I recently had an opportunity to trade one of my 44 Magnums (a 629-6 S&W TALO) for a brand new FN 5.7. I really had to think it over... but the stigma attached to the FN 57was just too hard to resist. The Brady Bunch really hates this pistol and has attempted to get it and the ammo banned for over a decade. Those dog-twats did manage to get the armor piercing rounds banned. That's OK, I really don't have a need for it anyway. As the pistol goes, it's SWEET! Thus far... I've only played with it learning all the do's & don'ts and how to take care of it. This is a very simple gun to take apart, clean, and re-assemble.
The ammo can be pricey, ranging typically from 24.95 to over 35 dollars. At one gun shop, a box of SS192
was $59.95!!!! Yes, I bought one box. Plus 5 boxes of SS197SR
for 24.95 each. I can live with that.
Ammo has been in short supply here lately, so I have been stocking up at every opportunity.
All in all, I think I made a good trade.