Who knows more about this pistol?
This has got me interested: FN Five-seveN at Impact Guns Home
This is a discussion on FN Five-Seven within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; So I was at the range on Saturday and I met a guy who let me shoot his FN Five-Seven. I don't know how practical ...
So I was at the range on Saturday and I met a guy who let me shoot his FN Five-Seven. I don't know how practical it would be for a SD firearm but WOW it was a joy to shoot! Practically no recoil to speak of and SMOOTH. Outside of a .22, that was probably the easiest semi-auto I've ever handled. Too bad they're so dang expensive!
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I have a 5.7 and love it !! It is a little bulky for daily carry , But i have carried mine on quite a few occasions .
I bet we dont get past page one before someone refers to it as a "22magnum" or call it cute . I dont have any link , But ive ready many articles about the round and i have seen a bunch of research about the effectiveness of the round , Even as a defense round . It is dismissed pretty quickly by those who have never owned one , But usually praised by those that do own them .
Check here FN FiveseveN Forum for some good info from those who own and use the 5.7 .
Anyone make a IWB holster for my AR ??
From what I have read, the 5.7mm is considered impractical for carry due to its velocity and the tendency for over-penetration (excluding the bulk you guys mentioned). Whether or not that is true, I'll leave for the experts to discount.
Try a search on this gun - we have IIRC had one or two threads in the past discussing it.
For me - it would be a fun range gun but not ideal for SD and carry.
Chris - P95
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http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
You can see some ballistics testing over at FN FiveseveN Forum
Terminal Ballistics of the 5.7x28mm - FN FiveseveN Forum
Also Elite Ammunition offers custom loaded rounds.
The thing on that gun that I think makes it not a good choice for Carry is the Safety.
The safety is very small and is in a unnatural position requiring fine motor skills. As far as the cartridge is concerned. I think its a neat idea, but I would like to see data from actual shootings.
5.7 in genral has a cult following, its new, with a new idea therefore guy who like gadgets its a cool idea.
However, for carry I'm going to stick with the proven.
I bought one about 2 weeks ago and have been able to try it out briefly and I have to say that it is an awesome setup. I think that the safety could be an issue without a lot of training, but I see its use in a defensive practice. I have been one of these people that have been in the "9mm club" though I have to say the 5.7 is having me rethink my HD gun.
All I'm saying 5.7 is a radical idea. It hasn't taken off with many LE departments or even military issue for that matter and its been around since the 90's. Unless you consider stargate SG1, a brance of military and LE. If your going to carry one for SD then more power to you. I think there are a lot of better alternatives for "most" people looking for a gun for CCW, than a fairly oversized pistol ment for duty carrry.
I've shot one numerous times, and my personal opinion "not for me".
I know a guy who carries one around his property, but he puts it away and carries a S&W 4006TSW when he goes into town. He said he doesn't trust the 5.7 in crowded areas for the risk of overpenetration.
9mm and .45 have lots of bodies building the bulwarks of their claims of lethality. Any round, obviously, can kill, but cost/performance, documented trauma, availibility of ammo, etc., validate viability. The GyroJet was a fantastic concept, and could have gone much farther, however....
I think the 5.7 will be around awhile, but I think it will hinge as much on restriction of private arms ownership as any other factor. Mass production of "off" calibers would dramatically increase if Gvts. went to them, and banned previous Mil-calibers. Not an unforseeable event.