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New Member Introduction

Post by MrSlippyFist » 20 Sep 2008, 17:23

Welcome to fivesevenforum.com. You have most likely found us while searching for more information about the 5.7x28 weapon systems. If so, and you are an avid sportsman, reloader, weekend shooter, or just curious about the round itself - then you have come to the right place. If you want first hand information from the pros who have devoted their life to 5.7x28, then you have come to the right place. Most of the team members are or were military and LEO and some people here have real world experience with 5.7x28 in tactical applications. If you have tried researching 5.7x28 on other "popular" forums only to get conflicting reports as to it's abilities and applications, then we can help educate and debunk any myths. Unfortunately, the round has a bad reputation among the "popular" shooting communities, but those of us who have approached the weapons systems with an open mind have learned to accept it for what it is.

Please use this thread to tell everyone about yourself and why/how you found us. Please keep all political agendas in the polical forum, this thread is simply for new members to introduce yourselves.

So let me be the first to welcome you! Poke around, ask questions and use that search function. Be sure to read all the sticky threads. Enjoy!

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Post by f3rr37 » 20 Sep 2008, 19:28

Thanks for bringing the new member thread back Slippy. I'll take a moment and tell everyone a little about myself :)

Back in early 2006 I was first introduced to the FiveseveN pistol after reading an article about it online. I soon found this forum and began reading as much as I could. At the time I had just turned 21 and was looking forward to my first firearm purchase, something that I wanted to eventually carry daily. I ended up purchasing a NIB FiveseveN IOM in May of 2006 after doing some extensive searching online looking for a seller. I probably sent 10 emails to some ads across various websites, some of which were more than a year old. I finally found one for $1024 w/200 rounds of SS192 included!

Early this year I was invited to join the moderation team for the forum which I was quite surprised about and have really enjoyed my opportunity to give back and help support my home away from home online :)

Some may know about my little accident from April of this year where I fired a round from my IOM that resulted in it being destroyed and me going to the hospital. Not a fun thing, as I still have some loss of feeling along the side of my index finger on my left hand. When I get around to it and if we get access to the old forum data I will try and resurrect the thread from the old forum about it so that others can read and learn from the very informative correspondence I had with FNH and the data that was posted by others.

So come August 18th this year the forum went *poof*. jmz5 and myself worked together and resurrected this new forum under the same name, just a different URL. Finally after two days we had the new forum up and running and former and even new members have been flooding here ever since. To date we have 295 members on the new forum, many of which are the frequent visiting members we had before plus quite a large group of new members.

I want to welcome everyone to the FiveseveNForum and hope you enjoy your stay, if you have any questions/concerns you can PM myself or any of the other mod/admins.

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Post by panzermk2wife » 20 Sep 2008, 20:35

All right Boys-I guess it’s my turn.

I joined the forum back in 2006 for a much different reason than everyone else here. I didn’t join because I know anything about the FiveseveN but because someone was talking smack to Panzer about not liking Mexicans and I had to set the idiot straight (I am Mexican) and I have been here ever since.

Most if not all know that I am the brains & beauty of the company you all know as Elite Ammunition. The Elite Queen, if you will. And have run the last 2 membership drives for Justin. But most may not know I also served my Country in the Army as well. In the end I had a very bad experience so that is why I don’t discuss my service.

Oh yeah and I am also married to Panzer (Jay) and have 3 crazy children as well.
So running a household, company and posting random stuff on the forum keep me busy.

I have made a lot of great friends here on the forum who don’t mind that I don’t talk guns and such but talk about life in general and I thank them (and you know who you are) for that.

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Post by Wollychop » 20 Sep 2008, 20:43

This is like an Alchonon meeting :)

Well, I joined in January 2007 after my first 5.7x28 mm purchase. I just got back from the desert with a little too much money in my pocket and look what happened.

I am Regular Army and will be for at least a few more years. Sport shooting is my biggest hobby and I plan on getting into some competitions "soon". I had the good fortune of meeting panzermk2 and medula oblongata in person (the brains behind EA -- the beauty is panzermk2wife) and that pretty much solidified my confidence in what info I gain from those folks.

I've been with the army the last 9 years, and what money that doesn't go to the wife goes to feeding my hobby. The forum gives me something to look forward to during the day now that I am tied to a desk, but I can't complain. I have a lot more free time now than I have had since I was in high school (wow, depressing) letting me get to the ranges and enjoy myself for once. This is a great place and full of good information, and a minimum of mall ninja stuff. Welcome to the forum to all newcomers, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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Post by panzermk2 » 20 Sep 2008, 20:56

I can't even remember how long ago it was. Google search brought this place up. DML was one of the senior mods. There was around 400 members when I joined I was working the yearly manufactures shoot at Maxons Shooter Supply in Des Plaines IL. It was a great event reps would show up and fill tables full of fun stuff. We had a table with dozens of guns. 22s of every sort and the last year they held it a S&W500 mag and everything in between. You could grab any of them and go up to the counter. Buy a baggy of ammo for 2 or 3 bucks and hit the range. We provided everything including hanging the targets for you.

I was asked to watch the FN table so the rep could pee. I was sitting there and LOW AND BEHOLD. A 5.7 without the fucked up curved trigger guard I hated so much. I picked it up and would not put it down. It was the first USG the rep ever had (Love working at gun stores). Well I wanted it. I told the rep and he called one of the owners over. For a price he wanted to whisper to Claudia so she could do a standard mark up. She told him to speak up so I could hear. She charged me her cost. Claudia always had a sweet spot for me.


The last year of the shoot Barry and Claudia had me work the counter. I stood there playing with a full mag. People kept coming up and asking WTF is that for. Dozens fired my USG I sold both the store had and three payed orders.


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Post by EARS » 20 Sep 2008, 21:11

I believe it was Jan 2006 when I joined. I had purchased the USG in December 2005 after seeing it for the first time in a local gun shop. I started to do some internet google and found this site (the original). Since then I've learned much about the ammo, USG and PS90. There is also a load of other info available and lots of fun and laughs. I've developed some new friends and new family here. I was a Criminal Investigator for the USMC and Police Officer with the Federal Protective Service. I"m now ordained minister, PI and own/operate my own Alarm Response Service/Armed Security Protectiion Service in upstate NY. Had panic attacks when the old forum went down and until this new site was up and running. Hi to everyone and thanks for everything over these past almost three years.

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Post by MrSlippyFist » 20 Sep 2008, 23:59

I was introduced to the FiveseveN by an Australian counter-intelligence agent while working in Iraq. He showed it to me, I thought nothing of it. Then I witnessed him empty a mag into a suspected VBIED, disabling the driver while I barely managed to get off 4 rounds with my M9 (crap ammo). I bought one as soon as I was state-side. While looking for cheap ammo sources and reloading info I stumbled across fivesevenforum.
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Post by ArtosDracon » 21 Sep 2008, 00:10

I was introduced to the FiveSeven by a co-worker at my Security Agency in one of our equipment briefings as he was going to be bringing it on a job and wanted everyone to be aware of what it was. I too didn't think much of it at first. During some down-time on the job we were wasting some time plinking, I had one of my AR's and my G35 in .357Sig, just taking out coke cans at 20 and 50 yards. He had an original Tactical that he got shortly after they came out but, he had never caried it on the job before and I had never heard of it. Suffice it to say, he had a lot of practice with it and sat down next to me. I was popping the 50 yard cans with ease with my AR so I switched to the G35 for S&G and at 50 yards I was 3 out of 5 shots average, not very good. He loads up a stack of SS195s, mowes through 10 cans like it was nobodies business, drops the mag, and pushes 11 rounds onto the table. Doing some research I happened upon the site and have been here since, bought my 5-7 just prior to joining, took about two weeks to get though, my shop didn't have any in stock.

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Post by murphies_finest » 21 Sep 2008, 00:44

well i guess Ill jump on the band wagon here finaly I found this website shortly after purchasing my PS90, after firing close to 350 rnd without a hitch I fell in love with this round and plan on purchasing a second p90 and 2,5.7 pistols. me and my friends usually get together and have shooting competitions together when im home. we suck at shooting but it helps us to bond together. with that said, welcome all new comers there is alot of info here for you to find (RIP to the old site) and quite a few knowledgeable folks here to share the info they have.
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Post by Llagoud » 21 Sep 2008, 03:41

Howdy.
I'm a relatively new shooter and collector.
A couple of local and nation events in March and April of '07 led me to signing up for several training classes and getting my carry permit.
My first firearm purchase was the Baby Eagle .40, Standard.

Last October I took Pretty Mo to a place in southern MN to drive tanks for her birthday.
The young fella that runs the place and modifies the tanks and personnel carriers took us into his home afterward and began sharing his guns. One that he presented to me was the FiveseveN. I didn't give it much thought, the dozens of firearms being shared was boggling.
He took us outside and let us shoot the .50 Barrett. That gave Mo girl-wood.

On the way back to the city we were enjoying Butter Burgers at Culvers and my old buddy the Rat Bastard called and said to stop by.
He's a hybrid mutant somewhere between Rush and Meatloaf but not as pretty as either.

We filled his picnic table with guns and spent the afternoon shooting.
He also produced a FiveseveN....that made my first two exposures on the same day, but I got to shoot his.
The seed was planted.

April of '08 the seed germinated and I bought one at the spring shooters show at the range I belong to.
Searching for more information on the round and accessories, I found this group.
Thankfully before any others.
3 weeks later I bought the PS90.

Thanks for having me, and thanks for all the great information.

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Post by jmz5 » 21 Sep 2008, 05:21

I can't remember when I got my first fiveseven, it was early 2005. I knew of the IOM models, but hated the round trigger guard, I hunted around for a month to find one with the new square trigger guard. I found this forum mid 2005 when I saw a link to here posted by p99guy. Nothing too exciting. :)
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Post by ChuckD » 21 Sep 2008, 08:00

Well.... I guess I can join on this as well. Im a young'n in relative terms, and was first introduced to the 5.7 in probably a late 90's handguns magazine, it intrigued me at such a young age and then it vanished. I started work doing a pidly job at a local big box electronics store doing installations and low and behold, me and my boss were talking about guns one day and he told me he had one. I asked him if I bought some ammo for it if he'd let me try it out, and it was good. So good I went out and bought one as soon as I could, since I'm a young'n I had to wait a month or two. But on my 21st Birthday I got myself a good present, a brand new USG!. I've fell in love with it since and wouldn't let it go for the world. I found this place before I purchased but just lurked around. I finally signed up when it switched over to the new page. :D

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Post by Grantness » 21 Sep 2008, 08:34

Hi, Im Grant....and Im a a FiveseveN owner. Iv only been shooting it for maybe 8 months, but Im completely hooked and cant kick the habit. Since then Ive spent thousands of dollars and emptied a good portion of my bank account. I shoot two, three times a day sometimes. It was just becoming too expensive. With the help of some of the members of this forum, I started reloading recently...which only made things worse. Now I shoot twice as much! My family is beginning to get suspicious why Im always making excuses and hiding down in the basement whenever I get the chance... But they'll never break me! I can quit whenever I want to...I just dont want to right now :p

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Post by MrSlippyFist » 21 Sep 2008, 08:45

Welcome, ChuckD!
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Post by Cyberfly » 21 Sep 2008, 18:05

Well shoot. Since everybody else is spilling their guts.
Let's see. I stumbled across the old site after buying my FsN. I went to Bass Pro to pick up a HK40 and ran into a buddy who is a Fed. He showed me what they're all going to and dragged me to their indoor range just long enough to get me hooked. And of course, the the 5.7 at that time was a LOT more than they are now. And more than I had, so I waited til Christmas and bought myself the best present I ever got myself.
Later I stumbled upon this site and within about 30 minutes nearly got myself banned by an ex mod with a god complex because I used the word 'damn'. :huh: A year and a half later, he's history and some damn fool ( :p ) gives me power here. Weird how things work out, ain't it? Go figger.
I sorta watch over the LE section of the forum so if anybody comes here and you're a LEO or military and want access, let me know and we'll get you in. It's a special place where we go to hang out, discuss special circumstances that most civies wouldn't understand and it's our own little corner of the site. We discuss whatever's on our mind and whatever issue we feel needs to be discussed.
Anyway, I'm a firm believer in this weapons platform and the more people I expose to it, the more I convert. The neat thing about it is, I don't actually have to do much. The weapon does it on its own.
Welcome to all new people. Feel free to let us know who you are. That's what this thread is all about. :thumb:
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Post by hammerhands32 » 21 Sep 2008, 18:05

Well Hammerhands32 here (Pat), on the old site I went by pf350. I purchased my first handgun, 5.7 usg, in jan 08. Found this site shortly after and lurked for a while. Found it was nice to find a site that says the reasons behind their opinions, not just blurt out what they think as fact and then say because I read it on the internet when you ask them why. I don't know much about firearms and what I do know I learned here. I am a smart ass but since finding this site I have gone from a single 5.7 to now having 7 firearms in my collection. I only post once in a while because I think that is all most people can stand of me. Yeah!

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Post by Rapier1772 » 21 Sep 2008, 21:18

I started with a PS90 & I knew it was going to get expensive (because it is so much fun) so I did a search for reloading the 5.7 round & found my way here. Since I've signed on I've learned some things, bought a FsN, learned some more things & will likely buy more stuff based on what I learn here. Thanks guys (& gals)
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Post by CDAT » 22 Sep 2008, 03:07

New member got my 5.7 in FL back in 2005 when at EOD school, got a PS 90 last year, just found out about this site yesterday from a link from different site, had no idea that Elite ammunition even was around, hope to get some from them when I get home from Iraq.

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Post by gotants » 22 Sep 2008, 04:28

Welcome CDAT!

I found this site while researching info after my 57 purchase beginning of 2008. Kinda wished I found it sooner and hadn`t bought 3 boxes of 192 for $100 each :wall:

Lots of good info learned from the previous site and this one.

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Post by jmz5 » 22 Sep 2008, 04:39

Ouch. :laugh:
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