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What about the FNP-45

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by swoop, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here shot the gun? I had one in my hands at the gun show last week, and it sure felt good. Kinda large compared to most .45 acp.'s but was lite for it's size with out the loaded 15 round mag aboard. Two extra mag's come with it, lots of fire power on the belt for under 600 bucks. I only saw one at the show, hard to get ? What do you guys think ?
     
  2. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    Haven't shot one but I've handled a few and read a handful of pretty good reviews which got me curious to shoot one also. Gotta luv a .45 that can roll with 15 rounds.
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    As a Glock fan, I am pleased at this flattery that yet another company has bestowed on them with this new version of the original.

    Check out the lower frame, slide return spring and barrel lug...

    Looks like a winner to me. I also am a big fan of FN products.
     
  4. gr8guns

    gr8guns Dallas, OR New Member

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    I bought one last summer, What a GREAT HANDGUN!!
    They are larger than many other .45 ACP's but they're a "service" pistol.
    Fit and Finish is outstanding, and it shoots great. No malfunctions.
    I own quite a few .45's and this one rates right up there as one of the best.
    You won't go wrong if you buy one......
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thank's for the info guys. Just found a write up on Gunblast.com by Jeff Quinn on this gun. He has a lot of good to say about it, and likes the idea of it being USA made in South Carolina for the past couple of years. He states that 70% of small arms used by the US military are made by FNH. Anyway, thank's for the help. Be lookin around saturday at the Salem show,who knows might come home with one.:thumbup:
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Like this one?

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    I will give a review later. :D
     
  7. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Look's nice, looking forward to the review. :)
     
  8. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    I just shot my FNP 45 the other day and man am I happy with it! It is the most comfortable .45 ACP I have ever shot. I am not by any means a great pistol shot but for me I couldn't seem to miss. The recoil is very light. I think that is in part to its size. I shot mabye 150 rounds through it with no malfunctions at all. It is a great shooting firearm and well worth the money if you are looking for a full size .45 ACP.:thumbup:
     
  9. thelendog

    thelendog Milwaukie Member

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    can they be carried in condition 1?
     
  10. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Nice gun!

    Here's my solution to the same dilemma:

    1911 M5 Government
    14+1 rds
    Poly and steel frame
    Bull barrel

    This is one of my favorite 1911's I own. Extremely accurate right out of the box.
     
  11. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    DA/SA first one is about 10# the rest at 4 to 5# not bad for a fighting pistol.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine in Feb. shortly after that post. love it, points like my 1911's, is very accurate, never failed to fire, comes with 3 mags and exta back strap. Love my 1911's, but if I got into a gun fight, I would want this one with me. By the way, I like that Charles Daily too. :)
     
  13. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    They are double action with an external safety/decocker.