I'm going into the Army and am considering getting a Five-seveN out of my own pocket. I have some friends who carry their own sidearms and I was thinking it might not be a bad investment. Any thoughts?
Oh haha no. I'm somewhat of a gun enthusiast so I'm probably going to buy one no matter what, but I'm wondering if people here think it would perform well in combat compared to the M9 Beretta, 9mm Ruger, or maybe if I'm feeling a little crazy, a .357.
As far as I've heard, you cannot take a private weapon into a war zone. Partially because of Geneva Conventions, but also due to supply line issues. What good is a pistol that you cannot resupply? Grandma sending you ammo thru the mail doesn't count, because it's illegal.
If you are stateside, buy what you want, if you are deploying, accept what they give you and good luck..... God Bless you for serving your Country.
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Well I stand corrected. I do have a friend who has a .357 but he must have gotten it over there and against regulations. Thanks for the information everyone. I'm still going to get one and leave it in the states lol.
I picked mine up today. Probably a good move after last nights debate. Now to stock up on some ammo. I also noticed the price of the five-seven is creeping up on Gunbroker and the local stores here in Louisville.