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I too own a Five Seven :D and is one of my favorite pistols...I carry mine on diamond escorts in a blade-tech IWB, and have done various tests on body armor ect.
Here are a few random shots
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SS192HP shot into fresh beef shoulder bones
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SS192 HP effect at 15 yards on L2 armor and two dry 900 page phone books....went through them all(same panel AFTER 5.7, stopped .357mag,.45Winmag, and .44mag)
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consistantcy times 27....27 5.7 bullets recovered after punching L2 armor and yawing through two phone books...notice the noses folded over from flying throught the target sideways :D
 

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would a 5.7 yaw in say a forearm? yes...at 2-3 inches of flesh it yaws/tumbles
what is this pic?...a 20oz plastic soda bottle that was half filled with water.....full yaw in 3inches.....you can see the entry hole through the bullet shaped exit.

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we were pleasently surprized after all the "if you can't get AP its of no use...its neutered" when we set up a new condition L2 22 layer vest panel in front of 1800 pages of dry phone book and fired the first 5 rounds , this is what we saw when we checked the target(Holy smokes!)....it made this vest into a "mud flap"(keeps you from spashing on your co workers) nothing neutered about it.
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hmmm make that pointy and you have reinvented the french THV line of AP pistol rounds from the 1970's :D
And as far as the so called "better" pistol itself...thats not all that clear cut.....as it is just as well built and reliable as anything else of the current crop of half polymer service guns. Mine has over two thousands rounds through it without a single malfunction.
But heck, I only have 19 other service pistols to take out of the gunsafe and go range with it. Its not the do all end all of pistols...and neither is any other single caliber. and around the Dallas /Ft. worth area I can get 5.7 and .357sig off the shelf...but 9x23 and 9x25 as well as 38 casull (I do buy .454 casull) is a bit hard to find if you arent a midway customer and on first name basis with the UPS driver because of it. Besides that , Im past wanting to breath lead fumes and spatter myself with hot metal while home smelting.....or crapping money on a lathe to turn down old carbide drill bits into .224 projectiles to stuff in sabots for 7.62x25 etc. but you can :D

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I use Mpro-7 military grade CLP as a lube on my Five seven...its teflon free(also sold as Hoppe's Elite)

ALSO.......No more SS192 ammo will be made for civilian sales as it does penetrate L2 soft body armor...it with be replaced with the so called SS196 loaded with the 40gr Hornady V-Max bullet that will not penetrate L2 armor (this comes from the ATF website)
so if you have a 57..stock up on the SS192 as its the last you will get, and once its gone..its gone and you are stuck with SS196.
 

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I like my Fn Five Seven alot, but right now with the ammo thing going on....remaining SS192 going for gallingly high speculation prices and SS196 not on line for another couple of months...Im not going to deplete my remaining 10 boxes of 192 as it would be hard to replace, and will be my actual carry ammo for here on out.
So its on gunsafe vacation right now.......I hope they get this sorted out quickly.
 

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right now there is just too many folks trying to make a buck a shot on 5.7 ammo.....they have also released SS195LF to the public, its SS192 with lead free primers loaded to the velocity and same bullet. it will take a while longer for ammo prices to return to under 20.00 a box from most sellers
 
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