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Old 07-26-2010, 08:03   #1
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5.7x28

Few weeks ago a friend of mine picked up a FN 5.7x28 pistol and I was intrigued.So I scored a FN PS90 carbine, sweet little weapon, light, feels great and has no recoil at all. My 13 year old daughter can fire her all day long without whining. Hell I liked it so much I just finished building an AR57 just for her. Any other 5.7 shooters out there?


Both are now close to the front row of the misc gun safe.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:27   #2
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Nice!

Please tell me more about the AR57.
Will their upper work on any AR lower?

Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:05   #3
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Yep any AR lower will work with the 5.7 upper. Since this was for my daughter I went all out and started with a Spike's tactical lower, slapped in a Timney trigger (set to 2.75 lbs) and dressed her out with MagPul furniture. Very pleased with the end result. snappy little round the 5.7, shoots fast and flat with an effective range of about two hundred yards then she starts dropping off. It's an up close and personal thing. Recoil is not much more than a .22 & the fifty round mags are a plus
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I've looked into the FN guns chambered for 5.7, its a nice caliber. You have two very nice rifles. I can imagine they are fun to shoot.
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Do yourself a favor and purchase some Elite Ammunition for your 5.7x28.The factory loads from FN/Fiocchi come no where near the potential of this cartridge.Elite pushes the envelope.You will be impressed.Just my opinion,no affiliation with the company at all.A satisfied customer.
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I was supposed to pick up the upper earlier this when BCM was having a special on it, but as usual, things got in the way. I will pick up an upper some time this year.

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When I bought up the 5.7 upper my original plan was to swap the upper on one of my four 5.56 AR's when I wanted to shoot the 5.7, although not really time consuming it was kinda a pain in the ass so I bought a dedicated lower for the 5.7 and will just leave her and the other AR's in a complete configuration. If you have the funds it's just easier that way.

I did mod a 5.56 mag to act as a brass catcher for the spent 5.7 rounds and it does catch around 40 or so before it fills up. Every once and a while I was getting hot spend brass down the front of my T-shirt. I think I will mod another 5.56 mag and just remove the base to act as a funnel away from the shooters body for the spent brass. This spent brass bitch is really a minor factor and does not deter me from really enjoying shooting the 5.7x28.

I think I will pick up a FN57 pistol this weekend to complete the 5.7 trio.
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Originally Posted by improved.flv View Post
Any other 5.7 shooters out there?
Shooter, yes. Owner, no. Our Son bought both the FN 5.7 and PS90 when he was in the service. The PS90 really didn't have any appeal to me until he brought it over. They ARE a hoot to shoot! Probably buy it from him in a heartbeat..... with a Dad discount, of course.
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
Nice!

Please tell me more about the AR57.
Will their upper work on any AR lower?

Thanks.
Try here. www.57center.com
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I got a couple 5.7 pistols and an AR57 upper like yours. Have you modified an AR15 magazine to catch brass yet? I cut the bottom off an orlite mag, zip tied a nylon bag with a zipper on the bottom and now have a great brass catcher.
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