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IXLR8 12-11-2010 01:55 AM

FN Five-seveN stays on target
After shooting 9mm's for a couple of months, a buddy came along to the range and asked me to bring the FN Five-seveN. I always enjoyed shooting it, why not?

One thing became very apparent. The FN Five-seveN stays where it is pointed, and the recoil does not make the barrel rise. It is almost eerie how different it feels after shooting many other makes, that share about the same amount of barrel rise after a shot.

Does it make me more accurate? Not really. It still looks like buckshot on the target. The holes are smaller, so they look farther apart :)

For outright accuracy, I can shoot my P229 better, but the latest addition XDm 9 4.5 is gaining quickly.

My range only allows one shot per second, but I sure would like to see the difference in double-taps...

michigan0626 12-11-2010 06:12 AM Details for FN Five-seveN USG 5.7x28mm FN Pistol

This website says that the FN Five seveN has a recoil factor of 1.869 ft-lbs of force. Some real numbers to put to a guns amount of recoil.

IXLR8 12-11-2010 09:08 PM

The Genitron gun database in the previous post is pretty awesome. I have never seen it before. I compared the FN to a number of pistols, and did not find any with as low of a recoil force.

Maybe I will have to shoot it more often. The ammo is reeally not that much more expensive.

Ubergopher 12-12-2010 04:01 AM

One of the next buys I need to make is a dedicated lower for my 5.7 upper. I've only shot it a few times but each time I've barely noticed any recoil.

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