I have carried a 3\" Kimber Ultra Carry for the past five years. I just got a new FN Five-seveN in 5.7x28 and I am waiting for my Blade-Tech holster to arrive so I can use it for CCW and retire my Kimber (for a while) to my safe. I know there is a lot of hype about this round going through body armor but remember all the hype when Glocks first came out? Everyone was saying they are plastic guns and will make it through metal detectors. If you listened to all the hype everyone on all flights would sneek them on planes and nobody would be safe. Seems like the crazy anti\'s and liberal media are at it again.
I have read a few accounts by police departments around the country and they have encountered some good results with one shot kills of bad guys. FN says the round was developed to penetrate heavy clothing or body armor and shread internals without exiting the body. They say it was developed specifically to avoid over penetration. Some people say the 5.7x28 round is a glorified 22lr but how many 22lr\'s do you know that travel at 2,035 fps and have almost as many foot pounds of energy as 45 ACP FMJ (385 foot pounds)?