What do you think of the FN Herstal

What do you think of the FN Herstal

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    What do you think of the FN Herstal

    There is a lot of controversy out about FNH's 5.7 x 28 and I wonderd what yall had to say about it.
    CCW is not only a right its a responsability.

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    I see no problem with it.

    Looks like a intersting Gun for a fun Gun 20 rounders and the whole defeats currert body armor well yawn big deal lots of rounds do ..

    Now the FN P90 that looks like fun supposed to be a semi auto version out this year that would be a fun combo then.

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    I think it is an interesting piece, but the ammo it was designed to use is restricted and I have no desire to own an example.
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    I dont think it is very practical for an everyday carry weapon I do however think it would make a nice plinker. As far as ammo the only round not available is the SS190 which is the armor piercing round. Target gun yes, Protector no?
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    Yeah the ss190 is one not avaible but i think the Soft points will still do a large amount of damage at the speed its at i see the bullet coming apart and doing a lot of damage that way

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    I also think with a soft point there would be a lot of damage. But a 30 grain 22 mag has a comparable velocity.
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    I handled one at a recent gun show and was not impressed with the ergonomics of the piece. 20 rds is impressive but I'd much rather do the job at the top of the magazine rather than the bottom. As we all know, every round downrange in a SHTF situation that misses is either a potential wrongful death lawsuit or a criminal charge.
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    IMO a severely over-hyped gun.

    I would try one from interest' POV but have no wish to waste money on such - way better platforms have my interest.
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    For the money i would much rather have a nice dependable 1911
    CCW is not only a right its a responsability.

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    good for hard targets , but IMO too easy for over penetration, as well as a less than optimal wound cavity, unless the bullets fragment. I handled 1, but didnot get to shoot it. felt light weight. It seems like a great defensive weapon for support troops.

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    I've shot one. Nothing special - almost no kick. It'd be an ideal cartridge for those who are extremely recoil shy if made in a smaller platform since it'll be more reliable in ignition than a 22LR, for instance. Overall weight was also very low, which is an advantage for all-day carry type purposes.

    20 rounds in a gun don't impress me. I have 17+1 in the Sigs of a round with a more proven track record. ;)
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    Being a troop i would mu rather have a good 40 smith or 45 on my side just for the pure fact that they are tried and true.
    CCW is not only a right its a responsability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springfieldin
    For the money i would much rather have a nice dependable 1911
    ....+1
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    I'm LukeWarm On It.

    It's semi~neat but, I can live without ever owning one.

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    personally i would rather make one big hole then have to make several small ones. I don't carry as i am a few months shy of the legal age but where i live i doubt there are any BG's that wear body armor, so the AP aspect doesn't really help. And even if they did, i doubt that they would be able to stay on their feet after 230 grains of lead hit them in the chest.....


    ps. body armor or no body armor, it still won't save them from a HS.


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