5.7x28mm ammunition is deeply connected with the development of military PDWs (personal defense weapons) such as the FN P90 for which it was designed. It is a high velocity cartridge primarily used by citizen gun owners in the FN Five-Seven pistol. While military variants of 5.7mm ammunition are designed to defeat body armor, commercial ammo that you'll find for sale today is constructed for target shooting or (in the case of hollow point versions) self-defense against unarmored assailants.
5.7x28mm ammunition fires a very light bullet weighing about 40 grains. As a result, the cartridge's muzzle velocity clocks in at about 2,350 feet per second.
The number of manufacturers producing ammo for this caliber is relatively small. FN produces a load using Hornady V-MAX bullets suitable for varmint hunting or self-defense, while Federal's American Eagle TMJ load is the most cost-effective choice for target shooting.
Fiocchi 5.7x28mm 40 Grain FMJ – 450 Rounds$249.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 450 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU 57FMJ40 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344865676 Cost Per Round 55.5¢ per roundAre you fresh out of 5.7x28mm ammunition? That’s a horrible way to be! Thankfully we’ve got Fiocchi, which produces their Range Dynamics line of ammunition right in the heart of America. It’ll keep your high-velocity .22 cal pistol ready for any kind of target shooting or plinking you could come up with!
Cursory inspection of this round’s 40 grain projectile will reveal that it is not engineered for self-defense applications. It hasn’t got a polymer tip set above a nose cavity – just a streamlined solid point profile that helps to conserve downrange momentum. The full metal jacket doesn’t contain any metals that could attract a magnet. Fire the lead-core copper-jacket bullet at any range you care to grace with your presence and you’ll be just fine.
Fiocchi doesn’t release a 5.7x28mm cartridge to the public unless it is outfitted with a new and reusable brass case, sensitive and noncorrosive Boxer primer, and uniform charge of clean-burning powder. Safe chamber pressures and clockwork cycling can be yours soon – order today and behold our fast shipping in action!
FN Herstal SS197SR 5.7x28mm 40 Grain V-MAX – 500 Rounds$349.85
Manufacturer FN Herstal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU SS197SR Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No Cost Per Round 70.0¢ per roundWant to sharpen your aim, hunt wily coyote, or defend your castle? This 5.7x28mm cartridge’s 40 grain V-MAX bullet will cover all your bases, and its high quality supporting components come together let your pistol or rifle perform like clockwork.
FN tagged Hornady for this round’s bullet. The polymer tipped beauty boasts a high ballistic coefficient, so it provides the accuracy that satisfying range training and hunting both hinge on. The V-MAX’s polymer tip virtually eliminates dangerous ricochets!
The V-MAX’s tip also unleashes catastrophic terminal performance. The polymer spear rests on the jacket’s rim, and extends into the swaged lead core’s internal cavity without touching its bottom. That enables it to store up tremendous energy before transferring it to the core, causing violent fragmentation in the process.
This round’s casing is drawn and tapered to tight tolerances, so it chambers snugly, cycles with ease, and offers repeated value as a handloading component. FN’s responsive primer won’t fail your semi-auto, and their propellant clean and evenly.
Federal American Eagle 5.7x28mm 40 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$354.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU AE5728A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50029465063127 Cost Per Round 71.0¢ per roundThe PS90 and Five-seven are unique and interesting firearms, so don't let them become safe queens because of expensive ammo. Instead, take them to the range and load them up with these inexpensive but reliable 5.7x28mm cartridges from Federal!
Each round in this case of 500 fires a 40 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,665 feet per second, delivering the signature medium-range accuracy and low recoil typical of this caliber.
This ammo is loaded in Anoka, Minnesota using genuine FN brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
FN Herstal 5.7x28mm 40 Grain V-MAX - 50 Rounds$36.85
Manufacturer FN Herstal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type home defense, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU SS197SR Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 818513003612 Cost Per Round 73.7¢ per round
These 5.7x28 cartridges use a 50-grain V-MAX bullet, which is useful for many different purposes. The round is very effective in autoloading handguns, allowing you to get the target practice you need without frustration and at a reasonable cost. In this load, the V-Max bullet is a polymer-tipped projectile that assists in accuracy, provides expansion and contributes to a reduced risk of ricochet. In this package, you'll get a single box of 50 rounds ready to fire.
FN Herstal is one of the best names in ammunition, especially for tactical and military-grade products. The not only have some of the finest ammunition available, they also conduct barrel manufacturing and machining. This company designs, develops, manufactures, and tests some of the finest law enforcement and military products available.
The 5.7x28mm is a high-quality handgun round that is used for a large variety of purposes, including self-defense and target shooting. It has excellent speed and performance, giving gun owners reliable velocity and energy. If you need top-quality ammo for your 5.7x28mm handgun, order a few of these 50-round boxes. You’ll have the ammo you need for varmint hunting, self defense, or range shooting.
Fiocchi 5.7x28mm 40 Grain Polymer Tipped – 500 Rounds$399.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU 57PT40 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344864471 Cost Per Round 80.0¢ per round5.7x28mm would be a lot more popular if it were easier to find. And if it were easier to find, many more shooters would love it. That’s what we call a catch-22. But you’re already converted, which is why you’re sure to really dig Fiocchi’s Hyperformance Defense series self-defense ammunition!
Fiocchi produces SS197SR spec 5.7x28 ammo for FN Herstal. This is fundamentally the same exact cartridge, complete with a 40 grain polymer tipped hollow point projectile. In addition to the bullet’s balanced lead core and concentric copper-alloy jacket, the tip helps to promote greater accuracy by significantly streamlining the bullet’s frontal profile. But the tip also remains functional after impact. It drives into the bullet’s concealed nose cavity, commencing rapid terminal expansion that transfers kinetic energy outward.
This smooth-feeding, noncorrosive, Boxer-primed, brass-cased, reloadable and American-made ammo is suitable for all 5.7x28 firearms, including the FN Five-seveN, Ruger-57 and AR-57.
Speer Gold Dot 5.7x28mm 40 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds$64.85
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU 25728GD Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544662375 Cost Per Round $1.30 per roundSpeer doesn’t cut any corners when they make law enforcement grade ammunition. That’s why each 5.7x28mm Gold Dot round in this box features a uniform propellant charge, highly responsive primer by CCI, and new production brass case. A Gold Dot case is even nickel plated, enhancing the efficiency with which it feeds and extracts through a semi-auto and protecting it against corrosion from sweat and humidity. But the real star of a Gold Dot cartridge is its bullet.
This round’s 40 grain jacketed hollow point performs exactly how you’d want it to when your life is at stake. A Gold Dot bullet’s jacket is applied to its core electrochemically, making it at once highly concentric for better accuracy and virtually inseparable for deeper penetration. This bullet’s nose cavity is made in two stages: one die press to control rate of expansion, followed by yet another to control width of expansion. What you get is a bullet capable of losing virtually zero percent of its weight as it pierces obstacles such wallboard and plywood, and still expanding to far wider than its original diameter. Potent stuff for the shooter who cares about their personal safety!