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Old 06-19-2012, 18:17   #21
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Where in europe? Forgive my ignorance but I was unaware a private citizen could own a handgun anywhere in Europe. I've always said I love Europe but could do without the Europeans, maybe I've found my future home. How are the immigration laws?
I could do without the bigots.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:24   #22
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I could do without the bigots.
Well put esh325.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:53   #23
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The production rounds run at 50,000psi (I believe), so when one blows up the plastic frame has to absorb the energy. I do like the round/gun combo though-very sweet and accurate shooter.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:53   #24
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Haven't seen much action on this sub-forum lately, but I came upon this story from The Firearm Blog:

http://networkedblogs.com/usxjB

The culprit of the destruction of the weapon (and it was destroyed) is suspected of being having fired out of battery.

Shooter (right-handed) had left hand injured.

Interesting pics.
That is an obvious case of significant overpressure, probably from a reloaded round. The Five/Seven is blowback and an overpressure round will cause the case to eject before the pressure has dropped to a safe level, resulting in a ruptured case. For a Five/Seven to fire this far out of battery would require deliberate modification to the pistol.

The 5.7x28 round is very high pressure (>50k), and there is very little margin for error in reloading it. The guy who experienced the KBoom admitted he was shooting 5.7 reloads earlier in the day, but he is claiming this particular round that blew up was not a reload. This is a doubtful claim.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:57   #25
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To DrtyHarry and Banjobob:

I live in Belgium and we can own every firearm we want, EXCEPT the 5.7x28mm.
In my vault are Rugers (GP100, SR1911, MKII an III...),
Glocks (19, 21 ), Berettas (92FS, Cougar...) and a dozen other fine handguns in mutiple calibers.
The only restriction is the FiveseveN.
This caliber is not allowed for civilian use.
So when DrtyHarry wants to come over: welcome, but leave the
5.7x28mm at home!
Stay safe bro!

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:43   #26
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Sadly, a LOCKED-BREECH during the moment of firing is so much more secure than a blow-back action attempting to contain nearly 40K psi.
The 5.7 uses a certain type of delayed blow-back action but there is no actual mechanical interface that holds the slide closed during the high-pressure phase.
The 5.7 pistol uses a delay system, but it's not a LOCK system.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:26   #27
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Wow when a five seven KB's it really Kabooms..
yep, that will required a under wear change for sure.
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Old 06-03-2014, 16:44   #28
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lately I'm moving more and more away from plastic frames
5.7 X 28mm Club looks like there was no injury to the hand on the METAL/STEEL gun
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:25   #29
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Love this round but afraid to reload for it
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