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Old 04-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #21
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FN anything are always the ugliest guns made, just like H&K, but also some of the dopest guns made, just like H&K.

I'm all about looks first in my guns, but even I thought of adopting one of these hideous bass turds a couple hundred times. Lol

I would love, love, love to shoot one!

As far as your trade/purchase, value is in eye of beholder, always. I'd never have done it, but I'd've thought about it for a few minutes.

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FN anything are always the ugliest guns made, just like H&K, but also some of the dopest guns made, just like H&K.

I'm all about looks first in my guns, but even I thought of adopting one of these hideous bass turds a couple hundred times. Lol

I would love, love, love to shoot one!

As far as your trade/purchase, value is in eye of beholder, always. I'd never have done it, but I'd've thought about it for a few minutes.
I still say that HiPoints are the ugliest followed secondly by Glock. As far as what I traded for this pistol, it was a steal. A low grade 1911 and a $750 cash....... I could flip this pistol for 2k right now. You gotta love this gun ban scare right......lol
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As far as what I traded for this pistol, it was a steal. A low grade 1911 and a $750 cash....... I could flip this pistol for 2k right now. You gotta love this gun ban scare right......lol
Amen to that!
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Decent guns can be difficult to reload under stress as the magazines can be unforgiving in seating just right on early versions.

Lack of cheap ammo and the cartridges arent easily reloadable are huge negatives to me. Its also a big gun with almost no holsters available

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It has the ergonomics of a water pistol. It fires a cartridge well suited for shooting small rodents. It is as easy to conceal as a fire brick. The ammo can only be reloaded at midnight on the first day of leap year. It is the clear choice of every arm chair commando and National Guard reject.

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Lightweight and very accurate
This pistol is fun to shoot but give me a 1911.

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I still say that HiPoints are the ugliest followed secondly by Glock. As far as what I traded for this pistol, it was a steal. A low grade 1911 and a $750 cash....... I could flip this pistol for 2k right now. You gotta love this gun ban scare right......lol
I agree with what you say about HiPoints & Glocks being uglier, but I just sold mine and while - yes - there are folks asking $2000 and even $2500 for them. Just be prepared to leave it up for sale for a good while if you plan on asking anywhere near that much for it. Realistically, you could sell it for about what you bought it for (although I am not exactly sure what the value of the "low grade 1911" you mention was - if you figure that was valued at anything less than $500 - then yes you got a pretty good deal). Mine had been to the range a total of 3 time (150 rounds) and I sold it for right at what I paid new for it (along with the value of 60 rounds of ammo & Blackhawk Serpa retention holster that I sold w/it).

Just like the HK USP that I used to own - nothing at all wrong with the gun and yes, it was fun to shoot. But for whatever reason, I just never shot it very much or used it. So flipped it.
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I don't see what all the flak about this gun is about. It's extremely light, has a 20-30 round mag, it fires a round with excellent penetration and kinetic energy, and it has a reliable reputation. Why do people put it down so much?

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I don't see what all the flak about this gun is about. It's extremely light, has a 20-30 round mag, it fires a round with excellent penetration and kinetic energy, and it has a reliable reputation. Why do people put it down so much?
They were built really for a specific purpose with specific ammo, terminal performance against actual humans is not that great according to a few SWAT teams that have used them. It is still in the oddball category as far as finding ammo. And performance for the cost is just not looking like good economics.

I tried one out along with one of the PS90s. They are easy to shoot, and they shot flat, but ergonomics were not that great, trigger was not that great, fit in the hand was not that great. I'd rather spend my money on something I like better. If someone buys one and likes it then great. I'm just glad I shot one before buying one.

If the round was really that revolutionary, other manufacturers would have flooded the market with other guns in the same caliber. It's been out longer than other rounds that caught on, like the .40 S&W.
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They were built really for a specific purpose with specific ammo, terminal performance against actual humans is not that great according to a few SWAT teams that have used them. It is still in the oddball category as far as finding ammo. And performance for the cost is just not looking like good economics.

I tried one out along with one of the PS90s. They are easy to shoot, and they shot flat, but ergonomics were not that great, trigger was not that great, fit in the hand was not that great. I'd rather spend my money on something I like better. If someone buys one and likes it then great. I'm just glad I shot one before buying one.

If the round was really that revolutionary, other manufacturers would have flooded the market with other guns in the same caliber. It's been out longer than other rounds that caught on, like the .40 S&W.
Finally someone gives me a good explanation of why.
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