The 5.7 round is just getting a bad rap because of its potential. It's no more harmful than a hard hitting .357Sig +P. The 7.62x25 Tokarev got a bad rap as well becuase of its ballistic design as a "killer" round.Given all the nonsense about the 5.7X28 being a "cop killer" round/gun, I'd probably be a bit cautious about carrying one from the get-go. All rhetoric aside, the FN is a light but huge gun and the round doesn't produce any more energy than a good 9mm SD round, albeit with a flatter trajectory.
Too fast of a round IMHO for SD.
Recoil? Have you shot the FN5.7? I would say that that would be one of the most positive aspects of it being a carry choice as the recoil seemed to almost not be there.Too fast? Maybe.
I'd be more worried about recoil affecting shot recovery for that second or third shot should those be needed. Faster isn't always a bad thing...just gets from point A to point B that much quicker and ends the threat scenario just the same.
Thanks diverdown247 for posting the links!Would if I had one! If you're having trouble locating a holster for the FN 5.7, you could shoot the folks at Crossbreed Holsters an email and ask if they make one for it. I have several and love them! Be sure to visit their site before you email so you know what holster to ask about.
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Only the SS190 is capable of defeating soft armor not Level III or ballastic hard plates.If you served in the military the FN 5.7x28mm SS190 is the same as the M855 bullet in 5.56x45mm.Steel tip aluminum or lead core.It is not an all steel core round.good round if you are protecting your home from people in body armor....
Correct body armor is not the issue in self defense,the SS190 round is a controlled item.I agree with giving the round a maybe for carry.I just find that round and the host weapon to be very accurate and given it has 35% less recoil than a typical 9mm defense round,very easy to control when firing at single or multiple targets.If I wanted to take out body arnour, I have some 30.06 reload options that will do the trick from a distance. I consider it a SHTF round (maybe a sure fire bear round). Body armour is not the issue in your typical SD situation. It is penetration of barriers, like say a car. So I would give the round a maybe, but likely, some of the disadvantages (getting back on target) or more critical for the typical SD.