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For years I have admired both the pistol and rifle. Two weeks ago I finally bought the pistol. I absolutely love it. It is a brilliantly engineered gun designed to fire a brilliantly engineered round.

The pistol itself has no exposed metal, so you don't have to worry about ruining or wearing the finish. It is insanely light for a full-sized pistol.

As far as the ammo, for home or self defense it is about perfect. You don't have to worry about over-penetration. The fast moving bullet designed to tumble on impact does significant damage and can quickly incapacitate an attacker. You get 21 rounds in one loading and can easily carry a spare mag giving you 41 rounds on hand.

I have been thinking I would pick up a PS90 as well. Especially because they can be had for $1K these days. Other than 2 22lr target pistols I built (Volquartsen and Tactical Solutions parts and run suppressed), I don't buy guns just for range toys. All the handguns I own, I actually carry. All of the rifles I own fill a defensive niche for me. I have a suppressed 300BLK SBR and LWRC UCIW in 5.56 that cover the PDW niche for me and both fire a true rifle round.

After much thought and research, I have decided the 5.7x28 round is really a pistol round in terms of terminal ballistics. 5.7x28 is not fast or heavy enough to be a true combat rifle round. Since I have the PDW niche well covered with weapons that fire rifle rounds, I just don't see the purpose of the PS90 for me. I really don't need a pistol caliber carbine, especially one that fires ammo that is expensive.

If I was to get into a pistol caliber carbine, it would be a 9mm because ammo cost is very reasonable. Even then, it would be a range toy because my 300BLK and 5.56 SBRs would weigh the same and be the same size, but fire a combat rifle round.

My LWRC UCIW 5.56 weighs about 6 lbs and is 26" with the stock fully expanded. Same size as the PS90.

You might say you should SBR the PS90. It seems to me you lose too much velocity when you do that, and you basically have the same performance you get from the 5 7 pistol. I think I will just stick with the pistol.
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