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New 5.7x28 pistol

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Sully:vz-58, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Sully:vz-58

    Sully:vz-58

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    I do not want to discuss why the 5.7 round is not an effective round or why there is no need for another 5.7 pistol.

    Rather, Why is there no other gun makers producing a 5.7 pistol?

    I for one would love to have an affordable 5.7 carry gun.
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Because it's an expensive fairly useless round that no one with a choice generally uses except in very limited roles when backed up by heavier weapons.

    Manufacturers won't make what won't sell.
     

  3. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    The 5.7 cartridge is also longer than most pistol cartridges, and that means the pistol grip will be long.
     
  4. 93GT

    93GT The Ogre

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    I would buy one for a fun gun if there was something reliable in the 5-600 dollar range. There is no way in hell I am dropping a grand for something that doesn't fill a niche in my collection though.
     
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    5.7 is a proprietary AP round that can't be bought by civilians. Rounds that you can buy are neutered, so there's no point in using them where cheaper, more effective pistol rounds are available.
     
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    This^^^^

    Outside of a single "boutique" manufacturer (Elite Ammunition), the only game in town is F.N. themselves.

    F.N. has already demonstrated a reluctance to provide effective ammo.

    Why buy into the problem.

    Find another caliber that is more effective and be happy.
     
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    Well, its a fun round to shoot. :supergrin:
     
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    I personally can't shoot the gun well.
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. :thumbsup:
     
  11. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    I never liked the pistol but these are lots of fun


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  12. Trigger Finger

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    These are allot of fun and I shoot the 16 inch barreled version great up to about 125 yards. But with the pistol, if you used it for House Protection and had to actually fire it indoors I think you would be bleeding from the ears after you put the bad guy down. Extremely loud indoors with the pistol!
     
  13. The Pirate

    The Pirate Grandmaaaaaaa!!!!!!

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    At this point I think it has more advantages in the rifle than the pistol. I wouldn't mind seeing a few more well thought out shoulder fired weapons chambered in the round.


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  15. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Funny... whenever anyone mentions the Five-seveN, the haters come out and go to great lengths to disparage a gun they've likely never owned or even fired.

    I like having one in my FNH collection. The PS90 is on my short list.

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    Its ok there are haters with just about every gun. Cool collection, Ive always wanted to try out the 2000





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  17. ChicagoZman

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    I would not consider it for carry for the reasons already stated. I do however, enjoy shooting the gun and its partner PS-90. Accurate, very little recoil and just plain fun.
     
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    You may not want to discuss it, but the answers are in your post.

    Many/most potential buyers appear to believe that the 5.7 round is not an effective round, and either separately or as a result, potential manufacturers have concluded that there is no need for another 5.7 pistol.

    All of which explains why there are no other gun makers producing a 5.7 pistol.

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  20. crazymoose

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    Also, because of the length of the cartridge, there aren't any existing pistols out there to handle the round that would make for any easy conversion. Manufacturers would be looking at a ground-up design with a long action and large mag well. There just is not a ton of demand to justify those expenses.