Does anyone carry the FNH FNP-9 concealed?


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BrandonFromTampa
February 16, 2009, 10:59 PM
Does anyone carry this gun concealed? I am looking for a concealed carry pistol and this one seems perfect in regards to price, accuracy, ammunition tolerance and reliability, at least that's what people say, and it looks like the right size in the pictures. Does anyone have this gun? Does anyone carry it concealed? How big is it? Is it accurate? Is it reliable? Is it finicky with the ammunition it'll take? Can your little finger fit on the handle? How's the trigger? Thanks for the help.

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Tom Servo
February 16, 2009, 11:12 PM
I don't own one, but I've had some experience with the model.

First off, it's an excellent gun. The owner had never found ammunition the gun wouldn't feed, and when I fired it, I found it to be very accurate. My only complaint was that my strong thumb accidentally engaged the decocker a couple of times.

It's not very big. In terms of size, I'd say it's comparable to a Glock 19 or USP Compact. Thousands of people have no problem concealing those :)

Unless you've got really huge hands, the grip should be long enough to accommodate all fingers.

Bill_Rights
February 17, 2009, 12:10 AM
All the current offerings are listed on this page:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/model.asp?fid=FNF002&gid=FNG001&mid=FNM0047 (Note: click just to the left of the model # to get pop-up detail window - there is no visual que to the active button)

Model: FNP-9, DA/SA, Matte Black Stainless
Item Number: 47843
Caliber: / Ga. 9mm
Metric Designation: 9x19mm NATO
Magazine Capacity: 16
Barrel Length: 4"
Overall Length: 7 3/8"
Weight: 24.8 oz.
Operating Principle: DA/SA
Metal Finish: Matte Black Stainless
Stock / Grip: Interchangeable arched and flat backstrap insert
Additional Description: Night sights

I think the FNP-9 is a full-size service pistol. I have the FNP-45, which is only 1/2" longer, and it is pretty big for all but under-coat carry, conveniently.

The FNP-9m (Weight: 24.8 oz., Barrel: 3.79", Magazine: 15 rounds) is a little smaller but apparently not available new anymore.

All that said, all the FNP pistols are super guns at a low price. Make an excuse to get one, then carry it when you can.

NG VI
February 17, 2009, 09:52 AM
First off, it's an excellent gun. The owner had never found ammunition the gun wouldn't feed, and when I fired it, I found it to be very accurate. My only complaint was that my strong thumb accidentally engaged the decocker a couple of times.

It's not very big. In terms of size, I'd say it's comparable to a Glock 19 or USP Compact. Thousands of people have no problem concealing those

Unless you've got really huge hands, the grip should be long enough to accommodate all fingers.



That echoes my experience with my FNP-9m, I got mine new from CDNN for $380, you should give them a call today and see if they have any more. The FNP-9m is just a bit shorter on the top end than the fullsize FNP-9, and the grip is only a single round shorter. I really like mine, and will never get rid of it. I also accidentally decocked it a few times when I first took it ot, but once I realized what I was doing wrong it didn't happen again. And if it is designated for 9x19mm NATO like the FNH spec sheet says, than you can bet it's good to go on our commercial +P and +P+ defensive loads, which are no hotter than the vast majority of European 9mm loads.


If I were in your position, I would give CDNN a call and see if they have any more FNPs or especially FNP-9ms left. Like they said the 9m isn't available new anymore here, I think I heard something about FNH having a hard time keeping up with demand for them in other places, but that might have been a crock. Who knows. Either way it's a great gun.

Roper1952
February 17, 2009, 11:04 PM
Brandon,
I have a FNP-9 and it is a great pistol. It is very accurate at the distances it's designed for and beyond. The 3 dot sight provides quick sight aquisition. The double action first round has a long, but smooth pull to it. The single action follow ups are crisp and deliberate. Recoil is light and double taps are quick and easy. Capacity is more than you should ever need, yet the pistol is fairly slim. It comes with two backstraps, one flat, one curved, your choice. It also comes with a total of 3 magazines.

A Yaqui Slide provides flexible and minimal support, though a pancake might be more appropriate.

I've fired several hundred rounds of commercial and home brewed through it without a single hiccup.

Lastly, field stripping is very easy, cleaning is a flash.

I never hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Roper

Isher
February 18, 2009, 12:48 AM
Brandon (W?) -

Before you leap, check out the CZ line.

I find the P-01's to be mighty handy.

isher

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