Bud's has it on sale right now. Although, I suppose after U pay the shipping costs and the FFL fee at your local shop - it would come out close to $900.
I paid $779 for mine in mid 2007 from Bud's.
Is it worth it? Hmm.. I think they charge too much for it. While I think my PS90 is the best thing since sliced bread, I don't shoot my Five Seven that much. But, I plan to hold onto it, though. Plus, I suspect that there may come a day when U won't be able to buy one.
I bought both at the same time. I am the opposite of Ship though. I have more rounds through my five seven and love it. Don't get me wrong I love my PS90 as well just have more time to shoot the pistol.
Just wish FN would come out with a smaller version. Would love to carry a 5.7 weapon as a CCW
ShipWreck, I understand your statement about possibly "not being able to find one" at some point in the near future. I have a feeling that the next president of the united states will inact another "assault weapons" ban and the Five Seven will probably be on the "no no" list. Does anyone know if this is a possibility? I haven't heard anything yet, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Having said that, IF that were to occur, you may have WISHED you had purchased one when you could. I suppose those of us who own one would still be able to keep it, . . . the grandfather thing.
"If" a new ban comes, it will almost certainly be on it. There is too much alarmist, sensationalist press about them for them to slip by. At a minimum the hi-cap mags would be out.
While I am a little on the fence about the pistol itself (relative to other options), this fact alone drove me to pick one up. I didn't have the resources to stock up when the last ban came around. Now it is different, and I will not miss out a second time.
With a potential ban looming. Are any worried that ammo is going to be really hard to come by? I think the cost of it now is not so bad at all. But if there is no further civilian market for it, would the cost of ammo not skyrocket? I would hate to not be able to afford to shoot it.
Oh, first post from me, been thinking about both the 57 and PS90 for a couple of months now.
I don't think the prices on ammo will go up. Think about it, if there is a ban and fewer people can own the 5.7 then there are fewer people buying ammo. If you raise the price of the ammo then owners like me will shoot other guns and not my 5.7 at all. FN's sales of ammo to the civie market will dry up completely, but if you keep prices low the shooteres would stock up and purchase more ammo then they do now. FN would probably sell a much larger volume of ammo than they do now without a ban. I remember a couple of years ago when all the papers were talking about the new "5.7 cop killer gun" people thought there was going to be a ban and tried to sell their ammo on Gunbroker and other sites for $50 to $75 per box. Guess what, nobody purchased the ammo and we just waited until the climate changed.