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What do you think of the FN Herstal

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There is a lot of controversy out about FNH's 5.7 x 28 and I wonderd what yall had to say about it.
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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 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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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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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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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.


"Aim small, miss small"
 

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Just wait until the antis figure out that 7.62x25 shot out of a gun you can pick up for $99 penetrates armor just as well (if not better) than the 5.7mm civilian ammo.


As for 5.7mm for CCW ... sounds pretty silly to me since 99.99999% of street criminals don't wear body armor.

I'll stick with my 165gr .40 Rangers or 115gr 9mm Gold Dots thankyouverymuch
 

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Just wait until the antis figure out that 7.62x25 shot out of a gun you can pick up for $99 penetrates armor just as well (if not better) than the 5.7mm civilian ammo.


As for 5.7mm for CCW ... sounds pretty silly to me since 99.99999% of street criminals don't wear body armor.

I'll stick with my 165gr .40 Rangers or 115gr 9mm Gold Dots thankyouverymuch

SHHHHHH dont tell um stuff they arent smart enough to figure out
 
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