New FNP-45 Tactical

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by SGT_Calle, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. SGT_Calle

    SGT_Calle New Member

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    Here's my first .45 pistol (only my second pistol total).
    It's the new FNP-45 Tactical from FNH. It has the longer threaded barrel and the sights are elevated so that you can easily use a silencer and see over it. It also has a removable plate so that you can place a red dot sight in front of the rear sight (this is how it's shown on the FNH website).
    So far, after about 200 rounds, I'm in love with this pistol. It is a pleasure to shoot and certainly shoots better than I do!
     

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  2. N.D.

    N.D. New Member

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    Cool piece! :D
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    The only poly frame weapon I have is a Browning Pro 40 which is pretty much the same weapon as the FNP. I think it's one of the better designed poly frames out there giving the shooter single or double action, as de-cocker, ambi safeties, and don't forget the changeable back strap. And from the FNP's I've shot as well as the cousin I have they seem to be almost scary accurate. You really don't see a lot of people looking at them with pistols out there like Glock and the S&W M&P's, XDs. I think a lot of people would find them a real good fit.

    I think you picked a right fine weapon. Be sure to post a range report. I'd love to get your impressions on it after you've had a chance to sling some lead down range. From what I've seen they will eat about anything. :)
     
  4. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Did you have to give up your first born to obtain it? how much did you pay?
     
  5. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    They go for about $1200
     
  6. SGT_Calle

    SGT_Calle New Member

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    My first, second, and third born are still safe, lol.
    I agree with you Drum Junkie, it is scary accurate! I've only been able to put 200 rounds through it and it is a blast to shoot. My other pistol is a XD40 4" and the recoil on this FN is actually more managable. Being my first .45, I really shanked the first round I shot through it because I expected more recoil and it went really low. Once I got my fundamentals straight, it shot great.
    I didn't pay quite that much for it Michigan, I think I got a pretty darn good deal.

    My biggest problem now is trying to find a nice OWB holster for it, lol.
     
  7. Gojubrian

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    Nice looking piece of hardware!

    Is that slide brown or is it just the picture?
     
  8. SGT_Calle

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    Yes, the slide is brown also... sorry the pics aren't very good.
    Here's a better picture from the FNH website, with the optional Docter Optic red-dot.
     

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  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Nice,thanks!

    How about some target pics? :D
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations! New guns are good. :cool:
     
  11. SGT_Calle

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    here's some photos from the first session. 50 rounds in each target. The one with headshots I shot from 7 to 15 yds. The second was shot all at 7 yds. All in all, a good shooter (the pistol, not me, lol).
    (these were done without the TLR-2, that goes on at night in the house)
     

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  12. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Ahhhhhhhhh.........I am now fulfilled. Great shooting! :D :cool:
     
  13. lonyaeger

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    Nice pistol and nice shooting. The BG wasn't going to need his appendix anyway. j/k ;)
     
  14. Txhillbilly

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    Nice gun,and good shooting for the first time out.
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    Looks like ya killt that guy till he's dead. Good shooting :)

    The standard FNP's are pretty manageable. 500 to 600.00 depending on caliber which slide you get. You get a lot of pistol for the money and as the OP stated the recoil is pretty manageable compared to other poly frame weapons.
     
  16. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Congratulations on a very nice gun.

    :cool:
     
  17. M14sRock

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    Thanks for the report. I played with the FNP .45 at SHOT and really liked it.

    In case anyone is an NRA Instructor, FN has a deal right now on the 9mm and .40SW FNP's. Instructor cost is $375.

    I called about a .45 and they told me that there have been a lot of requests for 5.7's, .45 FNP's and SPR's, so they think the deal will expand to cover the whole FN lineup.

    FN wants to hit the civilian market like they did the military market, so they want to get as many FN products into the hands of the "influencers".
     
  18. canebrake

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    Nice shootin' and a fine lookin' .45.

    It has taken some time but I'm warming up to the 'earth' color handguns.

    Nice kit SGT. [​IMG]
     
  19. SGT_Calle

    SGT_Calle New Member

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    Thanks Cane! means a lot coming from you. :D
     
  20. michigan0626

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    YEAH? Thats what my local ffl quoted me when I asked him about it. Just looked at Buds, $939 but out of stock.

    Are you considering on getting a red dot for it?
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/fnp-45-tactical-24573/
    Here I asked about the gun, also put links to some vids.
    Are you thinking about open carrying? With or without the red dot?

    *Side note* Does a red dot make it easier to point shoot?