New Member Introduction

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by BadMrFrosty » 20 Dec 2014, 17:06

I'm really considering taking classes. Like my guitar instructor said to me years ago, you can learn how to play from watching videos and talking to people but there's no one there to correct you if your doing something wrong or improper. Like I said I want to be accurate and proficient so I think it would be the way to go.

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Post by Luke Cage » 11 Jan 2015, 17:48

Just picked up a new 5-7. I must admit I don't know a lot about the gun. It was not on my wish list and I just bought it because I got a really good deal. Took it to the range yesterday and love it. Here to learn as much as I can about he firearm.

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by grimmond » 11 Jan 2015, 20:24

Welcome
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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by panzermk2 » 11 Jan 2015, 23:44

Welcome to the forum!
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Post by jmz5 » 16 Jan 2015, 07:31

Welcome everyone!
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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by VitSports6 » 10 Mar 2015, 08:29

Hello all,
Newest member here, I have been lurking for a week or so, I decided I should join up! Mainly for the reloading of the 5.7x28mm round, I own a USG FiveseveN and PS90, I have been reloading for five or so years, it's more of a hobby rather than money saving at the moment.
I will post my questions on the 5.7 round in the proper section.
Our pretty great state of Utah is where I live, married, two kids, two dogs, not your typical Utah family, but it works for me, I like outdoorsy stuff, not a hunter, My last hunt was a bow hunt in about 1991, I still own my first firearm that was given to me by my father in 1980-81, that being a Winchester model 94 in a 30-30 flavor.
I'm hoping to be a member in good standing here.
Thanks
Brian.

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by panzermk2 » 10 Mar 2015, 10:52

Welcome to the forum!
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Post by blueorison » 10 Mar 2015, 11:54

VitSports6 wrote:Hello all,
Newest member here, I have been lurking for a week or so, I decided I should join up! Mainly for the reloading of the 5.7x28mm round, I own a USG FiveseveN and PS90, I have been reloading for five or so years, it's more of a hobby rather than money saving at the moment.
I will post my questions on the 5.7 round in the proper section.
Our pretty great state of Utah is where I live, married, two kids, two dogs, not your typical Utah family, but it works for me, I like outdoorsy stuff, not a hunter, My last hunt was a bow hunt in about 1991, I still own my first firearm that was given to me by my father in 1980-81, that being a Winchester model 94 in a 30-30 flavor.
I'm hoping to be a member in good standing here.
Thanks
Brian.

Welcome to the forum, Brian!

It's a pretty quaint community here with a dense group of independent testors, reloaders, and shooters. Most of us shoot more than we post, here.
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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by subseashooter » 22 Mar 2015, 04:44

Howdy Y'all!!

I'm the newest FNG to the forum....I've lurked a little bit here and there over the last year or so looking for answers to questions about my PS90, and looking for reloading information on the 5.7 cartdridge.

I'm from just north of Houston, Texas, and I work in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Currently looking for information about some magazines and figure that it's time to get a little more active on here.

One question.....the forum on my 'puter has black type on a greyscale background; is there any way to change that? It's kept me from joining in the past, as it's hard on my eyes to read....

Thanks!!

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Post by jmz5 » 22 Mar 2015, 13:05

Welcome!, Go to the user control panel, it's under board preferences.
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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by subseashooter » 22 Mar 2015, 17:51

Awesome!! Thanks!!

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New owner and new to the forum

Post by Dar8600 » 03 Apr 2015, 16:48

Hey all. I am the new owner of a brand new never fired 5.7 IOM model. Serial Number 3861037XX. I am the second owner as my brother got this from a dealer brand new and for some reason never fired it. Yeah I don't know what is wrong with him either. Lol. I got the weapon, 4 mags 2/10 and 2/20 100 rounds of ammo, box, and everything that it comes with from the factory for $800. Being that it is the IOM model, what is a current market price for one of these? I'm Not looking to sell it. I am just curious what this might be worth. Also since I have never owned one of these, work issues my a sig sauer and all the ammo I can shoot lol, I am thinking this might be a good home defense weapon for my wife once I put a light/laser on it. Any thoughts as to what a good home defense ammo would be?

Thank you in advance for any input.

Dan

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Post by blueorison » 03 Apr 2015, 23:10

Welcome! You should post a picture under the FsN section.

I've usually seen them go for around $1200-1400 but not more than that.

If you have the original DAO version, then that goes for more, probably around 1600$, depending on if you have all the paperwork, if it is unfired, etc.
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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by CPTKILLER » 04 Apr 2015, 18:13

Howdy from Austin, Texas.

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by SAVAGEJIM » 23 May 2015, 17:49

Hello all, brand new to the Forum and also from Texas.

I see the previous two posters above me are from Austin, one of the many Central Texas towns I very frequently pass through as my job calls me to travel up and down the I35 corridor all the time.

I see many familiar handles from the Other Forum, so some of you already know me.

For those of you who I don't know, I hope to get to know you all too

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by bombero13 » 23 May 2015, 21:16

Hello. Recently bought my first ever 5.7 pistol. A new MKII, which I have put a couple of boxes of factory ammo through. Great pistol and very accurate. I found your forum while researching the pistol prior to buying it, however was just "lurking" for information, intending to join later.

Interestingly enough, today I got a phone call from a good friend who was in the ER after having a 5.7 pistol blow up on him. He was shooting a 5.7 that belonged to someone else. He is missing a chunk of thumb, has some through and through wounds to his hand and is scheduled for surgery tonight to remove shrapnel and cauterize an arteriole that won't quit bleeding. (All on his left hand).

Honestly, although they claim to have been shooting factory ammo, I know the owner of the pistol has reloaded 5.7 in the past. Have any of you heard of problems with factory ammo, or are these type incidents only related to improper reloads?

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by blueorison » 25 May 2015, 18:53

Welcome!

It is of particular debate as to whether the FsN can fire out of battery (oob).

And yes, the round is sensitive; as long as you reload and use your brain/common sense and established methods, you'll be fine.
I do not deserve this life I have been given.
Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.
The shooter will always matter more than the gear ever will.
Please realize correlation =/= causation.
Plural opinions don't equate to truth.

I throw sub-MOA rocks.

Stop relying on others to do the work for you. Challenge the brainwashed.
Shoot more, worry less.
Use the search function.
Smile. Always. .' ]

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by jobrando » 22 Jun 2015, 13:54

I bought my FiveSeven years ago and it's been perfect. I got on a tear to buy a SBR 9mm format but in my research I found I was to old school to own such a configuration. I ran across the PS90 and owning a FiveSeven with much ammo in my pile I decided it was the way to go. All the positive reviews on the PS90 finished off the sell. I do need some help in the purchase. I have an Eotech L3 sight I use on several of my weapons. Will it work on the base format PS90 or do I have a problem?Does anyone know the trigger pull out of the box? The prices I've been seeing are 12-1300 for the base model. One other thing I assume the 10,20,30,50 mags are interchangeable in a base model. I hope.

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by Bigoleswede » 29 Jul 2015, 05:31

Hello all! After securing my first Belgium HP in 1984, I figured out they made high quality, tight fitting pistols. So now, 31 years later, I finally bought a FNH FiveSeveN. I did not realize that polymer guns could or would be made with such high quality. The large grips fit my hand great. The Safariland Holster works great. Now to find magazine holders.

Is there anything I should know or be aware of before I head to the range. Yes, it will be cleaned really well before the inaugural shoot, and cleaned well afterwards. I used to shoot XTC rifle matches, but now with poor health, pistol shooting is much easier on me. :)

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Re: New Member Introduction

Post by KeeLow » 07 Oct 2015, 17:31

Finally, I have my first Fiveseven. I have been wanting one for almost ten years now and have been reading this forum periodically during that time. I finally decided I was done waiting and paid a little over $1200.00 for a new Mk II with shipping. I was able to fire a few rounds very shortly after getting my hands on it. I already have bought a good bit of ammo from various sources and I now know I'm gonna need a lot more! This forum is a great resource and I'm looking forward to applying some of the things I have learned here. Thanks!

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