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Old 12-11-2010, 01:07 PM   #12706
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Anyone shooting 5.7x28mm?

I dropped in a store today, and was checking out the FN FiveSeven. Looks like a nasty little cartridge. Small. I think the magazine holds 20. An extended holds 30. Obviously you CA guys are out of luck.

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I'm sure it's been mentioned in the pistol/rifle of same caliber thread, as they had a nice FN rifle chambered the same, with a 50-round mag. I neglected to ask the price.
Cool gun, fun to shoot. I haven't seen one on a store shelf lately, but recall that they were priced around $1100 a year or so back. The ammo comes in boxes of 50 at about $20, give or take, so fairly reasonable compared to what you'd pay for practice 9mm, 38, 40, or 45. I think handloading it would be a PITA, however.

Slightly sinister note, I believe that the Five-seveN is the gun used by Nidal Hassan in the Fort Hood shooting.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:10 PM   #12707
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Have you guys been to Smith and Wessons site lately? Check out the revolver classics lineup.

No idea when they announced them or if I somehow missed then but there are some iconic guns in there.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:31 PM   #12708
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Cool gun, fun to shoot. I haven't seen one on a store shelf lately, but recall that they were priced around $1100 a year or so back. The ammo comes in boxes of 50 at about $20, give or take, so fairly reasonable compared to what you'd pay for practice 9mm, 38, 40, or 45. I think handloading it would be a PITA, however.

Slightly sinister note, I believe that the Five-seveN is the gun used by Nidal Hassan in the Fort Hood shooting.

I believe you're right about the Fort Hood shooting. Yes, $20/50 rounds is what the store had as well. Given the price of other ammo now, I wouldn't call it expensive. Hard to find maybe. Case price would certainly be better. This same place had .357sig in bulk, $100/250 rounds. That is a lot better than I've seen in a while. Anyway, no more expensive than that. Cheaper than the last .45 I bought.

I would really like to shoot one.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:14 PM   #12709
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After many years of being without a 226, one came home with me today,

Older West German Nickle p226 9mm. Came with an original box, test target, instruction manual and extra set of factory grips. I love it. It basically cost me a Ruger sr9c and $50.



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Old 12-11-2010, 08:25 PM   #12710
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I love mine, lots of firepower in your hand. Easy feeding, ammoes don't weigh much, shoots really flat for varminting. It is a bulky handgun, but not heavy. Recoil is practically non-existent. Put it in a tacticool holster and look gnarly.
The FiveSeven handgun is a defensive handgun not particularly well suited for shooting small game at distance. However, there is a company that makes a more precise handgun chambered for 5.7x28:



http://www.excelarms.com/newproducts.html
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:27 PM   #12711
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After many years of being without a 226, one came home with me today,

Older West German Nickle p226 9mm. Came with an original box, test target, instruction manual and extra set of factory grips. I love it. It basically cost me a Ruger sr9c and $50.



Wow. That is beautiful!
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:34 PM   #12712
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Ugh you guys... I always get the impression that guns are a little pricier in Johnson County, Iowa. I don't see many used revolvers anywhere, the used case at the big store is full of Glocks. I actually won't mind a Glock 17 or 19 but I could at least daydream about deer hunting with the GP100...
Scheel's ain't cheap...
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:14 AM   #12713
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After many years of being without a 226, one came home with me today,

Older West German Nickle p226 9mm.
I do love the P226.

I spent yesterday trying to find a holster for mine. The rails make it difficult as several I tried that fit the P226 with rails, did not...
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #12714
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Ugh you guys... I always get the impression that guns are a little pricier in Johnson County, Iowa. I don't see many used revolvers anywhere, the used case at the big store is full of Glocks. I actually won't mind a Glock 17 or 19 but I could at least daydream about deer hunting with the GP100...
Dude... Quit shopping at Scheels and go to a pawn shop! Hell, Gander Mountain in CR by Westdale Mall would be a better bet.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:07 AM   #12715
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After many years of being without a 226, one came home with me today,

Older West German Nickle p226 9mm. Came with an original box, test target, instruction manual and extra set of factory grips. I love it. It basically cost me a Ruger sr9c and $50.
Beautiful, I think the non-railed models are the best looking.

FYI, you might consider blurring out the serial number on the image.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:16 AM   #12716
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #12717
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Why bother with that puny thing, go BIG:
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #12718
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #12719
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Dude... Quit shopping at Scheels and go to a pawn shop! Hell, Gander Mountain in CR by Westdale Mall would be a better bet.
Scheel's is basically the only game in Iowa City right now I know it's not super cheap, but when you figure in a drive to somewhere else plus the 3% everybody wants to charge you if you don't bring cash it isn't that bad. I've never been real keen on pawn shops either.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:21 PM   #12720
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Walther P-38

I had some free time this week and last, so I thought I'd take apart my P-38 and do a 3-D model of it in Solidworks 2010. All the parts are finished and the assembly is about 75% complete. The final stage will be applying different colors to each component to make them read a bit clearer.



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