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Posted: 3/12/2005 7:12:12 AM EST
I am a junior shooter and my mom wants to get her own carry pistol. How is the 5.7 as a carry gun? The reason I am considering it is because of its light recoil for what it accomplishes and its 20 round magazine. Does anyone reccomend it? I have never shot it but I plan to do so once I spot one on the range.

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:16:17 AM EST
Is the FN Five-seveN "Enough-Gun?"

Six pages of info in the link above.

-DmL
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:17:20 AM EST
have you seen the size of that handgun? unless shes got a fullsize purse or is a large woman, dont do it.

get her a keltec, glock, kahr. be realistic.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:11:07 AM EST
Yeah, the 5.7 is a pretty big gun. Most women would probably not feel comfortable with it, and it would not be easy to conceal (except in a large purse).
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:44:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
I am a junior shooter and my mom wants to get her own carry pistol. How is the 5.7 as a carry gun? The reason I am considering it is because of its light recoil for what it accomplishes and its 20 round magazine. Does anyone reccomend it? I have never shot it but I plan to do so once I spot one on the range.




I hate to say this, but with ammo at .50 a round and up, I don't intend to let anyone else shoot mine, unless they buy the rounds. This is the only weapon with which I have this little policy.

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 10:11:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 10:11:38 AM EST by HK_Shooter_03]

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
I am a junior shooter and my mom wants to get her own carry pistol. How is the 5.7 as a carry gun? The reason I am considering it is because of its light recoil for what it accomplishes and its 20 round magazine. Does anyone reccomend it? I have never shot it but I plan to do so once I spot one on the range.




I hate to say this, but with ammo at .50 a round and up, I don't intend to let anyone else shoot mine, unless they buy the rounds. This is the only weapon with which I have this little policy.




I will keep all of what you all said in mind. We can find something else.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:20:31 AM EST
Find a place that has a keltec P3AT. It comes in .380 or .32 but I have the .380. Very light gun and easily conceilable. I bet she would love it. It doesnt have a safety but has a 5lb trigger pull.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:42:00 AM EST
keltec. Small, light economic.

Or get a Lady smith.

or beretta auto in .380

or a walther ppk .380

Can she handle 9mm? Go for the most powerful cartridge she can handle.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 2:36:46 PM EST
Women's fashion don't lend themselves easily to concealing large frame handguns.

If she can conceal it (I do NOT consider a purse to be a good way to conceal a weapon), and can hit what she wants with it, and is comfortable with the Five-seveN, then sure it'll do fine.

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:33:56 AM EST
Anyone can post a pic of this 5.7 pistol. Never seen one TIA WD
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:14:32 AM EST
Many, MANY much better choices for CCW then the 5.7.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:16:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 7:53:56 AM EST by M4]

Originally Posted By WarDawg:
Anyone can post a pic of this 5.7 pistol. Never seen one TIA WD





By the way, here's a little secret for getting info on stuff............

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Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:51:49 AM EST
G-26

practice head shots w/ the cheaper ammo
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:56:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
G-26

practice head shots w/ the cheaper ammo



I like the G26. Recently I had the chance to fire a Kahr 9mm. My problem was my paws were too big for the gun and I had trouble controlling the recoil because I couldn't get a good grip. I've had no such problems with the 26.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:22:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Find a place that has a keltec P3AT. It comes in .380 or .32 but I have the .380. Very light gun and easily conceilable. I bet she would love it. It doesnt have a safety but has a 5lb trigger pull.



I have a P3AT , I don't recommend it for a someone that is recoil sensitive .
When I shoot it , it never jams , but when I let my daughter shoot it , it jams
on almost every round . I've watched closely to see if she is limp wristing it , and
it doesn't appear that she is . the only thing I see is that it muzzle flips much
more with her then when I shoot it .

I traded a P32 for the P3AT , the P32 never jammed , no matter who shot it .
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:16:37 AM EST
Anyone considering the 5.7 needs to read this thread on Tactical Forums. Lots of good information by one of the worlds preeminent terminal ballistics experts. www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000768;p=1

The 5.7 lacks sufficient penetration. The new SS196 will not penetrate any soft armor, and has similar energy and velocity to a .22 magnum. Last I heard, no one recommends a .22 Magnum as a serious carry weapon.

There are MANY far better choices out there.
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