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Fnp-45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JaxNovice, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

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    Has anyone here handled or shot one of these yet?
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Haven't shot, but have handled. They're tall/long in the grip, but that keeps the grip thin. My short fat fingers can barely reach the trigger on a full size USP or Glock 21 (even the 21SF), but the FNP is comfortable for me even with the arched backstrap. The slide is a long & thick but well contoured chunk of steel. Because of this it feels top heavy, as do most poly frame .45 ACP handguns. Reach to the slide release and decocker lever is easy & comfortable even for me. The case it ships in is huge, but very well laid out inside. They're pretty neat.
     
  3. Rayden

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    I've handled one at a gun show and it seems nice. It is too big to be a CCW in my opinion, but would make a nice bedside companion.
     
  4. MachIVshooter

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    I was really interested in buying one-until I held one. OMG, what a bulky and off-balance pistol. The ergo's just plain suck, IMO. Seriously, they're nice looking and I like the idea of a 14+1 .45 ACP, but this thing is about as nimble as my Desert Eagle. It felt very much like a Mk23. Truly disappointing, as there really is no other option for a TDA .45 with such capacity.
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    Several members have one at the FN forum... They seem to be happy with them...
     
  6. LoadedDrum

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    I held one at my last trip to the gun store. I won't be trading in my Para P14 for one any time soon. It just does not feel right (too top heavy perhaps) for my tastes.
     
  7. Rayden

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    I might add that with 15 rds of .45 ammo the weight distribution would even out nicely won't ya think? :D
     
  8. MachIVshooter

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    Problem is, full magazines don't stay that way when you're shooting. The FN-45 is nose heavy enough that one will have to compensate as the magazine empties to keep POI the same. Many auto's are a bit nose heavy when empty, but with the new FN, it seems excessive.

    OTOH, I'm sure the thing is hell-for-stout with that much steel in the slide. I wish they'd build it with a steel frame. It would be heavy, but probably balance well.
     
  9. Nikon777

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    Man up, its a hi-cap 45 ACP. Its not gonna handle like a Glock 19.
     
  10. Glockorama

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    +1. I love simple, honest, logic. :)
     
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    I was kinda ticked off that the new issue of Guns&Ammo Handguns has the Taurus .45 instead of the FNP-45 going up against Glock, XD, and M&P.
     
  12. MMMike

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    It's a great gun, big, but managable.
    fnp45-sit.jpg
     
  13. tntwatt

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    Absolutely love mine, only problem is no holsters available yet.
     
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    whats the going rate on these? how do they compare to a SIG 220 (besides the higher capacity)?
     
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    Went to a FNH 'sales-demo' few weeks ago, was looking for my first 'poly' (own 3 CZs)... close to getting the M&P9 when I met the FNPs (9mm & .45)! I have large hands and BOTH guns were a PERFECT FIT for me! Have shot several .45s but the FNP has, by far the 'softest' recoil in a .45 I've ever felt! Yes, it's alittle 'top-heavy' but IMHO its a SUPER GUN! I put 50rnds thru, shot GREAT, not one FTF or problem... It's a beautiful gun, quality-made and was reasonably priced @ $550... My problem, it's NOT really a CCW gun and targeting gets VERY EXPENSIVE with .45 ammo (I'm just gettin warmed-up @ 100+rnds)... So I BOUGHT the FNP-9 and TOTALLY LOVE IT!! If you're in the market for a poly .45 and the FNP looks 'right' to you, and fits your hand... GO FOR IT... you won't regret it, it's a GREAT shooting Gun!!
     
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    I bought an FNP-45 a couple of months ago. IMO, this thing is a major winner! The slide is machined perfectly, the barrel is hammer-forged, the diameter of the grip is smaller than a Glock 21SF (even though the FNP holds one more round), and it's both more manageable and more accurate than the Glock. The trigger pulls (DA and SA) are similar to SIG, but heavier. The trigger break is very crisp. My first five shot group went into one ragged hole. It field strips exactly the same as a SIG. I like it!
     
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    Have they solved the problems with them? I really want to like this gun, and I'm a fan of FN, but I'm a bit leary after reading about it. FN's one word replies to my emails didn't really convince me.
     
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