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shinigami
04-22-2011, 10:19 PM
I'm looking at 2 pistols that I'm having a hard time choosing. It's the M&P9 and FNP9. They both look great and have good reviews. Any input and comments about these two pistols is appreciated.

Damiiaaannn
04-22-2011, 10:20 PM
Have you looked at a Browning HP? Its the best 9mm pistol IMO.

PandaLuv
04-22-2011, 10:23 PM
I would go with FNP9.
Its polymer SA/DA with a decocker and no safety. Plus it looks kind of cool.

Bulleh
04-22-2011, 10:25 PM
+1 for the FNP9. Turners has them on sale btw.

InGrAM
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Have you looked at a Browning HP? Its the best 9mm pistol IMO.

Yes, the BHP is a good gun. But he asked for advice on the M&P9 and the FNP9 not the BHP. NTM a new BHP is a lot more than either of those guns.

back to OP: The FNP is a hammer fired gun.
The M&P is a striker fired gun.
S&W is an American company.
FN is a Belgium company.

Do you like a hammer or no hammer on a gun?

If I had to choose one? I would choose the M&P9.

HCz
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Have both. I'd go with M&P

jbe90
04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Ha!Just tried both at the range today and I preferred the M&P9 better.But,the M&P9 I tried has the APEX kit so its not a fair comparison.

Damiiaaannn
04-22-2011, 10:59 PM
Alright then, I'd go with the FNP9

ChrisTKHarris
04-22-2011, 11:01 PM
Just go with an MP9 and then do the APEX kit...problem solved. :)

CarlozRossi
04-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Thats a tough choice...

I'd go with the FNP9 instead getting an M&P with a Apex kit and use the money left on AMMO or mags or other accessories.

Not to mention the FNP comes with 3 Mags.

Hold both or shoot both if you can, and see which one fits you best.

Shenaniguns
04-23-2011, 7:36 AM
Easy answer, do you want a DA/SA or Striker action trigger?

chadd446
04-23-2011, 8:02 AM
I'd go fnp. Once you lean da/sa you will be able to shoot anything.

Patrick Aherne
04-23-2011, 8:18 AM
M&P

shinigami
04-23-2011, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the input guys. I don't really have a preference on either a striker fired or hammer. I like how both looks and I like how the grip just fits me right. Price is pretty reasonable on both...ahhh I am leaning on the FNP9 for now, I guess I'll see by the end of next week.

gorenut
04-23-2011, 11:47 AM
You need to shoot both since there are distinct differences between the two. When practicing the FNP, make sure you decock every time you reload a mag to get the full effect of DA/SA. Many people only practice the SA aspect of DA/SA pistols and don't really fully learn the system.

I like both, but I would personally go with M&P9. The fact that even H&K is developing a striker-fired pistol now must count for something.

bluzman
04-23-2011, 12:41 PM
M&P9...but then that's one that I own.:D:D

stormvet
04-23-2011, 12:43 PM
FNX-9

762.DEFENSE
04-23-2011, 4:19 PM
FNP-9.

rogervzv
04-23-2011, 6:23 PM
M&P9. Not even close...

cali_armz
04-23-2011, 6:35 PM
I'm looking at 2 pistols that I'm having a hard time choosing. It's the M&P9 and FNP9. They both look great and have good reviews. Any input and comments about these two pistols is appreciated.

of the two, i like the FNP9, although i dont know much about either of those pistols.

i have to admit though, im rather biased about semi auto handguns. the only "standard" semi autos i really like are glocks, berettas, and 1911's. im not sure why this is.

cali_armz
04-23-2011, 6:38 PM
but in the interest of addressing the question at hand, i really dont think other people should decide for you which pistol you should buy.

assuming both are high quality and reliable, you should decide this for yourself, either by taking a sufficient time holding the weapons and seeing how it feels in your hand, or better yet, by renting them at a shooting range and trying them out for yourself

pullnshoot25
04-23-2011, 6:43 PM
FNP9 all the way. Pass Go and collect 200 while you're at it.

Noah3683
04-23-2011, 7:08 PM
I carry an M&P40 at work, and have shot the M&P9 on a few occasions. They are great guns, I just happen to like my FNP-9 and some others more . The FN has the best trigger out of box I've seen on a "budget" handgun. A slight edge over my p-99, and much much better than stock M&P triggers. The best for YOU though is to try them both and see which fits you better.

karlb
04-23-2011, 7:40 PM
M&P9 (pro) only because I own one and am happy with it and will probably even happier after getting some apex parts in it...I have heard very good things about the FNP9 but I don't really like DA/SA pistols, I don't hate them I just don't like them.

sirgiles
04-23-2011, 7:52 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I don't really have a preference on either a striker fired or hammer. I like how both looks and I like how the grip just fits me right. Price is pretty reasonable on both...ahhh I am leaning on the FNP9 for now, I guess I'll see by the end of next week.

im surprised by this comment of yours. for me, the grips on these two pistols are way different.

Target19
04-23-2011, 8:15 PM
I like the fnp 9 but everyone I know tells me parts are harder to acquire.
The fde fnp 9 sure looks nice though.It also has a better stock trigger for me then the m&p 9.
The m&p 9 feels better in my hands though.
Holy crap now I don't know which to pick!!!

l8apex
04-23-2011, 8:30 PM
MP9. Throw an Apex Kit in and call it done. Shot both and although I could pick up the FN at a serious discount, haven't bought one or have plans to.

I've had serious round counts through the MP9 and the FN. The FN isnt bad, but it does not allow me to shoot as fast and accurate as the MP9. And that is what matters most. YMMV

ZX-10R
04-23-2011, 9:23 PM
Very similar guns in regards to performance. I was going to get the M&P 9 but I got the M&P 45 first.

The FNP is very accurate and is almost $100 less, it is just as comfy as an M&P and the recoil is very light. The trigger is one of the best triggers out there out of a box. PERIOD. Yes, the trigger on M&P is terrible but tolerable. It too is very accurate and comfy...

It is a tough choice...If I could do it again I would I would still gethe FNP-9 over the M&P 9 due to the price savings and the trigger...Honestly, either one you choose, YOU are the winner since they are both very excellent choices.

I realize I prefer a hammer over a striker.

Shenaniguns
04-23-2011, 9:47 PM
M&P


Cool Magpul pics in that Japanese magazine btw!

shinigami
04-24-2011, 10:55 AM
im surprised by this comment of yours. for me, the grips on these two pistols are way different.

Yes, I'm surprised as well since both have different grips, but it just fits my hand well, much better than a CZ 75 grip. Besides the 1911 grips, the grips that fit me well are the MP9, FNP9, and the HK USP compact. My XD9 grip was terrible for me as well as Glocks.

I'm still debating on which one since the prices are almost the same on both these pistols.

J.D.Allen
04-24-2011, 11:00 AM
If you go with the M&P get the manual safety version. Especially if you have a trigger job done on it.