Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

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

Post by spyderco monkey » 04 Nov 2016, 00:39

panzermk2 wrote:Full, the 5.7 just won't work in anything shorter than 4, and by that I mean ballisticaly.
Do you think we'll be seeing this at SHOT this year, or is it still a ways out?

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

Post by panzermk2 » 07 Nov 2016, 09:58

I don't know.

Originally it was to have a alloy frame. Changing that to poly delayed everything.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by Dozam » 07 Nov 2016, 17:29

So, what is the gun everyone is beating around the bush about?

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

Post by Geoman » 07 Nov 2016, 19:50

Wow? Is Taurus building a FsN twin? Cool!

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Post by panzermk2 » 08 Nov 2016, 10:04

I can't say yet. Thankfully I can say it is NOT Taurus.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by jgreenberg01 » 08 Nov 2016, 11:23

panzermk2 wrote:I can't say yet. Thankfully I can say it is NOT Taurus.
So then Kel-Tec is rigging the PMR-30 to shoot 5.7x28? :D
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by blueorison » 08 Nov 2016, 11:55

Oh man... Taurus.. would definitely not even consider it. Might as well be a new production Sig.... useless.
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Post by panzermk2 » 08 Nov 2016, 23:00

No Kel Tec and and no Taurus.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by CPTKILLER » 09 Nov 2016, 07:43

I don't go for any junk firearm.

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Post by panzermk2 » 09 Nov 2016, 11:02

CPTKILLER wrote:I don't go for any junk firearm.

Soon it will be announced and it's one of the big ones.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by shopsmart » 17 Dec 2016, 19:21

People have joked that glock would do it. Would be funny it happened. Doubt this company though.

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

Post by AvatarOfWar » 10 Jan 2017, 12:47

Jay, will this be announced at Shot Show next week?

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

Post by panzermk2 » 11 Jan 2017, 05:24

Good question I just emailed the owner of the company.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by panzermk2 » 11 Jan 2017, 12:30

No they are waiting on patents to be sown up.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by AvatarOfWar » 11 Jan 2017, 12:44

That's a disappointment, but it makes sense.

As to the speculation above that it's Glock - not likely, since Jay said they will be offering both hammer and striker fired options. Additionally, he said earlier that they would be reusing FsN magazines - this would [likely] exclude major manufacturers who do their own magazine design, like Glock, Sig Sauer, HK, Smith & Wesson, etc. Jay has already [mercifully] ruled out Kel Tec & Taurus. Also, it looks like it'd be the kind of size of manufacturer who's 'owner' would be reachable directly by Jay - this would likely exclude large corporate cultures like Sturm, Ruger & Co. and the aforementioned mainstream manufacturers. Not many left on that plate who are likely to re-use other manufacturers magazines - maybe something like Kriss (who reuses Glock mags in many of their products).

Speculation! :)

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Post by panzermk2 » 11 Jan 2017, 20:05

Kinda insulted. I actaully talk to and know many folks in the larger companies. There are many FsN fans out there who just happen to work at other gun companies.
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by AvatarOfWar » 11 Jan 2017, 20:57

Nah, no insult or judgment intended - and FWIW I certainly respect you (and let my money do the talking as I submitted an ~$500 order from your company back on Jan 2). You said you sent the 'owner' a message - most of the large companies do not have a singular owner you can reach out to - that's the title structure for a smaller, private company (so I was only making a fair inference, not a proclamation on your standing with firearms companies).

That said, I'd certainly be thrilled if any of the companies I excluded in my wild speculation turned out to be investing in the 5.7 platform; it just seems less likely given the criteria you have provided so far. In my prior guess of Kriss as a possible candidate, I think EAA and some of the Century Arms imports (like Grand Power) might also fit within the criteria of a polymer striker or hammer fired 5.7 pistol that re-uses FsN mags and comes in around the $600 range! :)

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

Post by panzermk2 » 12 Jan 2017, 11:30

EAA, tough one unless Tanfoglio made it.

CAI They can at times fall back into their bad habit of "pissed off drunk monkeys" assemblers.

Using the term owners was wrong. Tommy Thacker used to be FNH product manager for the FsN and is now running Armalite, very well I might add, I have him on speed dial still.

Beretta still has owners..........
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Re: Why is the FiveseveN so much more expensive...

Post by Toaster » 13 Jan 2017, 22:00

Well then give him a call and tell him to quit holding out on us with all those AR-10 Mag Catches!!!

He is the only one that makes them to the required spec, (Longer threaded rod, larger mag catch tab)

about to design my own !!! :)

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

Post by Kilibreaux » 15 Jan 2017, 01:26

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!

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