The FN 5.762?


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wecklish
April 11, 2007, 10:19 PM
Any thoughts or opinons on this gun?

Thanks,
:rolleyes:

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Ethereal
April 11, 2007, 10:35 PM
Are you talking about FN's 5.7x28 USG pistol? If so then it's not a bad pistol I would say. They're reliable, extremely accurate, super high capacity, almost no recoil, available this year with Trijicon night sights, spaceguns. I say spacegun because the only downside to it is it's looks and the fact that ammo for it can be scarce. You won't find ammo for it at Wal-Mart, but I don't think anyone expects to anyway. Expensive gun for a novelty piece in my opinion, but definitely an oddball weapon.

270Win
April 12, 2007, 01:40 PM
From the reports of those I know: very, very accurate. Almost no recoil. Impressive penetration of phone books, milk jugs, other range debris. Ammo getting better to find. Doesn't fit everyones hand perfectly.

And Ethereal was right: it's 5.7x28 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.7_x_28_mm_cartridge).

never_summer
April 12, 2007, 01:48 PM
they have a few at the local store along with a silenced p90. I picked it up and it felt like a toy gun :rolleyes:, havent talked to anyone that has personnaly shot one. The barrel on that thing looks like a straw thou :neener:
Ive never shot a polymer gun but hope to test it out by getting a uspc .45 soon and maybe a fullsize if i like it.

tinygnat219
April 12, 2007, 07:14 PM
Get something in .357 Sig, or .40 S&W if you want fast and zippy. I don't get the pistol, or the round. :confused:

Shipwreck
April 12, 2007, 09:33 PM
I have a PS90 and have been tempted to get this pistol, but it is so high in cost. I hgear that it has light recoil and is very light even when loaded :)

12many
April 12, 2007, 09:43 PM
Does anyone know why it is so expensive?

Is there something particularly expensive about its manufacture, or is this the price set by the company due to lack of competition in this caliber?

I have held them and they fit my hand nice, are very light and hold 20 rounds. It would be great for plinking or hiking. I would consider one at the $450-500 mark, but not at $800-900. Although I could afford the ammo the price of the pistol is just too much for me.

Geronimo45
April 12, 2007, 10:02 PM
"Is there something particularly expensive about its manufacture, or is this the price set by the company due to lack of competition in this caliber?"
Well, it seems to me that FN spent a lot more money to create the Five-Seven pistol than they do to create a FNP .40. Everybody makes pistols in 9mm and .40, but 5.7's a whole new round, requiring a brand new pistol to handle it. Cartridge is longer than most handgun rounds, so you need a brand new frame.
Then you've got to tool up for a brand new cartridge. More money.
Then you've got to deal with the PDW business not being so good (it seems) as was once thought. I think that FN and HK went into development of PDWs with the impression that NATO was gonna adopt the best platform for RE folk... I don't think it's happened yet. Thus they've got to recoup their investment.
That's how I see it, anyways.

Shipwreck
April 12, 2007, 11:01 PM
Well, as it is also a rifle cartridge, they can charge more for it...

(Come check out the PS90 Forum. We have 1 section for the 5-7 pistol :) )

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