FNP 40 should I buy?

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FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by Team Helotes » 07 Jan 2011, 12:18

Guys I am not really looking for a new side arm, I love my Sigs and HKs but I can never pass up a deal.

I have been looking at the FNPs for a while. I can get this. For $375 NEW IN THE BOX.
FN 47572 FNP40 40S USG MS 14RD BLK
FN HERSTAL S.A. Model FN40P USG Semi Automatic Pistols FN Herstal 14 + 1 Round 40S&W/Manual Safety/Black Frame/Matte Silver Slide Chambered for the popular and potent 40S&W cartridge, the FNP-40 is idealfor law enforcement and personal security. These pistols are highlyergonomic and are equipped with a reversible magazine release, ambidextrousdecocking/manual safety levers, external hammer, 4" hammer forged stainlesssteel barrel, stainless steel slide, full length guide rod, three dot fixedsights and a checkered polymer frame with interchangeable backstraps andintegrated accessory rail. Every FNP-40 comes standard with three magazines, a locking device and a lockable fitted hard case.SPECIFICATIONS:Mfg Item Num: 47572
FIREARMS - HANDGUNS
Action Single / Double
Caliber :40 S&W
Barrel Length :4"
Capacity :14 + 1
Safety :Manual
Grips :Polymer
Sights :3-Dot Fixed
Weight :26.7 oz
Finish :Black Frame/Matte Silver Slide

I have been told by some it is an older gun and not made anymore? I can not find it on FNs website. What do you guys think?
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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by Team Helotes » 07 Jan 2011, 12:21

From what I can find it has a thumb safety. Do you guys know if it has a decocker on it?

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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by Llagoud » 07 Jan 2011, 12:40

Buy. :D

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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by lazi » 07 Jan 2011, 17:28

pretty sure it was either decocker only or a safety and combo. I bought the decocker only model and loved it but never fired it.

if I had the extra cash I think I would do it even though I do plan to get a fnx.

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Post by Cyberfly » 08 Jan 2011, 11:28

Definitely BUY!
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Post by fooschnickens » 08 Jan 2011, 14:36

I'd hit it if I didn't already have a .40.
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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by Team Helotes » 08 Jan 2011, 15:11

Well I went to Bass Pro today and finger banged one. BPS gets $629 for the pistol. I am going to buy it. I already have a 40 but too good a deal to pass up.

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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by afielder45 » 08 Feb 2011, 06:42

Did you buy it? I just bought the standard FNP-40, that does not have the manual safety. I was not aware that there was a different model. Cabela's has a used 40 and a new FNP-40, FNP-9, FNX-40 and FNX-9. All 5 had the manual safeties on them. I went to a local dealer and they had an earth/black FNP-9 with the safety. When I bought mine, I did not even give the decocker/safety lever a try, because I thought it was standard. Fail. I have had it now for a week. Haven't fired it yet, to cold. I wish I could put the safety on my new gun. I called FN USA. They are not making the FNP-40 USG model anymore (manual safety), and not making any more 14rnd mag capacities for this particular gun either. Just the 10rnd mags.

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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by Team Helotes » 08 Feb 2011, 06:54

I screwed up and did not get it bought in time. It sold.

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Re: FNP 40 should I buy?

Post by afielder45 » 08 Feb 2011, 07:14

Bummer. The USG and the 14 rnd models are getting hard to find, unless you are going to pay $500+. The shop that I bought mine at has another standard (just the decocker) for $509 and Cabela's has a used for $449 and a new one for $569. The two at Cabela's are the USG models. The guy from FN said that they have no FNP USG in stock anywhere. If you find one, it is that distributors old/new stock. FN is really pushing for the FNX models, but they cost more, and from what I have read up on, the interchangeable straps move when you are firing the gun. Gunbroker.com has some FNP-40 USG for sale, but they know what they have.

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