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The p90 rumors are true

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by airbornekyle1, Mar 26, 2005.

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  1. airbornekyle1

    airbornekyle1 Member

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    THE rumors are true FNH is manufacturing the P90 in semi-auto. The only down fall about the conversion is that they are making the barrel a couple inches longer. The new product is somewhat ugly. Just think with the A.P rounds people will be able to perforate 48 layers of kevlar.
     
  2. Third_Rail

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    Or with the FMJ rounds and a 30-06... or a .223.... or a .30-30....

    Rifles generally penetrate soft armor, since it was only made to stand up to pistol rounds.
     
  3. whm1974

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    How much are one of these things going to cost? I rather have a 10/22 chambered in .22 mag. At least I could get ammo for it.

    -Bill
     
  4. The Grand Inquisitor

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    The P-90 is going to go for around $1,500 and the F2000 will go for around $1,700.

    Not too bad of prices, but it seems that it will be at least 6 months to a year before we see any anything on the market.
     
  5. El Tejon

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    If they want to move it, FN has to be more aggressive in product placements in Hollywood. It will never sell unless you manufacture the desire by infecting the public with the "Iwannacoolgun" virus.

    If FN is looking for agents, where do I send my resume? :D
     
  6. grendelbane

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    Unfortunately, truer words were never spoken. Look at the Desert Eagle.

    It is sad that the vast majority of people who will never actually own a firearm have such influence on the purchasing decisions of those who do.

    On the other hand, I have the distinct pleasure of hearing, "I never saw one of those before!", every time my Grizzly Mark I is displayed.

    Not really fair, because it did have its own movie, but only dedicated Hollywood trivia buffs can name it.
     
  7. El Tejon

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    gren, yes the DE is just one example of many. I always enjoy the fact that everyone will admit that Hollywood affects the gun purchasing decisions of OTHER PEOPLE. :D

    No doubt the p90's use in Peru helped within a narrow niche market, but to really make money FN has got to get into the movies.
     
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    Two Words

    StarGate SG-1
     
  9. grendelbane

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    I admit that Hollywood affects my purchasing decisions. I saw the Desert Eagle in so many movies, I decided to buy a Grizzly instead. :)

    No, I don't CCW it, that is what Government models are for.

    Hollywood started affecting firearms thinking from a very early date. In, "A Rifleman Went To War", Herbert W. McBride tells about pistol ideas he saw expressed in the movies that he never saw in real life. This was pre WWI.

    Most everything I know about handguns I picked up looking at covers of cheap paper-back books growing up in the 60s. :p
     
  10. epijunkie67

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    Actually the store I bought my FN57 from is expecting to take delivery on their first order in 2 months. And yeah, I'm on the list.
     
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    I didn't buy my Desert Eagle because of a movie.

    I bought it because the guy wanted $400 for it. Perfect for knocking down the 200 meter steel rams, thought I. ;)

    48 layers of Kevlar, hmmm? Not that defeating body armor is a proper discussion for an online gun forum, but as Third Rail mentioned, can you imagine what a real rifle, perhaps in .308/7.62mm NATO, could do? :scrutiny:
     
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    StarGate Atlantis
    Battlestar Galactica

    Nice to see FN still having an impact in foreign galaxies.
     
  13. Nazirite

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    Who actually uses a P90 besides Hollywood? I don’t believe I have ever seen any military photos with someone holding a P90.
     
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    The US Secret Service uses them.
     
  15. Marko Kloos

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    Shakedown, 1988...Peter Weller and Sam Elliott. Released as Blue Jean Cop in some countries.
     
  16. grendelbane

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    OK! You win! Your prize is bragging rights!

    Now that I am totally guilty of thread drift, (not as heinous a crime as thread hijacking!), I will comment on the P90. I am not sure I will ever get one, as they have such limited actual use, and I have plenty of toys already. Still, it is as excellent a candidate for SBR as I have seen in a long time.

    Sam Elliot had some great one-liners in that otherwise quite forgettable movie, didn't he?
     
  17. PMDW

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    $30 says the semi-auto P90 is banned within 3 years. That, or FN stops making them.
     
  18. TexasRifleman

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    Probably won't ban it, but the .gov will pressure THEM into ceasing sales of magazines holding more than 5 or 10. Then you'll have a $1500 Mini-14 with no mags available.
     
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    It's a good thing HK doesn't make mags for the FN P90. :)

    I still say it gets banned like the Five-seveN is going to, though.
     
  20. TexasRifleman

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    Mind said FN, fingers went HK :evil:

    Fixed now....
     
  21. viking87

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    As to who uses the P90, I'm pretty sure that's what I saw in the hands of some French troops at Charles DeGaule Airport in Paris. Wasn't very close though, so I could have been mistaken.
     
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    US Capitol Police use them also - I have a great picture of an officer comparing weight of one with a carbon fiber bicycle at a lobbying event last week. The P90 weighed less, but not by much - oh technology.
    -dc2wheel
     
  23. Gifted

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    I've heard from a store in my hometown that the local police were interested in buying them, for shooting up engine blocks and such.
     
  24. PMDW

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    I'd like to see a 5.7 round go through an engine block.

    I'd be very amazed.
     
  25. LiquidTension

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    I'd love to make an SBR out of the P90.

    I'm less concerned with the price of the weapon than I am with the price of ammo. That stuff is ridiculously expensive.
     
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