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I'm not sure I understand why FN charges so much over the cost of an FNP for the FiveseveN. If anything it is less expensive to manufacture.

I'd like to have one, but cannot justify the price vs the excellent FNP series.

What gives here?
 

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I agree that given the cost of the Five Seven, one would expect that the FNP would cost a fortune too. But, those guns are pretty cheap. So, I don't know why...

I've seen the FNP in the low $400s before...
 

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Ah, that would explain it then. I had assumed that the FiveseveN was manufactured here.

I guess FNH-USA needs to open another assembly line.

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You know, I've often wondered the same thing. The Dollar to Euro explanation is probably correct. But I also think that the pistol is unique and that FN has and will capitalize on that, thinking that the shooter/consumer will pay for such and item as the 5-7, PS90 or FS2000. Realistically they do not appear to be expensive items to produce. But where else are you going to get the cool factor.
Another item I have been wanting for some time is a 1911 chambered in .38 Super. I currently own 3 1911's from Colt (1991 SS) Kimber (TLE II) and a Springfield (TRP). They each have different price points. A .45 ACP Kimber is about $200 less than one in .38 Super. I have yet to get a good answer as to why.
 

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BlitzPig said:
I'm not sure I understand why FN charges so much over the cost of an FNP for the FiveseveN. If anything it is less expensive to manufacture.

I'd like to have one, but cannot justify the price vs the excellent FNP series.

What gives here?
As far as I know, there is no one else making a handgun for this round...if there is then it's pretty low key. This thing is mostly plastic .....cheap...cheap...cheap...to make in the plastic molding process. The barrel is akin to any other barrel....shouldn't cost that much....despite currency exchange rates, etc. Still, Jarvis charges $350 for a threaded barrel....ouch.

I think because this is such a low-key unknown caliber (except to us) no one else makes significant quantities so they can charge what they want for them. I know a dealer that bought 25 of them a couple of years ago.....lots of profit, he really grinned about the 5.7 pistol. Also, other manufacturers aren't wanting to gear up and get into the game because they are scared of a ban. The anti's bill to ban is still in legislative committee and this round may still be banned per FN's US leader.....

Heck, look at the Ruger plastic 45's for comparison....you can pick them up for $400. They are made in the country with some of the highest labor rates in the world...US! Sure wish someone else would start building some of these things.......
 

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wlcohen said:
very simple answer

because people are buying them at that price
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Personally I don't think $800 is too expensive for a good quality gun.
You can spend much more for a good 1911.
 

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i would pretty much pay any price (ok, it would probably have to be under 4k) if i could own a PS90 in CA....so if it was legal here...i would probably find some way to to save and dish it out....its all about how bad the consumer wants it...
 

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pretty much all central europe produced firearms are rather pricey. think of the FS2000, FiveseveN, HK USP,...

and of course the strong Euro isn't helping the american market. (now around 1.40 USD for 1 Euro? good thing for us when buying from the USA, but not quite as good for export purposes ofc...)

also BlitzPig, i believe the FiveseveN has a higher partscount (compared to the FNP series) and far more small parts to boot. takes more time to produce and assemble & hence more costs?
 

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because people are willing to pay that much for a 200 yard, high capacity pistol.

Like me :D
 

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It is a nice handgun - I took a chance and bought one w/o trying one before. I really like it. It is my new nightstand gun.
 
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