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PrimePorkchop 09-09-2012 03:11 PM

Opinions on FN PS90?
Okay, so the search continues for my wife her first rifle...and as stated in a previous thread about a different firearm...she is going for looks alone, and is now hell bent on the FN PS90.

I don't necessarily have a problem with it, except that it's not American...but the one problem i'm finding is that it appears NOBODY carries the 5.7x22mm ammo...and the few places I can find only carry polymer tipped...

Anybody have one? Opinions on it? How hard/expensive is the ammo to come by?

tacticalfun 09-09-2012 03:25 PM

Its 50 rounds for 40+$ rifle is ok. Has no real her an fn2000 or hk sl-8 same price range...better rifles and cheaper ammo :)

clearsights 09-09-2012 04:01 PM

I love mine. If there is a range nearby that has it, take advantage of that. My wife was sold on it the first time she shot it. Her face lit up! Anyone who I have let shoot it has enjoyed it immensely. There is so little recoil.
Realize what it was designed for: urban combat. So as tacticalfun said it is not built for longer ranges. The ammo is pricey. I have a couple shops near me that carry it plus I buy in bulk if I get the chance.
It is a breeze to disassemble. It was again designed to take down in the field as easy as possible. Google it and let her see that as well.
I know it is not American, but FN makes great weapons.
Either way, I hope she finds something she enjoys!

JD1969 09-09-2012 10:39 PM

I have a friend that is supposed to get one in a few weeks, I can report more after he gets it. Maybe we can get together for a shoot and she can try it, if you have not decided on something by then.

HockaLouis 09-09-2012 11:37 PM

If she wants one based on looks I demand a picture...
...of YOU Prime Pork Chop. On second thought... is a really odd looking gun. Has its fans 4 sure. I do recall a cool tactical guy not even getting on target with it as he ran his paces first I saw one in action and had to laugh.

PrimePorkchop 09-10-2012 01:43 AM


Originally Posted by HockaLouis
If she wants one based on looks I demand a picture...
...of YOU Prime Pork Chop. .

Legend tells that no camera exists that can capture this ugly mug without shattering into a million pieces

robocop10mm 09-10-2012 02:17 AM

It is actually 5.7 X 28. Check Ammunition to go

robocop10mm 09-10-2012 02:19 AM

FN, while not American owned has a huge presence in the US. They make M-16's for the military. If she is set on that caliber, look at the AR-57. Uses the same mags, but works like an AR.

Capybara 09-10-2012 03:15 PM

.80 per round to shoot that? No thanks. Have seen the gun on Top Shots and Top Guns, it is innovative and interesting but to me, at that price for ammo, it would not be a very good value to shoot/own. The cartridge is also reportedly challenging to reload/hand load, have seen several kabooms on the web, all were with handloads.

drvsafe 09-10-2012 04:03 PM

You do know that they make a very similar rifle in .223.

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