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Is the Herstal 5.7x28 Reliable?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by kelte, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. kelte

    kelte

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  2. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Reliable?

    I've never known mine to give me any trouble, even with my reloads.
     


  3. Metal Angel

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    I heard of one that went ka-boom with hand loads... Don't know any more details so that's probably not helpful.
     
  4. 63bmechanic

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    that isnt very helpful, any gun can kaboom w/ hand loads lol. from my expirence the FN pistol was built to be a combat hand gun and lives up to its intentions. just a round that is over rated IMO
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Reliable as in shoots well, deosn't jam, etc? Probably. I rarely hear of issues with it, either in the pistol or carbine.

    Reliabile at stopping a determined attacker? Well, asking that question is a good way to start an argument around here, at least.... :whistling:
     
  6. PlasticGuy

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    My wife and I each have one. She shoots hers a lot. I shoot mine occasionally. Both are extremely accurate, and we haven't had a malfunction out of either yet. We have fired about 2,000 rounds through them so far. Hardly an extreme endourance test, but so far so good.
     
  7. msloan71

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    My wife loves hers...will never let it go. Just a bit pricey.
     
  8. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    One can argue all day long about the caliber, but both the Five Seven handgun and the PS90 are known to be very reliable.
     
  9. 63bmechanic

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    i dont see ever getting one until someone other than FN rolls out ammunition.
     
  10. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Federal is now selling ammo.
     
  11. 63bmechanic

    63bmechanic

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    oh really? when did that start, last i checked FN was bogarting them
     
  12. 63bmechanic

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    very nice, glad to see this. FN was charging ridiculous prices for its higher velocity 22 mags lol
     
  13. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Too bad you no not what you say... :whistling:
     
  14. 63bmechanic

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    really? for what it is, the cost of ammo around here at least was ridiculous, and yes, as hard as it is to believe, its just a faster moving .22 mag. gasp
     
  15. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=82043


    Ft-Lb Measurements (Average of 5 shots)
    .................Weight...............Five-seveN.................AR57 12"
    SS197 .......40gr....................259............................344
    ProtecTOR ..40gr....................340............................521
    S5 .............32gr....................314............................431
    S4M ...........28gr....................362............................529
    CCI .22mr....40gr...................160


     
  16. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    EDIT: ^^ Even SS197 is an effective round, neutered as it is :supergrin: I carry SS198 and EA PenetraTOR. I have some ProtecTOR but havent shot it yet, probably do that while I'm on leave.

    Aaaaand the uneducated arrive. I was hoping I'd make it before then.

    To the OP: The FiveSeven and PS90 have been extremely reliable in my experience. I have both... the Five Seven is my new daily carry and the PS90 shares HD duty with one of my ARs.

    There are several good options for ammo out there, and the good stuff is about on par (price wise) with any other decent defensive ammo. Don't let the people who regurgitate what they've heard from idiots discourage you.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  17. 63bmechanic

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    what fallacy am i "regurgitating", in ballistics gel its proven to do little more than a .22 mag. its faster moving, whoopty do. and until apparently recently FN WAS the only ammunition. i was not aware of its coming out. i also stated i saw no interest in buying one until that changed, it however has. if you read further i also state that it is in fact a quality pistol.