just got a fnp40

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just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 18 Apr 2009, 13:11

Just went to the gun show not expecting to find anything and ended up picking one up for 500 cash. 20 minutes later I was at the range and put 100 rounds through it with only one FTE. It was the first shot and I limp-wristed it.

First impression was great and it's certainly on par with the five seven in terms of quality. Got a little more kick though. :P

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 18 Apr 2009, 16:24

Some quick pics after cleaning it up:

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Full size pics here.

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by Rapier1772 » 18 Apr 2009, 16:34

Ha ha! You still have your sticker on :p Just messin with ya

Congrats, looks like fun. I've been considering a .40 lately simply because its the only plinking ammo I easily find :D How's the accuracy out of the box?
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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 18 Apr 2009, 17:04

Shaddap, at least it's not as obvious as the five seven's was :laugh:

Accuracy was pretty nice. Still have to get used to the different feel of it, but it's very consistent through a couple different types of ammo (including reloads) so getting rounds for it should be a breeze even in the most dire of circumstances. At 10yds I was able to get a nice grouping (albeit low and to the right) and only got tighter as I cranked through more rounds.

I have a feeling i've found my carry pistol.

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 20 Apr 2009, 08:23

Ok, any of you goofs know how to reverse the magazine release on this thing?

I know its possible but the process seems to be different from the five seven. I can see the spring down in the grip but it doesn't want to pull free and i'm not going to put excessive amounts of stress on it if I can help it (unless that's what it takes).

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by Cyberfly » 20 Apr 2009, 08:29

Congrats on your purchase! And welcome to the club.

As for swapping the the mag release on the FNPs, I have no idea. :?:
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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 20 Apr 2009, 10:32

Blast!

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 24 Apr 2009, 09:15

So no one has attempted this? I've been searching for days online and can't even find a tech article on it.

I'm about to just call FN just to see what they'll say. :|

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by romer522 » 24 Apr 2009, 09:17

Aren't they ambi mag releases to start with? Or am i on crack today.

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by f3rr37 » 24 Apr 2009, 09:17

What does your manual say?

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by romer522 » 24 Apr 2009, 09:19

Ooops, my bad. FNP45 is fully ambi. 40 is reversible.

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Re: just got a fnp40

Post by fooschnickens » 24 Apr 2009, 11:27

The manual says nothing about it, but every online review and even the '09 catalog I have from FN says it's reversible.

Perhaps it's something best left to a smith? :gavel:

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