FNP-9 and 45? anyone try these?

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    FNP-9 and 45? anyone try these?

    anyone have experience with either of these?

    like it? love it? hate it?...what were the pros and cons?

    I've been eyeing these for a while but have yet to actually see one or talk to anybody who has? They are fairly inexpensive, which at the moment is important.
    I've been interested in aquiring somthing DA/SA (more specifically SA) but with more capacity than say a 1911 or what have you.
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    I have had the FNP45 for a few months now. I like it a lot.
    Here is a good write up on the .45
    FN Forum.NET PS90 FS2000 FN SCAR FiveseveN 5.7x28mm FN Forum.NET :: View topic - FNP-45 / FNP-45 USG In Depth Range & Performance Review

    There are several variants of the 45 out at the moment. USG with one 15 round mag, two 14 round mags and a manual safety. With or without a shooters pack.
    I see that the regular DA/SA decocker is now being offered with a shooters pack.
    Night sights will be availible from Ameriglo by the beginning of next year.
    There is a thread on fnforum.net about a group buy.
    FN Forum.NET PS90 FS2000 FN SCAR FiveseveN 5.7x28mm FN Forum.NET :: View topic - Does top gun supply carry fnp 45 nightsites?
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    I have a FNP9 w/3000+rds thru it and a FNP9M(compact version) with around 2000 rds and never had a jam with either.


    If you like DA/SA autos (& I do), they're pretty nice IMHO.

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    The FNP9 is by far my favorite carry weapon. For me it points more naturally than any other pistol I have tried with the possible exception of a Sig (but the Sig costs almost twice as much).
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    I have the FNP-9 and it is my daily carry weapon. Sweet shooter and zero malfunctions... other than the owner. It has been constantly used for the past 2 years at my local IDPA matches.
    Very easy to clean and maintain and for the money it is a lot of weapon.
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    I love my FNP 9. The first DA shot is not a long DA pull. Comes with 3 magazines which is a plus. It will eat anything I feed it. I had a problem with the slide not locking back on and empty magazine. FNH customer service was flawless in correcting the problem. The only drawback seems to be the lack of holsters. You really have to look if you want a custom one. It came with the shooters pack so I had a decent Blade Tech range holster. I have the leather Blackhawk CQC holster with the spare mag carrier for everyday carry.

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    I had the chance to do a demo fire with them at a conference. They were reliable and fit my hands well. Not a fan of the trigger by any means. Long trigger reset is something that I really do not care for.
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    thanks everybody...


    how does everybody else rate the trigger?

    how about weight?
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    If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand
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    DA pull has lightened up to I'm guessing around 8 lbs on both. SA maybe 3-4 lbs, little take up but crisp break. Weighs around 25 oz empty. Wonder if the "long trigger reset" comment was about a DA only FNP9? DA/SA like mine goes to SA after DA pull or you can cock it for all SA. It's pretty accurate for me compared to most 9mms I've shot.


    The "little off" shot was DA, rest SA.

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    i see you also have a PF-9 as well.
    That is what i carry right now.

    would be using the FN as much as possible to carry, and the Kel-Tec when i can't carry the FN.

    (any chance you have a photo of the two side by side for size comparison?)
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    I just picked up an FNP-9 and I really like it. The ergonomics are great for me and it fits perfectly in my hand. Coming with 3 mags is also a plus. I'll be adding it to my permit soon...

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    FNP9 vs PF9: don't have any side by side photos but PF9 is about 1.4" shorter, 1" less height, about .38" thinner & around 12 oz(empty) lighter. You could get exact differences in specs off KT & FN websites. The PF9 works fine for me in pocket, the FN conceals well IWB and probably OWB w/right holster.

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    Don't own either but, all I have heard has been very good.

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    Too bad they all have those silly little rails!

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    Yep. Lots of folks like em. If I wouldn't make a mess, I'd grind em off. Don't think I'll ever want to hang a laser or light on em for cc.

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