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Hey all, been looking at the FNP-9 for a while for both range and CCW, and I am wondering how well does it carry, shoot, and how overall reliable is it? I do remember reading about their receivers breaking from dry-firing, is that still an issue or has that been resolved? Also, how wide is the slide, ie how easy is it to CCW? The few sources I've seen list the slide at a portly 1.55" wide, a good 4/10th of an inch wider then the already large Glock (listed at 1.15"). Is this a measure of the bottom of the frame or some other non-vital area or is that the actual width of the slide on this fellar?

As always, I appreciate all your opinions and insights.
 

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The 1.55 must be including decockers. Base of mag measures 1 1/4", slide is 1". Conceals IWB fine, shoots fine. Problem w/fire control housings breaking has been resolved for some time. Like it so much I bought a M model (FN not offering this year in US?). It's just like the FNP9 except for .2" less barrel and little shorter grip.....hard to find any. Started to buy G19 when I saw the FNP9. Being more use to revolvers, just felt more "comfortable" w/DA/SA auto. No regrets. Both have between 1000-1500 rds of fmj and various jhps w/o first bobble. One thing I really like is from a draw, they just seem to point naturally for me and I can routinely put 16 rds on a paper plate out to 25 yds.:?
 

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Don't buy an FNP9, get an HK P2000 9mm or P2000 with the 357Sig/40 barrels. The P2000 357 Sig and 40 S&W barrels can be switched out, not the 9mm though.
 

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*points to how this is an FN forum and how the OP is interested on opinions of the FNP-9*
 

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Why buy an FNP....... Because its reasonably priced, I got my FNP-40 for $500, cheaper than an HK and Sig, its not ugly like Glock or Springfield XD, its much easier to conceal than my HK USP 9mm, plus most people buy Glock's and XD's, so you won't be one of the masses that buys it because everyone else has one. Fit is right up there compared to my HK. There might be a little discoloration on the slide, but that's cosmetic, unless you get the SS FNP-9. If you do get the FNP-9 try Corbon's Pow'r'ball ammo. Very powerful little 9mm ammo.
 

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FNP-9

As with any gun purchase, it really boils down to just a couple things...
First, how does the Gun look to you (Design)... Second, how does it fit in your hand, and how do you feel shooting it... And Third, budget, how much do you want to spend?... And the list goes on , but you start here.
I've got over a half-dozen pistols (most are all Steel-CZs, SIGs, etc) and my first 'poly' purchase was the FNP-9... and I love it!! Again, love the looks, fits my hand like a glove, shoots great, accurate, and over 1000+ NOT ONE FTF, FTE, jam-up, etc... 100% reliable! As for price, I paid alittle over $400 for it NIB... very good value! Buying a NIB SIG or HK, you're buying a 'super' gun with a great history, but you will be spending close to $300 more!!...
All your choices... but you won't go wrong with the FNP-9... I highly recommend it!!
 

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i would have to say from personal experience that an usp is fairly hard to conceal, thank God its perfectly legal to oc in my state. 8)
 

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I am not allowed to carry, so I cannot comment on that. The FNP-9 looks great (at least in 2 tone IMO). I love the DA/SA trigger on the FNP-9, I would recommend most any gun with a DA/SA trigger, and I started with GLOCKs. I like the idea of a heavy DA pull for the first shot to make sure you mean business and then the SA pull when you have committed yourself to shooting.
I have been dry firing for awhile still and have not had the crack appear. Mine has the big notch that is said to crack. I am hoping that mine will be good for the duration, but I also know that FNH will take care of it.
The gun feels great in the hand and is fun to shoot. They are not too expensive either.
 

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i do see an fnp in the not so distant future in my hands after i get a Five-seveN 8)
 

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It all comes down to personal preference. My FNP-9 is a great shooting and great handling pistol.

I have extensively fired a Beretta 92FS, Sig Sauer P225, Colt Commander,Sig P232, Walther PPK and a couple of older model(+10 years) Glocks(9mm).

I presently have a Sig 229, Sig 232, the Beretta 92FS, a FiveseveN and the FNP-9 pistols. The FNP-9 is my favorite overall. You got to try it to appreciate it.

Other than that, and maybe most importantly, the People at FN are great on service.
 

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I shot mine for the first time today. Absolutely loved it. It kicks a bit for a 9mm because the frame is so light but it is not bad. I ran about 100 rounds through it with only one FTF and I think it is because when my friend shot it, he limpwristed one shot.
The trigger was great. Not too light but not too heavy either. Awesome firearm.
 
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