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5.7 x 28 for defense

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by crash_gsxr750, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

    Apr 22, 2008

    I did a search and read a couple of your previous replies to the 5.7 x 28 do you know of any shootings since then and your opinion of it

    I've read a couple articles that this round has been very effective with the drug cartels in Mexico and to horrific effect by the fort hood shooter hasan

    Second question if used in a SD shooting could the same thing happen to the gentlemen that used the overpowerful 10mm

  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Field results remain limited and mixed, I for one remain cautious.

    As you review the Fort Hood atrocities, note how many people took center mass hits and were able to stay up and running, escape, and survive. Sadly, they had nothing to shoot back with. Had situation been reversed, well, use your imagination.

    Media DID make big deal out of the mass-murderer's high-tech gun, I would expect opposing counsel to do the same with good guy shooting bad guy with same if they wanted to demonize him.

    I've found the 5.7 fun to shoot. I'm not ready to use it for carry yet. YMMV.


  3. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

    Apr 22, 2008