As much as I'd like to own a Five Seven, I would go with the SIG. That five seven is a potent round, but it's zipping along at a pretty good rate. Where that bullet will end up (even if you hit an assailant center mass) nobody knows. Plus, I think the SIG will be more easily concealed. Then....there's the P229, with more caliber options and probably more concealability.
The FN 57 is a huge gun, and in my opinion not really an option for CCW. Add to that what Stretch has already said, and I'd not carry it.
The Sig M11 blah blah bla is a Sig 228.
The 228 has served as a duty weapon for many agencies for many years. I bought mine in 1991. It allows you to carry 13 rounds of 9mm in the mag, one chambered. It is a fine, accurate and ultra dependable sidearm.
It's a big gun, and heavy.
What, of the choices that you list, are you going to do with the gun?
Personally, the clothing I'm wearing determines the gun I choose....cause over 40 years I'm accumulated a few.
Summer clothing gets a Smith M&P compact in 9mm
Spring and fall usually get a Glock 19 or 23.
Winters bulk allows me to tote my Big N frame
If you have the $$$ to afford those two somewhat pricy guns, why not consider some others, that will allow the carry of said gun, at all times.
The Smith M&P, Glock [any] and a 1911 commander are the first that come to mind for me.
Also, is you do wish to spend a few more dollars, don't rule out the Walther P99 series.
Good luck with the FN or Sig, if you choose those.
I know someone who has both the Five Seven and the Keltech PMR 30, and he says that the Five Seven's ammo is hard to find and it can be quite expensive too, but 22 Magnum ammo is much easier to come by. He likes both guns but for different reasons; for Wolf Control he carries the Five Seven, and for General Concealled Carry he prefers the PMR 30. But he does not make any comparisons between the two rounds because of his different uses of them. I would choose the 22 Magnum myself because of my extensive use with it, but I have not yet had a chance to fire his Five Seven. So maybe experience with it may change my mind about the 22 Magnum.
Everyone has an opinion! My personal carry gun is a Kimber Ultra Carry in 45 ACP, but I also carry a Diamondback DB9 in my back pants pocket. I have a close friend who owns a 5-7 and he likes it for plinking, but says it's expensive to shoot and hard to find ammo for. He owns many other handguns that he prefers. Remember, that is the gun the "Fort Hood Shooter" killed those solders with, so with it's high magazine capacity, it is deadly, but it's no small gun. I recently helped a friend with his new purchase of a Sig 229 (40 S&W). It shot very well, but I don't care for the long trigger travel of a Sig. It is still kind of large for a concealed carry gun. What you are wearing decides what you can easily carry and still stay concealed. I don't like 9 MM, but in the Summer that is what I'm stuck with unless I'm wearing a shirt that can be un-tucked, that will hide my 1911 in an IWB hoslter. I also carry an extra Magazine of each gun.
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