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Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2016, 01:32:41 am »
...except be carried in a holster and fired one-handed.  IF the ballistics numbers are legit and consistent, you're getting borderline rifle performance out of a handgun.

I was talking more about terminal performance.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #26 on: March 18, 2016, 01:06:16 pm »
    Jeez Mike. That thing sure is pretty. I assume you'll continue to call our attention to oft overlooked handguns, but this one is screaming at me from a great distance.

    Well, you should buy one and then if anything else screams at you from great distance "you can engage it easily from 75 to 150 metres, which is very satisfying;).
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #27 on: March 18, 2016, 08:17:40 pm »
    Does BRNO have a US company? Or a full line distributor? Or are their products distributed in the US piecemeal?
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #28 on: August 18, 2016, 08:26:30 pm »
    Looks like it would fit perfectly in a military SciFi movie. Interesting concept and aesthetically pleasing
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #29 on: August 18, 2016, 10:11:07 pm »
    The gun looks cool and all...

    but the performance seems to mirror a bunch of already existant wildcats, many of which are more attainable here in the US.  In an autoloader 9X25 comes to mind, and that is actually pretty easy to get ahold of.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #30 on: March 03, 2019, 01:07:45 am »
    Necro- thread.

    I know, I've resurrected something years old  :facepalm .

    But there is a reason for it! Now that it has been years, has anyone seen anything on these becoming more mainstream or even seen one in person?

    It was brought up in conversation today and I was curious  :hmm .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #31 on: March 03, 2019, 02:02:11 am »
    In Range had a Shot show video on them a couple weeks ago.   It's a nice gun, but the $7000 MSRP is kind of a deal breaker.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #32 on: March 03, 2019, 09:02:53 am »
    The bad guy in a couple of Peter Nealen's Brannigan's Blackhearts books carried one.   :coffee
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #33 on: March 03, 2019, 12:46:55 pm »
    Shot Show video from Ian and Karl at InRange. 

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    « Reply #34 on: March 03, 2019, 03:02:26 pm »
    The bad guy in a couple of Peter Nealen's Brannigan's Blackhearts books carried one. 
    Hah!  Beat me to it.    :thumbup1

    I agree with the comment in the video though - it is, indeed, " the answer to a question nobody was asking.".   :coffee
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #35 on: March 03, 2019, 03:10:02 pm »
    I really like the concept, but I think it might be more cost effective to just do something like a CZ75/Witness and make sure it can handle really hot 7.62x25.  At $7k a piece, the only people that are going to be buying it are the crowd that buys Korths.    That's even drastically more than the high-end 1911 makers charge for premium guns.   
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #36 on: March 03, 2019, 03:22:24 pm »
    I'm pretty sure a RIA 1911 in the .22 TCM will outshoot the Brno for about what you'd pay in sales tax on the 5,7 and probably be just about as effective on a coastal brown bear.  Is the guy demonstrating the pistol in the video really that stupid or does he think we are?  Seriously?  A defense gun for bears?  :facepalm
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #37 on: March 03, 2019, 03:24:53 pm »
    Yeah that's just dumb.   It's a really cool gun, but don't try to say it is something that it clearly isn't.   
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #38 on: March 03, 2019, 03:51:51 pm »
    Shot Show video from Ian and Karl at InRange. 



    Well that took the wind out of its sails  :-\ .

    The concussion is too loud for home defense.
    The gun won't beat a .44 magnum for bear country.
    A .357 shoots flat if you want a decent hunting/hog gun sidearm.

    Basically, one should buy a Ruger wheel gun and remember that whether it is home intruders, bears, or a zombie apocalypse we always answer that question with: shotgun.

    I liked the logical and honest review video, but I can't help feeling a little disappointed.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #39 on: March 03, 2019, 04:07:12 pm »
    Reason, logic and honesty are a hard combination to beat regardless the subject matter.  They are particularly useful when dealing with someone who is trying to separate you from your money.  In this case quite a bit of it.   
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #40 on: March 03, 2019, 04:38:02 pm »
    The concept isn't bad in and of itself.  But the execution and the horrible snake oil salesman isn't helping.   Just make a modern CZ75 style pistol in a high velocity caliber for less than $1500 and I'm all in.   Seriously, it would be fairly doable.  Just chamber it in 7.62x25 and make it capable of running hot loads.   If the CZ52 can do it with it's nearly 70 year old design (albeit with low capacity and s___ty ergonomics), it should be easy to do a CZ75 style variant that could hold somewhere between 15-20 rounds.. 

    Make it a crazy boutique gun that costs $7k and then have a dumb ass salesman try to sell it as a bear protection option, and I'm out.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #41 on: March 03, 2019, 05:41:55 pm »
     Neat.   Modern take on the 7.62X25 which is a nice round, but such a niche market....I really dont know how many even rich people will be buying it.

    But I think I'll grab a EAA Witness Hunter.  6" barrel single action, 14 shot 10mm.  Pretty flat shooting and powerful.   Just wish they made them in DA/SA.   

    Want smaller and faster?  .22 TCM is pretty danged good for that.   Quite honestly  a .22 TCM is close to that in my opinion, lighter bullet but for 7% of the price, definately a good matchup.
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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #42 on: March 15, 2021, 11:21:44 am »
    Update.   Looks like they sent Karl one of their new polymer models to evaluate.   It's still $1700.   Expensive, but not totally insane like it was before.    Looks like it performed really well.   This is what they should have done the first time instead of their horrible marketing at SHOT show.   

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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #43 on: March 28, 2021, 01:26:23 am »
    I watched Karl's video, and was left curious....isn't this essentially just an extremely high quality large frame/post-2005 EAA Witness with a 5.7 barrel and a reciprocating weight on the recoil spring? 
    I mean, if they're using the same mag for 5.7 and 10mm/.40 and just a barrel swap...I wonder if anyone has made a 5.7 barrel for a Witness?

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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #44 on: March 28, 2021, 05:48:51 pm »
    That is a good point.  My 10mm Witness is a pretty beefy gun.   I'm wondering if it could handle the 5.7 Brno with a barrel swap (maybe a stronger spring too).  Maybe we should ask EAA if they can make conversion barrels, I'd buy one. 
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    « Reply #45 on: March 28, 2021, 06:12:03 pm »
    I watched Karl's video, and was left curious....isn't this essentially just an extremely high quality large frame/post-2005 EAA Witness with a 5.7 barrel and a reciprocating weight on the recoil spring? 
    I mean, if they're using the same mag for 5.7 and 10mm/.40 and just a barrel swap...I wonder if anyone has made a 5.7 barrel for a Witness?

    It doesn't look like that counterweight reciprocates at all... it's pretty fixed in place.

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    Re: BRNO 7,5 FK Field Pistol
    « Reply #46 on: March 29, 2021, 06:02:16 am »
    It doesn't look like that counterweight reciprocates at all... it's pretty fixed in place.
    The weight is attached to the slide, not the frame.   
    The slide, and thus the weight, reciprocate.

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