It is an interesting cartridge but not as useful as it seems. I had an FN FiveSeven and sold it.
it seemed like a good idea at the time, However ammo is a challenge. Federal Eagle is available but the FN ammo is better but is generally a mail order proposition. The most effective ammo, AP, is limited to LEOs and military only.
well its NOT going over here!
course that's before the Ruger 57, but honestly I don't see this one pistol changing a lot, I mean look at the number of Glocks made in 45 GAP and you see how that went over.
everybody has an opinion-mine is its a very specific use cartridge, like in high capacity, high rate of fire weapons that offer a light weight, easy portable, high penetration needs.
so to me unless I see /feel the need to start shooting through light body armor don't see a need myself?
just because they build it don't mean its something I need personally.
lots and lots and lots of cartridges laying on the discontinued floor from over the years, not to many that actually do anything new form many of the past ones.
BUT HEY!! its new, ain't nobody on my block got one--so go out there and support the local economy!--GriiiN.
I just bought my Five seveN last Christmas. Haven't had problems with ammo but I wish I had waited another month before buying it.
I wrote about it: shoots nice but after shooting it, dry firing it, handling it - I have decided to NOT carry it for defensive purposes. I haven't even bought a holster for it. It is a safe queen for now and my one and only enigma gun - no defined purpose, . . . . YET!
I am on the waiting list at Sportsman's Warehouse. They are slow in getting them. I'll wait because of Sportsman's Loyalty bucks and Veterans discount. That takes a good chunk of change out of their selling price.