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longshotink
01-30-2007, 07:33 AM
Though it may be completely unsubstantiated, and turn out to be completely false in the end, I felt it somewhat prudent to field the topic of FN’s import license not being renewed by the US government due to the “fear” regarding the 5.7 round in general…So far the only credence offered to this rumor comes to me by way of my companies unofficial armorer (who also happens to be a class 3 dealer) who was informed by his FN distributor that no more FN firearms chambering the 5.7mm round would be available due to this occurance…..Has anyone else heard anything about this?

tqtran
01-30-2007, 08:27 AM
False

longshotink
01-30-2007, 08:32 AM
So why would the distributor say that it was true? I suppose as an answer to my own question it could be to justify charging more for his "last batch" of product, but no such thing occured, and my guy has been doing busniess with this distributor since they opened...

btown02
01-30-2007, 08:43 AM
Not true. Before you go spreading rumore you should have checked it first.

longshotink
01-30-2007, 08:46 AM
I e-mailed FNUSA and all I got in response was "we will get back to you" that was three weeks ago....just wanted to see if anyone else had heard anything simular.....so far it seems not....

btown02
01-30-2007, 08:48 AM
They have a phone there and someone to answer it. Email for general questions to most large companies is a waste of your time and theirs as they can't answer the volume they receive.

longshotink
01-30-2007, 09:05 AM
Yeah, tried that too, was on hold for 45 minutes+. Dont think I have not tried other routes before coming here...in the end it doesnt affect me, and FN is probably the only major company ive not gotten a reply email from(though I still may) as large companies have computers there and people to work them, and im not so much for spreading rumors as I am for trying to see if anyone else has heard of this....

btown02
01-30-2007, 09:25 AM
was on hold for 45 minutes+. .
I'm not saying I don't believe that, but I don't. I call FN a lot and have never been put on hold and why would anyone stay on hold 45+ minutes? If you came to this forum with the intention of spreading rumors or starting something then it would be wise to stop now.

EARS
01-30-2007, 09:33 AM
I'm not saying someone may not be completely truthful, but something smells bad and it's not coming from FN.

longshotink
01-30-2007, 09:36 AM
I wish I had your luck. Speaker phone and multi tasking(oh, and I really wanted an answer) :) Im not trying to offer rumors I was asking a question....apparently a question with a possible negative answer=rumor 'round here, so I will just drop it for the sake of....well....whatever….Funny how no one really answered it though other than just denying it could be true.....not so much as an "ill look into that"

btown02
01-30-2007, 09:44 AM
I just got off the phone with one of the senior people at FN USA. It is false.

longshotink
01-30-2007, 09:47 AM
Thanks Btowno2 thats all I wanted to know. You sure you dont have an FN bat phone or something?

btown02
01-30-2007, 09:58 AM
Thanks Btowno2 thats all I wanted to know. You sure you dont have an FN bat phone or something?
You're welcome. The next time you need information about the products or just to check something out call this number, 703-288-1292 ext-122, it's not an FN bat phone, but if he don't have the answer he'll find out or send you in the right direction.

longshotink
01-30-2007, 10:00 AM
I was using a 1 800 number I found on google....thanks again

btown02
01-30-2007, 10:04 AM
No problem. Glad we could put that to rest.

Megatron
01-30-2007, 10:57 AM
it's not an FN bat phone, but if he don't have the answer he'll find out or send you in the right direction.

This IS the Batphone. :D

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o46/1968CycloneGT/Batphone.jpg

btown02
01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
This IS the Batphone.
We try. :D

longshotink
01-30-2007, 11:39 AM
I think im gonna like you guys after all.

btown02
02-02-2007, 05:13 PM
Just a heads up for everyone, some dealers and distributors are using this FALSE information in their ads on various web sites. We've been through this a time or two already with the weapons and the ammo. It is total BS.

herstal
02-02-2007, 05:45 PM
Good to know it is a flase rumor. Thanx for clearing it up btown02.