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    New toy

    It is far from paid for - as my "gun allowance" I get still has to pay it off (my wife and I worked out a deal a while back - shooting 1x a month and $50 a month for what I want - saves the constant arguing)....

    But, I got this Sat (I already had the light)




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    That is one fine new toy you have there. That was one of the first guns that I wanted, but I thought it would be better if I got a more home defense oriented gun first. But that one is still hot on my list!!! I just held one in my gun shop a few weeks ago and I was blown away by how light and comfortable it was... ENJOY!!

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    Et tu, Brute

    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    It is far from paid for - as my "gun allowance" I get still has to pay it off (my wife and I worked out a deal a while back - shooting 1x a month and $50 a month for what I want - saves the constant arguing)....

    Does she know it will cost $50.00 a session to shoot that thing?
    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain

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    Nice! I know it's going to be hard for you to believe, but I like it much better than your P99... And even better than the PS90 (although it was very cute). I fondled one a couple of weeks ago and really liked the way it felt. It fit my hand just right. Hopefully the price will come down some and I'll be able to justify the money to get one. We need more pictures and a range report.

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    Sweet. And a nice compliment to your PS90 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Nice! I know it's going to be hard for you to believe, but I like it much better than your P99... And even better than the PS90 (although it was very cute). I fondled one a couple of weeks ago and really liked the way it felt. It fit my hand just right. Hopefully the price will come down some and I'll be able to justify the money to get one. We need more pictures and a range report.

    Well, here is a copy of the review I wrote on my FN Forum on Sat afternoon:
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    Got my 5-7 handgun today - put 200 rounds thru it. It's sure an expensive eater!

    Anyway - I did have to adjust the sights. BUt, after I had it dialed in where I thought it should be, I benched it on sandbags, and it shot right in the bullseye.

    I need to keep practicing with it - like I had to with my USPc. At 5 yards, I hit the bullseye great. At 7 yards, my groups open up a few inches. But, I'm still learning the trigger.

    I shoot no other handgun better than my P99 - so I judge pistols by that standard. I still shoot my P99 the best, but the 5-7 shoots as accurately for me as any other gun I shoot. So, I am satisfied.

    Everyone talked about the low recoil - so I expected it to be a tad over a 22 in recoil. Actually, it's almost about the same recoil as a 9mm. And wow - there is a flash out the front - especially with the 195 ammo

    Anyway - I have a new nightstand gun. I like the rounds lack of penetration thru several household walls. That's why I sucked it up and got it. Very nice to have the rear adjustable sight too.

    Nice gun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Anyway - I have a new nightstand gun. I like the rounds lack of penetration thru several household walls. That's why I sucked it up and got it. Very nice to have the rear adjustable sight too.

    Nice gun!!!
    I thought that gun would over penetrate that's why I didn't buy it for home defense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevexd9 View Post
    I thought that gun would over penetrate that's why I didn't buy it for home defense...
    No - even with the military round - it tends to break up on hard targets.

    This round won't leave my home via external walls. And, it shouldn't penetrate several walls of sheetrock - especially if you use the VMAX round - the 197.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    No - even with the military round - it tends to break up on hard targets.

    This round won't leave my home via external walls. And, it shouldn't penetrate several walls of sheetrock - especially if you use the VMAX round - the 197.
    Good to know, thanks! I will now convince my wife that having a 20 round Magazine of 5.7 is critical for you home protection

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    Yes, it is a MUST

    Come check out the FN Forum if ya wanna know more

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    I just turned down 2 cases of ammo for one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    I just turned down 2 cases of ammo for one of those.
    Damn - send it my way

    I have 2100 round sstored up actually. With the handgun now, I wanna get to at least 2500 eventually.

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    Looking good there Ship. Good luck with your new pistol. Sounds like you got a real shooter.

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    So you broke down and got one, what a combo you got there. Congrat

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    I just turned down 2 cases of ammo for one of those.
    What was the cost on those rounds 2400??

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    If I had known Shipwreck last year I would have bought stock in FNH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach One Man View Post
    If I had known Shipwreck last year I would have bought stock in FNH!


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