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GOT TO THE RANGE TODAY. PICKED UP THE FNP.45 W/SHOOTERS PACK
FRI EVE. NOTICED, AFTER CLEANING HER AND LOADING FOR 1ST TIME,
ON SAT, THAT THE INDICATER FOR A ROUND IN CHAMBER WAS NOT FUNCTIONING.
CALLED FN AND LEARNED THIS IS A KNOWN DEFECT WHICH THEY ARE WORKING ON, AND GUN WILL FUNCTION IN THE MEAN TIME.
AT THE RANGE TODAY, SHE WAS ACCURATE, FAST, BUT NOT RELIABLE
WITH PREMIUM HOLLOW-POINTS...230 OR 200 GRAIN.
SHE WOULD JAM ( SLIDE BACK, BUT NOT LOCKED, WITH ROUND READY TO GO INTO CHAMBER ....JUST SITTING THERE! ) SOMETMES I COULD
PULL THE SLIDE BACK AND LET IT GO, AND IT WOULD FEED THE ROUND
ALLOWING ME TO FIRE...SOMETIMES NOT.
I EXPLAINED THE SITUATION TO THE ON-SITE GUNSMITH (SORT-OF)
AND HE SHOT IT (15 ROUNDS OF CHEAP HARD-BALL) WITH NO HICKUPS!

GUESS I'VE GOT A FINICKY EATER. WHEN I GO THERE AGAIN (AND I WILL
WITH A MONTH OF FREE RANGE TIME FROM THE DAY I PURCHASED)
I WILL SHOOT ONLY FJ-ROUND POINT, 230 G AND KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED.
IF ROUND NOSE IS TOTALLY RELIABLE IN THIS NEW HI-CAP .45
I WILL NOT BE UNHAPPY.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT ALL THIS? :eek:
 

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What brand of ammo were you shooting? People have been having issues with WWB and FNP 45s lately...

And, typing in all caps is considered "shouting" online - and is also harder to read
 

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I HATE ALL CAPS....Unless you are yelling the entire time. Regardless, welcome!! :)
 

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ShipWreck said:
What brand of ammo were you shooting? People have been having issues with WWB and FNP 45s lately...

And, typing in all caps is considered "shouting" online - and is also harder to read
Sorry about all that shouting!
By WWB I hope you don't mean Winchester White Box. That is the next ammo I am going to try! 230 G fully jacketed round nose.
The stuff I was using was 230 G JHP Gold-Dot, and 200 G Golden Saber
also in JHP.
As I mentioned, the range guy shot 15 rounds of PMC round nose
without a hiccup! So it would seem that hollow points are a hard pill
to swollow for my new .45 at this point.
 

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Well....if I can get to the range this coming day I'll be trying the WWB.

If I have problems with those too, I am not sure what to do next!
Guess for now I will just have to wait and see what happens, but since
it is a new gun and if it is not reliable with HP or BALL type ammo...
I might have a lemmon.
Have you ever heard of this happening with FNP'S, Shipreck? :(
 

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No gun company will make every gun they make completely problem free. I justs ucks when you get the bad one. Overall - FN's quality is very high. Hopefully your gun is working fine on this trip. Make sure to lube it enough.

And, also lock the slide back until your next trip - on the 9mm and 40 cal guns, this has helped people sometimes with those calibers (the recoil spring needed to be broken in). Maybe itw ill help U.

If not, FN will make it right. If necessary - call Bob:

Bob Ailes
Customer Support Manager
PO Box 697
McLean, VA 22101
T: 703-288-1292 ext-122
F: 703-288-1730
 

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Thanks for the info, ShipWreck.

It is appreciated! :?
 

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Well.... the last time at the range was dissapointing. Same problem with any type ammo!

But, I filled the 15 round mag and left it that way for 3 days.
Went back to the range today and put over 100 rounds of round nose and HP DOWN RANGE W/NO HICCUPS!

Used all 3 of my mags too!
The range master was there most of the time with me, he was carrying 2 FNP.45's, (1 in shoulder rig., 1 in belt holster) and noticed I was doing well with mine and wanted to push me harder. Double taps, righthand only, left
hand only,etc.
I had a great time today!
I also left the slide back for those 3 days as ShipWreck suggested.
Thank You again.
 

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DUBYAR2U said:
Well.... the last time at the range was dissapointing. Same problem with any type ammo!

But, I filled the 15 round mag and left it that way for 3 days.
Went back to the range today and put over 100 rounds of round nose and HP DOWN RANGE W/NO HICCUPS!

Used all 3 of my mags too!
The range master was there most of the time with me, he was carrying 2 FNP.45's, (1 in shoulder rig., 1 in belt holster) and noticed I was doing well with mine and wanted to push me harder. Double taps, righthand only, left
hand only,etc.
I had a great time today!
I also left the slide back for those 3 days as ShipWreck suggested.
Thank You again.
:? :? :? :?

GREAT!
 
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