FN FiveseveN

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Mark F, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I recently had an opportunity to trade one of my 44 Magnums (a 629-6 S&W TALO) for a brand new FN 5.7. I really had to think it over... but the stigma attached to the FN 57was just too hard to resist. The Brady Bunch really hates this pistol and has attempted to get it and the ammo banned for over a decade. Those dog-twats did manage to get the armor piercing rounds banned. That's OK, I really don't have a need for it anyway. As the pistol goes, it's SWEET! Thus far... I've only played with it learning all the do's & don'ts and how to take care of it. This is a very simple gun to take apart, clean, and re-assemble.

    The ammo can be pricey, ranging typically from 24.95 to over 35 dollars. At one gun shop, a box of SS192 was $59.95!!!! Yes, I bought one box. Plus 5 boxes of SS197SR for 24.95 each. I can live with that.

    Ammo has been in short supply here lately, so I have been stocking up at every opportunity.

    All in all, I think I made a good trade.
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  2. GaryGlock

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    Those things are sweet!! My buddy has one I love it. You don't really need the foregrip on it, recoil is surprisingly light. Enjoy!
     

  3. JD1969

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    I have a friend that has one and I've put maybe 100 rounds down range with it. I still can't group very well with it, but it is a fun shooter. I find the grip a bit awkward, but I am sure with some time I could make it group very well.
     
  4. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    The fore-grip was actually intended for full-auto mode. It isn't full auto, and it will never be as long as I own it. However, I did get a laser (shown to the right of the fore grip) with it. I may try the laser though...

    Yeah, recoil is nothing especially considering all my other pistols are hand-cannons.

    I really can't wait to fire this little animal!
     
  5. GunRunner

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    With that out of the way, I think its a pretty cool little pistol and had thought about getting one as well.
     
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  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You could be right about that... However, it's of no consequence to me as I will use the rail for my laser instead of the foregrip. All things considered, it really is a well made pistol IN-SPITE the fact it's a plastic (my bad, polymer) gun. For years I have avoided firearms made of re-cycled soda bottles & toilet paper packages. I guess it's part of the New World Order... we'll be eating Soyent Green next...
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The pistol grip forend was first addressed with the HK SP89. The Semi-auto version of the HK MP5K. I believe ATF has ruled it becomes an SBR.

    I would delete the pic and start anew. Don't need any Feds knocking on the door with a print out of the pic. That never ends well.
     
  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    What foregrip?
     
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  10. GunRunner

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    Who mentioned a foregrip? What does that have to do with such a sweet pistol?.......................
     
  11. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Before the week is out I'm hoping to put a few boxes of ammo through it.
     
  12. dickpalmer

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    So if I put a fore grip on my FN it is ruled an SBR? Bummer.
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

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    It would be classified as an AOW (any other weapon). Meaning it doesn't fit description as a rifle due to lack if a stock but isn't a pistol as it is now designed to be used two handed. Registration is the same as for an SBR but I believe it is much cheaper.
     
  14. dickpalmer

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    No fore grip for mine than. Although I can't think of a reason for it anyway. Very low recoil. The RM08 is nice mounted on it.
     
  15. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Green Laser 5.7

    Well, I just couldn't resist!

    I put a Green Laser on my new FiveseveN. It really works good!

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    Ya' gotta' luv that GREEN!
     
  16. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Green means go!!!! Hahaha

    Awesome gun, love the rounds, very very cool acquisition!
     
  17. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I picked up a case of ammo!
     
  18. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    How much did that run you? I know a box of ammo isnt cheap by anymeans.
     
  19. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    988.00 for 2000 rounds
     
  20. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Oh my god. Im pretty sure i just fainted.