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Old 03-18-2013, 03:16 AM   #11
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Congrats on the gun! I have the fnp .45 and really like it! But I still love my 1911's way more. Dont get me wrong the FN is a great gun, but the 1911 has 100 years of reliable, third reich and commie stoppin' history behind it! And the new tupperware cannot say that! LOL

well ill say i carry way more ammo with me 45 rounds versus 21/24 plus "the tupperware has been proven ill stick with the proven tupperware in a fire fight( hope never have to prove it again) get your 1911s muddy and see how it functions
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:38 AM   #12
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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.
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They're (FN) great pistols but until I see one 100 years old I wont say they are better than a 1911. Same test I use for any handgun.

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They're (FN) great pistols but until I see one 100 years old I wont say they are better than a 1911. Same test I use for any handgun.
Agreed. And if I can manage to hang on until 159 years of age I'll get back to ya on that
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Agreed. And if I can manage to hang on until 159 years of age I'll get back to ya on that
OK then..I'll be waiting
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well people ill say i should have said in my opinion sorry if i ruffled some feathers

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