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a glock in the 5.7 FN round

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by herbflashbang, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. herbflashbang

    herbflashbang

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    wouldn't it be nice to see glock chamber the 5.7 round in a frame the size of a 21 platform. think of the capacity. the potential for law enforcement to penetrate soft body armor , no need to change holsters and equipment. would make a nice concealed carry caliber, obviously in a smaller package , glock 30 size? if more manufactorers produced more weapons for the caliber the round might be produced more and come down in price a little.
     
  2. boomhower

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    No interest at all. LEO interest in the round is extremely minimal from the cost issue alone.
     

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    I think it's at least a novel idea. It's something I would be interested in trying out someday, but I doubt it will ever come to fruition.
     
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    I'm not really interested in such a big blocky gun that shoots such a tiny round. Maybe if Glock came out with a 17,19,26 sized gun in 5.7 at the same price point I would pick one up for kicks. Honestly I have next to no interest in the 5.7. Glocks time is better spent improving their current lineup and if they want to come out with some slimmer guns that the market currently wants IMO.
     
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  5. fastbolt

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    Uh, no.

    Pretty much a non-starter for American LE interest & usage.
     
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    Nope, glorified 22 mag, I'll keep my 9's and 45 thanks.
     
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    Grip would need to be longer than the 21.

    Not interested at all.

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    Kind of like sticking a 3hp Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine in a school bus- lots of noise, minimal effect.

    Might as well do it in .22 Magnum and it'd sell a lot better, too. :winkie:
     
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    The 5.7 is like Glock's 45GAP. There is nothing it does that another round cant do better. FN's FiveseveN only holds a few more round then a Glock 17. And as far far as armor penetrating, how often is a BG wearing body armor. Don't get me wrong I'm all for advances of it helps saves lives. FN's 5.7 round and HK's 4.6 round were designed to accomplish a result that NATO's solid projectile called for. Since on the streets HP ammo is allowed and used, they just don't have a purpose.



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  10. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    You are correct. Glock wouldn't produce a whole new longer-gripped frame just for this odd caliber.
    :upeyes:
     
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    That's what I almost posted. ;)
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Yes, the .22 magnum comes to mind, but Glock would never make one. The rimmed case makes magazine design somewhat tricky. :upeyes:
     
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  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Is the 5.7 cartridge shooting .22 caliber bullet? :dunno:
     
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    Now a 10/22, bull barrel, in 5.7........I would buy one in a heartbeat......

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  16. SCmasterblaster

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    Now the 10/22 has a rotary magazine. Could they somehow get the bottle-necked 5.7 into the rotary magazine?
     
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    Yep, give them even more rounds to miss with faster. I doubt you ever see wide spread use of the 5.7 anywhere.
     
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    Put the 50rd magazine under the stock. (flip a FN P90 over basicly)

    Make bench shooting easy with the mag under the stock.

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  19. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder how much 5.7 ammo costs?

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    You just created a new episode for Will and the boys at Red Jacket!