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FN Herstal (FNX-45, FNP-45) I am considering getting one - any comments?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Z71bill, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    I have been wanting a FULL size LARGE capacity semi - auto 45 ACP to use as a HD gun. This gun will not be carried - open or concealed.

    I actually started out to buy a G21 - G21SF - GEN4 G21

    Got cold feet because of all the issues - figured I would wait until they were all solved - but am tired of waiting.

    I searched hi and low - could not find any gun that fit my requirements - until I stumbled across this one at BUDS

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...te+Black+45+ACP+wManual+Safety(2)+14+&+(1)+1/ :hearts:

    I have been trying to find one to look at - so far no luck.

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    Anyone have one of these?

    How do you like it?

    Is the FNP discontinued? It is not in the 2012 catalog.

    It looks like the FNP-45 runs about $100 less than the FNX-45 - what is the difference between the two?
     
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  2. fowler

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    Shot my friends FNP 45acp. It came with 3 mags. Shot 100rds of ball and it was accurate,100% reliable. Think he paid $650 for it. It has a hammer drop and DA/SA pull. He wants it for a car pistol going to his inner city rental homes. I prefer a Sig 226 9mm or a G19 for a house &carry gun.
     

  3. bac1023

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    The FN pistols are outstanding.
     
  4. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

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    I have the USG FNP45 in .45acp FDE. It's my choice to sit on the table next to my bed each night. The gun is accurate (2.5" @ 25 yards) for me and throughout 1200 rounds of various FNJs and JHPs has never once faltered. 15 + 1 capacity, decent sights and a grip that is somewhat adjustable -- nothing there not to like.

    BTW - it replaced a G21SF once I was assured of its reliablilty.
     
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  5. Z71bill

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    I found a FNP-45 NIB $649 + tax = $700 at a small dealer 5 miles from my home. :shocked:

    Hope I can meet up with the guy soon. Think he sells guns part time / on the side.

    I figure a "house gun" should have a large capacity mag - 15 +1 rounds 45 ACP sounds about right.

    The few GEN4 G21 with night sights I have found were $680- $700 (including tax) - that seems like a lot of $ :dunno:

    Strange the FNP-45 with night sights will be $790 and it seems like a bargain. :upeyes:
     
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  6. travis34769

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    Check out the review:
    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1403131
     
  7. DaverZ

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    I have a FNP45 USG model,has always been 100% as in zero failures of any kind.
     
  8. lunarspeak

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    i own the fnp-9 whitch rocks...ive never shot the 45 but ive held one twice and have to say its alot of gun..very aggressive grips.

    if you dont hit them with the bullets you can knock them out cold withe the gun itself.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The FNP-45 is awesome. For a full size railed polymer pistol
    I really do not think it gets any better. I would suggest one
    shoot a FNP-45 to try it, before buying.

    I would actually suggest a FNP-45 over a G21
     
  10. Gdirty5

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    I hear they are stopping production on the Fnp 45, and consolidating to the Fnx which is very similar but a little better grip. I have an Fnp 45 tactical which I bought bc you can mount a mini red dot and suppressor easily to it. They also sell a competition that has a fiber optic front sight and pre milled for a red Dot.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    Try to hold one before you buy the grip, to me, is like a 2X4
     
  12. Z71bill

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    Good idea - I think I held one at a gun show a few times - but don't really recall the details.

    I also want to try the smaller back strap -
     
  13. whoops dude

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    $649? Wow. I usually saw them for around $100 less a year or so ago.
     
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    The FN is a good product.

    Have you shot a gen 4 21? It's very soft shooting and plenty accurate.
     
  15. Z71bill

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    Seems like most guns cost more now VS 1-2 years ago -

    I don't see prices going down - but you never know.
     
  16. Z71bill

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    I have not shot the GEN4 - maybe I should wait another few months and get a "Glock refurbished" GEN4 G21:whistling:.
     
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    The grip on the FNX is much more comfortable than the FNP. Side by side, the FNX has the exact grip angle and contour of the Browning Hi-Power.

    I have an FNX-9. It's reliable. It's accurate. It's a smidge taller and longer than a Glock 19. I would recommend the FNX pistol, but there are things one should know before buying. The grip inserts are held in place by a tiny little plastic clip. Of the 4 inserts supplied with my pistol, only one locks up tight. The others have 1/2mm of vertical play. There's a noticeable hitch at the beginning of the single action trigger pull. Spare magazines are $40-$50 each. There's only a handful of holsters available for it. It's a new pistol, and accessaries will be forth coming in the future.
     
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    I had a FNP-45 a few years ago. It was a very nice gun but i was stupid and sold it after a few months... If i remember right i only paid $550. I still wish i hadn't sold it...
     
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    I had the tactical and kick myself for trading it.
    Phenomenal shooter and really perfect for a house gun, in my opinion.
     
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