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    Hey Tek: Appreciate your reply and sorry for not appreciating your nuances in your first reply. For $1000 or more, I am going to do my due diligence to its maximum and have yet to find anything that tells me this firearm does anything I would not want the ideal handgun to have. If anything, just looking at the bullet can scare me and, with Elite Ammunition, its lethality is almost more than I can appreciate---I am not a super ops kind of guy--just looking to protect my home with the best out there in a handgun. I doubt I would carry it even though it is light; bulges and "stuff" around my waist etal just "bother me". I have a 380 for CC, which I can live with. I really like the idea that for low recoil (and, therefore, control of firearm under duress) I can have lethality and high capacity and complete reliability without a thought of a FTF. Still want to sell my 38 and a 22 pistol and save a few more dollars before I go this route.

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    Opportunity presented itself to take advantage of what I considered a good price for a new FN 5.7x28. To those of you who expressed interest in this thread, perhaps you have opinions on self defense ammunition for the firearm. Leaning to 195 hollows for home defense and 197s for range. I do know there is Elite Ammunition out there which is custom and expensive, and seems to be more than what I need for home/self defense. I am not looking to fire this gun at distances greater than say 30 ft and I think the 195 hollow will do the trick. Comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Opportunity presented itself to take advantage of what I considered a good price for a new FN 5.7x28. To those of you who expressed interest in this thread, perhaps you have opinions on self defense ammunition for the firearm. Leaning to 195 hollows for home defense and 197s for range. I do know there is Elite Ammunition out there which is custom and expensive, and seems to be more than what I need for home/self defense. I am not looking to fire this gun at distances greater than say 30 ft and I think the 195 hollow will do the trick. Comments?
    With the exception of a couple hunting rounds that EA makes, any 5.7 ammo made by FH or EA will do what you want it to do. 197 will certainly get the job done, if necessary, in the self defense department. 195 is lead free so who knows how long that round will last in storage, but I would guess at least 5 years. 197 is cheaper than 195 by a few bucks a box, but both are good rounds for range/self defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Opportunity presented itself to take advantage of what I considered a good price for a new FN 5.7x28. <SNIP> Comments?
    Yeah! I have a comment...... You lucky bum!

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    Hey Walt: NIB, free shipping, $870. Just need to pay the $10-20 for FFL and, of course, buy some ammo at prices I am not used to, especially with my 22LR. Got to bite the bullet and practice a bit, but my hope is that I will be nicely surprised by the low recoil and find the FN to be REEEAL EASY.

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    The performance of the round seems impressive. I'm with G50AE though: I'll wait until Glock puts a model 57 out! Ha.

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    Hey Providence and G: Just like with the proliferation of the 380 mouses, which seem to have everybody on the bandwagon, the Big G could very well decide that FN has more business then they should and put out a 5.7. Another possibility that is, perhaps, more realistic on an immediate basis is the introduction of a 22 that is one step above a 22 mag and really has a "punch". The Keltec PMR30, which I was looking at certainly is a lot cheaper and if (big word--if) its design and the basic design of a rimfire cartridge can assure literally 100% reliability on usage, this coul be the next step in trying to combine lo recoil and effective lethality. One thing I do know is that my bucks are being spent on a very well made, reliable, top of the line firearm. If the Big G can duplicate for a lot less money--they could have a winner. In the meantime I will have my new birthday toy and not look back.
    PS: Thank you 442 for your reply on ammo. My feelings right now seem to say that the 195, which is hollow point, is the ammo of choice for defense. The difference in price between 195 and 197 is about $2-3 per 50 which is small enough to use the preferred 195 for practice, since it is what I would have in the FN at home. Once I pay all this off, maybe I will explore the Elite ammo line and investigate the advantages for home defense with their more potent ammo--right now my thought is that at the 30 ft max in my home, I think Elite power is just overkill (pardon the pun).

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    I have also thought that a single stack Glock in .380 would compete well against those inferior ruger pistols that get sold a lot these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Providence Ranch View Post
    The performance of the round seems impressive. I'm with G50AE though: I'll wait until Glock puts a model 57 out! Ha.
    I suspect you might be waiting a while. Glock seems to be happy to let FN have the 5.7 handgun market to itself. It would be great if FN would have some competition, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Hey Providence and G: Just like with the proliferation of the 380 mouses, which seem to have everybody on the bandwagon, the Big G could very well decide that FN has more business then they should and put out a 5.7. Another possibility that is, perhaps, more realistic on an immediate basis is the introduction of a 22 that is one step above a 22 mag and really has a "punch". The Keltec PMR30, which I was looking at certainly is a lot cheaper and if (big word--if) its design and the basic design of a rimfire cartridge can assure literally 100% reliability on usage, this coul be the next step in trying to combine lo recoil and effective lethality. One thing I do know is that my bucks are being spent on a very well made, reliable, top of the line firearm. If the Big G can duplicate for a lot less money--they could have a winner. In the meantime I will have my new birthday toy and not look back.
    PS: Thank you 442 for your reply on ammo. My feelings right now seem to say that the 195, which is hollow point, is the ammo of choice for defense. The difference in price between 195 and 197 is about $2-3 per 50 which is small enough to use the preferred 195 for practice, since it is what I would have in the FN at home. Once I pay all this off, maybe I will explore the Elite ammo line and investigate the advantages for home defense with their more potent ammo--right now my thought is that at the 30 ft max in my home, I think Elite power is just overkill (pardon the pun).
    Take a look at EA's accurazing package. I usually use EA as my SD round, but since I got my FsN accurized, I need to break it again so I am going to shoot a few hundred 197s to break it in. EA ammo is pretty expensive to use at the range, but for SD it is quite good. They have sales from time to time.

    It would be nice for Glock to come out with a 5.7 round gun. Hopefully the competition would force FN to drop the price (I have seen the gun going for over $1100 in some places), and perhaps ammo prices to drop as well. Cabelas have a nice sale going on now of 500 SS197SRs and an ammo can for about $180. Nice ammo though I believe the EA ammo as well as SS192 and SS195LF is better. SS192 is the same round as the SS195LF, but the 192 is not lead free.

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