting this to get back into shooting, or for defense purposes? I look at this cartridge as something created that no one really wanted. Expensive to buy, expensive to supply. It a niche rounds, a small niche at that. For the sake of keeping in practice, I'd go with a .22 first. For defense, I'd rather have the berated .380 or a 9mm.

    Rotators cuffs take forever to heal. Good luck with yours. Hopefully the 9111 will once again comfortably fill your hand.
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    The ammo has never been hard to find around my locale. The gun show price is about $18 a box. The gun is lightweight, robust, very reliable, easy to clean, soft shooting and accurate. The round is much more effective than some give it credit. The 5.7 may be an excellent choice while on the mend. It is a bit large for concealed carry, but that is it's only shortcoming in filling in as your temporary pistol.
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    You might want to find a Keltec PMR30 which is a poor man's FN 5.7. I hope this helps. Praying for your speedy and complete recovery !!! God Bless

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    Supposedly the FN 5.7 is a great shooting gun with very low recoil allowing for quick and accurate follow up shots. I'm hoping to get one myself. I'm hoping the price will come down.

    I'd say go for it.
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    I agree with most above, from what I've heard, it is very light recoil, I've handled it and can assure you, it weighs next to nothing. The gun is a bit on the expensive side for me, however, it is also FN and that means it is well made, and I would like to get my grubby little mitts on one, sooner than later. Sounds to me like you have a great excuse to get one and have alot of fun. 2 things to remmeber tho... 1, you can conceal anything, so, ignore that, the right holster and clothing will cover anything. 2, this round was designed SPECIFICALY TO PENETRATE and to travel long distances. Make sure you have your collateral targets assessed before you fire.
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    The FiveseveN is a very nice pistol that is easy to shoot well. Sounds like it fits your needs. Don't let the ill-informed remarks on the caliber prematurely sway you. Research it a bit and then decide.

    Best wishes on your shoulder.

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    The bullet tumbles on impact! Tons of force behind the bullet, deadly accurate. No recoil. Watch this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or20R2MGDsA

    You can also buy the best self defense ammo and cheap practice ammo online for good prices, people generalize from what they hear even when they know close to nothing like some in this thread!

    www.eliteammunition.com

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    Its a great gun for the beginner, low recoil . only downside is ammo availablility and cost.
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    Do we know the bullet tumbles on impact?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    The bullet tumbles on impact! Tons of force behind the bullet, deadly accurate. No recoil. Watch this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or20R2MGDsA
    Wow. That is some of the worst shooting I've ever seen. Completely missing the silhouette at point blank range ? I have to wonder how many of those 40 rounds ended up hitting the ceiling of the range.

    A lot of places would have tossed that guy out immediately - for good reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    You can also buy the best self defense ammo and cheap practice ammo online for good prices, people generalize from what they hear even when they know close to nothing like some in this thread!

    www.eliteammunition.com
    Please cite sime evidence for this "tumbling" bullet claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Wow. That is some of the worst shooting I've ever seen. Completely missing the silhouette at point blank range ? I have to wonder how many of those 40 rounds ended up hitting the ceiling of the range.

    A lot of places would have tossed that guy out immediately - for good reason.



    Please cite sime evidence for this "tumbling" bullet claim.

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    LOL at the reading comprehension for the video. It was obviously there just to show how little recoil the gun has. Whether or not the guy is an idiot doesnt matter. And you are incorrect about getting thrown out, he had range permission if you look on the side there are two move videos of people in his party doing the exact thing.

    Proof of tumbling 5.7


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Do we know the bullet tumbles on impact?
    Here's a link to one test that demonstrates how the round tumbles.
    http://www.brassfetcher.com/SS195%20...clothing).html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    LOL at the reading comprehension for the video. It was obviously there just to show how little recoil the gun has. Whether or not the guy is an idiot doesnt matter. And you are incorrect about getting thrown out, he had range permission if you look on the side there are two move videos of people in his party doing the exact thing.
    Idiots often travel in packs. The fact that his friends can't shoot competently, either, is irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    Proof of tumbling 5.7

    Here is an examination of the terminal effects of the 5.7 from a noted authority: http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=19913

    The real-world experience shows that the 9mm FMJ is more highly rated as a stopper than the 5.7. In fact, according to the article above, several police agencies that bought the 5.7 got rid of them after a few officer involved shootings demonstrated that the round is a very poor man stopper.

    It is also worthy of note that while the 5.7 round may exhibit yaw (tumbling is what gymnasts do) when fired from the longer barrel of the P90, the velocity is lower from the pistol which would reduce both the tendency to yaw and the amount of energy delivered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Do we know the bullet tumbles on impact?
    If you buy the civilian load with the 40 gr VMAX bullet, the answer is a definite no. That bullet is extremely fragile, and will very quickly expand.

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