Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

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Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 13 Jul 2010, 18:58

Yeah yeah yeah, there are dozen FNP45 threds out there, so what, gut it out through this one too!

OK, so I've seen the FNP out for a while... always seemed to be impressive but I never actually held one until today. I think I may be hooked. Now you're talking to a guy who has carried a USP full sized Tactical model ever since they were introduced, heck I even had my USP Tactical and UMP done with matching engraving!!! I absolutely love my USP, always have, always will, thought I would never want to carry another .45... My .45 life was complete, I had reached the 10th level of .45 Zen....

Until..

Today... :facepalm:

Man that FNP-45 Tac is a sweet weapon!!! The polished stainless mags, the 15 ROUND capacity!!! The integrated holo-sight spot!!! The adjustable backstraps!!! And to top it all off, its an FN! I seem to be getting more and more FN's in my collection, and less and less HK's.

I dont know what to do, I've been a USP fan for so long I feel like Lebron James here. But I'm almost certain that my USP is going to find a dusty spot on the wall, and my soon-to-be FNP is going to be filling a holster! :evil:

Am I sellout? Or am I seeing the light!? :ponder:

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Re: Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

Post by f3rr37 » 13 Jul 2010, 21:06

You're seeing the light :D

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Post by xamoel » 14 Jul 2010, 06:54

i'm also looking at the FNP-45 Tactical, but the other competitor is a HK45.

some things i'd like to see on the FNP so i would buy it right away:
-DAO without MS
-polygonal rifling
-yellow rear (orange tritium lasts only 5 years, yellow 12)
-maybe a little better ergonomics for people with smaller hands
-maybe some sort of recoil reduction, like f.e. dual springs
-striker firing mechanism would be awesome, but that would surely require a redesign.

what are the chances of any of those things coming true? fyi, i'm only allowed to have one .45, that's why it's so hard to chose!

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Re: Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

Post by srt-4_jon » 14 Jul 2010, 07:38

So you are pretty much asking for a complete redesign of a very new gun?

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Post by Buffman » 14 Jul 2010, 07:40

They have a green rear and front. Last I checked life span is around 12yrs.
It's a double stack 15rd gun, it's not a small pistol by any means
recoil on this gun is nothing. My wife shot it and felt it almost had no more recoil then her 9mm Baby Eagle.

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Post by xamoel » 14 Jul 2010, 08:13

i'm not asking for a redesign, i'm just thinking that with those features it would be the ultimate handgun imho. but maybe one day in future versions (fnx-45 tactical f.e.) some of those features could be integrated.

and a DAO without the levers shouldn't be too hard to do i guess, neither would polygonal rifling, dual springs or yellow rear sight.
of course the striker firing mechanism is something completely different.

btw it definitely is orange, i spoke to Bob A.

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Post by Buffman » 14 Jul 2010, 10:06

xamoel wrote:
btw it definitely is orange, i spoke to Bob A.

Could have sworn it was green. (GOES to look at gun). Okay a dull yellow, more green than yellow. Green yellow :)

Still rated at 12yrs like green. the H&K doesn't come with nite sites.

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Post by xamoel » 14 Jul 2010, 10:20

yep, that why Bob said orange, and (if they use Trijicons) orange is rated at 5 years.

sure, the H&K doesn't feature night sights, which, given the price, isn't really fair.

but the pre-milled slide on the FNP is just one of the best ideas any handgun-manufacturer has come up with the last years. any other gun has this as a factory option?

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Post by Buffman » 14 Jul 2010, 10:34

it's certainly not orange. it's still a green/yellow color.

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Post by xamoel » 14 Jul 2010, 10:37

would you mind posting a low-light picture of the rear dots? i would certainly appreciate it!

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Post by Buffman » 14 Jul 2010, 10:39

yeah I can tonight when I get home from work.

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Post by xamoel » 14 Jul 2010, 21:21

Thank you very much!

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Post by Buffman » 14 Jul 2010, 22:59

As you can see they're not orange. Yellow Green/Green Yellow :)



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Re: Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

Post by xamoel » 15 Jul 2010, 05:48

Great!

which year was yours made? 2010? are there even any before 2010?

€: one more thing: on another FN forum, i heard that the FNP doesn't have a polygonal barrel. but as i read the specs of the FNP-45T, it definitely says "hammer forged", and only polygonal barrels are made using the hammer forge process, aren't they?

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Post by Buffman » 15 Jul 2010, 09:22

2010. Is there any way to distinguish the type by looking at the muzzle end? I can take pic.

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Post by xamoel » 15 Jul 2010, 09:51

yes, it should look something like on the right side of this picture, if it is polygonal (all smooth, no real grooves or lands):
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if you could take a pic of the front of the muzzle, so one can see the grooves of the rifling, that would be perfect! would require some kind of macro setup of the camera i guess.

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Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 15 Jul 2010, 10:11

Can't you just call FN and ask?

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Post by xamoel » 15 Jul 2010, 10:23

actually i have, but they didn't reply with "yes" or "no", but just said it is a hammer-forged barrel with 1 in 16 RH twist.

as i'm unfortunately not really proficient in metallurgy and gunsmithing, i'm not sure if this mean that it is polygonal or not?

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Re: Thinking about picking up a FNP .45, HK Withdrawl!!!

Post by f3rr37 » 15 Jul 2010, 10:40

I doubt it is polygonal.

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Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 15 Jul 2010, 13:26

I would imagine that if they went to the trouble to make Polygonal rifling... they'd advertise it. So far the cheapest I"ve found the FNP-45 TAC is $910.00. Thats about 400 more than the normal FNP-45, and the only thing I"m getting is night sights and a threaded barrel. Seems a little out of proporition.

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