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Any FN Five-seveN shooters in Vancouver?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by guitarguy, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Hi, I am a new FN 5.7 shooter. Holy Cow, this in one FUN pistol!!
    Any suggestions for ammo in Vancouver?
    I found some at Brightwater Ventures but that's it.
     
  2. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I stopped by Discount Guns (in Hazel Dell) and inquired about one of those. They sell the ammo there too. I cannot remember what the price per box was.
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    GG - PM when you get bored with it and I might take it off your hands.

    ;)
     
  4. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I guess my short attention span is pretty well documented....:)
     
  5. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Actually, if you can get a threaded barrel for it and hold on to it until late January that would work out perfect for me. :cool:
     
  6. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Sold my 57 but kept my PS90. Last PDX gun show I found SS197 for $17 per box. By far the best price I have ever found.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Thanks, I will check out the next show.
    I may look for a PS 90 but after spending a too much on the Five-seveN I will not be in a rush...
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    5.7 + threaded barrel + *sparrow + subsonics = fantasy pistol.

    *New stainless sparrow handles 5.7
     
  9. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Wouldn't subsonic ammo defeat the purpose of the entire cartridge?
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Probably. Good point. The 5.7 with standard ammo and the Sparrow is a little loud, but about 30 decibels less so it is still very nice. Unfortunately, a threaded barrel for the 5.7 is about $350-$400 with an adapter so it is, as always, about how much money one wants/has to spend.
    $800 for a good used 5.7. $400 for barrel/adapter. $400 for a Sparrow(?). $28 for 10-round extension (lol). $30 for Quicken Will Maker. $200 tax stamp. Still worth it. Nice to have a .22/5.7 option for a suppressor.
     
  11. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Had one, sold it and wouldn't mind picking up another one down the road. My biggest complaint was the cost involved in getting a threaded barrel for it, really wanted to try my SWR Spectre on it.

    I did get a chance a few months back to fire a FN 57 with a Gemtech 5.7 can and it was really quite compared to no can.
     
  12. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Picked up some SS197SR at Brightwater for $22 + tax.
     
  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Update on this - don't go buy a thread barrel. Have Tornado Tech in Hillsboro extend and thread the factory barrel for a lot less. Plus keeping the factory barrel is best - higher quality.
     
  14. FnfaN

    FnfaN Beaverton Member

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    I had a 5.7 had to sell it for school bills, I was one sad man. Anyway, I found the best deals on ammo at gun shows people tend to rip you off at regular shops i noticed I got boxes of 50 for about 20-25$ at shows where in shops it was 27-30$
     
  15. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    If you are willing to buy a case of it (2000 rounds in a 5.7 case) you can get it down to about 17.50 to 18.50 shipped for a box. Of course, that is $740.00. Which is fairly rich, but if you are one of those lucky few who have the Five-Seven and P/S-90 2000 rounds never seems like enough...

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