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Old 12-11-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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FN PS90 5.7x28 Civilian Legal Semi Auto

I'm not sure how many other 5.7X28mm shooters there are around here, but this looked promising...particularly if it is as much fun to shoot as my Five-seveNs are. Any of you found any more information beyond this one site? (Just for the civilian model, there are tons out there on the military/LE model)

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Old 12-11-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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If they could make it a little cheaper I bet it would be a huge hit. I see this gun as being mostly a novilty product, the gun and the ammo just costs too much for it to take off. If they could make another similar semi-auto about the same size in the same round but that cost a lot less it would be an amazing plinker.
Old 05-29-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
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It definitly looks fun. But for the price it should be full-auto.
Old 08-08-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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The full auto costs less to agencies than this semiauto costs us. The ammo is still nonexistent and until that issue is resolved FN wont get anymore of my money.
Old 09-25-2005, 10:52 AM   #5
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I've seen one round...

In a local gunshop. The 'smith was holding it in his furry little paw; it looked like a miniature.

My first thought was, "Gee, that would be neat in a rimfire sized bolt action rifle with a decent scope." I said it out loud and the gunsmith said something to the effect of "Yeah, wouldn't it?"

Presuming reloadable cases, small rifle primers, a large pinch of H110 or IMR 4227 and cast bullets; one could have a rifle with greater horsepower and less cost than .22 WRM at a walk. Not to mention Hornady makes those sexy little 35 and 40 grain .224" V-Max jacketed bullets.

The FN pistol is just another 'high capacity, adequate sighted, average triggered, oversized grip, plastic framed, blah, blah, blah...' pistol. Be first on your block if that's your thing. I'll keep to my 1911s and S&W revolvers, thanks anyway.

But the round looks interesting.
Archie, with an alternate view of things
Old 09-29-2005, 04:16 PM   #6
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Somewhere I did a write-up about using the 5.7X28mm in a custom Ruger 77/22 with a varmint barrel. I think that is about where the cartridge would be at it's best for civilian use, but that's just my opinion. I'll post a link to it, if I ever remember where it was, again.
Old 11-02-2005, 08:35 PM   #7
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I was interested in this gun/round combo until I realized how unavailable it is. When it is available it is grossly expensive.

I heard/read that there are NO cases available to reload, and that the cases are designed to be fired once, then discarded. Not sure if it is true, but it does fit inline with them not wanting the AP ammo to fall into civilian hands. Anybody know more info about this?

I will give FN some kudos though, they try to cater to the civilian market offering exciting products and parts/service to them. Seems they realize that the civilian market is the jelly on a PBJ sandwich.. HK on the other hand is way to out of touch with the civilian market, and frankly could give a crap less that it even exists. They make nice products, but want way to much money, and parts are not very available.
Old 11-02-2005, 10:25 PM   #8
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Ya, I want one.

Old 11-26-2005, 02:34 AM   #9
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I got an opportunity to fire a few rounds through the FA version when it was introduced. Pretty interesting little gun. Very low recoil as one might expect. I didn't get a chance to use it enough to assess it any more than that.

I suppose if I had gobs of cash lying around I'd probably get one just for the cool factor.
Old 02-12-2006, 02:14 PM   #10
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Does anyone sell reloading dies for the caliber yet?

Has a certain appeal.

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