How practical are hi-tech guns?

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    There are a ton of guns on the market now that either have a really futuristic look/feel to them or they have a bell and/or whistle that most guns don't have...but in the end, it seems like weapons for CCW, HD, LEO, etc...are more "back to basics" guns.

    A perfect example is the FS2000. It sure looks cool, but how many LE agencies or citizens looking for an HD gun are buying these up?

    Share your thoughts here...Are newer and better guns more in demand or are battle tested basics going to always be more popular/desired?

    Thanks!

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  2. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    If you have an FS2000 and a Five-seveN, you can be just like Sam Fisher! LOL!

    I bought my Five-seveN just because I didn't really want anything else, and because it was unique. It definitely would not be my first choice for HD though. A Zombie Gun? Probably. = )
     

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    i bought on when they sold for less than $2000 for me its been a fun rifle to shoot, sure some are cheaper but they don't have what the FN FS2000 offers

    a good example in your case are me and my buddies range visits

    i have a P99 , Sig 228, and Walther p5 we brought all three on the range , while he tried to like the p99 because of its stylish grips. but, the aluminum framed DA/SA guns shot better and were easier to grip for a longer period than the polymer P99

    myyself , i like all of them equally
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Thanks for the replies...

    Just to be clear though, I wasn't picking on or singling out the FS2000. It was just the most hi-tech looking gun that came to mind at the time. :)

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    I shot the full-auto version of the FS2000 a while back when the FN rep was in town...

    Id say it's plenty practical.
     
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    IMightBeWrong Straw Dog

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    Sorry, gotta disagree on the FS2000. Awesome rifle, but for my money I'd like something with a more classic trigger like a good AR platform.

    Also, lets not forget that the Glock was once considered "Hi-Tech".
     
  8. emt1581

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    Ok...guys (and gals)...let's forget I singled out the FS2000! :supergrin:

    If you want to use it as I did just to represent that catergory of guns, that's alright. But I didn't want the thread just to be about the FS2000.

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  9. raven11

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    back to the topic, believe me i've had more people notice the Walther P5 on the range than the P99, there is a certain mystic about an old firearms that a xd, M&P, and most of the newer ones just don't have

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    There's guns that just look high tech and there are guns that are high tech or at least more complicated than normal like the KRISS.
     
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    My friends and I refer to those types of guns as space guns. Honestly they are cool looking and they seem to function just fine. The only problem I have with them is for $2,000 I can get an FS2000 or for under $1,000 I can get a very nice AR-15. Nothing the FS2000 has is worth the additional cost to me. But if it's what you like get one. I've spent plenty of money my M-14 because those are what I like.
     
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    Every "classic" firearm was high-tech at some point. Imagine the 1911 in the early 1900's or the AR-15 in the 1950's.
     
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    Very true. I was going to say in the 1980s Glocks were the most hi-tech pistols out there. Maybe other than the infumous Tech-9. :upeyes:
     
  15. emt1581

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    True, but my question is still the same....talk about it in the context of the dates you mentioned and guns that came out back then if you want.

    Thanks!

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    I have no problem with the Futuristic look as long as the gun is good quality and performs well. If it is designed for form over function then I have no interest.