fastmtnbiker33w wrote:I'm so hot on this pistol! I used to be an HK stalwart, but today, after getting released from jury duty, I decided to take my 27 year old HK SL7 to the local shop as I'm in search of a more shootable ar10 style rifle. Especially something with more parts availability. So the SL7 is on consignment.
I'd never been in the shop before so I had to check everything out. They had 2 FNP 45 models. As a USP 45 owner and a previous USP compact 45 owner, this pistol really got me going. I have big hands and I liked the grip much better than the USP full size. The trigger felt WAY better than my USP trigger in both SA and DA mode. And 15 rounds!!! Are you kidding me? That's A LOT of fire power and the grip seems smaller than any 45 double stack I've held. The only thing I noticed that was possibly a problem was the slide release. It's much smaller than the USP. Salesmen seemed to think the gun was going to take off and aftermarket parts might become available in a couple of years.
What really makes me want to trade my USP in for the FNP is the cut rifling in the barrel. YAY! I can shoot lead bullets! That saves so much money in reloading costs it's not even funny. I guess I could have forked over $150 for a cut rifled barrel for the USP, but I never bothered.
I know the shop won't do a straight trade for my full size USP 45 with 4-10 round mags and original case (or will they?), so I may have to fess up a Ben Franklin on the deal. What do you guys think?
I laughed at that HK stalwart comment.
Welcome to the forum, biker! Hope you have a good time here and looking forward to learning from your contributions
To me, FNP/X triggers are smoother and have less travel than the HK triggers. The FNP/X triggers remind me of the Walther triggers, but also with less travel, and are somewhat related to the HK's. This is after breaking them in, of course. HK's don't take that long for break-in, and FNP's only a few hundred rounds. The break of the FNP/X's are definitely better than most HK's I've shot (alot of stock ones, no match triggers.)
By the way, who told you that cut in the barrel can't shoot lead bullets?