FNP-45 mag problem

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by wdcfromaz » 11 Jun 2010, 19:50

I did NOT ask about the mags to bash FN. I was only seeking info. I like the 45 so much I bought a 40,love that one too. I oiled the mags and it feeds hollow and flat points. It hits where ever I point it.

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 02 Aug 2010, 20:03

I tried out some other rounds over the weekend and still had problems. The problems were not with the cartridges jamming in the mag, the cartridges just were not loading into the chamber. It was like they were traveling up the feed ramp, hit the top of the chamber and got stuck... This was with semi-wad cutters AND FMJ.

Same exact rounds ran flawlessly in a USP 45 and a S&W Single Stack....

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by blueorison » 02 Aug 2010, 20:09

incorrect follower dimensions and the mag catch.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 03 Aug 2010, 15:54

I should add, I did shoot 5 JHP, WWB and they all ran w/o a hitch. I was suspecting that the other loads may not have been full power and were not fully cycling the slide.

I am going to try to get some more variety to try.

Should also add, a few times, on the last round in the mag, the slide failed to lock back and the spent case did not fully eject. Those 2 things combined to cause a stove pipe malfunction.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by blueorison » 03 Aug 2010, 17:35

bobapunk wrote: Should also add, a few times, on the last round in the mag, the slide failed to lock back and the spent case did not fully eject. Those 2 things combined to cause a stove pipe malfunction.
THAT reminds me of super strong and new mag springs.

But if you have consistent misfeedings with all ammos the follower is something I'd consider. I'm a bit confused on your last post that you fed others ok into your pistol.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 03 Aug 2010, 19:30

The only thing that ran trouble free was 230 JHP Defense loads. They had quite a bit more recoil, which is why I thought that maybe the other loads were too light and not fully cycling the slide. The thing is that those "light" loads worked fine in a Glock 21, HK USP 45, and a single stack S&W...
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 03 Aug 2010, 19:32

blueorison wrote:
bobapunk wrote: Should also add, a few times, on the last round in the mag, the slide failed to lock back and the spent case did not fully eject. Those 2 things combined to cause a stove pipe malfunction.
THAT reminds me of super strong and new mag springs.

But if you have consistent misfeedings with all ammos the follower is something I'd consider. I'm a bit confused on your last post that you fed others ok into your pistol.
Are you thinking that the mag springs are too strong? The gun and the 6 mags I have are all pretty new. I would think they are broken in, but maybe not...?
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by ca622 » 04 Aug 2010, 22:32

First off I'm new here; I was searching for an answer as well, with the winchester white box getting stuck in the FNP .45 magazines.

I purchased the FNP-Tactical in black today, excited to shoot it- so I took it to the range and had mostly white box winchester with me.. Well, after finding the magazine wouldn't depress very easily, I noticed the rounds started getting very loose in the mag. It's strange, because I tried the same exact ammo with my USP (same as the other poster), and no issues whatsoever.

The problem is when you spend in excess of 900.00 (for the tactical), you expect most ammo to be able to feed through the firearm. I understand tight tolerences, etc.. However I've never encountered this problem until now. I think there is an issue with the magazines, and they should begin a silent recall to those who are having issues. I just wrote FNH a few minutes ago, explaining how this should be fixed. It's also not only the WWB for me, PMC was having failure to feeds, and issues in the mag.

This isn't something I'd want to happen if there was no choice of ammo. WWB isn't the most accurate, but it's plentiful, cheap, and it works in all my other handguns.

I own all of FNH's current lineup (with the exception of the FNP-9, 40, and FNX); and this is the first complaint I've had. I am very upset (as you can tell from the length of this)!

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 05 Aug 2010, 19:17

I got some Remington, Agulia, and Magtech 230 gr FMJs to try out on Saturday. If they all have feed issues, FN's WWB OAL defense will be shot down.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by Buffman » 05 Aug 2010, 20:17

I've put 200 rounds of WWB through my FNP-45 tactical and not one feed issue even with ones that measured 1.275. Measure it. 1.260 and over, you're going to run into trouble. Measure the inside diameter of the FNP-45 mags compared to the USP and see how much of a difference there is?

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 07 Aug 2010, 14:22

Ok, everything I shot today including WWB Value pack shot fine... I had some 230gr FMJ Agulia, 230gr FMJ Magtech, 230gr FMJ WWB, 200gr SWC lead, and 230gr PRN...

Now I am scratching my head...
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by blueorison » 07 Aug 2010, 15:37

Magsprings.

Part of new gun break in: sit on your butt while talking to friends, and dry cycle your slide over and over. Then when you're done, load and unload mags to 1 less of capacity. Or you can just depress follower with a ruler. The key is to depress it evenly with no cant.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by Nightrunner » 19 May 2011, 14:11

Just a couple of thoughts to share,,

1: any new weapon should be properly broken in, most would say 3-500 rounds before passing judgment.

2: My FNP Tactical .45 works fine with WWB. Maybe there was some odd lots that made it out the door.

3: Where can I find more factory mags for my black FNP Tac. .45? I didn't even find them listed on their site.

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by RhuarcWoT » 11 Jun 2011, 11:57

I took my 45 out today and tried to put 100 rounds of Federal Champion ammo and I had the same issue. I had failures to feed, fail to eject, not locking back on last round, and even a stovepipe. The rounds seem to cant sideways and get jammed in the mag. Gets hard to load half way in. Ive had this gun for nearly two years and have nearly 800 rounds through it. Weird thing is I put 100 rounds of federal and WWB a few months ago with no issue. I did have this issue with non-brass cased Blazer hollow points awhile back and haven't touched them since. I took my mags apart and cleaned them out and tried to load them up and cycle rounds and it jammed on the second one. Round was level in the mag and wouldn't clear the front lip.

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by bobapunk » 22 Jun 2011, 04:41

Just read this over of ar15.com
Mine didn't feed 100% until I made my own guide rod so I could reduce the recoil spring weight.

A wolff glock 17 guide rod is perfect you just have to drill a hole in the end for the takedown lever.

Mine would FTF and throw brass at my head with factory ammo and not even cycle my slightly reduced power loads.

With my 15lb spring empties land a couple feet beside me and it feeds anything and everything.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by blueorison » 22 Jun 2011, 10:42

Send it back to the factory.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by panzermk2 » 22 Jun 2011, 12:06

bobapunk wrote:Just read this over of ar15.com
Mine didn't feed 100% until I made my own guide rod so I could reduce the recoil spring weight.

A wolff glock 17 guide rod is perfect you just have to drill a hole in the end for the takedown lever.

Mine would FTF and throw brass at my head with factory ammo and not even cycle my slightly reduced power loads.

With my 15lb spring empties land a couple feet beside me and it feeds anything and everything.
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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by SHEEPDOG » 22 Jun 2011, 14:50

After reading this thread I rushed out with my previously unfired FNP 45 T and fired of two hundred rounds of WWB without incident. My 2cents.

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by mtb » 17 Jul 2011, 07:24

Just a 'me too' but only one of my mags does this. That one mag only gets through all 14 rounds about 50% of the time. My other two mags work flawlessly every time. This is with WWB FMJ.

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Re: FNP-45 mag problem

Post by KiloTrooper » 04 Sep 2011, 09:56

Ditto on WWB prob :(
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