FN Firearms


June 10, 2008, 03:00 PM
I have been looking on FN's website. Does anyone have any experience with the FNP-45? It looks like a great handgun that isn't too large, but still has a magazine capacity of 14 rounds. Also, does anyone think there is a chance the SCAR will be marketed commercially? I think civilians would buy up SCARs like crazy if they were commercially produced. It seems like an excellent weapon system. I especially like the folding stock. What are your thoughts? Thanks.

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June 10, 2008, 03:49 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw civilian SCARS mentioned on one of the forums I read two weeks ago.

Given the PS90 and the FS2000 made for commercial sales, I think that a civil model of the SCAR wouldn't be that improbable.

June 10, 2008, 04:29 PM
FN intends on SCARs for civvies, last I heard. They like your money. Just don't expect it to be cheap.
Their evil Five-Seven handgun, P90, and FN2000 are all available for us.

They could potentially make a little extra money by selling semi-auto versions of their belt-fed weapons. I'm sure there's somebody out there who would take a carbine class with a semi-auto M249. :p

El Tejon
June 10, 2008, 04:41 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the FNP-45?

Just by pawing it at the NRA meeting. Seems like a solid weapon if you like triggers like that. The subjective is objective.:D

I handled the Title I SCAR too; I'm not that impressed, but maybe if I shoot it. I can wait for the Masada which I believe is a breakthrough. My $.02.

June 10, 2008, 06:25 PM
What did you not like about the SCAR? Also, what is the problem with the FNP 45's trigger? I haven't handled any of these two firearms yet.

June 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
The SCAR will be available for the commercial market. They had to direct resources to meet the initial military delivery.
I like the FNP-45. I have small hands and can get a good grip, with little muzzle flip and it doesn't dance around in my hands.
I'll own one as soon as my bonus from work comes through.


El Tejon
June 11, 2008, 06:55 AM
marine, I'm not a trigger cocking kind of guy. I was raised on the 1911 so that's what I am used to.

SCAR did not balance for me. The coming Title I version seems too long and ackward, but, again, I have not shot it.

June 11, 2008, 08:28 AM
I have the FNP 40, I also have a smaller hand & have no issue getting a good grip. I LOVE IT. I have shod Glock, XD, SW & I still prefer the FN. My 2nd choice is XD. FN customer service is 2nd to none. There are a few FN specific Forums out there that have a lot of good info on them.

I would like a 45 in the future, from what I heard the grip is a little bigger than the .40.

SCAR & FS2000 are my future dream...one in each hand.

June 11, 2008, 12:09 PM
I think the SCAR is pretty cool only reservation is that wonky stock.

June 11, 2008, 12:16 PM
The SCAR (and the Masada as well, to a lesser extent) has been "about to come out" for several years...

June 11, 2008, 09:05 PM
My main carry is an FNP 9mm and I never thought I would like a 9mm. This one makes me look goooood, so it must be the trigger:)

June 11, 2008, 10:02 PM
I have the .45 and enjoy shooting it. The grip isn't overly large but the pistol is certainly large overall. You won't hide this one under a sportscoat!

I haven't been able to find a holster for it yet, I guess they will be more avalible as popularity grows for the FNP 45.

Overall I thnk it's a fine shooting gun and have no complaints for the first two hundred rounds.

June 12, 2008, 07:01 AM
Come check out the FN Forum for more info on the FNP45. Everyone who has one so far seems to love it.


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