New Browning?


January 5, 2003, 12:08 PM
Browning has two new pistols listed on thier web site. The Pro-9 and Pro-40. Has anyone seen or handled one of these?

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Zak Smith
January 5, 2003, 01:26 PM
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January 5, 2003, 03:00 PM

There isn't a 40 yet, but it should be done by the end of the year. The Pro-9 is a DA-SA with an 1911 type safety (cocked and locked is A-OK)

They should be available sometime around the middle of June or early July, depending on the usual engineering problems that pop up.

January 5, 2003, 03:04 PM
What type of mag capacity does it have? Can it use Hi power mags? I tried looking at their website but it isn't working for me. TIA.

Neal Bloom
January 5, 2003, 08:45 PM
Looks like a Ruger P series.

January 5, 2003, 08:57 PM
Looks exactly like a Fabrique Nationale FNP-9.

Now that I think about it, it's also probably what a CZ p-01 would look like if they made it in polymer.

Robert inOregon
January 5, 2003, 09:07 PM
Looks exactly like a Fabrique Nationale FNP-9.

Close! Its a FN Forty Nine at 140% of the cost.

Zak Smith
January 5, 2003, 09:09 PM
TreeSquid nailed it.

I've been sitting here thinking, "Where have I seen that thing before? S&W? Nope. Ruger? Nope."

It's the FN "Forty Nine" pistol!

Looks like the Browning version have have a different safety/decocker arrangement.

January 5, 2003, 10:03 PM
It is an FNP-9 with a stainless slide and a safety.

Unlike the Forty-Nine, it has a hammer.

Hammers are much better than strikers.

January 6, 2003, 01:41 AM
Might be nice, the only thing that kept me from a fortynine was the horrible trigger pull.

Kahr carrier
January 6, 2003, 05:30 AM
It looks kinda cool.:)

January 9, 2003, 09:04 AM
The trigger pull is around 10 lbs DA, and 3.5 pounds SA.

January 9, 2003, 09:54 AM
You guys nailed it...its an FN FNP-9. Quite a bit different than the Forty Nine....which IMO has pretty decent trigger pull......
I wonder if FN would trade my FN HP DA c for a NIB 2 tone FNP-9
Strictly for R&D evaluations of course....:D
Shoot well

January 9, 2003, 10:32 AM

January 9, 2003, 11:40 AM
BTW...its not Cond 1 capable...typical trad. d/a with decocker.
Shoot well.

January 9, 2003, 01:11 PM
Oh well. If it was capable of c&l carry I would have been interested (and if it took hi-power mags). Now it will be just another crunch ticker in a world of crunch tickers.

I loved the FN 49 until I pulled the trigger. It was horrid.

January 9, 2003, 02:00 PM
No Thanks, i'll stick with my P-01.

March 3, 2006, 09:03 PM
The browning Pro 9 is the civilian version of the Fnp9. It has 16 round magazine capacity. I've had mine for a month now. So far i've put 2000 rounds through it with no malfunctions at all. Rey

March 3, 2006, 11:29 PM
Rey, you wouldn't happen to fly choppers would ya?

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