View Full Version : more crap for the fiveseven owning community
05-01-2007, 05:08 PM
was at work today at a pd in FL, and happen to see a bulletin posted that had a pic of the FiveseveN. and so i decided to read it. and it said something like BOLO for these handguns, specifically naming the fiveseven, and stating that it has the ability to penetrate 48 layers of kevlar, and punch through your vest. it also went on to say that only the SS190 round can do this, and that the round is currently restricted to civilians "but we all know how long that will last" that is what the thing said. I asked one of the guys sittin there if they have ever "ran into" one, and his reply was "no, but it'll probably happen soon" i just ignored it, and went on with my day. garbage that the gun gets a bad rep because of stupid people. :soap: i'm done
05-01-2007, 05:22 PM
You should have taken it down and shredded it! Just make sure no one is watching when you do it. If I ever see one of those at my station, you can bet it will somehow "accidentally" fall into the shredder. ;)
05-01-2007, 05:31 PM
The poster was right. With the correct ammo and up to 50 meters it will, unlike the newspaper article that said the handgun will do it at 200 meters. The P90 will do the same thing out to 200 meters. I can tell you for a fact there is a lot of the right ammo in the wrong hands in Florida.
05-01-2007, 05:43 PM
i was told a while ago, that the only way that the wrong ammo ends up out on the street, is that someone in a dept. that has it walks out the back door with it. true?
05-01-2007, 05:50 PM
Nope, not at all. At one time, and it still may be the case, some dealers could get the correct ammo for weapons demo's. There were also a couple of other methods where it got on the streets, so you can't say it all walked out of a Department.
05-01-2007, 05:56 PM
Well, since the only way to get the SS190 is to either be LE or MIL, and then it has to be purchased on agency letterhead, the only way to get it is from places other than the factory. Which means that someone has to aquire than ammo in the proscribed fashion and then sell it elsewhere.
Of course, there could also be the occaisonal theif in the customs bonded warehouse too.. But I think that the most likely source is LEO's an .MIL's who walk away with it.
05-01-2007, 06:00 PM
I think that the most likely source is LEO's an .MIL's who walk away with it.
Yes and no. A lot, and I mean a lot, was "disposed of" by SOT dealers. Nothing at all related to LEO and Military ammo purchases. All of the Department's I know of make you sign for the rounds and account for each one fired.
05-01-2007, 06:06 PM
All the dept's I am familiar with do as well.
I didn't know about the SOT angle.. Definately sounds like the probable source.
Know any??? :D
05-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Know any??? :D
I might have run across one or two. :D
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