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like the gun,shoots better than the FN I had years ago,But ammo cost I know its a election year, and covid is supposedly every where,and all this dam blm bull going down, it was pretty expensive even before this, but do you think it will go down,guess it depends on who wins the presidential election, and if the covid goes away, and the blm turns into fun loving people, oh by the way we don't hear much about wlm.the problem with this is that some of us have nothing else to do but shoot so we loose out.its been my only form of interest for 60 years.
 

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Shooting is my main form of recreation also. I can't tell you what the right decision was buying that Ruger, but I would have been leery of buying something in a new caliber during the current situation. I have spent the time since the last election making sure I have ample stocks of ammo and reloading components for the dozen or so calibers I shoot regularly. Knowing that 2020 was an election year I was prepared before January 1st. The Covid-19, BLM, and Socialist/Leftist "protest" movement came along after I had what I needed to continue my hobby and favorite pastime. I wish you the best in finding (and affording) what you need.
 

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I plan ahead as well with ammo, I guess getting a new caliber gun as far as 5.7 is just going to be little less shooting until ammo goes down a bit, I have a alot of 9mm,40, but it makes you not even want to shoot it right now because of what it would cost to replace it, I keep telling my wife ammo never goes down in price I think its more valuable than gold at times, when it does settle down it never goes down to where it was.
 

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Just test it to make sure it functions and then put it away for as long as it takes. I sometimes don't even take a handgun or rifle out of the box till months later, sometimes longer cause I have a lot of other stuff I'm messing with. I'll be testing things out a lot sooner though. I waited a year to mess with the PC9 and it has problems that I probably could have had fixed without any cost to me if I would have done it in a timely manner. I take on multiple tasks so if something messes up it doesn't bother me so much... just keep it in a drawer as an extra SD option till you have the ammo to plink away... however long it takes.
 

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like the gun,shoots better than the FN I had years ago,But ammo cost I know its a election year, and covid is supposedly every where,and all this dam blm bull going down, it was pretty expensive even before this, but do you think it will go down,guess it depends on who wins the presidential election, and if the covid goes away, and the blm turns into fun loving people, oh by the way we don't hear much about wlm.the problem with this is that some of us have nothing else to do but shoot so we loose out.its been my only form of interest for 60 years.
Time to get into another interesting hobby ... Reloading Handgun Ammo !
A Lee Hand Press Starter Kit and set of Lee Reloading Dies will run you $80.60 from Midway right now ... that's not a huge outlay in cash to be able to refill those empty cases .
Lee dies even have a shell holder and powder scoop to dispense powder with .
I've been reloading all my handgun ammo with this nifty little rig ...put everything in a bag and take it with me .
Something to consider,
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Done reloading for 35 years had FFL at 1 time, Reloading was the biggest part of my business, people would bring a 1000 empties and take a 1000 of the shelf, But it got to the point where you couldn't get everything you needed from one supplier so you had to search it down, I think that was another time in our great history that it was getting hard to find the components to reload, not sure if it was the Brady bill or something else every one got nervous and bought it up.use to reload about 47 different calibers
 

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If that Ruger works for you and you like it. Enjoy it. Times are crazy for ammo on many levels. Stock up when you can and conserve for any needs that could come up. Have a plan "B" for any self defense needs and conserve if needed. I too wish you the best in your effort.
*Interesting many FN 5.57 users like the Ruger 5.57 just as well or better.
PEACE FAVOR YOUR SWORD!
 

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Done reloading for 35 years had FFL at 1 time, Reloading was the biggest part of my business, people would bring a 1000 empties and take a 1000 of the shelf, But it got to the point where you couldn't get everything you needed from one supplier so you had to search it down, I think that was another time in our great history that it was getting hard to find the components to reload, not sure if it was the Brady bill or something else every one got nervous and bought it up.use to reload about 47 different calibers
Can't buy any ammo and don't want to get back into reloading ...
I'm sorry I don't have any answers ...
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Like others said as long as you like it...
I got mine right before all the trouble started with the mindset that it would be a fun once in a while gun due to ammo prices. I'm well stocked on 22 and others so I just will shoot the 22 until this passes.
 

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Can't buy any ammo and don't want to get back into reloading ...
I'm sorry I don't have any answers ...
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I agree Gary, but........the five-seven Is one of the worst calibers to try to reload for. When you have min and max loads separate by .5 grains, shoulder separation a possibility, (not case head separation) and having to have a “dead-nuts” COAL I can’t imagine why anyone would want to load for it. I’ve been known to load “outside the box” on different calibers, but the 57 is one I want nothing to do with.
 

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I avoid the latest and greatest until they are the tried and true. To me the 5-7 is a niche gun that will always be a pain to find ammo for. At the end of the day I want three things, a nice trigger pull, a bang, and a hole somewhere repeatable on a piece of paper.

The rest is just advertising.
 

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I noticed several members at our club teamed up and they started to reload again for their Ruger 57's and FN's. With nothing on the shelves and no end in sight there are few options on ammo needs. They have tested some loads and are busy now perfecting their loads. My friend stated they are having "MANY issues" with this 57 load and he stated it is NOT going well. They have supplies and equipment but I can tell it is not going to be a walk in the park. I will find out this weekend when we have class.
 
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