5.7x28mm Pistols

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    From what I know they are great. Lots of features. If they offered a model with a manual safety I probably would own one.

    I like PSA’s business model as well. They are 2A supporters from a very unique perspective. Their goal is to get as many types/models of firearms “in common use” as possible, thus their focus on development of reasonably priced yet quality firearms. Clever bastards! :)
     
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    I use 40 S&W, 9mm, 45ACP for pistols... 5.56 and 308 for rifles... also have a couple of 22's for plinking... and getting into 5.7 since its NATO now
     
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    Went to my friend's house and shot my crosman 2240 CO2 bolt action single shot target pistol yesterday.

    Cheap to shoot and relatively quiet but has one hell of a thump for a pellet pistol and very accurate at 100 ft and less and you could even hit silhouettes well out past a hundred foot.

    Yes I know it's not as fun as shooting the real thing but there's a lot less noise and expense involved and it does kind of scratch the itch on your trigger finger.

    Damn thing surprisingly loud on a fresh cartridge because it sounds like a 22 short going off.

    Not a bad little plinking toy for 60 bucks.

    You could easily take rabbit and squirrel from a reasonable distance should the need arise.

    I found a 40 pack box of CO2 at Walmart for $17 plus tax. So right around 50 cents a cartridge and you get a good 30-35 shots off of a cartridge.

    Almost as fun as a rimfire pistol.... Just not quite :)
     
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    My guns are for defense.
    I don't worry about hostile rabbits.
    But it does sound like fun.
     
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    It can offer more fun than the firearms depending on scenario. I like having a few beers and then setting up some bottles in the backyard and shooting them with a bb/pellet gun. Cant do that in my neighborhood with the big boys.
     
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    The same here. As long as one makes sure one has a backstop that stops all of the pellets and prevents them from going on anyone else's property.... No one has any real reason to get upset about it. I need to get me some metal spinner targets. I'm going to Walmart a bit later so perhaps I'll have a look around the sporting goods section. Need some more lead pellets anyways. If you shoot a decent amount you'd be surprised how quickly you can go through a tin of 500.

    Now if I was to want to make more noise I would just go down the street a bit to a neighborhood where I have a lot of friends that is a series of private dirt roads. People shoot whatever the hell they want out there and no one says a thing.

    I don't know if I'd say you could ride a four-wheeler around naked for instance... But short of that pretty much no one cares what you do.

    And another good thing about shooting pellet pistols is it still practicing the fundamentals of firearms handling and safety and if you can get good and accurate with those it's good practice for the real deal
     
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    They do offer a fun and cheap way to shoot almost anywhere and it is still good practice for the fundamentals of using a real pistol.

    Of course you don't have the recoil but everything else is very much similar in as far as being able to aim and hit the target and also handling things in a safe manner.

    I don't like being muzzle swept with a pellet gun much less a real one.... People who are not familiar with arms will display their bad habits quickly with a pellet pistol so someone can notice sooner rather than later
     
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    I've never pulled a trigger on an airgun, but I have done the paintball thing a few times. Great fun.
     
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    Due to my past misdeeds and foolish choices decades ago... Uncle Sam and the powers that be in the state of Florida say that I can only own and play with certain muzzleloaders and air guns.

    But I think even if I did not suffer that restriction I would still have a pretty good air gun collection.

    I have four of them at the moment. My 22 caliber nitro piston break barrel is by far the most powerful with ballistic levels approaching 22 short.

    But it weighs in at seven or eight pounds and sometimes the pistols are just more fun.

    I do have a very accurate PPK replica but that only shoots BB's and it is not very accurate.

    About once a year I'll get the cap and ball out and fire it but it is a real chore to clean.

    I did take a wild hog from perhaps 80 or 100 ft with it some years ago. It was a broadside shot and it went in the hide and threw a rib bone and punched a hole in both lungs and the ball came to a stop just under the hide on the far side.

    The hog was easily over a hundred pounds though I did not weigh it, it ran about 15 ft squealed loudly a few times and gave up the ghost.

    I need to see about getting my rights restored because I have been a good boy now for about 20 years. I suppose I should consult an attorney.
     
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    Yes. And Florida just went to "Constitutional Carry" so its returning to basic Constitutional rights.

    I learned years ago that owning a sailboat is a bottomless money pit. But I knew that going in. Now I've found that guns are much the same. Its not just guns and ammo. Its telescopic sights, red dot sights, slings, extra Picatinny rails, lights, laser pointers, part upgrades (I have Beretta 96D that comes with very strong springs... I had them replaced for easier use), hardware for M-Lok add-ons, all sorts of add-ons for shotguns, high capacity magazines... and then there's the expensive stuff for reloading. Its like a boat... it never ends.
     
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    @Steady Pie ,

    I owe you an update on the S&W 5.7 pistol I purchased. It took me a couple months before I had a chance to go get it.

    Unfortunately, so far I’m not a big fan. I haven’t shot it a lot, but I don’t seem to shoot it well naturally. The sights being smaller than I prefer is part of the problem I think. I suppose I need to put an optic on it and see if I like that.

    I like that the barrel is threaded for my suppressors to direct thread without an adapter. It’s soft shooting, but all 5.7’s are. It’s heavier than my FN 5.7 because it has a lot more metal in it than an FN. That “feels” good in the hand but is also a disadvantage since it’s supposed to be a carry gun.

    In short I just don’t enjoy shooting it as much as the FN. And without putting a lot of rounds through it I’m afraid I never will. I’m torn about spending a bunch of money on an optic that can handle the abuse I subject guns to. Especially if I still don’t like it with the optic.

    On a happier note, I came across some of the SS198LF ammo for sale online the other day. It’s been unavailable for years. It’s the high velocity stuff that’s supposed to be restricted to military and LE (by FN, not US law). But retailers manage to get some once in a while to sell. I have 1000 rds. coming. I’ll feel better as I was getting low on that ammo type.

    If I end up doing anything more with the S&W I’ll post again. Right now I’m just ruminating on what to do. :)
     
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    Thanks mate :)

    Well, what can you expect from exotic rounds designed for one thing only. They're never as good as they seem on paper!
     
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    Love the round. It’s the round I use primarily in my job. It’s the S&W that was a disappointment. Still love he FN 5.7. Had to euthanize a 600 lb equine the other day. The 5.7 round was 100% effective.
     

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