Which to buy USG or MKII

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Which to buy USG or MKII For the same money

Poll ended at 11 Mar 2015, 13:24

USG
1
14%
MKII
6
86%
 
Total votes: 7

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Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 01 Mar 2015, 13:24

Hello all,

New to the forum. I am also new to FN.
I have a friend selling an unfired new in the box FN Five-Seven USG. He's firm on price and won't budge at $1200.
Since this is from a friend. No paper work or taxes. This model is with fixed sights.

Or I could buy the MKII for the same price. Just papers and taxes which I don't really care anyways.

I know and understand most of the differences. All MKII have adjustable sights. Seem to be a little more robust.
0.1" wider at the front of the slide/frame where the front cocking serrations are.
The slide is one piece cast instead of 2 piece stamped and welded.

I just don't know whether to buy the USG or the MKII?

I am reading the forum and so far what I have came up with is both are good for the same money.

Thanks For Any Help!

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Rapier1772 » 01 Mar 2015, 17:05

If you don't care about the paperwork, I'd get the MkII.
Considering how much the point of impact varies with the different ammunition, having the adjustable sights alone would make that decision for me. It's worth the extra money you'll pay in taxes IMO.

I also think he's over charging you. I know the price fluctuates all the time but I say the USG is a $1000 gun, plus taxes. Now if he's throwing in ammo or something else for the extra money that explains it, otherwise my opinion still stands.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 01 Mar 2015, 17:13

Rapier1772 wrote:If you don't care about the paperwork, I'd get the MkII.
Considering how much the point of impact varies with the different ammunition, having the adjustable sights alone would make that decision for me. It's worth the extra money you'll pay in taxes IMO.

I also think he's over charging you. I know the price fluctuates all the time but I say the USG is a $1000 gun, plus taxes. Now if he's throwing in ammo or something else for the extra money that explains it, otherwise my opinion still stands.
Thanks Rapier!
Yeah I thought the same too. I thought it should be more around $1000. He's throwing in 1 box of ammo.
Which doesn't make up for $200. But this is why I asked. Too see what people that own them thought before
I made the deal.

Thanks Again!

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by PainKillaX » 01 Mar 2015, 18:55

I'd say the only advantage the USG has over the MKII is available holsters. And that's only for now, plus there are good MKII holster on the market already.

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 01 Mar 2015, 21:19

PainKillaX wrote:I'd say the only advantage the USG has over the MKII is available holsters. And that's only for now, plus there are good MKII holster on the market already.
Thanks PainKillaX! Thinking I might wait and get an MKII right now. Since There the same price.

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by panzermk2 » 01 Mar 2015, 21:43

I would get the MKII.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 01 Mar 2015, 23:36

panzermk2 wrote:I would get the MKII.
Thanks panzermk2! I'm really leaning that way now. Found a FDE MKII that I like. Actually $100 bucks more. But I like FDE! :)

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by panzermk2 » 01 Mar 2015, 23:36

The improvements to the slide are worth it.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 02 Mar 2015, 15:26

Put in an order at my local gun store just down the road from me for
A FN Five-Seven MKII FDE. They actually already ordered one back at the
End of January. Just now, I've paid for it and it has my name on it.
Got it for $1200. Can't wait!

Thanks for the help everyone! :D

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by panzermk2 » 02 Mar 2015, 15:33

You are welcome.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by blueorison » 02 Mar 2015, 16:51

Ew, fixed sights?

Go with adj. Good choice.

The jury is still out for me on the MKII;

Only because it is a new platform, and all new platforms have to have their bugs worked out. But FN seems to incrementally update the FsN platform, instead of completely launching a "new" platform.

So I guess the "new platform" argument can't really apply.

I think I just argued myself to buying an MKII. Crap.

The only reason I'd buy one is to send to EA for a lighter trigger than my USG.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Rapier1772 » 02 Mar 2015, 16:58

It also has the serrations on front like you wanted.
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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 02 Mar 2015, 17:13

blueorison wrote:Ew, fixed sights?

Go with adj. Good choice.

The jury is still out for me on the MKII;

Only because it is a new platform, and all new platforms have to have their bugs worked out. But FN seems to incrementally update the FsN platform, instead of completely launching a "new" platform.

So I guess the "new platform" argument can't really apply.

I think I just argued myself to buying an MKII. Crap.

The only reason I'd buy one is to send to EA for a lighter trigger than my USG.
Ah...sounds like a MKII is in your Future! :laugh:

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by NLVMike » 02 Mar 2015, 19:07

I'd think a USG would be $1,000 at best. I can say that pretty honestly since I have a LNIB USG that has been posted on this site for months for $1,000 and have received no interest. Why would a forum member here pay $1,200?

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Re: Which to buy USG or MKII

Post by Cbus » 02 Mar 2015, 19:37

NLVMike wrote:I'd think a USG would be $1,000 at best. I can say that pretty honestly since I have a LNIB USG that has been posted on this site for months for $1,000 and have received no interest. Why would a forum member here pay $1,200?
Hey NLVMike,

I agree with you 100%
And this was from a friend. Some friend! :skep:
Good luck with your sale. I think the USG is worth $1000
And if my friend would have had it at that price. I probably would have bought
It since you know, we're friends

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