Yes, I bought a brand-new stainless steel S&W Model 60 stub-nose revolver with the black rubber grips. And I could not resist that old Model 64 surplus .38 caliber cop gun beside it. I have to pay for them both soon, when my credit-card bill arrives via snail mail. Oh why, oh why, oh why, didn't I buy GOOD guns 30 or more years ago?!!!!
Been through a lot of guns over the years. Early on it was mostly S&W K frames because I carried one at work as a LEO. Later changed to a Smith M39. Retired as cop in 1987 and went bacl on active duty with the Army. First with a 1911 which became my one time favorite and the M9 (Beretta 92). Then back to concealed carry after I was medically retired from the Army, carried a Glock, switched to a Glock 30 when it came out and then back to a 1911.
Now I carry a FNH FNP 9. It has the same feel as a 1911, is easily concealable either with a belt holster when it's cool enough fgor a jacket and then with an IWB when it's warmer. Unbelieveable accuracy with the 17 rounds. I am a mediocre poistiol shot except not with this gun, I became a freaking expert. It is nothing to do a 3 inch 30 round hole at 25 yards.
I also just picked up a Beretta PX4 Storm compact but I haven't fired it yet but the reviews on it are even better then the FNP 9.
Can't speak for the Ruger, but I do own an FNP-9. As others have said, it is a sweet shooter. I can double-tap more accurately with it than any other 9mm I own (which includes a S&W M&P and a CZ P-01), and it's the easiest to disassemble of any semi-auto pistol that I own. It is drop-dead dependable and feeds every bit of ammo I have ever put through it. Nothing against the Ruger, but you won't go wrong with the FN.
Interestingly enough, I have been looking at these very same 2 pistols. And, after holding them both, I have pretty much settled on the Ruger. It's slimmer, much, much slimmer, and holds 17 rounds in the mag. Plus the bore axis on the SR9 is lower and the gun just feels much better in my hand.
I'd still like to have a FNP9 or FNP40 though. And I really wish Ruger would hurry the heck up and come out with the compact SR9 already!
My girl and I rented and shot the SR9 and didnt like it. I carry a FNP-9 and love it. But dont worry what other people think.. Shoot them and chose the one you like and feel comfortable carrying and shooting.
What is the truth here? I was considering getting the FN 9 but all the reviews I read said although it was an all around excellent pistol, the only draw back it had was it was really to bulky to be a good concealed carry pistol!! So I started looking at other pistols as I want something thats going to conceal good, whats the deal? Is the FN9 hard to conceal or what?
im 6'2'' 200lb and wear 36 wast jeans and large shirts and carry mine just fine. my clothing is not baggy at all. I posted some pictures in a belly band thread under the concealed carry forum. Or look up my post history.
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