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Old 07-14-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Anyone Own a FN Five seveN?

My wife is looking for a new gun that she likes and can handle properly.

From what I have researched the Five seveN has 30% of the recoil of a 9mm.

In addition, it is suppose to be the most accurate handgun platform on the market with a 1" drop at 100 yards!

Anyways, what experiences do you guys have?

Are they any easier to rack than a Glock?

She loves our HK45 but it is too much gun for her really.

She has a Ruger SP101 .357 with .38+P but it is not really her favorite.

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Old 07-14-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Let her get her hands on one and then decide. The grip is very big and boxy. Most women have small hands, and they will have a great deal of difficulty getting a stable and good grip and still be able to manipulate the trigger. I know I have trouble with that one.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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note the sn the grip on the Five seveN is definitely on the bigger size and your wife might struggle to ever grasp it properly. even with large hands, it took the most getting used to out of anything ive tried. the recoil (or lack thereof) is simply amazing. as a result, its very easy to stay on target and your groupings will be tight. however, the downfalls of the gun include a steep price and exclusive 5.7x28 FN ammo. just things to keep in mind.

i used to save range targets for reference but havent been doing that lately. ill see if theres any FN's laying around here
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
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Definitely on my list(ever growing) to buy soon.

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Are you going to reload? Ammo can be expensive.
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Are you going to reload? Ammo can be expensive.
I might start again, I don't know.

I found it for $25 for 50 (or $220 for 500); which is not cheap, but it cheaper than it used to be.

50 rounds every few months is not really a big deal.

I guess we need to rent one and see.
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I might start again, I don't know.

I found it for $25 for 50 (or $220 for 500); which is not cheap, but it cheaper than it used to be.

50 rounds every few months is not really a big deal.

I guess we need to rent one and see.
$25 for 50 is the normal price for 9mm american eagle ammo in chicago
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$25 for 50 is the normal price for 9mm american eagle ammo in chicago
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2 of my friends have one. Shot it, very low recoil. Nice gun, expensive price and ammo is not cheap. Nice range gun though. For a woman's hands....I would not think it would be ideal. Get her a nice Glock 26. I have a few others I can think of...but I would talk her out of this. It is a big gun. Yes, slide is easy once broke in.....not like my 1911.

Main point is...what does she want to use it for?

Carry....HELL NO!!!!
Range use....expensive ammo
Home defense....sure....but she can use a Glock 19 for that or one of your guns. I say it is overkill for her. Just my 2 cents.
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FiveseveN IOM. Grip is a lot smoother compared to fiveseven usg's.

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2 of my friends have one. Shot it, very low recoil. Nice gun, expensive price and ammo is not cheap. Nice range gun though. For a woman's hands....I would not think it would be ideal. Get her a nice Glock 26. I have a few others I can think of...but I would talk her out of this. It is a big gun. Yes, slide is easy once broke in.....not like my 1911.

Main point is...what does she want to use it for?

Carry....HELL NO!!!!
Range use....expensive ammo
Home defense....sure....but she can use a Glock 19 for that or one of your guns. I say it is overkill for her. Just my 2 cents.
I already have a G17, G19, G26 and she has problems with the slide.

She needs it for self defense at home not carry.
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I would find a 9mm that she could operate the slide on. Put some grip tape on your G19 and let her try(found this to work well on my G26).

some I have found that are pretty easy to cock
p226
Beretta 92(fs model easiest)
Lighter spring and grip tape on a glock(obviously test SD loads)
Older smith pistols like the 3913 are easy to rack but bulky for carry
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If it's for home defense, why not a shotgun? Easier to aim, less chance of shooting the neighbors. Only drawback is that she couldn't carry it on her . . but I don't know if that's something you're planning on. They're more fun to practice with, too.

Why doesn't she like the SP101? Personally I don't feel comfortable with short-barreled revolvers (short barrel + light weight = tricky to aim and rough recoil). Maybe she needs something bigger, heavier and more stable?
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I may be off here, but the FiveSeven's round is remarkable for it's fantastic penetration capabilities and high accuracy, not so much for stopping/knock down power which makes it less well suited for use as a defensive pistol - especially in a home setting where over penetration could be catastrophic.

What about an M&P 9 or 9c with thumb safety? That would allow her to keep it cocked and locked and not have to worry about racking the slide in a stress situation.
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Glocks are hard to rack? I've always felt they were the easiest to rack. show her the push-pull method, not buy a new gun.
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I dunno. The whole idea came up when we were at the range the other day.

She did not feel like shooting much because she did not feel "strong" that day.

She ended up shooting my Ruger III Hunter and she shot confidently and well.

So, the idea came up that she would like an HK45 that was easier to shoot.

I was not shooting the SP101 well at all (double action fast site alignment) then I realize I was shooting .357. lol. She said she doesn't like it anymore (her nightstand gun)

She likes the HK45, maybe I need to get the compact version of it.

The idea of her gun being cocked and locked scares that crap out of me.
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If it's for home defense, why not a shotgun? Easier to aim, less chance of shooting the neighbors. Only drawback is that she couldn't carry it on her . . but I don't know if that's something you're planning on. They're more fun to practice with, too.

Why doesn't she like the SP101? Personally I don't feel comfortable with short-barreled revolvers (short barrel + light weight = tricky to aim and rough recoil). Maybe she needs something bigger, heavier and more stable?
SP101 is a solid and heavy (28oz) gun. I dunno.
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I already have a G17, G19, G26 and she has problems with the slide.

She needs it for self defense at home not carry.
whats the problem she has with the glocks slide? too tough to rack?
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