Originally Posted by KnurledNut
Same here but after handling a PMR I'm not so sure. My LGS has them for $599. Once in my hand it felt just like an AirSoft pistol. Super light. It was so light, that I had doubts that it was really a pistol. Makes me wonder if the PMR 30 can stand up to some serious shooting. It would be nice to see one after 1000 rounds, or even 500. I think it would melt it you shot it too much.
This was my concern with the FN Five-Seven. I liked the concept, and the 21 round capacity on them but not the price, so I set it aside as one of those "Maybe one day" guns. About six months ago I saw one at an LGS. Bloody hell $1200? I would rather get and FAL for that! Not to mention the price of that 5.7 ammo! Still, I had to give her a look since I hadn't seen one in person before. Ten seconds of holding it and all interest went out the window. "It feels like an Airsoft" is exactly what I said to the guy behind the counter. He looked a little annoyed by the comment but it was the truth. It felt terrible, and I was afraid just releasing the slide would break it. The PMR-30 has a higher capacity, is a third of the price and in comparison the .22 mag is cheaper than 5.7. I think I can be a bit more forgiving with a $300-$400 pistol in that respect than I can with one that costs as much as a nice rifle.