A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, May 19, 2008

FN FiveseveN KaBoom

FN FiveseveN grenaded on him.
He admits to using reloads.
He says they were not over charged.
FN is dragging their feet.
Go figure.

Click the pic to see a photo of the guy's hand.
Go here to see more photos and join in the discussion.



Blogger Owen said...

saw that last week. scary. guy claims it's an out of battery issue.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Yep. it probably is an OOB issue. I hope FN doesn't make the reload use an issue to slow down compensation.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I originally saw it on Consumerist, they said today that FN is supposedly replacing it.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I may be late on the draw then Joseph.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Countertop said...

It may have been an out of battery - but the cause was a beginner reloader who failed to trim the case necks.

I don't blame FN for waiting a bit to check this out, especially after this guy goes and defames them for crappy service, but eventually he issued a public retraction/apology for his rant and from what I understand FN is getting him a new gun.

9:03 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

YICK...I always knew SOMETHING about those pistols just rubbed me the wrong way...

Hope dude gets his from FN,this NEVER should fire that far out of battery,and the mere fact it came apart as bad as it did...
I'll pass...CZ-52 Here I come.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

From the guy's photo's it certainly looked like out of battery.

If it was out of battery, it is not dependant on reloads, it's a fault with the gun.

I've got a copy of FN's patent for the 5.7 at home. The delay system is well worked out. I can't remember what the disconnect set up was, but that is the fault with out of battery firing

....unless some cretin has been busy with a dremel...

Before we're finished with FN:

Belgium was right up there with Britain in pushing for UN led controls and bans on civillian ownership of firearms.

Just bear that little point in mind before spending your hard earned and hard taxed on "produce of Belgium".


4:13 AM  
Blogger nature223 said...

keith,the high days of John Moses Browning and FN doing great stuff,may indeed be past...but remember that the EU has the effete "We were first,we know better,we're older then you,you should listen to us,we're the cradle of humanity,your country isnt older then some of our rubbish " kinda ideal for ANYTHING that is a social policy related mandate.
failing that..yeah the design pretty much unimpressed me.
the CARBINE loks weird,feels weird and doesnt fit me very well and the manual of arms will RUIN any other guns you have to snatch up muscle memory and need to acheive target supremacy.
thanks I'll stick to my "too 'big',not enough ammo,too too noisy" AR/M15 family,for that very reason..
been handling them since 1985,when I went into the Marine Corp and fielded with the M-16A2,the "way they feel is now built in".I cant help but to snap in and have a good weld by sheer instinct,and a good steady rest with better target engagement. I'll deal with the "overlong magazine jutting out from below that,this gun fixed as a tactical situation"..frankly enagaging for distance with this kinda smacks literally of a hot 22 magnum,and not even nearly a .221 fireball which was it's inspiration.
the specs for the cartridge are pretty much an in between for the 5.7x28,and .218 bee...
221 is a smokin little booger and the parent case is the 223,or should I say IT was the cousin for the 223 family in 1963,fps is damn impressive for the size involved.
35 grn at 3500
all the way to a 50 grn loading at
3000 plus,that's better specs then a 223 out of a carbine length in some loadings,and what I would've used had I been in Herstal,making this a piston gas system,and a more conventional lock breech carbine,the pistol would'nt have been that much of a hard thing to do either.
new,aint necessarially better...and this is lacking with such an oddball round that had no parent case to work with,and a ammo source that is hard to find sometimes.
reworking 223 cases aint a master's work,to run them a little shorter in shoulder,and then to snip off the unneeded OAL on a neck cracked case that can be salvaged.
that is something we need to think about if the anti's are doing the incrimental guncontrol by making ammo harder to aquire,reworking stuff we already have,and making new from old.
food for thought,tell me where you havent seen piles of brass left behind at ranges,and they cash in on the secondary income of brass sales,to potential reloaders,or scrap guys.

9:06 AM  
Blogger dropdownstairs said...

DIY reloads ouch...
every time you shake hands
get to say my gun blew up...ouch
w/ a reload...ouch

no DIY reload for me.
I especially don't reload for m1911
I now know the requirements for reloads for semiauto pistols.
I have come up w/ a way to get, free ammo. get cabela's visa...tinyurl.com/4yufmg
if you know of other ideas please tell me , if this's spam sorry
ALSO every use george kunkles ammo?

9:57 AM  
Anonymous TJH said...

Going with CT and others in the same group. Everything I've read about the 5.7 indicates it requires particular attention to detail when loading, and is extremely sensitive to COL and seating depth. This cartridge is one of the few -- including 357 Sig and 22 Jet -- that I would not hand load. It's bad enough working with bottleneck cases that space on the case mouth, made worse when the style of available bullets makes it easy to seat well into the throat... and 45K psi makes a KaBoom a probability.

3:06 PM  
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