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Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
« on: November 25, 2015, 10:18:01 pm »
     Came about when I was looking for a compact 9mm with full-capacity.     I looked at a lot of 9mm's but decided on a FNP-9 because of good reviews by the Ogre ( ;) ) and a smoking deal at a local gunshop.

  Looking back at it.......it was a nightmare of a decision, but turned out decently.

The good:  beautiful handling gun.   pointed and carried wonderfully.    if every gun was like it, the world would be wonderful.

The bad:   It had terrible "trigger slap", which I've never seen in a semi-auto handgun before or since.  It would literally make your trigger finger numb after 3-4 magazines.       It also.....was one of the worst shooting handguns I had ever seen. 

Accuracy: 3-10.   I had several hardcore handgun shooters to confirm that it wasn't me......the FNP-9 I got was a 5-6 [email protected] yard handgun.       That's acceptable to a lot of people so it didn't get a "1" rating, but I need handguns to shoot groups half that size.

Reliability:  10-10.  Never had a single hiccup in regards to emptying magazines.   Boringly reliable.

Overall satisfaction:  2-10.    Overall a beautifully designed gun, I'd take the chance on another one if the option came up cheap enough.    And I probably got a lemon, considering that FNP's had a reputation for exceedingly good accuracy.         Also, I managed to lose only a few bucks on it, and got enough cash to purchase a Sig 228 9mm, which has been everything I had hoped the FNP would be.

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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 08:02:05 am »
    thought you might find this interesting not the fnp but another fn handgun       http://averagejoeshandgunreviews.blogspot.com/2015/09/fns-9mm-long-slide.htmll                                                                                                           
    IllinoisThere’s a story about a turtle and a scorpion. Scorpion is stranded on a river bank. Turtle sees this and asks Scorpion to get on his back and he’ll take him across the river. Scorpion gets on Turtle’s back and they go into the river. When they’re about halfway across, Scorpion stings Turtle. As Turtle is sinking, knowing they’re both going to die, he asks Scorpion "Why did you sting me, we’re both going to die?" and Scorpion says "It’s not my fault; it’s what I am."

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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 09:40:45 am »
     :hmm  You mean this review?
    http://madogre.com/OldMadOgre/Interviews/FNP9M.htm
    I had a problem with that one.... and FN promptly fixed it.   Accuracy wasn't an issue though.  It shot very well.  The newer FNX's are even better.

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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 10:22:09 pm »
       @George, just in talking on the forum you seemed happy. and there was 2-3 other memebrs who had purchased FNP's.

        @bignate:  I would love a longslide FN.  Been thinking about them.   However I just don't like striker-fired guns.   Ruger, Glock, I've tried them, can't seem to like them.    I don't have much trouble transitioning on DA/SA so I like sticking with that. 
    Montana"I’d say the worst part of all this is the feeling of betrayal,           but I’m betting the part where they break in here and beat us to death might be worse.”

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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 03:42:24 pm »
    I've talked to some folks at FNH about a Longslide FNX... they seemed disinclined to consider it thoroughly.  "At this time".
    That means alternatives in a hammer fired gun.
    Not many.
    Unless you go 1911.
    Or EAA Witness.
    In a Poly-Hammer gun... Poly frame, hammer fired... The only one I can think of is the HK P30L or a CZ... There's the Czechmate.
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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 04:12:25 pm »
    The Czech mate is ridiculously cool  :cool.
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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 06:34:25 pm »
    I've talked to some folks at FNH about a Longslide FNX... they seemed disinclined to consider it thoroughly.  "At this time".
    That means alternatives in a hammer fired gun.
    Not many.
    Unless you go 1911.
    Or EAA Witness.
    In a Poly-Hammer gun... Poly frame, hammer fired... The only one I can think of is the HK P30L or a CZ... There's the Czechmate.

    Yeah I know....there's the hangup.    I think a 6" barreled 9mm, or even .40 would be a sweet gun.    Even the "longslide" glocks and XD's, they all seem to come with porting and crap that I don't need...

    Oh well....at some point I will see what I want  ;)  I usually get distracted and buy something else anyway.
    Montana"I’d say the worst part of all this is the feeling of betrayal,           but I’m betting the part where they break in here and beat us to death might be worse.”

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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 07:52:35 pm »
    Oh well....at some point I will see what I want  ;)  I usually get distracted and buy something else anyway.
    Quick, Grant, look!  Another AK!



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    Re: Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 09:29:44 pm »
    Quick, Grant, look!  Another AK!

    Close enough  :cool

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    Throwdown Challenge: FNP-9-the handgun scattergun
    « Reply #9 on: November 27, 2015, 10:01:07 pm »
    At one point I had the FNP-9 and FNP-45. Liked em both but the 45 was huge and not a 1911 so I sold it, and I didn't shoot the 9 enough to have an opinion besides that I liked it on par with other polymers. If we had concealed carry back then I may well be carrying it yet today. In fact when I get the "which gun should I buy" question I usually say "Glock/XD/M&P and don't forget FN."


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