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Why aren't FN pistols more popular?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by breakingcontact, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. 7.62mm.ak47

    7.62mm.ak47 Member

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    I've had my FNP-9 since 2007 and still love it. It feels great, shoots well, and looks pretty cool. I've never had a single problem with it. It's also the easiest pistol to clean that I've ever owned. But I've heard it called "a Sig for less" and have to agree.
     
  2. JohnBT

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    "What outdated technology is now worth more?"

    The SIG P-210. I only have one so far. It's a nice gun for being over 40 years old. Most days I like it more than my Sig X-5 TAC TB and my BHP.

    I know, I know, I could have had 5 Glocks for what I paid for my Swiss Army Pistol. :rolleyes:

    John
     
  3. PabloJ

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    The SIG 210 is like box of Cuban cigars, Swiss watch with little gold crown on dial,.....luxury brand.
    I learned from S&W forums revolvers 1980 to present (nice S&Ws stuck in Europe) that 210 was used by the Danish military. Heck I didn't even know Denmark had a military. Hitler took them in about 24 hours w/o shot being fired.
     
  4. HOOfan_1

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    Some people are willing to pay 60% more.

    Others are not willing to pay 60% more for a gun which they probably don't feel is 60% better....

    If I had money to burn, I would already have both now. When I bought my FNP-40 it came down to that, the SIG P229 and the Hk USP. I thought the SIG had the best feel and fit and finish, I didn't like the ergonomics of the USP at all, I didn't like the look or decocker on the P30, and I didn't like the price on either Hk or the SIG. FNP was a good gun for much less money.
     
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  5. twofifty

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    Denmark is about 16,000 sq. miles, only slightly bigger than Connecticut. It is a flat and densely populated land - no mountains. At the time the Danes had no navy or airforce to speak of.

    Maybe that explains why they quickly threw in the towel when faced with Nazi Germany's might.
     
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    FNP9

    I don't know why there is even the least amount of negative feedback on FN's as they are some of the higher quality pistols in my opinion. I have Glocks, SIGS, and I still prefer my FNP9 over the rest. Quality built, reliable, smooth trigger and just feels great in my hand! Probably the best in accuracy as well.
     
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    Ive had a FNP-9 for about 7 years now and I don't think ill ever get rid of it. In thousands of rounds it has never had ONE malf/issue of any sort. I love it.

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  8. Brockak47

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    I think it's just that they don't put lots of advertising and try to push their product as much as the other gun companies. I think that's because they don't really need to since they sell mainly to militaries across the world.

    Never really had an FN, but I have no doubt in my mind that they excellent handguns and I'd trust my life to one if it came down to it.
     
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    Undervalued? :rolleyes:
     
  10. JohnBT

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    "The SIG 210 is like box of Cuban cigars, Swiss watch with little gold crown on dial,.....luxury brand."

    They are all examples of what you asked about, outdated technology that people will still pay more for because the products are worth it and a joy to use.

    The P-210 wasn't put into use until 1949, so your WWII jokes about the Danish Army are, shall we say, pretty weak.

    Maybe you shouldn't rely on the S&W forum for your history lessons. :)

    John
     
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