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Old 04-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Just picked up a FN 5.7........ what's your guys opinion on the platform?

I just picked up a gently used FN 5.7 for the price of a used Hi Standard 1911, 100 rounds of federal 45 acp, 4 not so good magazines, a leather holster, and $750.00 cash. The total cash value for the items was about $400 and his asking price was $1200 cash for the pistol, (2) 20 rd mags and (2) 30 rd mags. I basically got rid of things I didnt want. I havnt shot it due to my limited ammo supply plus the cost of the rounds for those that have them are charging a $1.00 a round. No where around me has them but I did find a store a hour away that has them at the best price ive seen of $29.99 a box of 50.

Another downside for me is my local range has this pistol on its No No list so I have no place to regularly shoot this pistol. I like it because I usually carry a 1911 with 10rd mag (im big enough to get away with it) and it is pretty heavy but I can carry this with a 30rd mag and it weighs less than my 1911 empty.

I know alot of people fall into the size matters category of calibers but I believe shot placement is more important and I like the idea of having 30 shots to place at my disposal.

Well this is where im at, what do you guys think?

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Imo it is cool and has a purpose. Has a bad history at this point though.

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Cool, but the deal of ammo shortage concerns me.

I would rather have a gun that ammo is easy to get or reload.

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What bad history?
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How dos that reflect poorly on the gun? The gun didnt do it.
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I agree with you but others who were closer to what happened may harbour ill feelings towards it.

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I think it's great!

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If you're happy and you didn't want or use the items you traded, you did just fine. As to the guns rep, that is a non issue. People who blame guns(not directed at you Mountainman13)for the actions of murderers or the insane don't get it never will and don't matter, those types want all guns banned. Enjoy your new tool and let us know how you like it and what your opinion of it's performance is after you have put a few hundred down range.

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If you're happy and you didn't want or use the items you traded, you did just fine. As to the guns rep, that is a non issue. People who blame guns(not directed at you Mountainman13)for the actions of murderers or the insane don't get it never will and don't matter, those types want all guns banned. Enjoy your new tool and let us know how you like it and what your opinion of it's performance is after you have put a few hundred down range.
Well at the ammo prices currently thats is a few hundred bucks down range.........lol.
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