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  • willbird
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    Originally posted by CruiserClass View Post
    That's quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've read about guns on the Interwebz in many a year.
    A more refined statement would be "22lr's using other than premium(eley primed) ammunition will suffer from misfires due to poor priming". This is generally not an issue with premium ammo, and has never been an issue with any 22 magnum or 17hmr I have fired, between the two calibers I have fored thousands and not had a misfire ever.

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  • gunslash
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    big fan of the gun. my buddy has one and I handled it a lot at the range, very fun toy, little recoil and very relaible. capacity is a big plus...the obvious negative is the rediculous price and ammo availability and $

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  • CruiserClass
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    Originally posted by Chazz View Post
    Rimfire semi-autos have a hard time functioning reliably.
    That's quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've read about guns on the Interwebz in many a year.

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  • Blackdog F4i
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    Ah, OK that along with your profile tells me a lot.

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  • Chazz
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    Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
    Ch***, what is it you do for a living?
    Spread peace and love to the misfortunate throughout the world.

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  • willbird
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    Originally posted by Chazz View Post
    Yeah and 99% of the time: your gun will not jam, there will be only one shooter, your target won't be behind cover, and your lunch break won't get interrupted by an active shooter. That is why a proficient LEO trains for that 1%

    Anyone can buy IIIA armor off the internet and have it shipped to their front door, no questions asked.

    Until people are done posting "this round could do that or this when loaded a certain way" I am done here.

    Willbird: Find us some real numbers on those rounds. How many wet phone books it goes through doesn't count
    I do not have to come up with numbers, the 5.7 is a ballistic twin to a great many rounds that were in use and are in use over the last century. The ONLY difference is the bullet.

    And I said 99.99% of the time not 99 ;-). And if the IIIA is readily avail, so is/will be one that will stop 5.7 dead too. That has been the deal since armor came along..somebody makes a can, and another guy makes a can opener, and then they make a better can, better opener, etc.

    The early m16 had a slow twist that did marginally stabilize the bullet, this is true, but a shot that hits an arm/shoulder, and enters the abdomen then exits down at the hip is pure luck not design intent.

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  • Blackdog F4i
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    Ch***, what is it you do for a living?

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  • 5031OKC
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    This has all been quite interesting. I'm just glad the novel size posts have stopped. Honestly, who the hell is going to read all that. Besides, that guy was coming off as an FN zealot, not a guy trying to provide a rational argument for his point of view.

    Of course, all this conversation doesn't fix the fact that the gun is just fugly.

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  • Sleuth
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    Actually, Willbird, the early versions of the M16 had a different twist rate barrel (I don't have the time to look up the first twist used) and did produce some spectacular wounds, because the bullets became unstable when they hit anything. But anything included twigs, heavy grass, etc., so when it was type classified, the twist rate for the M193 round (55g) was changed.

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  • Chazz
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    Yeah and 99% of the time: your gun will not jam, there will be only one shooter, your target won't be behind cover, and your lunch break won't get interrupted by an active shooter. That is why a proficient LEO trains for that 1%

    Anyone can buy IIIA armor off the internet and have it shipped to their front door, no questions asked.

    Until people are done posting "this round could do that or this when loaded a certain way" I am done here.

    Willbird: Find us some real numbers on those rounds. How many wet phone books it goes through doesn't count

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  • willbird
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    And in those 99.9% of cases, you are engaging a target NOT wearing IIIA body armor...and thus the 80 year old cartridges on the table that NEVER got a rep as dino killers give us the real world experience to say the 5.7 is not going to be either.

    If you had read all the hype on the 220 swift, and the 17 remington, and the 5.56 when that came along you would recognize it this time.

    When the 5.56 was first fielded they claimed a VC was shot in the FOOT or ARM and it was a fatal wound because the round buzz sawed up into his torso like something from the movie PHantasm.

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  • willbird
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    Originally posted by Chazz View Post
    Yeah holly crap with the posts. There seem to be 2 sides here:

    1) Pro 5.7
    - Those of us that have used and seen firsthand what it can

    2) Anti 5.7
    - Will do whatever they can do to attempt to disprove it and pull up stuff from the internet or what their cousin of a friend told them. Have never fired, or even handled one. Shooting at paper doesn't count, an air soft BB can make holes too.

    The Kel-Tec PMR 30s have the fit, finish and plastic characteristics of a Dollar Store squirt gun. Rimfire semi-autos have a hard time functioning reliably. They are cheap because they are built so. Kel-Tec still can't get them right and they can't fill the orders for them because they have to go back to the blueprints because of defects.

    Find me a .22 caliber round designed 80 years ago that can go through both sides of a level IIIA vest like it is made out of warm butter. I know 5.7 works and am not going to try and change the heart and minds of those against. Like I posted earlier it has a specific purpose and it is damn good at fulfilling it.
    The only difference in the 5.7 is the projectile, thus the 5.56 should do it MORE BETTER actually, and the 22 hornet would do it too with that bullet, or the 218 Bee.

    Thus the 5.7 is just another .224 center fire smokeless powder cartridge, loaded with a bullet good at penetrating kevlar, wanna bet Eugene Stoner had something similar on the table when he worked with the early AR designs ??

    And 99.99% of the time the target that a defensive HANDGUN (again stop mixing P90 crap into the discussion) neutralizes is NOT wearing IIIA body armor...so a heavy bullet that punches a decent sized hole clear through has been working for as long as handguns existed...and if they ARE wearing IIIA armor that 1/10 of a percent of the time, you shoot them in the face a couple times and then move on to other things.

    Bill

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  • Nightshift va
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    Ok i scrolled back and saw quiet a few threads that answered your question from game to the FORT HOOD debacle. For handgun calibers for defense I'll stick to quality ammo and: 9mm. 357magnum. 38spl..45acp and 40 s&w..the only reason I didn't mention 10mm is unfortunately i don't own one, but it's an awesome caliber. here is the link for that Kel-Tec: http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/pistols/pmr-30/

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  • Sleuth
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    Ch***, why do you think you will need to "go through both sides of a level IIIA vest"?
    Are the bad guys in your area wearing level IIIA vests ?

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  • Chazz
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    Yeah holly crap with the posts. There seem to be 2 sides here:

    1) Pro 5.7
    - Those of us that have used and seen firsthand what it can

    2) Anti 5.7
    - Will do whatever they can do to attempt to disprove it and pull up stuff from the internet or what their cousin of a friend told them. Have never fired, or even handled one. Shooting at paper doesn't count, an air soft BB can make holes too.

    The Kel-Tec PMR 30s have the fit, finish and plastic characteristics of a Dollar Store squirt gun. Rimfire semi-autos have a hard time functioning reliably. They are cheap because they are built so. Kel-Tec still can't get them right and they can't fill the orders for them because they have to go back to the blueprints because of defects.

    Find me a .22 caliber round designed 80 years ago that can go through both sides of a level IIIA vest like it is made out of warm butter. I know 5.7 works and am not going to try and change the heart and minds of those against. Like I posted earlier it has a specific purpose and it is damn good at fulfilling it.

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