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#6354120 - 06/30/16 10:29 PM Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol?
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I looked at this pistol for awhile. It looks like a cool gun with an interesting round. Best part is I can use my Silencerco Sparrow to suppress it.

Anyone have any experience with it?
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#6354156 - 06/30/16 11:14 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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People either love them or hate them.

Interesting little round. Grip is a but long due to bullet length. Ammo is on the high side.


Threaded barrels are expensive

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#6354180 - 07/01/16 12:12 AM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I have one and it is ok.

My son likes it and it is more than likely his gun. The gun is very accurate off a bench but because it is awkward to shoot due to the size of the grip it can be less than accurate when shooting off hand. I have pretty big hands and the grip is almost to long. Also the grip has some sharp edges. The mag release sticks out pretty far but what I think is the worst is there is very little place to index your thumb. If you could index your thumb better I think the gun would be better. Sights are ok, front post is real high not sure why.

I have a P90 and it is very cool other than a not great trigger.

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#6354323 - 07/01/16 08:23 AM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I had one for a while. It's pretty neat but it doesn't have the KE to reliably flip plates on dueling tree or knock down poppers so I sold it. Other than that it was very accurate and fun to hunt small game with.
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#6355028 - 07/01/16 07:04 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Thanks for the advice! I am looking at it for home defense.
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#6355029 - 07/01/16 07:06 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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It's a niche gun. I would go for a full size pistol, whichever one is most comfortable to you.

The origins of the round are interesting

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#6355112 - 07/01/16 08:10 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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For home defense I don't think I'd go for it. Good round and has its place but you can get a lot more stopping power for less money.

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#6355125 - 07/01/16 08:26 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: NTRP]
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Originally Posted By: NTRP
I had one for a while. It's pretty neat but it doesn't have the KE to reliably flip plates on dueling tree or knock down poppers so I sold it. Other than that it was very accurate and fun to hunt small game with.


Thought I remembered you buying one at Market Hall a long time ago.....
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#6355132 - 07/01/16 08:33 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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like the round, ballistic wise is very much like the 22 Hornet. Have shot the pistol and own a PS90. Like the pistol and have had lots of fun with the 90.

Not sure it would be my choice for home defense but bet it would work, just like the 45 for that and pray I never need it.
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#6355300 - 07/01/16 11:36 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I am looking at it for home defense for a couple reasons:

1. 20 round mag, 30 round optional
2. I can suppress it with a 22 Sparrow
3. Low recoil encase the wife needs it.
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#6355681 - 07/02/16 12:44 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I'd look into a 22 TCM double stack.
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#6355749 - 07/02/16 02:09 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: NTRP
I had one for a while. It's pretty neat but it doesn't have the KE to reliably flip plates on dueling tree or knock down poppers so I sold it. Other than that it was very accurate and fun to hunt small game with.


Thought I remembered you buying one at Market Hall a long time ago.....


Lol yep. Sold it. Yet recently became like the third owner of your old STI Tactical in .45 ha small world.
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#6355931 - 07/02/16 05:49 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I'd look into a 22 TCM double stack.


I thought I had posted about the 22 TCM last evening, but don't see the post.

I like mine quite a bit. I would NOT use it for home defense though. It would be ear splitting. It is great, however, for exploding pond turtles.

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#6356016 - 07/02/16 06:58 PM Re: Anyone own a FN 5.7x28 Pistol? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I am looking at it for home defense for a couple reasons:

1. 20 round mag, 30 round optional
2. I can suppress it with a 22 Sparrow
3. Low recoil encase the wife needs it.


For the price of the gun and barrel assembly I think you could buy a scorpion or 9mm ar, sbr with can

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