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Old 06-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Next gun, 9mm carbine or 5.7 semi auto?

I'm ready to add to the collection. I'm torn between something like a cx4 storm, and a 5.7 semi auto pistol. Any thoughts?

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Are you talking about the FN Five-Seven for the pistol? 5.7 ammo is expensive, and would have to be ordered, but from what I've seen, a lot of the people who actually get the FN love it.
The 9mm would be more economical, and allow for more range time. I don't know anything about the gun itself though.

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Are you talking about the FN Five-Seven for the pistol? 5.7 ammo is expensive, and would have to be ordered, but from what I've seen, a lot of the people who actually get the FN love it.
The 9mm would be more economical, and allow for more range time. I don't know anything about the gun itself though.
Yes, the Five-Seven. A friend has one, and its awesome to shoot. I do agree that more range time would be a plus. I already own a 9mm, so I'm pretty stocked on ammo.
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Oh, and same friend owns a cx4 storm in a 40 s&w round. That is a SWEET gun!!

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I own a PX4 in 40 SW. Functions flawless, trigger is OK nothing to brag about.

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I have a CX4 in .45 acp. Brand new the trigger was just plain bad. It does improve dramatically with use. There are aftermarket kits out there as well.
Aside from that, it's a pretty good gun.
The FN 5.7 pistol is kind of cool in the abstract sense. I just don't know if I'd be willing to spend $1100+ for the opportunity to shoot expensive ammo that's a pain to reload.

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I'm leaning more towards the carbine. For price, $700-$800, is the cx4 probably my best bet?

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Imthabullet , since you were tossing up between a pistol that shoots spendy rounds and a carbine that shoots inexpensive pistol rounds, just out of curiosity why don’t you get a carbine that shoots a rifle round for around the same price as the one that shoots the pistol rounds ? I never get why people want to put up with the trade off’s of a long gun and not reap the benefits of a rifle round…..just curious.

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Take a hard look at the PS90.

I love it. light, handy, dead accurate, and built in optics with tritium night reticle.

And a 50 round magaxine.

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The CX4 gets my vote.

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