Molded frame drooping

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Young Guns » 16 May 2011, 16:56

blueorison wrote:
I'm heading up to Oklahoma tomorrow night, coincidentally.
well let me welcome you to this great state. oh, and you can leave your longhorn apparel down there.... :p

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by blueorison » 16 May 2011, 17:27

Young guns, what's your opinion on the recoil of the FN TAC vs 1911's?

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And I'm too busy wearing my awesome EA tee!!! :)
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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Young Guns » 16 May 2011, 18:48

blueorison wrote:Young guns, what's your opinion on the recoil of the FN TAC vs 1911's?

I don't need to wear UT jerseys as the A&M guys wear theirs, etc. I let my shooting speak for itself.

And I'm too busy wearing my awesome EA tee!!! :)
I haven't shot too many 1911's. A Para LDA and a Kimber Raptor. The FNP TAC felt way better to me. Plus the recoil is the lowest of any .45 I have ever shot. I am very biased though, I LOVE FN. Hated the Para. The Kimber was sweet though....

So you are coming up here for some shooting? Good luck man! Hope you do well.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by blueorison » 16 May 2011, 22:45

That's very quaint to hear.

I wanted to hear your opinion, because that's exactly how I feel, and how many others feel about the FN TAC; that it is the softest shooting .45 they've ever used.

Wonderful.

I'm headed to TN from OK.
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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Cyberfly » 17 May 2011, 05:21

Could have let me know you were coming home first.
I thought you were heading east straight from Texas.
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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by blueorison » 17 May 2011, 05:53

Cyberfly wrote:Could have let me know you were coming home first.
I thought you were heading east straight from Texas.
Me three, I just found out today. Oh, don't worry, you won't get out of us hanging out so easily. I'll be up there in the Summer to visit. :p
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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Buffman » 17 May 2011, 10:43

I've shot my friend's 4" Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II, and my FNP-45 Tac has less felt recoil.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by smpsmp » 23 May 2011, 21:58

My FNP45T has that same gap, and it doesn't rattle or feel loose or anything like that; it's just cosmetic I think. Comparing the FNP45T to my Kimber Custom II TLE/RL 5", in my opinion the FNP45T has less felt recoil on the shooter, and everyone I let shoot the two at the gun club all said the same thing, and that the FNP45 was the softest shooting .45 they have ever fired.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by VeTTeMaNC486 » 16 Jun 2011, 07:10

Mine isnt a tactical, just a reg run of the mill black slide/fde frame fnp45 and it has a slightly larger gap towards the muzzle of the pistol. I have never noticed until this thread. Thanks, now I will see it every time I look at the thing :laugh:

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by soap_box » 17 Jun 2011, 09:59

The softest shooting .45 i own is a H&K Mark23, but that thing is huge, but my FN Tac45 is a close second. My STI Tactical is the most accurate and my Sig 220 w/ hogue grips is the most comfortable. Too bad I can't have all these guns in one package.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by smpsmp » 17 Jul 2011, 19:40

If you could it would be the world's greatest franken-heckler-fabri-sti-sig EVER.

But seriously it wouldn't work, but would be neat. :laugh:

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by FNtacticalNUT » 05 Dec 2011, 19:59

O.K
I have a stainless/black .45 tactical and a FDE .45 tactical. And yes there is a difference in the tolerence from the slide to the frames in both pistols. I have found it is due to the polymer being of another color. Polymer is more tolerent in the form of black when manufactured. But when you form it in a light color it allows the tolerences to grow. I am not a chemist but I do know that is the cause.
It is ok because it does not bother the function of the pistol at all.
But it does bother me since I own both and one is closer than the next.
But hands down it is the best .45 tactical on the market and maybe the best .45 period.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by blueorison » 05 Dec 2011, 22:55

It is the best .45 plastic fantastic I've ever shot.

As for steel 1911-style .45's, the good ones are too close to call and it comes down to preference.

There are not as many top-of-the-line plastic .45's, though.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by sib1948 » 30 Dec 2011, 04:01

Got an FNP 45 T for Christmas and added Trigicon RMR 06. Extremely accurate with light recoil. It's really a beast, but definitely my favorite after my FiveSeveN. FN really did their homework when they designed this pistol. I think they have set a new standard for 45 cal polymer pistols. Great fun at the range with both weapons and let others shot them. Most are very impressed with both. :D

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Young Guns » 30 Dec 2011, 10:14

sib1948 wrote:Got an FNP 45 T for Christmas and added Trigicon RMR 06. Extremely accurate with light recoil. It's really a beast, but definitely my favorite after my FiveSeveN. FN really did their homework when they designed this pistol. I think they have set a new standard for 45 cal polymer pistols. Great fun at the range with both weapons and let others shot them. Most are very impressed with both. :D

congrats. i'm still saving for my RMR....

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by SHEEPDOG » 30 Dec 2011, 21:48

You can change the felt recoil on a 1911 by changing recoil and main springs. Not sure about a FN 45. I'd like to know how it will function in a hundred years. I have a FN 45 Tac, i don't realize the recoil due to the pain from the pointy grips.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by africa1 » 28 Jan 2012, 20:07

I just picked up my brand new black 45-tactical and it has a gap at the muzzle. I can push on the polymer and close the gap. But who cares. It is the way it is.....Maybe like the AK-47, built a little loose to make it operational in sand, mud, etc. on the battlefield, or in my case, the back 40.

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Re: Molded frame drooping

Post by Hebs » 03 Mar 2012, 15:03

My FDE tactical also has the forward droop. My friend's black one does not. Mine was made just a few months ago. Dec 2011.

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