Anybody played with the FN Five-Seven yet? Got to shoot one this past weekend, and it was a sweet shooting gun from what little I got to see of it. Wondering if there's any experience with it here?
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Own one and its a great firearm. It's been discussed here numerous times as Firefighterchen is alluding to.
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Just be sure to load it with the right rounds. Load it with the wrong ones and you'll be spending time in the iron bar hotel. No SS190, SB193, SS198LF rounds.
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Hey willy: If you leave out cost (anywhere between $800-1100 depending on lightly used to new (see GunBroker)) the pistol is light weight (for a full size), high capacity (20 round w/extn to 30), lo recoil (a key to me for absolute accuracy), high velocity (accuracy and straight line trajectory over distance) and, depending on who you want to listen to, very lethal. An absolute joy to shoot at the range--almost (not quite) like shooting a 22 target pistol--then again the bullet size at 5.7 is almost a 22 in diameter. I have never had a problem at all. Suggest you go to fnforum.net and/or fivesevenforum.com for lots of discussion. There are 57 alternatives coming out (Masterpiece Arms) for a lot less money ----good? bad? cheap? could not tell you. I can tell you, however, that if you are willing to pay for the fn, you will never look back and enjoy the heck out the firearm.
It looks like a great gun, I have handled it, but never had the pleasure of shooting it. Looking at it, it seems to be built right, little to no tooling marks, and very nice pattern. The chambering is unique, 5.7 has the potential to be a+ in accuracy. Eventhough it's not a Glock, I would give it a thumbs up, the 2nd thumb would be up if a G57 was made!
I've had mine for a couple weeks. I love it, it's fun to shoot, ammo is cheap enough and it's accurate (after making a little adjustment on the rear site). They claim to shoot two hundred yards with only an inch of drop. Maybe not with the round I'm shooting, but that's pretty impressive.
I shot my buddy's about a month back. Other than price, I'd say it's a great platform. It's not only expensive to buy, it's expensive to shoot. I felt kinda bad going through 2 mags of his ammo. He shot my Enfield some though, which is none too cheap either.
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