Originally Posted by mark5019
not trying to start argument but ill take 45 rounds (3 mags) plus a gun the will shoot dirty
Anyone would choose more ammo than less but you've stated categorically that the FNX is a better gun than the 1911 and this is a generalisation that simply won't hold across the board.
What usage do you refer to? My reference was to concealed carry which represents the vast majority of my firearm usage. Packing a large FNX/FNP with two double stack mags in a concealed manner just isn't going to happen during six months per year in my reality.
A compact 1911 is easily concealed in most scenarios and the reduced ammo available is probably going to be sufficient in any encounter I might have. I'm no longer LE, just a regular ol' citizen. Eight rounds with 7 to back is reasonable. And I'll always have this as its easy to carry and go about my daily business with. I can't say the same for the large FNP which will limit certain things I can do or places I might go because the various methods of concealing the weapon are fewer than with a compact 1911.
A friend and I ran over 500 rounds through my Kimber one day at the range several years ago just to see how long the little booger would shoot. I call the pistol "Mikey" as it seems to eat most anything without complaint. And it did just fine with a variety of jacketed and lead RN. The bucket of ammo used was from my friend's first batches off his new-at-the-time Dillon which he was learning how to set up.
I've the utmost confidence in my 1911s and I'm sure I'll grow to feel the same regarding the FNP-45 but it has to earn the respect as the 1911s have done.
I will use the FNP as a field weapon and it will be the one on the nightstand once I get better with it. It would be the weapon I would choose in a combat or SHTF scenario. In such circumstances I believe it would be the better choice when compared to a 1911.
I don't consider one better than the other... simply different tools for different jobs and I think they're both very good at doing what they were designed to do.