Would YOU buy it? FN PS90 5.7 X 28

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by DocChronos, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. DocChronos

    DocChronos Premium Member

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    Okay, so I know many of your opinions for/against the 5.7X28 ammo. BUT, and this is a big BUT, I have an opportunity (and opportunity rarely knocks twice--and besides, it's like I tell my wife: "This could be an investment").

    I have an opportunity to buy a PS90 at cost. I know cost varies around the country, but let's say around $1400, with one 50 round mag. Would YOU buy it?

    Here are a couple links for those of you who don't know what I am talking about.

    http://www.ps90forum.com/
    http://www.fnhusa.com/products/firearms ... gid=FNG006

    What do you think? Would you spend my money for this?

    Second question: Would you spend YOUR money for it?

    I have 24 hours to make up my mind.

    Thanks,

    Doc
     
  2. Syntax360

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    I am one of the most fervent detractors of the 5.7x28mm you will come across. I think comparing the cartridge to 9mm NATO is a joke and the weapon system/platform is one of extremely limited application. Having said that, if I had the coin and at $1400, I would buy it. You will not beat that price and the weapon would make a different/great plinker and show piece. I would personally resell it after the fact, but I definitely wouldn't fault a guy for keeping it.
     

  3. smores

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    I'd love to have one, but in non-standard ammo that's expensive and hard to find (notwithstanding the ballistics portion...) just that alone wouldn't convince me to buy it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the P90, and if I had a bunch of money I'd get a PS90. However, at the time I have to save up for a couple months just to get a handgun (and wait for a tax return for a good rifle), so I won't be getting one any time soon :(
     
  4. SELFDEFENSE

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    I think I would pass. :(
     
  5. DocChronos

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    Thanks for your thoughts. I will pass on it.

    Doc
     
  6. aubie515

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    The ammo isn't hard to find...it's just very expensive. You cannot even purchase virgin brass for it, so that means you must buy factory ammo in order to get brass. I like how compact the PS90 is, but the optics that comes with the carbine sucks. You will have to drop more money into a good red dot to get it to run properly. I also disilke how expensive the accessaries are for the PS90. I personally wouldn't pay $50+ for a brass catcher.

    IMO, even though you can purchase the carbine for cost, I'd buy a complete AR, mags, ammo, and an Ultradot Strike Dot for the same amount of money as the PS90.
     
  7. smores

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    Agreed. For the same chunk of cash a more complete weapon system can be had, and one that's much less costly to feed.

    If I had 8 H&K P7's in my safe like someone else :wink: I'd probably have the cash to pick one up.... but right now I'm scraping and saving to buy $500 pistols. A PS90 is not in my immediate future :p
     
  8. Syntax360

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    Like I said - he could have picked up the PS90 and resold it - would have had that much more for a better weapon system (read almost anything else :twisted:). Still, it would have been kind of a PITA to unload it (at least in a timely manner), so it was probably better that you passed it up.