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Posted: 1/9/2005 3:37:01 PM EDT
I am thinking about buying one of these now that they come with three 20 rnd mags and was wondering if anyone on here has one and what they thought of it. TIA, Dutch
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:41:47 PM EDT
try a search

most folks i hear (that did not care for the relatively expensive tag) like it, except for the higher ammo costs
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:45:15 PM EDT
yeah the prietag is about 700.00 bucks from my local dealer
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:46:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackrifle1:
I am thinking about buying one of these now that they come with three 20 rnd mags and was wondering if anyone on here has one and what they thought of it. TIA, Dutch



Check out the last thread on the topic:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=13203

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:48:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackrifle1:
yeah the prietag is about 700.00 bucks from my local dealer


From what I've seen that is a competitive price.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:49:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:01:03 PM EDT
thanks for the link
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:02:47 PM EDT
You guys are about to make up my mind for me to buy this weapon.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:16:55 PM EDT
blackrifle1 -

Some people say $700 is too much for the Five-seveN. I say that is a good price if it is the third generation USG model with three 20 round mags. I paid $830 for mine and that is a lot less than what I paid for my Kimber Ultra CDP .45 which I was carrying for CCW until I got the Five-seveN. True ammo is a little high ($18.50 for fifty rounds in my area) but I am saving my brass and I know that RCBS makes dies for the 5.7 round. I am still trying to find loading data but I am sure as this gun becomes more popular it will be available along with competitive pricing on commercial ammo.

Just my .02
MadDog
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:28:57 PM EDT
MadDog
I work on saturdays for a local dealer and that is why i am getting it for 700.00 He said i could have it for cost plus shipping.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:48:43 PM EDT
blackrifle1 -

Since you work part time for the industry you may be able to get loading data on the 5.7 round. Many of us would be interested in reloading. I have a good amount of brass from purchased SS192 rounds and I know that they use small rifle primers but that is all. I haven't been able to find out what diameter bullet to use, brand of powder to use, or the powder charge to use. Anything you could find out would be most helpful.

If you are going to use yours for CCW, Blade-Tech makes a great holster for $59.00 for both OWB, IWB and paddle styles. They do not make mag pouches for the 5.7 (crazy isn't it?) but I have found that leather mag pouches made for Desert Eagles 44 magnums work perfectly.

Let me know what you come up with,
MadDog
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 4:57:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:45:59 PM EDT
MadDog,
I will see if I can find out anything about reloading data for the 5.7 round. A place called Wideners Reloading is located about a mile from where my dealer is located. I know they sell al kinds of reloading supplies and have a website so I will stop in there also to see if I can find anything.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:48:43 PM EDT
THANKS,

MadDog
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:32:47 PM EDT
In every thread I've seen about the FiveSeven, someone will complain that the ammo is too expensive.
Compared to what? White box .44 mag ammo at Walmart is 20 bucks (50 rounds). Sheesh!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:43:28 PM EDT
sulafool -

When I take my 44 mag to the range for a practice session I use 44 special reloads. When I take any of my .357's to the range for simple target practice, I use 38 special reloads. When I take any of my 45 ACP's I use Wolf ammo. I would like to do the same with my Five-seveN. I do use full house loads once in a while so I don't forget what it feels like, and I carry full house loads for CCW, but I can shoot alot more for alot less if I reload.

Just my .02
MadDog
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:00:34 PM EDT
MadDog
I stopped Wideners reloading today after work and they could not find any info for reloading the 5.7x28 round. If I hear of any i will let you know.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:32:32 AM EDT
Mad Dog,

I reload myself, and also am awaiting load data for the 5.7. My point is that most shooters *don't* reload, and those that don't will think little of dropping 20 bucks for 50 .44 mags, but 18 dollars for 50 5.7s is somehow "too expensive". Merely an observation!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:30:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sulafool:
Mad Dog,

I reload myself, and also am awaiting load data for the 5.7. My point is that most shooters *don't* reload, and those that don't will think little of dropping 20 bucks for 50 .44 mags, but 18 dollars for 50 5.7s is somehow "too expensive". Merely an observation!



That's because those 5.7s go fast, whereas each .44M shot is an event.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:47:01 PM EDT
so we have a winner in the "fastest way to blow $20" category?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:30:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By druncuncas:
so we have a winner in the "fastest way to blow $20" category?



My .454 can be $20 for 20 rounds, makes a .44 mag seem cheap.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:38:15 PM EDT
FWIW, they have one locally for $839, so I'd say $700 is a heck of a deal.


Woody
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