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Has anyone shot a FN Five-Seven?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dlowe167, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Well-Known Member

    I wanna shoot the FN Five-Seven. Im curious about this gun. How it shoots,accuracy,etc.? I had heard a rumor of them double pumping,guess cause they have a blowback action. I never buy into rumors,thats why im asking. Like I said im really curious about this gun. Thanks
  2. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    double pumping???
  3. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by "double pumping"?....

    But when I shot one it was nice. It recoiled slightly more than a .22, but was considerably louder. Accuracy was pretty nice.

    All in all, it was fun to shoot a few times, but I have zero need or want for one.
  4. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Well-Known Member

    To me it means that it hasnt really ejected the first rounds as it tries pushin another round in. Basicly grenades a polymer frame. Seen pics of other guns doing it on the saysuncle.com
  5. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    I have not heard of feeding issues with the FiveSeven. The one I got to shoot did not have an issue in 20 rounds that I put through it.
  6. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    My brother just traded his for a AR15. I just his several times and it feels like shooting a 22 magnum. Big flash of fire comes out of the barrel. Most people won't believe this but it shot point of aim at 200 yards. Bullet comes out at about 2000 fps.
  7. Pete D.

    Pete D. Well-Known Member


    I have had a FiveSeven for a few years now. A varmint rifle that you can put in your pocket. Marvelously accurate.
    I have never heard of the "double pumping" issue before reading this thread.
    I wonder, though, if it is a real thing, whether it is is related somehow to the FiveSeven's OS and if that has been somehow disrupted by hand loads.
    The OS in the FiveSeven is a delayed blowback, not a straight blowback.
    The cartridges are coated with a polymer film. When fired, the film causes the case to stick in the chamber for longer than it otherwise would, delaying ejection. If the coating has been removed or worn off or if the case has been improperly loaded, this timing will be disrupted.
    You would end up with a double feed perhaps. In any case, I do not see the "grenade the polymer frame" thing. A jam, yes. But an OBD....? The case being ejected is already inert. So what is going to blow? The same is true if the opposite occurs and the case fails to eject. Perhaps I misunderstand.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  8. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Well-Known Member

    I believe Gun Tests did a story in 2011 about the 5.7 vs. the 22 win mag. The rounds appeared to be very similar ballistics-wise, but win mag ammo is significantly less expensive. That being said, I'd still like one.
  9. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    My FN Five-Seven is a great shooting pistol. You've been mis-informed on any "double-pumping" problem. The Five-Seven is very reliable and a very high quality gun. It is an excellent choice for home protection. The only drawbacks I can think of are it's high cost, loud report and not all indoor ranges will allow it. Go figure. :confused:
  10. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Did they test commercial ammo or the original intended round to be used the SS190 ball round? I know besides crazy prices for old boxes its impossible to get if not LE/Mil/FFL(?), but I don't think Win Mag will thrash body armour like the 5.7. I'd really like one myself.

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  11. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Well-Known Member

    The 5.7x28 out of a five inch barrel is ballistically similar to the .22 win mag out of an eighteen inch barrel. A small, but important, detail that is often left out of such statements.
  12. kim breed

    kim breed Well-Known Member

    super accurate and smoking velocity. Very dangerous to varmints. Ballistic tips leave big holes in deer carcasses . cool to shoot pumpkins and watermelons. never had a feed problem.
  13. Pete D.

    Pete D. Well-Known Member


    +1 about that.
    Try putting that .22 magnum rifle in your pocket.

    Another thing....my FiveSeven, loaded with 20 rounds, weighs the same as my Glock 36 loaded with six.

    (Before anyone asks....I did not buy the FiveSeven as a SD gun but really as a field gun, the varmint rifle in my pocket to which I referred earlier. When I carry for SD, I carry the 36.)
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  14. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Why is the FiveSeven bad for SD? I mean not to sound grim but if I recall it was used in the Ft Hood shooting and with regular sporting ammo, not SS190 ball.

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  15. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    Recently saw a video of the "anemic" sporting round demolishing the bones in a pork shoulder. The round is quite useful for SD.

    Shooting the Five Seven is a lot of fun. Really good trigger, low recoil, flat shooting, very accurate, . . . a bit louder than other guns, but not by much.
  16. bodam

    bodam Well-Known Member

    Give your first born for ammo though, that's the issue with 5.7
  17. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for comments. I have a Kel-tec PLR16 as a back up CCW/truck gun. Just thought i'd try the FN Five-Seven out
  18. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Well-Known Member

    $.48 per round for clean top-shelf ammo loaded with premium components. That is standard going rate ($23.99) for SS197 sporting rounds. Sounds like 40S&W or 45acp to me; not what I call cheap, but not what most people would call 'giving your first born'. If cost of ammo is your primary concern, then stick with .22lr and 9x18 Mak for your pistols.

    I have been carrying and shooting my FsN USG for about 18 months now. My impressions are as follows:
    * It is one of the most accurate pistols I own - right up there with the STI GP6, which is to say very accurate.
    * Recoil is exceptionally low. Comparable to a 32 automatic in my subjective estimation. It doesn't even throw your sights off target. It is no feat at all to put two rounds center mass with a 5.7 in the time it would take to place one aimed shot with other center fire pistols.
    * Muzzle flash can be quite large, especially in failing light.
    * Reliability is exceptionally good. Glock / Sig good. I think the fact that high quality ammunition is the ONLY ammunition is a significant factory is that.
    * Mechanically the gun is very simplistic. Delayed Blowback action has a minimum of parts.
    * Safety is very high. The safety lever is a simple trigger block, rather than one which interferes with any of the internal mechanisms. This allows you to put the gun into 'condition 3' and still engage the mechanical safety, which is something many pistols will not allow you to do. There is almost no chance of accidentally or negligently discharging the weapon in this mode, and yet it can still be made ready to fire as quickly as you can chamber a round.

    I am a very big fan of the FN 5.7 pistol. I realize it is not for everybody, and I still appreciate my other handguns, but I will never be without my 5.7 till the end of my days.
  19. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    Extremely accurate, long range, extremely low recoil, fairly loud with a pretty huge muzzle blast. They are a hoot to shoot and are VERY light to carry, even with 20 rounds. I've not had any feeding or "double pumping" regardless of the "rumors" you may have heard, whatever that means. I tend to ignore rumors as they are usually made up in someone's mind, which happens to be the case here.

  20. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Well-Known Member

    Oooh, FN 5.7 pron.


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