Skip to comments.Thoughts on the FN PS 90?
Posted on 06/24/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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My m-4 from work has a sure fire aluminum rail set, plus a gangster grip light, etc. It is quite nose heavy compared to a stock gun.
The FN is cool and meets your requirements but like a lot of folks have mentioned it is a unique weapon that not everyone can easily acclimate to. If you have someplace that rents them nearby, take the girls there and see what they think of shooting it.
I appreciate people that have a sense of humor, especially people that can laugh at their own expense.
As long as my 12yo is happy shooting my AR and my 15yo is happy with the M1 carbine, we’re good, with the bonus that they can both shoot at the same time.
My underlying point was that the 15yo is bothered by the noise of the AR and the 12yo isn’t, while conversely the very light recoil of the M1 carbine bothers my 12yo. Meanwhile, they both shoot a replica 1873 Colt in .357 Mag and love it. My personal experience is that women are as bothered by the noise of a gun as they are by the recoil. My wife simply won’t shoot centerfire rifles (she dislikes fireworks too).
Although I don’t find my .444 pleasant to shoot at paper, I would rather shoot it than my No.5 Enfield Jungle Carbine in .303, which feels a lot like getting hit with a 12 pound hammer. Felt recoil is hard to explain based on muzzle energy and weapon weight alone.
Nice Sharps carbine! I have a trapdoor Springfield, but I have yet to shoot it.
I have shot the PS90, shoots like a .22lr. The bullets are the same size as .556 but are limited to the lwr grains, 40 gr is common. The round itself is specifically designed to impart all of its energy into about 10 inches of ballistic gel. It is very effective for home defense. The rifle is short and held with two hands making it easy to maneuver, aim and difficult to take out of your hands. ARs are greet, medium range rifles with more power but unless you want to pickup a BP or make a SBR the PS90 gets my nod between the two for close quarter defense. That said for home defense and money wise I rank them shotgun, high cap pistol, PS90 ( ammo is not much more than .556 but rarer) and last an AR. Again I’m talking close quarter defense. Hard to beat two hands holding a stick with 30 rounds of firepower while angling around corners. The full auto is an animal unto itself.
“Or is this a gun designed for a full auto machine pistol role which loses value when confined to a semi auto capability?”
This. Well, more than a pistol, but the point is to start with the smallest viable cartridge (pistol compatible) and build a compact system capable of penetrating soft body armor to lethal effect. That meant punching LOTS of holes REAL FAST with accuracy, so we got an 11” barrel bull pup design with a friggin’ 50 round mag, high cycle rate, and negligible muzzle rise.
Semi-auto, it’s not much different from a .22 Hornet.
Awesome ground-up design. Full auto is critical. Alas, 922(o) has stopped civilian machine gun advancements cold.
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