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Nosferatu
02-13-2006, 10:11 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting with three great guys at FNH-USA; Ken Flood, Rick DeMilt and Bucky Mills. I am very pleased to have met them and they were very hospitable. They gave me the lowdown on the product lineup and were very helpful. They expressed their excitement about the FiveseveNForum and I think we created a very important and healthy relationship.

Overall, the show went well (notwithstanding my screwed-up hotel accommodations and the fact I only got about 3 hours of sleep before the show, but I won’t bore you all with that!)

I shot a few pictures of everything in the booth. Some turned out better than others, the lighting was difficult to work with, but I think you all will enjoy them regardless.

Click on the image to view it fullsize
http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/booth_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/booth_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/F2000_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/F2000_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/FiveseveN_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/FiveseveN_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/P90_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/P90_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/P90_sup_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/P90_sup_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PBR_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PBR_1200.jpg)

Nosferatu
02-13-2006, 10:11 PM
http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_black_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_black_800.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_front_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_front_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_sight_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/PS90_sight_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/SCAR_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/SCAR_1200.jpg)

http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/Shotguns_500.jpg (http://fivesevenforum.com/images/2005SHOT/Shotguns_1200.jpg)

jmz5
02-13-2006, 10:19 PM
nice pics, get any answers to your questions? :MM

panzermk2
02-13-2006, 10:30 PM
WOW Nice, did they have the SCAR H also?

Nosferatu
02-13-2006, 10:44 PM
nice pics, get any answers to your questions? :MM

Yes, I did. So many that I am going to have to clarify some things with them over the next few days. I'll be posting as the info comes in.

panzermk2
02-13-2006, 10:53 PM
Yes, I did. So many that I am going to have to clarify some things with them over the next few days. I'll be posting as the info comes in.

Very nice, one can only hope they will visit the Forum. They can get alot of end user feed back and info from just reading the posts. Even get a little civilain segment marketing and demand info.

Heck its one big fan club for thier product

tqtran
02-13-2006, 10:54 PM
Nice job!

Nosferatu
02-13-2006, 11:13 PM
WOW Nice, did they have the SCAR H also?

Yes, they did. It is a fine weapon, that's for sure. I'll post some more info & pics on it later.

Very nice, one can only hope they will visit the Forum. They can get alot of end user feed back and info from just reading the posts. Even get a little civilain segment marketing and demand info.

Heck its one big fan club for thier product

They visit the forum quite often. The fan club will be expanding, that's for sure!

DmL5
02-13-2006, 11:18 PM
Nice. Thanks Kevin. :)

tqtran
02-13-2006, 11:21 PM
Yeah! 5.7 Fan Club!! :MM :MM :MM

kamo
02-14-2006, 09:27 AM
Kevin, thanks for representing all FN owners at the show esp the fivesevenforum. I'm glad we had someone like you there to get our questions answered.

jmz5
02-14-2006, 11:05 AM
Kevin, thanks for representing all FN owners at the show esp the fivesevenforum. I'm glad we had someone like you there to get our questions answered.
+1 thanks :MM :D

tanneritekid
02-14-2006, 11:43 AM
Thank You!

Waaiting for the answers

rips31
02-14-2006, 01:18 PM
thanks!

tanneritekid
02-14-2006, 02:18 PM
I found this post interesting over on AR15.com:

Posted by WaMag:
"When I asked FN about the 90 and the 2000. They said that they had a meeting the night before SHOT about production and release dates. Basically, they screwed up. Note enough 5.7 ammo, only a few 90 out and who they went too and the 2000 is 6 months behind. Think that is half the reason they said 2-3 years for the SCAR to come out.
"

http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=194225&page=2#bottom

Esteves
02-14-2006, 02:33 PM
At least the SCAR and F(S)2000 won't have the same ammunition issues as the 5.7x28mm systems.

mark5pt56
02-14-2006, 07:09 PM
Thanks alot for the pics! That SCAR 7.62 is nice, I'll have to set aside some dollars for that!

I guess no 5.7 bolt gun? ANy feedback on the PS90 ring sight issues?

much appreciated!

Mark

Nosferatu
02-14-2006, 07:54 PM
I guess no 5.7 bolt gun? ANy feedback on the PS90 ring sight issues?


The bolt gun is coming soon. No ETA yet, but we'll be the first to know!

They do have a black reticle for the PS90 that they are working on. Again, no ETA or anything yet, but they are working on it.

mark5pt56
02-14-2006, 08:26 PM
The bolt gun is coming soon. No ETA yet, but we'll be the first to know!

They do have a black reticle for the PS90 that they are working on. Again, no ETA or anything yet, but they are working on it.

Ok, thanks again for the update. Out of curiousity, did they have any articulable reason as to why they released "that sight".
Some other solution besides shooting at a different target paper or having a flashlight shinning onto the pick up.
I would hope a black reticle would be offered at a cost price at the very least.

Mark

Paratrooper117
02-14-2006, 08:52 PM
The bolt gun is coming soon. No ETA yet, but we'll be the first to know!

They do have a black reticle for the PS90 that they are working on. Again, no ETA or anything yet, but they are working on it.
Don't they already make a black reticle for the P90 the secret service and DC park police use? Why don't they just sell it to civilians? Or better yet just put it on the PS90's as they leave the factory. Oh yeah, thanks for all the great pics Kevin.

jmz5
02-15-2006, 10:13 AM
any eta on the ps90?

Jordan
02-18-2006, 09:30 PM
wow, very nice, thanks!



ooooh how id love to own an F(S) 2000.....

748
02-19-2006, 12:46 AM
Where did they have the shot show?
Where/when is the next one?
Can you buy stuff or was it a look, don't buy show?
Looks like the best gun show ever.

Snowolf
02-19-2006, 02:15 AM
As a proud owner of a FN FiveSeven, and a constant talker of the good talk to fellow shooters at the range, I must say that I'm becoming quite the fanboy of the company. Now, I find myself loving on their shotties, FS2000, and SCARs. Much love to FN.

...that said.. gimme cheaper ammo, and some PS90 availability! Hehehe.

Nightrunner
02-19-2006, 04:50 PM
Nice. Thanks Kevin. :)


+1 Excellent!!!!!!!!!

thector1
02-20-2006, 12:53 AM
very nice!!!! Thanks

jmz5
02-20-2006, 09:59 AM
As a proud owner of a FN FiveSeven, and a constant talker of the good talk to fellow shooters at the range, I must say that I'm becoming quite the fanboy of the company. Now, I find myself loving on their shotties, FS2000, and SCARs. Much love to FN.

...that said.. gimme cheaper ammo, and some PS90 availability! Hehehe.+1 :MM

jdacus2003
04-04-2006, 09:29 PM
[B]Hi I need to know when the PS90 will arrive I ve been told for the past 3 months they are in the country but nobody seems to know where the guns are.I own 2 of the 5-7pistols,the shotgun,and the .308.I have bought the fs 2000 as well.When can I realistically expect my ps90?!!!!

btown02
04-04-2006, 09:33 PM
Welcome to the forum. You need to contact your firearms dealer and ask.

jmz5
04-04-2006, 09:33 PM
welcome to the forum, nobody has an excact date, your best bet is to get on tanners list for one.

Rypht
04-04-2006, 10:23 PM
[I have bought the fs 2000 as well.


Wait, how'd you get ahold of the FS2000?

btown02
04-04-2006, 10:29 PM
Wait, how'd you get ahold of the FS2000?
I think he means he is going to buy the FS2000. :)

Rypht
04-04-2006, 10:41 PM
bought sounds pretty past tense to me ;)

btown02
04-04-2006, 10:44 PM
I know, but considering they are not out yet I think he might be confused. :)

jmz5
04-05-2006, 10:28 AM
i agree, unless he has a certain delorian than can time travel

Prolix
04-05-2006, 11:53 AM
"One-point-twenty-one gigawatts!"
"Eh, that's dumb. What would you use that for besides plinking? Sounds roughly equivalent to the .22 Mag to me"

rips31
04-05-2006, 02:38 PM
[B]Hi I need to know when the PS90 will arrive I ve been told for the past 3 months they are in the country but nobody seems to know where the guns are.I own 2 of the 5-7pistols,the shotgun,and the .308.I have bought the fs 2000 as well.When can I realistically expect my ps90?!!!!
As a proud owner of a FN FiveSeven, and a constant talker of the good talk to fellow shooters at the range, I must say that I'm becoming quite the fanboy of the company. Now, I find myself loving on their shotties, FS2000, and SCARs. Much love to FN.
lol...these guys need to buy more fn pistols to complete their collections. :D