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Old 12-07-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Thinking about purchasing this pistol in the future. Anybody have one? What are the Pros and Cons? Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Thinking about purchasing this pistol in the future. Anybody have one? What are the Pros and Cons? Thanks!
Have not heard much about them but its an FN so probably pricy but good. My only issue would be where the hell do you get ammo!?!? I have seen it only once for sale before at a lgs and they dont carry it anymore.
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My buddy has one and it is a SWEET shooter. Ammo is hard to come by for it though. It's a FN what's not to like

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That would be my only draw back is ammo. I was surfing the net and found a bunch of sites that sell it. Its just nice to have a FN. Ive been wanting one for a long time. Still thinking about it. I may turn around and buy a S&W 1911 E series.

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If your thinkin of this for CC id say no way, but if you want a fun range pistol I don't know If it gets much better. 20 rounds and a 10 round extension hardly hangs off. We have fun with it but its expensive to shoot.

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If your thinkin of this for CC id say no way, but if you want a fun range pistol I don't know If it gets much better. 20 rounds and a 10 round extension hardly hangs off. We have fun with it but its expensive to shoot.
Out of curiosity why not cc? Is it because it shoots a rifle like round that could penetrate and go beyond the target?
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a great gun.

And ammo is readily available online, and at most of the bigger LGS.

I recently bought 500 rds at Midway, on sale for $21 per box of 50.

It's a little large for "cowboy carry", but in a shoulder rig you could conceal it under a sweater.

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Out of curiosity why not cc? Is it because it shoots a rifle like round that could penetrate and go beyond the target?
Yes sir that's exactly my worry
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I have one - opinions:

Pro's:
Very very light
Very fun to shoot
Accurate
Extremely reliable
Well made - very precision construction
Easy takedown & cleaning
Very cool round that it shoots
Very low recoil
My kids LOVE it - one of their favorite guns to take shooting.

Con's:
Expensive gun
VERY expensive ammo/round (sometimes hard to find too)
Large/hard to conceal

Overall the pros outweigh the cons - it is a very cool gun to own.
Practical?
Probably not as much (but what does that have to do with this hobby of ours?)

I say go for it if you have the funds...

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Also, on the round itself.....

The best (and least expensive) place to purchase ammo for me has been at gun shows. I have also run into the Mil-Spec ammo for it there (you know, the 57 ammo that the public is not supposed to be able to buy).

For a self-defense round itself, the FN/Hornady manufactured ammo would be fine as it uses a frangible type bullet and less-hot loaded round. It is the Mil-Spec stuff that you hear about with the over penetration issues (or excellent penetration issues - depends upon how you look at it).

My problem with this gun for Concealed Carry is not the round, but the gun itself. It is extremely light but very big & bulky. The safety switch can be problematic for leather holsters (ie...IWB holsters) because it can be switched off with some close fitting leather holsters. This is not the case with Blackhawk Serpa holsters (Kydex) which is what I have for mine - but to my knowledge they do not make an IWB-type holster (only OWB). So kindof tough to conceal the gun.

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