If your tastes and wallet allow room for a FiveseveN, most owners seem really happy with them. Very accurate (even at extended ranges), fun to shoot, low recoil...would probably be a fun varmint pistol as well.
Not a great fit for everyone, but there sure are a lot of satisfied owners out there.
I am thinking really seriously about picking one up too....
I saw and handled 2 or 3 at a local gun show this last weekend. Expensive yes - but uber light and really looked and felt like quality made.
Ammo is expensive but so is .45 and I buy that all the time.
Not sure about the comment about no defensive ammo - I will agree that there is not much variation in ammo loads out there - basically two versions available, a 27 grain hollow point round and a Hornady V-max 40 grain polymer tipped hard nose round.
I watached a youtube video from Hickok45 and he completely demolished a concrete cinder block in like 4-5 shots with the polymer tipped bullet. That looked plenty good enough for a defensive round to me....
Anyway, it is a large gun though - so not sure how concealable it would be. But look slike alot of fun and very accurate.
Hmmmm....I have another watch that I could sell to fund this.....hmmm
Go for it ! If you need affirmation or just a decent rationalization to buy a new gun, your in the right place. I researched the gun and liked everything except the price and no access to mil spec ammo. (yet)
The 5.7 went up against HKs new rd for MP 7 in NATO test and won but HK contested and it became a political football n gridlock.