Does anyone,jnow about the Fn 5-7

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Ultimate_sig, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Im in the process of a trade for a 5-7, but I know very little about them. I know what the shoot, but do thr have stopping power, are the reliable, is this an all around good gun
     
  2. GunRunner

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    I've heard good and bad, I seen video of their accuracy and was considering one myself but have no where to shoot it. I like a pistol that can hold 30rds and is basically a hand rifle.
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

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    Yea but for a pistol those are giant
     
  4. aztman

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    I like mine way easier to carry in the woods when hiking, scouting, gold mining than a rifle.
     
  5. Ultimate_sig

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    Is ammo real pricey
     
  6. Jstrong

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    Yes at least a dollar a bullet last time I saw it

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  7. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Yeah it is. Most will know this as the "cop killer". Be careful what ammo you buy. ;)
     
  8. canebrake

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    I would never own one because of this guy;
     

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  9. Overkill0084

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    It depends. If your willing to buy bulk, it's not extremely pricey:
    It can be had for as little as .40 per round.

    http://www.ammonow.com/handgun_5.7x28_page_1.html

    As for it's utility or stopping power, opinions vary. I can't think of anything I'd want it for. For military use, it might be a viable option. For the average Joe, I can't help thinking that there are plenty of more useful choices. In a long gun, I'd rather have a .223/5.56. In a handgun, I'm at a loss as what I would use it for that couldn't be done with a .22 mag. YMMV.
    Of course if you just want one as a toy, then ignore the above,stock up on ammo and enjoy.
     
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  10. Ultimate_sig

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    Marshal law
     
  11. Ultimate_sig

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    Whos this guy
     
  12. Overkill0084

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    Fair enough.

    Seriously?
    Maj Hasan, the fort hood shooter. I believe it made the news at some point.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

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    I see no use for one. The 5.7 is, to my knowledge, basically a souped up .22 Magnum.

    Really small bullet coming really fast BUT still not fast enough to get the terminal effect you achieve with a 5.56 MM out of a carbine.

    IMHO it's a solution in search of a problem. Designed for military support troops to give them a sidearm capable of defeating enemy body armor. Our military did not think it was worth adopting and as Civilians, I don't think we can legally buy the military penetrating ammo it was designed for. I would not trust this round for SD, don't like the 1k price tag, and believe only 1 ammo company currently loads for it. No other gun makers have adopted this chambering so ammo is going to stay expensive and probably be dropped from production in the future.

    Personally, I'd pass unless your trading for a gun worth half as much and plan to flip the FN

    TACK
     
  14. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Lmao tradinh for a glock
     
  15. GunRunner

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    Did he make it? No! He was just some loon who unfortunately knew how to use one
     
  16. GunRunner

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    I think this pistol has a purpose in the civilian market and it not a good one. Any pistol that can hold 30 rounds and be tucked in the pants is scary to me. Next from what I understand, it is very accurate with very little round drop at 50-100 yards but its not for me.
     
  17. aztman

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    .50 a shot here. Around 26 bucks a box of 50.
     
  18. Jstrong

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    You can find it online for about that much too,but the only times I've seen them at a LGS they were about a buck per round. I'm sure some areas are cheaper

    ---Shoot To Thrill---
     
  19. aztman

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    Local here at bass pro when I stocked up recently.
     
  20. Jstrong

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    I can't buy ammo at basspro anymore,the one here is getting ridiculous with their ammo prices. Cheapest box of 9mm was $21. Steel cased Russian 7.62x39 was $8-9. Just bought enough 7.62x39 to fill every mag I got for $4.90 a box at wallyworld. Their 9mm was $10 and some change

    ---Shoot To Thrill---