FNP 357

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jhoser2000
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FNP 357

Post by jhoser2000 » 12 Mar 2012, 07:23

I am curious as I see on the older shooters packs they say FNP 357/9/40. I did a quick search for a FNP 357 and it looks like they are few and far between if almost non existent, kinda like a mythical creature. I also see that you can buy a replacement barrel for them from EFK for about $130. I guess I am just curious the .357 Sig models are so rare.

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Re: FNP 357

Post by toyslr » 12 Mar 2012, 08:07

its a round that no matter how well it does in ballistics that will never be overly popular.
.357 Sig and .40 were designed after the big Miami FBI shoot out in the late 80's. With the
.40 getting the contract, the .357 Sig was deligated to the shelf kind of lke 6.8 spc in the AR
world

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Re: FNP 357

Post by nrv216 » 12 Mar 2012, 19:39

toyslr wrote:its a round that no matter how well it does in ballistics that will never be overly popular.
.357 Sig and .40 were designed after the big Miami FBI shoot out in the late 80's. With the
.40 getting the contract, the .357 Sig was deligated to the shelf kind of lke 6.8 spc in the AR
world
sad but true.

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Re: FNP 357

Post by jhoser2000 » 04 Jun 2012, 10:33

Well after my search for another unique weapon caliber I finally found a FNP-357. I can not wait to go and shoot it tonight or tomorrow night, if weather permits. Thought I would share a picture of the collection.

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Re: FNP 357

Post by blueorison » 04 Jun 2012, 17:58

UGH

freakin jealous. I love the .357SIG cartridge.
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Re: FNP 357

Post by Zhurdan » 04 Jun 2012, 18:40

blueorison wrote:UGH

freakin jealous. I love the .357SIG cartridge.
As do I. Kinda crazy, but I shoot it better and faster than any other pistol I own. (glock 32c)

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Re: FNP 357

Post by lazi » 19 Jun 2012, 16:36

nice collection! wish I had the cash to hunt down a FNP in .357.

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Re: FNP 357

Post by Mister Freeze » 20 Jun 2012, 14:09

Zhurdan wrote:
blueorison wrote:UGH

freakin jealous. I love the .357SIG cartridge.
As do I. Kinda crazy, but I shoot it better and faster than any other pistol I own. (glock 32c)
+1. My first gun, Browning HP in .40, was later converted to .357. To bad about it's obscurity. Same with the 5.7.

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Re: FNP 357

Post by jhoser2000 » 25 Jun 2012, 15:38

It is a awesome little cartridge! I love it. I wish I wasn't so busy with work and other obligations that makes it hard for me to find the precious free time to shoot. I feel I have a great shooting collection right now and there is one more FN I want and that is a 45 Tac, but that will have to wait a bit.



Lazi, it was a hard and long search and I just got lucky one day and found it on gunbroker one day on a random search, since they are few and far between.

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