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Offline stlaser

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FN 5.7
« on: September 30, 2016, 09:15:43 AM »
Not that I need another caliber but thought this was good info for those looking, guessing recoil is more tame than a larger diameter for the ladies possibly?


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Re: FN 5.7
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 09:37:54 AM »
Yes tame recoil, more rounds in the mag, easy to shoot. I've shot one, it's ok, but not the greatest thing ever like some people make it out to be. Plus the rounds aren't that easy to find in most places.
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Re: FN 5.7
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 11:56:55 AM »
Iirc there was some trouble finding the original higher powered rounds. Something about them being so fast and so small they would defeat soft armor. The bull pup 5.7 I shot held a silly amount of ammo in that top mounted mag too. But ammo ain't cheap or really barter worthy


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Re: FN 5.7
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 11:59:27 AM »
Iirc there was some trouble finding the original higher powered rounds. Something about them being so fast and so small they would defeat soft armor. The bull pup 5.7 I shot held a silly amount of ammo in that top mounted mag too. But ammo ain't cheap or really barter worthy


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I wanted to try out the P90, but never got the chance. Oh well, one day I'll stumble upon a range that has one and will let me spend money to shoot tiny bullets at a paper target.
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Re: FN 5.7
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 12:39:01 PM »
I really wanted a 5.7 and almost pulled the trigger a couple years ago. From what I read, they weren't allowed inthe US because of the ability to penetrate armor, but once "hunting" rounds became available, they lifted the ban. I think any pistol that shoots a (small) rifle round is way cool.
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Re: FN 5.7
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 06:18:40 PM »
I came close on the P90 but the stupid amount of money the extra mags cost turned me off. Now I'm into standardization it's more of a potential novelty.


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