Midnight Raver said:
There are other ammo options available in 5.7 x 28mm, and there is nothing wrong with the round itself. You certainly don't need armor piercing ammo anyways, right? The AR57 looks pretty cool, having the magazine flush with the top and casings come out of the mag well. It is your own preference that counts, since you are the buyer.
Is it really necessary to find fault with everyones choices that you do not like? perhaps you should start following the old adage " If you don't have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself ". Everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course, but you seem to be getting a little extreme with yours.
The round was designed to be armor piercing to fulfill the requirements of a PDW. The duty ammo is illegal in the US for non-LE Agencies.
I merely wanted to ensure the original poster was aware of this and the fact that the ammo will not perform to the standard espoused online or in gun magazines as the ammo tested is generally the "hot" variety and that the money spent may be better applied to another caliber as I have made ignorant purchase mistakes in the past that would've been prevented had I taken the time to not be impulsive and to research and ask questions.
It's kind of like when you're enlisting in the military. The recruiter can field the questions of people that have never served quite easily. When they are coached and informed by prior-service people the recruiters squirm because the questions are well-informed and the correct questions that most people are ignorant of.
The 5.7 x 28mm kills people and other animals. This is not in question. I was merely trying to prevent someone from spending "too much" money on a caliber that doesn't give the return on the investment they may be making. This is why I asked them for clarification on why they selected such a niche caliber instead of something else that would be more attractive from a cost, ballistics and parts replacement standpoint.
The way I type is the way I speak. I am direct and don't waste time with hints or subtlety. I wanted to bring to light concerns I had with the caliber and asked the original poster if they were aware of these concerns and how they overcame them if they did or why these concerns were not shared. This way either they can learn from me or I can learn from them or we both can learn from someone else more well-informed with the nuances of the 5.7 x 28mm round.
Again, it's all from personal experience of wasting thousands of dollars on impulsive and uninformed purchases over the years. I don't want others to make a costly mistake that might burn their tastes to the gun hobby that needs more enthusiasts and spenders. I never mean any offense. My words mean what they mean. Any subtext or implications you pickup is on your end and is not my concern.