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hefedehefe
08-30-2010, 1:17 PM
Is this a good round? I was thinking about grabing a Glock 29, but then I came by an FN 57. This gun looks pretty cool, but I don't know anyone that ownes one. Any ideas how these 2 compare?

Corbin Dallas
08-30-2010, 1:23 PM
Is this a good round? I was thinking about grabing a Glock 29, but then I came by an FN 57. This gun looks pretty cool, but I don't know anyone that ownes one. Any ideas how these 2 compare?

5.7 has been discussed ad nauseum here, try a search.


The difference? 10mm vs 5.7mm. 1400ft/sec vs 2600ft/sec.

Honestly, the 5-7 is cool but I'd personally take a 10mm over it any day of the week.

hefedehefe
08-30-2010, 1:40 PM
5.7 has been discussed ad nauseum here, try a search.


The difference? 10mm vs 5.7mm. 1400ft/sec vs 2600ft/sec.

Honestly, the 5-7 is cool but I'd personally take a 10mm over it any day of the week.

Why is that?

Unit74
08-30-2010, 2:53 PM
What do you want to do with it?


Defense I'd take the 10mm. A fun gun to shoot that feels good, low recoil, and always grabs someone attention....FiveseveN.

WTSGDYBBR
08-30-2010, 3:22 PM
Take the Five Seven. The Five Seven is so accurate its unbelievable. When you move out of state you can add 20 rounds clips or 30 rounders as well . There is almost no recoil the groups on the target is sicker then sick. They will shoot on paper over 25 yards no issue. I have a Sig P220S as a self defenses firearm. I have that in the safe and have my Five Seven on my night stand now.

Oldnoob
08-30-2010, 3:29 PM
As long as we still live in CA, I don't see much the point getting 5.7. The best sell point 5.7 has is the 1) super high energy out put due to velocity of the round, 2) penetration, 3) high capacity even amount other modern pistols.

But in CA, you limit the 5.7 down to 10rd max. And the penetration require 5.7's "standard" bullet, and these days would be a difficult task to find (unless you load your own).

Oldnoob
08-30-2010, 3:31 PM
If Glock was also one of your consideration, get one (whatever size you prefer) in .357sig. It's what 5.7 wish-to-be (Minus the capacity and recoil).

mixwell
08-30-2010, 3:50 PM
I just saw one this weekend and although it is sweet looking and the round more of a mini rifle round it would be very inefficient cost wise and availability would be very hard to find it.. If it would be great if the ammo was more available and if the ammo could compete with other handgun rounds.. It's more of a pain in the arse then it would be worth to get ammo for it. Even as is a 10mm is damn hard to find ammo for.

hefedehefe
08-30-2010, 3:56 PM
If Glock was also one of your consideration, get one (whatever size you prefer) in .357sig. It's what 5.7 wish-to-be (Minus the capacity and recoil).

Would you recomend the .357 sig over 10mm? If so, why?

mixwell
08-30-2010, 3:59 PM
Would you recomend the .357 sig over 10mm? If so, why?

10mm > .357 sig.. Some of the 10mm loads can have about the same energy @ 100yds as a .357 as it just exits the barrel.. The 10mm a great round but damn hard to get.

85FourEyedGT
08-30-2010, 5:00 PM
I love the five seven round! Its one of the best guns ive ever shot, huge fireball, low recoil, unbelievably accurate, I am personally waiting to see if the recent online ammo purchasing law will go into effect or if it will be struck down, if it gets struck down than the 5.7 would be great because online ammo is about 20 dollars a box , which isnt too bad for an awesome round

as for a defensive round, i read that in all 19 ( i believe) documented shootings with a 5.7 , there were no survivors and 90 percent of those kills were 1 shot , but then again we dont know what ammunition the authorities were using

Oldnoob
08-30-2010, 5:24 PM
Would you recomend the .357 sig over 10mm? If so, why?

That's hard. If we just talking about the round, 10mm out perform .357sig by a step. But if just for personal preference, I'll pick .357sig over 10mm. And here are my reasons (and only apply on me, YMMV).

10mm require a larger platform compare to .357sig. .357sig even though it's a uncommon round, it can still be found in local gun shop/sport store (ie: walmart), not so much with 10mm. .357sig is slightly cheaper than 10mm.

Finally, I shoot .357sig a bit better than 10mm (out of Glock 20 vs Glock 31).

Corbin Dallas
08-30-2010, 5:25 PM
Why is that?


1 - Rounds for the 5.7 are expensive and very difficult to find in CA

2 - 10mm has much more punch for self defense.

3 - The G29 will shoot 40S&W with a barrel change

4 - Glock owners don't call magazines "CLIPS"

5 - The 5.7 is a fun gun to shoot and really really accurate, but it also over penetrates. Even if you hit your target, the bullet keeps on going and could do damage to the next thing it hits.

6 - The G29 is much easier to fix if it breaks

7 - The G29 is much easier to conceal

8 - Glock mags only cost $25. 5-7 mags cost $50


Now, if you're set on the FiveSeven, find yourself an IOM model and keep it. They demand a higher price than the USG and are very difficult to find.

If you really want a keeper, find a 5-7 tactical.