Bought it from a co-worker specifically to sell. In like-new condition with the box, the docs and three magazines. She doesn't want it -- a gift from her son -- and I think it's a bit silly, a .22 on energy drinks shot from a plastic gun the size of a canned ham.
But plenty of people love them, and if you're a resident of Indiana, 21 or older, not barred from owning firearms and preferably have a carry permit, this'n could be yours. I'm bringing it to the Indy 1500 tomorrow. The first qualified $850 takes it.
IMO, this is a target/plinking gun. I know FN tried to sell it for home defense and the high-velocity, small-diameter round has a reputation for going through body armor. (And you're having a problem with armored assassins? D00d, you should move; at least go stay with a friend while you get the place fumigated!) There's a grain of truth to it, mostly 'cos the round is small, pointy and fast, but it's not a magic ray-gun, just an unusual handgun some politicians think you shouldn't own.
(H'mm, I could do a better selling job. FN Five-seveN! As used [more or less] by the U. S. Secret Service and the Royal Thai Army! Get one and be like the kewl kids!)
(A commenter pointed out that the Ft. Hood killer* used a Five-seveN. He could have used a vial of sarin, a can of gasoline or a shotgun, too; he picked one of these instead. Did you give up the .32 ACP because of Gavrilo Princip?)
* This blog does not mention criminals by name, especially if it appears they were after notoriety. Grotty little termites gnawing away at the foundations of civil society should not be encouraged in any way.
7 months ago