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Post Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:40 am 
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Picked one up last week.
Just a small review on my first 200 rounds.
2 Range Sessions

Ammo
100 rounds Remington 230 grain jhp
100 rounds Remington 230 grain fmj
No feeding problems
No extracting problems

Reliability
200 rounds is by no means a large round count
So for now it has been reliable

FNP-45 features
- Textured and checkered frame surfaces for enhanced operator grip

- Two interchangeable backstrap inserts with lanyard holes

- Integrated accessory rail for mounting tactical lights or lasers

- Full-length guide rod and flat-coil recoil spring

- Ambidextrous frame-mounted decocking levers

- Ambidextrous magazine release buttons

- Ambidextrous slide release levers

- Loaded chamber indicator on external extractor

- C-More Systems™ fixed three-dot combat sights

- Three magazines, owner’s manual, locking device and lockable fitted hard case come standard

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SPECS
Caliber: 45 ACP

- Operation: DA/SA with Manual Safety

- 1 in 16" RH Twist Rate

- Barrel Length: 4.5”

- Overall Length: 7.85”

- Height: 6.33”

- Width: 1.58”

- Weight: 32.4 oz. empty

- Magazine: 14- or 10-round magazines

- Interchangeable arched and flat backstrap inserts with lanyard holes

Shooting the FNP-45
2 Handed all in single action
Distance = 25 meters
Being a 1911 junkie I have gotten use to accurate semi auto pistols.
I was not expecting it to shoot like my 1911's
It is not a Les Baer 1 1/2" or other accurate 1911's
but JMO very accurate for me at 25 meters.
My second box of Remington JHP I did a hand held 35 round group minus 1 flyer of a little under 4 1/2"s
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Conclusion
200 rounds is not many in forming any solid Conclusion
But so far I am very happy with the FNP-45

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:38 am 
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Welcome Robert! I had a chance to shoot an FNP 45 last year and was impressed. I only got to put a few rounds through it but I liked what I saw.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:06 am 
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Thank you for the nice welcome.

Dave B wrote:
Welcome Robert! I had a chance to shoot an FNP 45 last year and was impressed. I only got to put a few rounds through it but I liked what I saw.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Is this the USG version that can be carried cocked and locked like a 1911? I'd like to find a pistol other than the 1911 that would have a thumb safety that felt like a 1911. I tried the HK45 and found it was to wide for my thumb to reliably thumb off the safety and I suspect the FNP45 would also feel to wide. Good shooting though and I'm glad you're happy.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:39 pm 
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Thanks for the detailed review...

Be aware that word is that the mags do not like WWB FMJ 45 ammo...

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:49 am 
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Yes it is the USG version
"thumb safety that felt like a 1911", No it is better than the HK-45 saftey but does not feel like a 1911 saftey.
what is does have is 15 rounds in one mag so you take the good with the bad. ;)
Thanks for the nice words


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Is this the USG version that can be carried cocked and locked like a 1911? I'd like to find a pistol other than the 1911 that would have a thumb safety that felt like a 1911. I tried the HK45 and found it was to wide for my thumb to reliably thumb off the safety and I suspect the FNP45 would also feel to wide. Good shooting though and I'm glad you're happy.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:02 am 
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Glad you liked it, I saw that on the net about WWB and will test the waters.
I reload for my 1911's and just will put factory ammo with this and my HK .
I can get Remington JHP 230 grain at the range for a decent price and will
use that most of the time with the polymers. How is your springfield custom pistol
holding up ? they do great work.



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Thanks for the detailed review...

Be aware that word is that the mags do not like WWB FMJ 45 ammo...

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:17 pm 
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Robert Mitchum wrote:
How is your springfield custom pistol
holding up ? they do great work.




It shoots very well. I have had no problems with it at all. Very tight and well built gun.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:00 am 
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From what I have read the entire line of FNP pistols could be fine fighting tools. I have zero personal experience with them. If my wife didn't think that I own too many pistols, I might purchase the less "tacticool" version of this .45, but can't justify the cost...to include extra magazines and leather. I shall soldier on with my Colt's 1911 and Glock 21SF.


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