1st time shooting my Five-seveN

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by GT1R390 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:08

Esteves wrote:
GT1R390 wrote:maybe i should take out my mag discon...make it easier to dry fire without having to pull the mag in and out after every shot.
Or use a magazine dedicated to dry fire. Remove the spring and follower so that the slide won't lock. Paint the magazine plate dayglo orange or safety blue.

good idea, i'll think bout that :clap:

anyone got any spare magazines, they wana send me??? :D

disassembled of course, if it holds more than 10 rnds.

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by jmz5 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:16

Right.... :laugh:
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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by f3rr37 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:22

Would be a great accessory from EA, some solid blue/orange polymer mags for dry fire training?

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by jmz5 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:26

Only thing is that they may be as expensive as a regular mag if not a little more. :?:
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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by GT1R390 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:37

Esteves wrote:
GT1R390 wrote:maybe i should take out my mag discon...make it easier to dry fire without having to pull the mag in and out after every shot.
Or use a magazine dedicated to dry fire. Remove the spring and follower so that the slide won't lock. Paint the magazine plate dayglo orange or safety blue.

thanks for the same advice...lol
got me confused...i'm on 3 different forums right now :monkey:

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by EARS » 25 Nov 2008, 16:05

When I first got my USG, I was all over the target also. I tried adjustments to the sights, but it still was the same. Then I caught myself insticipaing the recoil. I was used to shooting 45acp all the time for many years. I put the sights back to factory specs. Tried again, and was dead on. Congrats on the purchase and happy shooting in the future.

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by GT1R390 » 25 Nov 2008, 16:15

EARS wrote:When I first got my USG, I was all over the target also. I tried adjustments to the sights, but it still was the same. Then I caught myself insticipaing the recoil. I was used to shooting 45acp all the time for many years. I put the sights back to factory specs. Tried again, and was dead on. Congrats on the purchase and happy shooting in the future.

were you using the same ammo i was using? SS197? I did catch myself anticipating recoil a bit. i just gotta work on the dry firing...it'll help me get used to it. holding the 5-7 feels already natural in my skinny hands. Maybe 7.5 inches from thumb to pinky. just gotta work on the trigger...totally different from my MP45.

Also, i'm still new to the firearms scene...bought my 1st firearm/ar15 in Feb/March. since then i've gone gun crazy...got a total of 4 (2 AR's and now 2 pistols)...oh and an unbuilt lower :cool:

so i don't have as many years of experince as many of you...but thanks for the advice...i'll keep 'em all in mind...and see what works/dont work for me.

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by EARS » 25 Nov 2008, 17:17

I was using the 197 ammo. You will do ok, practice is the key.

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by Esteves » 25 Nov 2008, 17:40

f3rr37 wrote:Would be a great accessory from EA, some solid blue/orange polymer mags for dry fire training?
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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by fzr confused » 25 Nov 2008, 18:01

Esteves wrote:
GT1R390 wrote:maybe i should take out my mag discon...make it easier to dry fire without having to pull the mag in and out after every shot.
Or use a magazine dedicated to dry fire. Remove the spring and follower so that the slide won't lock. Paint the magazine plate dayglo orange or safety blue.
thats a damn good idea! :guns:

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by amc31b » 25 Nov 2008, 21:14

"so the slide won't scrape on the follower? or will it? any damage on the follower i should worry about? I'll give it a try...sounds much easier than trying to take out the mag discon...

BTW do all 5-7's come with Mag Discon.? I know in CA we hafta have it, when buying new.

found a way to bypass the mag discon. without actual removal...just moving a retention thingy.....

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/show ... stcount=49" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

here's the link for it...what do ya'll think"

Some of the older model fiveseven's dont have it. All the newer IOM's and USG's will have it. The slide coming back on an empty magazine will not do any damage. If you lock the slide all the way back and then let it forward, it will scratch but not vice versa. Mostly because the follower is already pushed down and there is nothing sharp to scratch the follower on the underside of the slide. I cant see why that mod on the link you posted would not work but I dont think it's worth the risk of messing up the gun.

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Re: 1st time shooting my Five-seveN

Post by GT1R390 » 26 Nov 2008, 09:58

thanks for the insight. i'll just keep my mag discon on for now....although it's tempting to take it out. after reading the instructions, it seems really easy...just move the tension bar? well, maybe it just look easy to do...lol

I'll wait and see...i should learn to shoot the gun 1st before doing any mods on it.

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