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5.7x28

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by 44 Guy, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. 44 Guy

    44 Guy Washington State Member

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    Anyone have first hand experience with this? Lots of data online but it is hard to get the real facts.
     
  2. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    I own one, what would you like to know?
     
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  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I have one as well, I will try and answer any questions you have!
     
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  4. 44 Guy

    44 Guy Washington State Member

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    In light of recent events I am considering one. Supposedly they will penetrate a vest with standard ammo - last thing I want to do is be caught at the local mall with weapon that will not stop a nut wearing a vest.

    Also I can get the LEO model. One of the armory guys at work said he shot one at a class 3 vest with an AP (Which I can also legally but) round an it barely penetrated. Lastly, I hear its dangerous to reload.
     
  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Well............As far as Civilian ammo, it was made specifically so it would NOT punch body armor. The AP stuff will from a "rifle length" SBR and it does so pretty well, but is hard to find! It's a pretty surprisingly accurate in a pistol and small carbine, and the terminal ballistics are pretty good. If I were to do it all over again, especially because good ammo is hard to come by, I would spend the same money on a HK MP-5 or a small pistol carbine like it, and not worry about defeating body armor by punching through, rather hitting with enough force to break bone through the vest. in my mind, a 10 mm would be the best for that! OR, you could build an AR pistol and have the advantages of 5.56 for ammo availability! The little FN PS 90 is a great little carbine, but the lack of good ammo to feed it is what hurts it, other wise, I love the funky little thing! I havnt looked into reloading it, so I cant answer the danger side of it!
     
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  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  7. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter

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  8. 44 Guy

    44 Guy Washington State Member

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    Decided to go with an AR 10 instead, while we still can buy them. Got to replace all my guns that were lost in a terrible boating a accident....
     
  9. cascadianliberty2012

    cascadianliberty2012 None Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling man... My canoe capsized with all my guns when crossing the Columbia.
     
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  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Good choice. I want one as well.
     
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  11. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I noticed someone on gunbroker was selling newly made 5.7x28 ammo with steel tips, I always wondered if he was using 5.56 steel tips on pulled 5.7x28 standard rounds. The ads disappeared about 5 days later and I always wondered if the atf got the guy?