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Discussion in '5.7 X 28mm Club' started by the perfesser, May 17, 2010.

  1. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
    I did not set up this club, but I could not resist the temptation to baptize it with the first post and thread. I had an opportunity to shoot both the FN carbine and the pistol briefly some time ago. Found both intriguing, and would like an opportunity to shoot the pistol once again.

    My two questions:
    (1) Does anyone think that the FN pistol has much of a civilian-commercial or military future?
    (2) Will the pistol be discontinued, but the carbine live on for specialized military/police users and as a civilian-owned oddity?
  2. SunsetMan

    SunsetMan Deplorable Lifetime Member

    Second post! Darn it, you beat me to the first :supergrin:

    I have a PS90 and a Five-seveN. The Five-seveN is a lot of fun to shoot. I can shoot it quickly and accurately and the fireball is fun.

    I'm not sure what kind of future the pistol has. FN doesn't seem to promote it or the ammo a lot, but then I think they are being conservative to help keep it from being banned.

    I hope the pistol is not discontinued. Both the pistol and the carbine are an oddity to me. They are both fun and should do reasonably well for self defense. If I knew I was going into harms way I would want something more powerful though.

    The cartridge has potential that FN isn't using for some reason. My guess is that they don't want to increase the civilian ammo's capability of penetrating body armor.

  3. Jr.

    Jr. CLM

    Sep 18, 2008
    I'd like to see a sub compact 5.7x28 to use as a bug. A G26/27/33/39 sized gun in 5.7 would be ideal.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Let me be the first to post a pic in this new forum. :cool:


  5. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

    Feb 18, 2010
    1. A future, yes...but probably not much of one unfortunately.
    2. I'm unsure.
    3. I just wanted to be one of the first ten to post in the forum. :tongueout:
  6. SunsetMan

    SunsetMan Deplorable Lifetime Member

    That is a beautiful picture bac!
  7. majette


    May 1, 2008
    Norfolk, VA
    if you have an ar the best way to get in on the fun is to get one of the ar57 uppers or even a complete rifle
  8. mcole


    Jan 20, 2001
    1. yes
    2. no
  9. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Thanks :wavey:
  10. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

    May 11, 2010
    Hockey City, Texas
    Glad to see this new section.

    I prev owned a Five-Seven, and I still have a PS90.

    I sold the Five Seven to help pay for a Custom 1911. It was a cool gun, but I don't miss it. I never could get it to shoot as accurately on paper as I could other guns. I've seen others report the same issues.

    Granted, I could hit the target, just not the center of it all the time. There seems to be some variation in the POI. I also read a magazine article recently, and the writer commented on the way rounds would form a string or a line. He thought itw as odd too.

    But, I do not have that issue with my PS90, and I love that gun!

  11. miatank


    Mar 29, 2006
    Sahuarita, AZ
    Glad to see this club! Bought a 57 pistol recently - have only had one chance to shoot it tho. Generated some brass to reload so we'll try some home-brew next time. Did not get the impression that the factory ammo was all that accurate.
    The box the pistol came in sure was big enuf.
    Factory round, fired brass, re-sized bass. Notice how much the shoulder moved upon firing. Don't think we'll get many reloads from that brass.

    dave - or is it the pistol?

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  12. The pistol has only a limited future in any market. Since it has no serious competition, it will continue to be profitable for FN to sell it. The high profit margin helps here.

    Lacking gov't interference, the pistol will not be discontinued. The PS-90 has a bright future in the commercial market.

    OF course, I was the one that said this new fangled smokeless powder was just a passing fad. Seems like it is here to stay now.
  13. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007

    I presume that you know all about ATP just south of your town. I think that you're lucky! I stop there at least once on every Charleston visit. Do you know if they will rent out a 5.7 pistol to use at their indoor range? This curious "hobby-ist" from the Upcountry wants to know!
  14. gsr


    Dec 31, 2005
    I'd feel alot better about the future of this round if other companies besides FN loaded it.
  15. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
  16. SunsetMan

    SunsetMan Deplorable Lifetime Member

    Hey perfesser! I've been to ATP a few times. They seem a bit pricey, but it sure is fun to look at the selection. They do class 3 and I believe they rent class 3 too. Every fun shop should have some suppressors behind the glass.

    I saw someone pick up a wicked looking Saiga SBR shotty a while back :supergrin:

    I don't know if they will rent a Five-seveN or not.

    Are there any other gun stores I should visit nearby? I'm fairly new here. I was in Columbus, GA and can heartily recommend Barrow's in Butler, GA. The gun part of the store is in the back of a Napa car parts store. They have a great selection and prices. No class 3 though.
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  17. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007

    ATP also has good prices on quality SD ammo, and their indoor range is very good. It would be good to find a place that rented the Five-seveN for prospective buyers. It is different enough to warrant some hands-on promotion.

    As for other Charleston-area shops, I'll have to ask my relatives who live down there....
  18. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Count me in to this forum. Oh I bet the haters are going to try and disrupt some threads here :)

    I had the Five seveN but sold it (all 1911s now) but still have the PS90 and AR57. Great little compromise round IMO.
  19. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Where did this section come from???????

  20. Nice box.:whistling:

    Mine did not have the blue inside, plus it was foam lined. What gives, Man?