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This forum seems a little slow, mostly old posts. So, anybody still out there running an FNP. I have a .40 USG. I enjoy it. I really like shooting a single action firearm and I like the security of a DA first shot. I conceal carry my FNP regularly and find it pretty comfortable. It seems things are trending toward striker fired, but I still like SA/DA.

I also like the .40. A little harder to find and pricier than 9mm, but not so much as to be prohibitive. I might someday get a .357 Sig barrel but not in the cards right.

Just wanted to chime in. Most people don't even know what an FNH is, but I'm very happy with mine.
 

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Yep, mine is beat to hell but still works good enough for me to carry.
 

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Still have/shoot my FNP9, I've tried a few other 9's, but I just can't find any of them to be that big of an upgrade to make me want to retire the FNP9.
 

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CPTDaz, if that is your 45 tactical I am very jealous. I made the mistake of handling one at a lbs, fell in love. No budget for that now though.

Same to you Donnie, even if you don't have the tactical.

FNFL, thanks for the heads up on the 9 too. I'd like to have one in each caliber.

I'm glad to hear from you guys and that your guns are still running well.
 

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Just went over 9000 rounds in my FDE 9 USG Wednesday. Just keeps on chugging along and currently hangs out in my bug out bag and is a bit scratched up and finish is worn, but it's been 100% reliable.
 

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Still shooting my FNP-9 USG I bought in '09 at about 1000 rounds a year I have between 5-6k through it. Nothing I find fantastic about the FNX or any of the striker fired guns to loosen my grip on it. I will carry it from time to time. My 1911 has jealousy issues with it ;)
 

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If I hadn't been forced to get rid of my FNP-9, I would still be shooting it today. However, I now have my sights set on a FNS-9c.
 
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I've still got both my FNP-45 and FNP-45 Tactical. Between the two of them I've got well over 7,000 rounds through them and they are still going strong. Shoot them both mostly suppressed now days. The Tactical is my bedside gun primarily. Both are great pistols and I don't ever see getting rid of them.
 

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FNP40 here still going strong after 2k rounds. It's my night stand gun, and also the first pistol I bought when I got out of the Navy.

I think the problem with the FNP community stems from the lack of support from FN once the FNX came out. I've had a bad taste ever since FN told me to kick rocks when I contacted them regarding the take-down lever causing gouging in my slide. Oh well...
 

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Still edc my FNP 45. Also have a FNP 45T that gets used once in a while as a range toy. Might start using it for a woods gun if I don't carry a rifle.

I figure I'll carry and use them until they don't run anymore. Especially with the 45, there's very little difference between it and the FNX version as the 45 already had the new safety. If it ever breaks someday years in the future, maybe FN will replace it with an FNX? If it runs forever, then I'll be happy too. ;)

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I have the FNP 40 and rotate carry with a Sig P229R and an H&K P30 9mm. I like it and it will probably be one of the last pistols I ever sell
 

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Oh I still blast away with my FNP-40. It my cold month conceal carry. I love mine and I have about 3,000 rounds through her. And thinking about purchasing another one since my wife loves shooting it too
 

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I have the FNP 40 and rotate carry with a Sig P229R and an H&K P30 9mm. I like it and it will probably be one of the last pistols I ever sell
I bought a 40 in 2012 and liked it so much I bought another...then sold the first with only 300 rounds through it to buy a Sig as well, P229 Stainless Elite. The Sig is a fantastic gun but my FNP is still my preferred EDC weapon and just this past Saturday talked to the guy who bought the 40 and asked if he'd sell it back to me...no deal... Am sure I will never sell the one I still have either, approx 4000 rounds and absolutely reliable.
 

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I'm really glad to see this thread. I still have an FNP-45 that I bought in November of 2011, and in spite of owning several other autos and revolvers I consider the FNP to be my primary "go-to" handgun. It's my nightstand gun and has been for years. The main reason I bought it was the combination of caliber and capacity, and it was just an easy decision for me when I saw it in the gun store. I've considered getting a Glock 41, but I can't justify that to myself when I like the FNP so much. Certainly with Glock I'd have better aftermarket support (holsters, mags, mag pouches, sights, lights, etc), but I really don't think I'll ever replace the FNP. A big bonus was that the very first time I shot it I could easily HIT with it. It was simply a good fit, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

The reason I'm happy to have found this thread is that for a long while after buying the FNP, I had a very hard time finding information about it on the internet. There are still a lot of people who have never heard of FN or FNH, in spite of the company's long history. There seemed to be very few people posting pics or info about the gun, and info on sights, holsters, and accessories was scant.
One of the things I had a problem with was finding spare mags. It took almost two years to get my hands on more 15-round magazines, and they still weren't cheap. I ended up with four of them, along with two 14-rounders. Then I started reading about "magazine problems", and I honestly can't remember if it was the 14 or the 15-round mags that were supposed to be causing problems. I've posted pics showing a difference in the floorplates under the spring (on the 15-rounders). The plates that are NOT flat (the wedge-shaped ones) look "funky" to me, like something is really wrong. With the one mag I have with the flat plate, I have no problems. With the wedge plates, once I get 6-8 rounds loaded the magazine internals rattle like a '65 Ford pickup on a gravel road. When I took the 15-rounders apart, it appears that there's NO WAY for the spring to sit flat on the plate. It looks like maybe there SHOULD have been a hole drilled in the center rib of that floor plate, because the springs have that nasty hook at the end on the bottom and the hook just kind of rides on top of that rib. On the flat plate the spring also just rests on it, but at least it's resting FLAT.

Does anyone have any idea what the heck this is all about? These are all factory FNH USA mags, in the blue, black and white box, product number 47456-2 for the FNP-45. Any information would be very helpful and appreciated.

While I'm at it, I recently bought a Streamlight TLR-4 to try on the FNP, and even with the six "keys" tried every possible way the light/laser combo just refuses to fit well enough to use. None of the keys allow the light to come back close enough to the trigger guard for my finger to reach, unless i completely give up my firing grip to reach the toggle. I read somewhere that the "1913" key was the correct one, but I only got keys "A"-"F" in the package with the light. Anyone else have any issues with the TLR-4?

I know this is long-winded, but I've been dying to ask these questions for quite a while!!

Thanks
 

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Anyoldgun, hope you get your answers. I don't have a .45, but my mags are pretty noisy. Not noticeable when in the firearm.

I really like my FNP, I bought it because I wanted a hammer fired pistol and the FNP fit the bill at the time of purchase, unusual circumstances. I have carried it daily for a while now and find it quite comfortable.
 

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The flat floor plates are what are in the current FNX 45's. Can't remember what was in my FNP 45 in regards to that (midwest gun works likely has the FNP 45 floorplates you need).

Not sure about the Streamlight. I have a Surefire X300u on mine and it fits perfectly, although I still usually toggle the switch with my support thumb vs. trigger finger.
 

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The flat floor plates are what are in the current FNX 45's. Can't remember what was in my FNP 45 in regards to that (midwest gun works likely has the FNP 45 floorplates you need).

Not sure about the Streamlight. I have a Surefire X300u on mine and it fits perfectly, although I still usually toggle the switch with my support thumb vs. trigger finger.
MGW shows the flat plate in their main exploded parts view, but when you click on the item it's shown as the wedge-shaped plate.
 
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