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Konrad
03-10-2008, 11:21 PM
I read that the five-seven is no longer prohib in canada due to the fact you can purchase normal ammo for it rather then ap rd's. is this true?

thanks... sorry if this is a repeat, did a search came back as a "no"

koalorka
03-10-2008, 11:33 PM
I read that the five-seven is no longer prohib in canada due to the fact you can purchase normal ammo for it rather then ap rd's. is this true?

thanks... sorry if this is a repeat, did a search came back as a "no"

Yes, you can have one for ~ $1300.

SBranson23
03-11-2008, 12:46 AM
In case you're interested, my brother (in LE in Texas) organized a demo with an FN rep for some fellow Police Chiefs and was really impressed with the Five -Seven saying "The five-seven didn't kick at all, you could fire as fast as you wanted and still be on target."
His favorite was the P90 on full auto though... lucky bastard.

koalorka
03-11-2008, 01:52 AM
In case you're interested, my brother (in LE in Texas) organized a demo with an FN rep for some fellow Police Chiefs and was really impressed with the Five -Seven saying "The five-seven didn't kick at all, you could fire as fast as you wanted and still be on target."
His favorite was the P90 on full auto though... lucky bastard.

Yeah, because it's pretty much a high-velocity .22. But a nice collector piece.

Konrad
03-11-2008, 02:06 AM
i have fired the five-seven in vegas at the gun store http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/rental.htm
i fell in love with it right away. they also have a number of full autos, if you ever go to vegas check it out.


Yes, you can have one for ~ $1300.

cool! can anyone recommend a go retailer in Calgary?

nickorette
03-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Yeah, good luck fnding ammo for it though. I would be alot more interested if it used Nato sized ammo.

voodoo_ca
03-11-2008, 01:27 PM
I have one in transfer from questar.ca (site sponsor).
Last I heard he said there was still one left @ $1399 + shipping.
I dont think the gun itself was ever considered prohib, it was always the AP ammo that was originally intended to be used for LE and Military.
FN has a separate division in the US called FNUSA www.funusa.com (go figure) they currently make a few rounds that are classified as sporting rounds. Mopar guy (forum member) currently has a P90 on order I believe, and has been approved to bring in some 5.7 ammo. I am working on a lead here in Canada that has 30,000 pieces of brass that he wants to sell. I also found some ammo at a place in Saskatchewan for $69.99 per box.

The ammo is around, as I was told... you just need to find it.
In the end I am going to load my own.

CK

HedonismBot
04-07-2008, 01:46 PM
It seems like everything that makes the Five Seven special becomes moot in Canada.

AP rounds are a no go.

20 Round mags are a no go.


Take those two factors away from the Five Seven and what are you really left with?

I'd still love to have one but it'd be lower on my list than guns that one could own without compromising the spirit of what they're all about.

Longshot
04-07-2008, 02:54 PM
The 5-7 would be fun to have around for general plinking and stuff.From what I understand the actual round has serious issues as a personal defence round.

Strangeday
04-07-2008, 04:31 PM
The 5-7 would be fun to have around for general plinking and stuff.From what I understand the actual round has serious issues as a personal defence round.

SS195.....:D

m39a2
04-07-2008, 04:41 PM
I'm not quite sure where the idea came from that AP ammo was prohib in Canada. Any body shed some light on this for me?

Scott

Sgt Striker
04-07-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm not quite sure where the idea came from that AP ammo was prohib in Canada. Any body shed some light on this for me?

Scott

BS.... as far as I know, they first thought the FN57 was prohib because of the 20rd mag. I've owned one for a couple of years, and the only problem the dealer that sold it to me was with the mag, not the pistol or the ammo.

Strangeday
04-07-2008, 05:44 PM
The AP ammo is prohibited by NAME in an OIC....try to keep up:D

tootall
04-07-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm not quite sure where the idea came from that AP ammo was prohib in Canada. Any body shed some light on this for me?

Scott

AP pistol ammo is prohib,
AP rifle is fine.

It is in the Newbie FAQ Section, link in my sigline below.

MasterPython
04-16-2008, 07:00 AM
I'm not quite sure where the idea came from that AP ammo was prohib in Canada. Any body shed some light on this for me?

Scott

If it fits in a commonly availible handgun or revolver it is illegal. I believe the round for the P90/5-7 was named as a handgun cartridge in some law.

voodoo_ca
04-16-2008, 12:03 PM
Yeah, and the original 5.7 x 28mm ammo was AP becuase it was military/LE use only... the Belgium stuff.

Since then, they have made a number of different rounds.

CK

SigMat
11-17-2013, 07:38 PM
I found the ammo in Ellwood Epps 5.7 X 28 a box of 50 is approximately $38.99

fred0000
11-17-2013, 07:43 PM
I found the ammo in Ellwood Epps 5.7 X 28 a box of 50 is approximately $38.99

you know that the last post before yours was on 04-16-2008.... 5 years ago.
but, on the flip side, for your first post it shows that you can use the "search feature" that not many people seem to know how to operate, so I gotta say... good for you!