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Old 07-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Was thinking about picking up a Fn57 but wondered if anyone here has or has used one and has any thoughts on it. Mostly going to be used for target shooting and for home defense. Though reading it's specs it's fairly light could it be used for concealed carry?

How is the accuracy? And feel and function of the fn57?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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I went and looked at one and was not impressed. It looked and felt like a toy to me and I also have a carry permit and would not want to have to try and conceal a weapon of that size. Just my two cents- there are members on here who are experts, but I am not one of them.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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5.7
ammo is still a little expensive for target shooting but as others have said and found true
recoil less than a 9mm,follow up shots are quick
it is a little big for cc
ammo selection for home defense is a factor
check out the 5.7forum

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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Currently carry a kimber cdp pro2 was thinking maybe switching to a fn57 which is lighter but longer or maybe going to a glock 27/29
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out the 5.7forum

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Will do havent found that forum yet thanks for the tip
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I think it would be a fun gun to have in my collection, one day. Nice round. It comes down to what you like.
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I also think a 5.7 would be a fun pistol to shoot.....especially if you could rent one and plink away. It's expensive and so is the ammo unfortunately. I just don't know if it fills any real niche for me personally. I prefer a heavier round for home defense .45 (Glock 21sf), which should get me to my semi-auto 12 gauge and then become my back-up.

I've also used the glock 26/27 for carry (plus a ton of others). Really like the Walter PPS, mainly because it's so thin I don't have to be concerned with printing at all. I'll carry something larger in winter but the PPS just works for all occasions.

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I've also used the glock 26/27 for carry (plus a ton of others). Really like the Walter PPS, mainly because it's so thin I don't have to be concerned with printing at all. I'll carry something larger in winter but the PPS just works for all occasions.

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Somehow I missed the Walther PPS I'm going to look into it. Ao you enjoy it? Carries and shoots well?
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I REALLY wanted to like it, but grip didn't feel right, but thats just personal. Too big for CC. Check out fnforum.net
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I bought the PPS for my wife as a CCW. My wife doesn't feel comfortable carrying so I used it for CCW myself and never stopped. Shoots very well, the sights are easy to pick up, and it's very comfortable for carry.

The biggest plus though is I'll wear it under anything. I used to leave my Glock at home because I felt like I was printing.....never had that issue with the PPS. I recommended it to my brother, who like me has carried just about everything, 1911's, Kahr, S&W, Glock, Keltec, H&K.....and it's become his primary carry also. Again though, If I can get away with carrying anything (at least for short bits of time) I'll carry my full sized Glock 21sf.....but for daily carry, concealment, comfort, accuracy and reliability combined, the PPS is my top choice of any pistol made.

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