I want an FN P-90
They're comfy guns, but I'd take an actual P90 over the PS90. About $2k more, but select-fire capable and damn fine to have in close-quarters. Even though it was designed as a PDW (Personal Defense Weapon), it's been mainly used in the exact opposite capacity, and quite admirably. Most police instances where the weapon has been used (including with it's pistol counterpart) have resulted in the 5.7 round not leaving the person shot with it and causing horrific (almost always lethal) wounds. No overpenetration problems, great ability to punch through doors and walls but stop in people, all sorts of goodness.
And hey, it's small enough that it almost counts as a select-fire handgun. Just haven't seen any IWB holsters for them yet.
If offered though, it's one I'd gladly pay the $200 tax on to register it with BATFE. I'd rate it as one of the most effective methods of close-quarters defense (out to 150m) and assault out there, but only based on preliminary feel of it. Haven't had the chance to really put it through paces or "get dirty" with one yet.
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain
If it chambered a .223 I think I would be very tempted to take out a second mortgage and pick one up but I have to go with the guys who have an issue with cost of ammo and the ammo itself. I’m not even that big of a fan of the .223 but IMHO 5.7 is just too small a round and for the cost it’s just too much for going out and having a good time. All that being said it would be cool to actually shoot one, I have held them but never gotten to go out and shoot it.
The PS90 does nothing for me visually. IMO the PS90 and the Beretta CX4 are the two most ugly "rifles" out there today. And if I don't like the look of a gun, no matter how great the caliber or how comfortable it is, I won't even entertain buying one.
I'll stick with my AR. That's a damn fine lookin' gun!
I love my PS90 and the 50 round mag. And, to me, its more ergonomic than any other rifle. But, even when finding the ammo at a good price ($17 or so per box of 50), it is expensive to shoot.
I want the 9mm CX4 because it's almost 1/3 the price to shoot. And, I like the looks and the light weight. I've been tempted to buy an AR many times this year. I've passed every time. I even thought that I'd get the Sig 556 - in order to have the piston option. But once I held it, I found it too front heavy...
Sorry guys... I'll have my CX4 soon and my PS90 - and that will be my only 2 rifles...
I was going to get a FN Bolt action rifle until I found out how much 308 ammo costs...
~ both of those "weapons" have the appearance of a bad movie props out of the Star Wars movie bars scene.
~ prehaps maybe even the "AMC Pacers" of the gun world .
Plenty of brands and guns I don't like and would not want even if ya gave me one. But, when someone posts up their pic and shows what they just bought - I congratulate them just the same...
Ok, Ship. I actually wouldn't mind having one. If it weren't for the steep price and all the other things on my list I might consider it. The small round doesn't bother me so much, since there really isn't a practical use for the gun as far as I can tell - that round is definitely inadequate for deer. Of course, I'll need to get my AR first...
Last edited by Todd; 11-16-2007 at 08:33 AM.
Ok... I'm rather tired of the 5.7 cartridge and the guns that shoot it getting constantly ripped by guys who just repeat what they've heard about it.
But never mind... The gun sucks if you don't like it. Don't buy one if you don't like it. It's the most horrible gun in the world if you don't like it. The gun is so ugly unless you like it.
Don't read this thread. I was a fool for suggesting that this gun was cool and that others would want one. What was I thinking. I "left" myself open for wide spread ridicule by people who can't be polite. Damn, I'm an idiot.
Cut the melodrama. There wasn't anyone who said the gun sucked or it was the most horrible gun in the world or ripped the cartridge (other than questioning its ability to take down a deer), or ridiculed you personally for getting the gun. You posted the pic on an open forum and people gave their honest opinions. I know I'm not going to be a "yes man" and tell you it's the most beautiful gun in the world. I didn't comment on the cartridge because I don't know enough about it to speak intelligently on the subject, but I do know what appeals to me ascetically and it's not the PS90. I think the thing is absolutely hideous. You may think my AR is hideous. That's your right. Franky, you should be a little more secure about yourself and shouldn't give a rat's ass what people think about your gun; if it works for you then great. Who cares what other people think? I know I could care less what 99% of the people on this forum think of my guns or me. The bottom line is, you put it out there on the forum, expect responses you may not like. Don't get all pissy because people challenge the looks or the caliber or price or whatever. You've been on enough forums and on this one long enough to know that everyone was not going to just jump on the bandwagon and fall in love with the PS90 just because you have one. To expect only people who love the gun to respond to your post is very naive.
Last edited by Todd; 11-16-2007 at 03:07 PM.
No melodrama... Just being honest
I suck. So does my gun.
There - a new bite for the 10 pm news.