5.7x28mm fans: What do you own?


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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 14, 2008, 03:04 PM
See Poll. Please vote in the poll ONLY if you like (are a fan of) the cartridge, in general.

Dangit, just realized I screwed up my poll:

If you voted the first choice (Don't have either), then tell us:

A. Plan to get both
B. Plan to get pistol only, or
C. Plan to get carbine only
D. Don't plan on getting either, even though it seems like a useful cartridge

Thanks!

Me: 1(B) - Don't have either; plan to get pistol only.

P.S. Yes, it was the guy in the "most useless cartridge" thread voting for this one which spurred this poll thread.

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KBintheSLC
November 14, 2008, 03:11 PM
I like the bull pup carbine. But I wouldn't mind having the pistol as well. I have to admit though, they are pretty far down the "must have" list.

General Geoff
November 14, 2008, 03:14 PM
I want the Five-Seven, but I'm not a big fan of the quirky (and in my opinion hideous) P(S)90.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 16, 2008, 12:34 PM
Anyone else?

Eightball
November 16, 2008, 01:29 PM
IMO, it could be an interesting set of weapons to have just for fun. However, before I get into buying my "just for fun" type firearms, I'm going to need to finish acquiring the end of my "need"-type things.

So, for me, they're on the list, but just like KBintheSLC, they're kinda down on the list.

Matrix187
November 16, 2008, 01:35 PM
If I ever got a P90 it would have to be the LE/military version. And that would require a Class III :banghead:

TIMC
November 16, 2008, 02:58 PM
I want the Five-Seven, but I'm not a big fan of the quirky (and in my opinion hideous) P(S)90.

That was my thoughts exactly. I went with the AR-57. I plan on getting the pistol to go with it some day.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/AR57withscopepic1.jpg?t=1226861869

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 16, 2008, 03:01 PM
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek:

If that's for real, then what's the 2nd magazine (standard AR one) for?

TIMC
November 16, 2008, 03:17 PM
The AR mag has been gutted, cut down and now serves as a brass catcher. The EX-30 round mag will hold 50 empty 5.7x28 cases.

And yes it is real!

Walkalong
November 16, 2008, 03:20 PM
I want an AR upper in 5.7 X 28. I have a mag. (bought it just in case they get hard to get soon. ;) )

it could be an interesting set of weapons to have just for funYep, at least the upper anyway.

Darthbauer
November 16, 2008, 03:43 PM
I want one of those AR-57 uppers bad.

gvnwst
November 16, 2008, 03:44 PM
I don't have either, but love the idea. If i get a PS90, it would have to be the SBR version, as i hate the long barrel look. If i can't get that, a AR-57 upper is in order. A friend has a Five seveN on order, and i will see if i like that.

LegalAlien
November 16, 2008, 04:29 PM
I have the FiveseveN pistol and have no interest in the PS90 as a carbine option.

I like the idea of the AR5.7 upper though and it might be on my future buy list.

If I go for a Bullpup design, it would more than likely be the FS2000.

BTW . . . I LOVE MY 5.7. It is my daily carry and it is accompanied by 61 rds of SS195

Gunnerpalace
November 16, 2008, 05:45 PM
Hi, :D

vos es non unus

Walkalong
November 16, 2008, 07:11 PM
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browningguy
November 16, 2008, 07:14 PM
I'm actually of fan as I think it is a great plinking cartridge. Unfortunately the price of both the carbine and pistol is insane. When someone makes an AR upper at a reasonable price I'll get one.

zoom6zoom
November 16, 2008, 09:52 PM
The AR mag has been gutted, cut down and now serves as a brass catcher. The EX-30 round mag will hold 50 empty 5.7x28 cases.

Brilliant! I've had my eye on one of these uppers. Got a range report for us?

davepool
November 16, 2008, 09:54 PM
I have the pistol,very accurate,and not one hiccup in over 500 rounds. Light recoil makes fast accurate follow up shots easy. I shoot the SS197, not completly sold on it for self defence, but with 20 rounds in the mag .....maybe

PTK
November 16, 2008, 10:12 PM
I have a FNH USG in 5.7x28, and a SBR'd PS90. :)

Love them both.

Anteater1717
November 16, 2008, 10:15 PM
I still think it would be a great bolt gun, varmint cartridge!

TIMC
November 16, 2008, 11:49 PM
The AR mag has been gutted, cut down and now serves as a brass catcher. The EX-30 round mag will hold 50 empty 5.7x28 cases.

Brilliant! I've had my eye on one of these uppers. Got a range report for us?


I've only had it out to the range one time but here is the 100 yard target I sighted it in on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/AR57target.jpg?t=1226893328

I was using the 40 grain V-Max tipped rounds range conditions were kind of windy so it was hard to make good scope adjustments at 100 yards with the light bullets but I did manage to put quite a few in the bull. I plan on getting dies for it and seeing what I can get out of it with hand loads.

As far as function I did have a couple of FTF rounds where the bullet hit the top of the chamber when loading but the bolt is still pretty tight and I did see improvement as I put more rounds through it.

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