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by Kilibreaux
15 Jan 2017, 01:26
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...
Replies: 43
Views: 2601

Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Buffman wrote:1. Only pistol of it's kind 2. It's FN
Glock is also the "only pistol of it's kind"...and it's MOSTLY made of traditional steel.

The FsN is expensive because we'll PAY IT!
by Kilibreaux
15 Jan 2017, 01:24
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Unthreaded 7" or other standard barrel options.
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Unthreaded 7" or other standard barrel options.

I would not remove, nor ask another to remove threads.

There's the law they publish, then their is the law that is actually enforced.

Consider.
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 03:37
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Mini Rancher 5.7? What do y'all think?
Replies: 36
Views: 3785

Re: Mini Rancher 5.7? What do y'all think?

All the Mini 14 needs to be LOVED is a dab of RTV Silicone Sealant inside the operating rod. A dab of RTV sealant causes the operating rod to "index" onto the bolt lug thus off-loading the gas piston which is mounted on the barrel. What the RTV sealant does is focus the force of bolt closure onto th...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 02:32
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28mm AR (not AR57)
Replies: 42
Views: 5935

AR-15/57?

Has anyone considered having a custom barrel made in 5.7x28 for the AR platform? Add in a custom bolt to accommodate the smaller cartridge head and I see no reason why a gas-operated 5-7 cannot be built.
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 02:19
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: PS90 vs. Five-seveN
Replies: 59
Views: 4738

Re: PS90 vs. Five-seveN

I forgot to add: Do I CARE if my carbine and pistol chamber the same round? NO. If I'm a SWAT guy I'm going into action with pre-loaded magazines for both my rifle and pistol, so caliber exchange is irrelevant. Also, WHY would anyone hamper their ballistic edge by choosing a "lesser" round simply be...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 02:11
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: PS90 vs. Five-seveN
Replies: 59
Views: 4738

Re: PS90 vs. Five-seveN

Which is better? The Five-Seven pistol of course. As compact as the REAL P90 is, it isn't THAT much more compact that an SBR AR-15 in 5.56 or 6.8, both of which produce OODLES more kinetic energy than the 5.7, and do so with a platform that is more user friendly than the bullpup P90 design. (I like ...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 01:47
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: reloading the 5.7 new reloader?
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: reloading the 5.7 new reloader?

The 5.7x28 is not the ideal round to start with for reloading, and certainly not "progressive" loading. There are SO many things one sees and learns when handling a cartridge case through each stage of loading in-turn that simply cannot be learned when a progressive loader is used. When starting wit...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 01:27
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: AR57 uppers
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: AR57 uppers

I understand the intrigue. I thought the same thing when the 5.7 upper first came out but for the overall size of an "AR" in 5.7 I'm not sure it fills the bill. For the cost of a 5.7 "upper" you can easily purchase a ready-to-go AR-15 upper in 5.56/6.5/6.8 and even 9mm (maybe). Any way you slice it,...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 01:04
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best 9mm Carry Gun Under $400? Ruger LC9 in my book.
Replies: 53
Views: 10977

Re: Best 9mm Carry Gun Under $400? Ruger LC9 in my book.

The best 9mm "carry gun" I have that cost under $400 are my four Sig P228 "clones." I bought all the parts for $150. I bought the frames for like $60 in "60%" condition...two steel, two aluminum. I machined the frames and fitted the parts...and ended up with a small "armory" of P228's for a couple h...
by Kilibreaux
04 Aug 2012, 00:40
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Raging bull vs S&W
Replies: 60
Views: 6297

Re: Raging bull vs S&W

I'd go for the Smith in .500 magnum Don't let anyone kid you...whatEVER the .454 or the .460 can do in terms of brute force, the .500 eclipses with ease. The .454 was originally built to launch 260 grain bullets (way back before the monster, overly heavy bullet craze came to town) and and was touted...
by Kilibreaux
03 Aug 2012, 23:19
Forum: Handguns
Topic: S&W 460 "issue"
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: S&W 460 "issue"

I'd say very few people load the .460 or the .500 anywhere near their potential. The .500 has an operating pressure of 60K psi and the .460 goes even higher to 65K psi, yet I have seen only a few loads that exceed 50K and those deliver stupendous power. Anyway...this story highlights the fallacy of ...
by Kilibreaux
03 Aug 2012, 22:41
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Belt feed 5.7x28
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: Belt feed 5.7x28

I'm pretty sure the M27 link could be modified to hold the 5.7 but it would be close. If one has metal lins to start with then the AR57 type upper becomes a natural candidate for conversion to belt feed. It feeds from the top and could be modified fairly easily to accept a top cover with feed compon...
by Kilibreaux
01 Aug 2012, 12:25
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Belt feed 5.7x28
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: Belt feed 5.7x28

The case body on the TCM is only .724" which is about half that of the 5.56. This means the M27 link unmodified will not work. This puts the advantage back to the 5.7 since brass is available and inexpensive. The advantage to a pull-feed system is belts can be easily constructed without sophisticate...
by Kilibreaux
01 Aug 2012, 12:09
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Belt feed 5.7x28
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: Belt feed 5.7x28

Excellent point! I hadn't thought about the TCM's parent case but you are right....surplus 5.56 links are dirt cheap and might work....have to investigate that one. A push-feed design would simplify things a great deal...and now that you've got me thinking, the .22TCM could be barreled onto an AR pl...
by Kilibreaux
01 Aug 2012, 11:44
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Belt feed 5.7x28
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Belt feed 5.7x28

I've been doing a lot of development on miniature belt feed designs primarily centered around the .22LR with an eye toward developing a .17 Hornady which uses a true copper jacket. A belt fed .22LR actually works fabulously, but when it starts to run FA at 1200+rpm barrel leading IS going to occur e...
by Kilibreaux
01 Aug 2012, 11:25
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lee Factory FCD for 5.7x28
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: Lee Factory FCD for 5.7x28

Talking about "springback" I learned the hard way when I first started loading the .400 Corbon all the trials and travails of bottleneck pistol cartridges that must endure the slam-bang cycle of a pistol. At first I tried to rely on "case neck tension"....absolutely WILL NOT WORK in a 1911 style pis...
by Kilibreaux
27 Jul 2012, 01:12
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: PS90 vs. Five-seveN
Replies: 59
Views: 4738

Re: PS90 vs. Five-seveN

The Five-Seven is a VERY flat shooting pistol. Conventional calibers drop like rocks by comparison and this is beneficial in the field. The P90 shoots much flatter and delivers more KE, and is basically capable of giving a trained shooter the ability to make hits well beyond 200 yards. IF one is a v...
by Kilibreaux
27 Jul 2012, 00:57
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Optimum distance to sight in a PS90?
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Optimum distance to sight in a PS90?

35 gr Hornady vmax loaded to 2400 fps sighted in at 150 yards from a P90: Crosses the LOS going "up" at 50 yards Crosses the LOS going "down" at 150 yards Is just under 2" high at 100 yards Is 4.6" low at 200 yards BSZ is a very flat 200 yards with this .109 BC bullet - meaning aim "dead on" out to ...
by Kilibreaux
26 Jul 2012, 09:01
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Anyone own a MagnetoSpeed and try it with your 5.7?
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Anyone own a MagnetoSpeed and try it with your 5.7?

It could be adapted to the FsN by using an offset rail mount like those used to hang 50 bajillion do-dads on M4's. Get one to take a light and clamp in a suitably-sized length of aluminum tubing to act as the "barrel" onto which you clamp the device. Might take a bit of finaggling but it could be do...
by Kilibreaux
25 Jul 2012, 11:18
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Factory Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Factory Sizing

How many people have had problems with factory sizing dies pushing back the shoulder enough to properly chamber a round?