FN .45 Tactical

Discuss the FN Handgun lineup; the High Power, FNP, and FNX line.
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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by MadDogDan » 27 Apr 2010, 13:08

For all of you wanting to use the Insight MRDS I just discovered a down side to that optic. It has a plastic lense and since it sits so high and farether forward, brass will sometimes hit the lense. I just got back from a range session and noticed 8 or 9 small scratches in the lense due to brass deflection. I am going to give the Trijicon RMR duel illumination model a try. The lense is hard coated "glass" and the housing is aluminum. It also sits much lower so you can co-witness the dot with the open sights and the lower height may prevent brass from hitting the lense.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by adamme » 29 Apr 2010, 06:21

I know what my next gun is going to be!!!!!

congrats, I am very jelous right now....

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by SGT_Calle » 02 May 2010, 09:35

I picked up one of these Taticals about a month ago and I love it. It's only about 3-ish ounces heavier loaded than my XD40 4" loaded (according to an old postage scale my dad has, lol).
I'd be really interested in what holsters you guys end up with. I'm having trouble finding stuff for mine.
Any pics and links would be awesome!

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by fnsweet » 23 May 2010, 08:21

Picked up mine this week and immediately added a Trijicon RMR. Having owned several custom 1911s from Ed Brown, Nighthawk Custom, and Wilson Combat along with the usual suspects from HK, Glock, FN Herstal, Sig Sauer, Springfield, S&W, I can honestly say that the 45 Tactical immediately became one of my favorites. It is an absolute pleasure to shoot and of a level of quality that compares favorably to anything else I've seen. The boys in Columbia got it right this time and this pistol is sure to get a good portion of my range time in the coming months. It is soft shooting and very accurate. I can't wait to try it with a suppressor.

Although a bit large for concealment, I would be interested in a good holster if anyone is aware of something currently available. If you are considering picking up one of these beauties, you will not be disappointed. :thumb:

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by ynoty3k » 24 May 2010, 08:26

To quote my self...
ynoty3k wrote:Well, I dont know about the FNP-45T, but I know Cross Breed makes a FNP 45 Cross breed IWB, and since I love my Comp-Tac M-Tac for my Kimber, I'd imagine that a cross breed would be best for something the size and heft of the FNP 45.

I hate my BladeTech Ultimate IWB because it's attachment point is so flimsy and it shifts on my belt way way way way way too much. No maybe I'm not wearing my belt tight enough, which I highly doubt, but it slides, and takes different cants when whenever it wants to, and is just overall sub-par to me. I sincerely can not imagine carrying something like the FNP45(t) in one, much less a fullsize 1911 like my Kimber.

I now exclusively carry my Kimber, simply because I like the holster and carrying experience more than my IOM with bladetech, and considering the weight disparity between the two, you'd think I'd opt for the lighter gun...

I'm saving up for a FNP 45T and another FSN, this time the USG, because I want to mod the shit out of it, and also Comp-Tac makes an M-Tac for the USG so maybe I'll be able to carry it with some comfort.

Cross Breed Holsters makes one for the FNP 45. NO Idea if it has the sight clearance needed for the FNP 45 T

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And there's a growing request into Comp-Tac for a Minotaur body for the FNP. Again, I dunno if the sights will clear. The threaded barrel may also be an issue depending on how the terminate the kydex body.

There was one guy on here petitioning comp-tac to make theirs, and a thread and some way to contact them, but I seem to be failing at using the search function today...

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by RaYhoLio » 06 Jun 2010, 21:16

Thought you guys might get a kick outta this.. I watch this guys vids quite a bit, and today they were running an FNP-45 tactical... It kicked butt... set a new record actually.. If you watch the whole thing, and listen closely, they also discuss the FS-2000 at one point (lots of wind noise during that conversation.)

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Looks like a kick butt little pistol.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by Buffman » 07 Jun 2010, 08:34

Ohh gosh nutfancy.. I see someone left the safety off on the FNP45T when showing it to the camera man.

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Post by blueorison » 07 Jun 2010, 10:24

RaYhoLio wrote:Thought you guys might get a kick outta this.. I watch this guys vids quite a bit, and today they were running an FNP-45 tactical... It kicked butt... set a new record actually.. If you watch the whole thing, and listen closely, they also discuss the FS-2000 at one point (lots of wind noise during that conversation.)

Looks like a kick butt little pistol.
I make fun of this guy all the time. My tacticool friends all watch his vids. I watched one once and couldn't stop laughing because it was so dumb.

But, YMMV.
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Stop relying on others to do the work for you.
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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by RaYhoLio » 07 Jun 2010, 11:02

LOL there's no real good source to get real world caught on tape experience with gear.. I sorta appriciate being able to see the stuff work, or fail right on camera... Sure, he takes himself a little too seriously.. but don't all media personalities? :)

Besides, running thru the desert and shootin' stuff looks like fun to me :)

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by smpsmp » 25 Jan 2011, 00:36

The case being nice (someone mentioned in an earlier post) is actually an Eagle Industries case. When I got a FNP45 tactical with an RMR sight on it from my friend it was one of the first things I took notice to when I opened up the case. Then when I broke the gun down I noticed the same marks pointed on previously on the barrel by others here too. Figured the marks came from the factory in testing but who knows.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 25 Jan 2011, 01:34

FNP-45 Tac is for zombies and home defense... its a massive brick to try and conceal. Whats the point of a threaded barrel if you aren't going to suppress? Whats the ponit of a tac rail if you aren't going to mount a light?

I keep mine by my bedside table but I don't ever see carrying it in a concelaed fashion.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by Buffman » 25 Jan 2011, 05:44

Looks like it will conceal nicely just as my FSN does with the holster I bought for mine :)

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by jgreenberg01 » 25 Jan 2011, 06:12

I'm willing to bet that it will conceal... tac-light, optic and all. I hope to prove it if Raven Concealment would effin start work on my holster that I ordered on November 8, 2010, grrr!!! It's amazing, I sent my Form 4 in over a week after I ordered the holster, and got my suppressor home 2 weeks (and still counting) before the holster. Who would have thunk that anyone works slower than the ATF?!?!?

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 25 Jan 2011, 19:17

Oh think just about any guns CAN conceal, it just about what you're willing to put up with. It also depends on your body type, the kind of clothes you wear, etc. I dont have much of a spare-tire to hide a gun under, and living in a warm state, short and flip flops rule the day.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by smpsmp » 25 Jan 2011, 19:49

Along with the gun my friend gave me a bore snake for it and a blade tech holster that he had ordered to go with it, and with the right clothing one could conceal it. If I wore my heavy Carhartt jacket it does conceal as long as I leave the jacket unzipped, or just be careful when bending over so it doesn't stick out the bottom. As far as carrying it IWB, it would be harder to do with it only because it has an RMR sight on it, and one would risk catching the site on clothing while drawing the weapon. But other then that it just depends on what you can wear in the environment. I carry it often when hunting since I'm geared up anyway, and that's usually the only time when I really do.

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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by jgreenberg01 » 26 Jan 2011, 07:53

SeaHawkDriver-B wrote:Oh think just about any guns CAN conceal, it just about what you're willing to put up with. It also depends on your body type, the kind of clothes you wear, etc. I dont have much of a spare-tire to hide a gun under, and living in a warm state, short and flip flops rule the day.
Did you just imply that I'm fat? :laugh: Just so you know, my chest is 44" and my waist 33" - no "spare tire" what-so-ever! I carry my FsN all day in that same warm climate with no issues. The FNP-45T isn't that much bigger, but I do have my doubts because of the optic and the weight.

Anyway, I found a guy here locally who makes the SAME holsters as Raven Concealment for WAY less money than Raven does, and he does it in under a week. I saw the quality and it's the same. He will make the holster, two mag pouches plus one for my suppressor as well for less $$$ than Raven was charging for just the holster and tuckable belt loops.

I'll have pics and possibly a review next week...
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Re: FN .45 Tactical

Post by SHEEPDOG » 26 Jan 2011, 20:03

once you get it don't keep it a secret. :thumb:

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