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boink
06-22-2009, 6:34 PM
I did a few searches and didn't find anything oddly enough (I may have been searching weird).

I'm interested in purchasing an FNH FNP-9 http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/model.asp?fid=FNF002&gid=FNG001&mid=FNM0047

does anyone here own one or have any experience?

I was originally planning on getting a Sig P226 9mm, but my father has a few Michigan LEO Sig P226 .40 handguns, and he's going to be giving me one in a few years.

huck
06-22-2009, 8:03 PM
I did a few searches and didn't find anything oddly enough (I may have been searching weird).

I'm interested in purchasing an FNH FNP-9 http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/model.asp?fid=FNF002&gid=FNG001&mid=FNM0047

does anyone here own one or have any experience?

I was originally planning on getting a Sig P226 9mm, but my father has a few Michigan LEO Sig P226 .40 handguns, and he's going to be giving me one in a few years.

I had the same problem with the search. FNP and FNP-40 show nothing. Not sure why.

Anyway, I just bought a FNP-40 on Saturday. Don't know much about it - made in the USA. I started out looking at 9mm, but I wound up going with the .40 cal.

I'll let you know what I think in 10 days...

SeanCasey
06-22-2009, 8:10 PM
I havn't had a chance to shoot one, but I held one recently and I liked the way it felt. IMO it felt much more balanced than my wife's XD45 Tactical. It did feel really nice to hold. I'd love to give the 357 SIG version a run.

aermotor
06-22-2009, 8:16 PM
FNPs are THE MOST underrated handguns these days... not sure why they aren't getting much press, but they are incredible quality and value. Sig/HK feel and quality I just picked up an FNP-40 for $520 out the door, very excited about it.

Nutnfancy has a great review on the gun, in-depth and very informative: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC38_JFrkjs

sirgiles
06-23-2009, 12:24 AM
i had a fnp-40. lets just say that i traded it quickly.

makomyday
06-23-2009, 6:57 AM
I love mine. I have over 1900 rounds through it since January this year. I am too lazy, and haven't cleaned it once, and not one issue. It's a great gun.

sorensen440
06-23-2009, 7:02 AM
dont they have quite a few plastic internals ?

jrara
06-23-2009, 7:53 AM
FNP-9 is a good gun. I was leaning to get one but doing some research made me think twice.

1. Cracking in the fire control group. I heard they resolved it but makes me wonder about the what kind of metal they use?

2. The thin barrel.

3. Flex in the trigger itself.


I heard everything is modular on the FNP-9 (ala Sig p250).

Plus I found a Sig p229 for a $100 more, So I went SIG.

mdouglas1980
06-23-2009, 9:19 AM
I think they are very under-rated guns. I just recently started shooting mine very crisp single action. I'm still holding out some hope they'll put the FNP-45 on the "list" If you can find a military version of the fnp-9 pick it up. I think the Military versions are DAO and are made in fredvicksburg VA shich is the military factory I believe. The commercial factory is in Columbia SC

makomyday
06-23-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm not sure. I've never had mine apart.


dont they have quite a few plastic internals ?

goathead
06-23-2009, 11:34 AM
i would love to have one too

cackinthebox
06-23-2009, 11:34 AM
i saw them listed in teh bass pro shop ad, manteca, 500 something

ajaffe
06-23-2009, 1:37 PM
I fooled around with a 9mm version and I really did not like it at all. At a glance it is a beautiful handgun, but once you get your hands on it it has a very clunky and cheap feel to it. It just did not feel as smooth or solid as any of the more mainstream type handguns like XDs, Glocks, Sigs, Hks, etc.
The trigger was pretty gross from what I remember, and the other features and controls felt really cheap.

But then again I have never shot one, so take my opinions as someone who has just fondled one for 10-15 minutes.

boink
06-23-2009, 1:45 PM
Interesting. I'm going to have to get my hands on one and try it out. I've been hearing mixed reviews, either a love or hate. Seems the same with you guys :D

I'll have to check some of the places around here to see if they have one for me to hold (Bay Area Gun Vault, Reeds, etc). Better yet, maybe Reeds or somewhere might have one to rent.

sirgiles
06-23-2009, 2:10 PM
nobody rents it in the bay area. you might wanna pm howard81, i sold mine to him.