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Old 01-09-2020, 05:29 PM   #1
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Ruger 5.7MM

5.7 seem's to be gaining ground, with Ruger marketing them. Advantages over present self defense caliber's or another .45 GAP? I always wondered why the 7.62X25 MM wasn't more popular.
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:49 PM   #2
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5.7 seem's to be gaining ground, with Ruger marketing them. Advantages over present self defense caliber's or another .45 GAP? I always wondered why the 7.62X25 MM wasn't more popular.
Same here regarding the 7.62x25mm.
 
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I always thought that a Colt Series '70 in 7.62mm X 25mm would be the ultimate 1911.
 
 
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I suspect the 5.7 will be around for a while, if for no other reason than the large number of P90's that use it.

I don't know much about it, other than when I did comparisons (on paper) when I acquired a double-stack 1911 in 9mm that had a 22TCM barrel with it. I wish the 22TCM was more popular; besides the fact that it substantially outperforms the 5.7 from a pistol, it can also be fired from a lot of normal pistols. There are conversions for glocks and 1911's that I know of, and possibly others.

From my 5" gun, the TCM launches factory 40-grainers at 2080fps; and I've read numerous reports of handloaders achieving 2500fps using Li'l Gun powder.

If nothing else, the new ruger should help keep the FN prices from being quite so insane. Maybe if the 5.7 catches on more, that would be a good thing for the TCM too...?
 
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Old, grumpy an set in my ways but 45, 9mm, 38spl,357, 45Colt, 44mag are all the caliber handguns I need or want, screw all that other ****.
 
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Old, grumpy an set in my ways...
Same here. I didn't intentionally seek out the TCM; I wanted a 1911 in 9mm, and this one with the conversion barrel was the only one I found in stock within an hour of me. Same magazines & all, so not a lot of hassle involved with it. I don't even load for it yet and may never.

If I had to face a pack of coyotes with a handgun, it would probably be my choice, but not my edc caliber or anything. Just wish it was more popular & had more ammo options available, especially since it manages to exceed the 5.7, and does it in a normal glock or 1911. Armscor is all I've seen ammo-wise.
 
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Old, grumpy an set in my ways but 45, 9mm, 38spl,357, 45Colt, 44mag are all the caliber handguns I need or want, screw all that other ****.
HEY! I resemble this remark!!!! I'm past the age of buying something because someone says that is a better mousetrap. Skill beats technology.
 
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I was wondering about the 7.62 Tokarev possibilities myself....if these sell well enough, perhaps more 5.7 will become more widely available, varied AND Ruger will consider the case dimensions of the 5.7x28 , look at the 7.62x25 and think " Hmmmmmm....."
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...Skill beats technology.
I like the way Reid Henrichs puts it: 'Technique over technology'.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:41 PM   #10
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I was wondering about the 7.62 Tokarev possibilities myself....if these sell well enough, perhaps more 5.7 will become more widely available, varied AND Ruger will consider the case dimensions of the 5.7x28 , look at the 7.62x25 and think " Hmmmmmm....."
And I repeat the fact that China is or was making a 226; knockoff chambered in it..

So it can be done but will the demand be enough to lead to a will be done?
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I swore I would NOT buy another gun chambered for something other than what I own. But I DO own a Tokarev 7.62X25 so I'm in the clear.
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And I repeat the fact that China is or was making a 226; knockoff chambered in it..

So it can be done but will the demand be enough to lead to a will be done?
Actually two of the guys I shoot with regularly during the winter months owns P226's. One is a Chinese 9mm P226, and the other guy owns a Sig P226. I have recently got to fire both. Good guns, for me the grip is not comfortable as the 1911, but I could probably grow to like it with practice.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:53 AM   #13
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And should the collective burnt offerings we send to the Gods at Ruger and others hear our petition and add in the 7.62x25 , perhaps they'd be amenable to going still further: bring in the 7.5 FK BRNO
 
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Actually two of the guys I shoot with regularly during the winter months owns P226's. One is a Chinese 9mm P226, and the other guy owns a Sig P226. I have recently got to fire both. Good guns, for me the grip is not comfortable as the 1911, but I could probably grow to like it with practice.
I know that if China copied the original West German 226 grips exactly it would fit my hand perfectly.
But that's a moot point as there's no way for me to get one down here.
And I doubt Trump will lift the weapons import ban on Red China.
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