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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by catfish wilson, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. I am new to to THR so I dont know if this ahs been asked. Does anybody have any experience with the 5.7X28 FNH Five SeveN. It looks pretty cool, what about the quality and price?
  2. lanternlad1

    lanternlad1 Well-Known Member

    There is also a five seven forum if you're interested. http://fivesevenforum.com/ They have a lot of specific info there too.
  3. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    This is not a knock of the five-seven, but what's the point of the five-seven?
    They are expensive, the ammo is expensive, the guns are ugly and most of all, they make a small and very expensive hole!
  4. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    What's the point of any handgun after the Colt SAA? Let's be honest.

    The five-seven has a massive magazine capacity.

    The recoil is practically non-existent. My 12 year old can run El Presidente like a mad man :)

    The ammo is not expensive actually if you compare it to other stuff on the market. If you happen to have a PS-90 it's nice to have the commonality of caliber.

    If we are at a place where we have to justify a handgun or rifle with some "practical" use, we're all screwed.

    We should all have SAAs and 1911s and move on if that's the rule.
  5. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    Capacity and recoil are valid points, but the cost of 5-7 ammo is three times as high as 9mm.
  6. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    a freind was thinking about buying a five-seven because of the performance and "it looks cool" he asked what i thought. i personally don't care for it. luckily he took my advice to rent one at the range. he shot it yesterday, and outside of the performance of the round, he didn't care for the pistol at all.

    cliff notes: rent one if you can.
  7. SGW42

    SGW42 Well-Known Member

    If I owned a PS90, I'd probably have to buy a Five-Seven, just cause. (And conversely if I somehow owned a Five-Seven, I'd have to track down a PS90.)

    That said, I don't own either.
  8. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Well-Known Member

    The cartridge I find interesting. The gun...rather less so. If the same round were chambered in a better-designed piece, I'd buy one.
  9. bigcim

    bigcim Well-Known Member

    I was told this round slips threw body armor
    I may have been lied to
  10. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    that would be the SS190 (and i think the discontinued SS192) ammo, i believe that they can penetrate Level II body armor.
  11. Thanks, I am Joe Wilson and I love this stuff
  12. biscuitninja

    biscuitninja Well-Known Member

    Small rifle round in a pistol. GIANT magazine capacity and the ability to throw things WAY out there (rifle round remember).

    Follow up shots are a cinch and its not bad looking to me.

    The downsides for me....
    -Its kinda expensive to own and to purchase.
    -Its a double stack and I have smaller hands.
    -I don't know how reliable it is with lots of rounds....
    -Kinda rare...

    Anyways good luck, I like them, but can't stomach the price. I'd much rather purchase something for my other hobbies at that point.
  13. johnle

    johnle Well-Known Member

    A .17 HMR will go through a vest also as will a .22 WMR.

    Yeah, all three will go through a vest but they leave tiny wound tracks. Frankly if he's got armor on, you better have a rifle or a slug shooting shotgun near by.
  14. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but a rifle round doesn't perform like a rifle round when it's shot out of a pistol.

    If you want a defensive pistol and think a 5-7 is a good choice, I just don't understand that logic!

    If you want it for fun and practice and like it's low recoil, fine, but it's a really expensive way to go, when a 22 will fill that purpose too, with way, way less overall cost.

    If you just want a 5-7, than I think you should get it.
  15. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    i wouldn't really say "giant magazine capacity"
  16. Darthbauer

    Darthbauer Well-Known Member

    I wouldnt say that either but it is still the only gun that ive seen that will hold 30 rounds in a mag and the mag is flush with the bottom of the frame. They make kits to get 10 more rounds in the 20 round mags. Glocks have 30 rounders but they also stick out the bottom of the gun about 6 or 7 inches.
  17. BattleChimp Potemkin

    BattleChimp Potemkin Well-Known Member

    We've had guys come out to our range with em. They are very (almost insanely) accurate at 50 yards, low recoil, cub-compact weight :)), would be a pleasure to carry), and a decent price for ammunition (the stuff available outside of handloads can be used inversely for SD, so its somewhat cheaper per round than the other SD ammunition available, shoot half the box, load the other half up). My only beefs with it are the initial weapon price (can be a little high depending), the round's fragmenting nature (looks like a handgrenade went off in newspaper, but only for about 4 inches, soft points anyone?), and the blast (holy smokes, sounds like .357 sig going off). Other than that, great gun, easy to maintain, accurate. I know it takes .224 diameter stuff for handloads, why not a heavier soft point for SD work (decent penetration, some expansion, NO fragmentation)?
  18. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    When will these have night sites ??
  19. Soybomb

    Soybomb Well-Known Member

    Pretty much. There is AP ammo out there for it just like there is for 9mm. You can't buy either. Some rounds can penetrate low grades of body armor but its nothing that people don't do do with $100 guns 50 year old guns they get shipped to their front doors with a C&R license. The round is very unimpressive.

    A slug will not do anything to a guy in body armor rated to protect against them. That myth needs to die.

    That said I think its a fun gun. I wouldn't use one for defense and probably won't buy one but I think it would be a fun plinker especially if you're recoil sensitive and want a little extra zip over .22lr.
  20. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    I think the 5.7 and the PS90 would make a great combo as truck guns.

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