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FN Five SeveN

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ZeroRing, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Been curious about these since listening to the Nocturnal podcast. Anyone here own/used one and have any opinions they'd like to share?
     
  2. elcid11

    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    I have one,

    Great gun if you like the 5.7 platform.

    20 round mags, barely any recoil.

    All fun.
     
  3. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    I rented one at the range and ran 200 rounds through it. Really an amazining gun. As little, or maybe less recoil than a .22LR and yet accurate and fast. Very fun to shoot. Utility is pretty limited realistically, it's more of a "for fun" weapon.

    Something to be aware of: you may find some reports of FTRB and ka-booming. As I recall the moron who spread the story of this was shooting reloaded ammo that had an OAL too long.
     
  4. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who has one, and have shot it extensively...but I agree with Zhivago, it's a "For Fun" gun.
     
  5. orgreg

    orgreg Portland Metro Area Member

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    I bought one of these a couple of years ago and was very impressed with it. At first, I found the safety location a bit odd, but you can get used to it with enough practice.

    As stated, it is very accurate with low recoil. By the way, the recoil is not less than a .22 LR. It's definitely quite a bit less than a 9mm, but it's still more than a .22 LR.

    The main negative about the gun are that ammo is expensive, even when you buy it by the case.

    Some skeptics continue to question its stopping power, but it's a handgun...in the grand scheme of things, all handguns are pretty whimpy compared to a rifle.
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I believe it uses the same ammo as the P90 correct? And from what I have seen they seem to go for almost a grand :wow:

    That's an awful lot for a "fun gun" with spendy ammo... still... I can't help but want one!!! :D
     
  7. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    I was checking one out at Gun Broker a few months ago, my initial impression was that it felt plasticky and sloppy compared to my Sig... How did it feel in action?
     
  8. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Those of you that DO have one... how long have you had it and what did it cost you to get it?? :)
     
  9. elcid11

    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    I just got mine about a month ago.

    I can get you one if you want one. (if they are in stock that is)
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I'm in WA though so that might be an issue... then there's the shortage of green rectangles to deal with... :eek:

    How much can you get/sell them for?
     
  11. elcid11

    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    I sell them for 940, Black USG model.

    The Washington thing isn't a big deal, I would have to ship to an FFL there though because it is a pistol.


    Shortage of green rectangles huh..... I like that verbaige.
     
  12. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Yeah, they like to play run/hide a lot and they tend to be pyromaniacs. :D :thumbup: