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If you carry your FNP on a regular basis, what holster are you using? I know there are a lot of choices for holsters out there. But Im not even sure where to start. I have the shooter pack holster that came with it that'll be used at the range. I think I'll probably carry IWB but wanted some input.

Post pictures if you can.

Thanks!!
 

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I carry my FNP anywhere I can by law. I use a Blade-Tech IWB holster. I have one for my FiveseveN as well. They are nice, but I can't really justify if they are worth the wait.

I am going on about week 17 waiting for my Brigade M11 holster, but since the Blade-Tech is still working I am not in any hurry. From what it sounds like the Brigade should be worth the wait.
 

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I'll have to check out the Bladetec IWB.
Let us know what you think of the M11 Brigade after you try it out.

Thanks for the input. Must not be many people on here carrying the FNP.
 

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I carry my FNP everyday. I use a crossbreed super-tuck IWB and have been really happy with it. It was delivered about two weeks after I placed my order so there was no long waiting period.
 

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Daily Carry

I carry my FNP-9 every day. For IWB, I use a cheap Unkle Mikes clip-on-your-belt hoster. Not sexy, but it works. For OWB and at the range I use a Blackhawk w/ SERPA retention holster designed for the Springfield XD.

On days when I cannot carry on my person, the SERPA holster goes into a custom attachment in the front pocket of my backpack. And my backpack goese everywhere with me.

Sorry, no pics- digital camera is battery-deficient....

Shootemup
 

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I still carry mine regardless. Thousands of rounds no problems. Its obvious that the problem guns are having issues early in their life. And its with the same part each time, the fire control group which houses the hammer. It appears that there might be some bad polymer that these were made out of or something got messed up in the manufacturing process. I work in manufacturing, things happen. I wouldn't be surprised to maybe see those pieces made out of some type of alloy in the future. I'm not saying it will happen, but it wouldn't surprise me.

I have had my .40 since March of 06 and my 9mm since around July of the same year. These pistols have both been used and abused and as far as I am concerned have surpassed the durability test. My Browning Pro 40 is also a very early model I can only assume because of the LE marked magazines. I think if anything was going to crack or break it would have happened by now. And if I was still worried about it I would just keep shooting it until I had a broken gun.

I do hope FN gets this problem fixed and soon. Like I said, in manufacturing things happen. Sometimes there are just defects in the parts themselves from the molding process like porosity or something that is effecting the strength of the certain part. I work with cast aluminum motorcycle engines. I have shelved a lot of crankcases for porosity I can actually see after the surfaces have been machined. Who only knows what makes it through that I can't see. Sometimes its just hard to catch something like that right away. Unfortunately, when it is finally known, sometimes its just too late.
 

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Shootemup, What is the model # on that Uncle Mikes that your using? I found one on Ebay I may buy. The model# on it is 8901-1.

I'll probably try the Crossbreed IWB too. I like the fact that it keeps the butt of the gun off my skin.

I only have 200 rounds through my .40 so far with zero issues. I checked the fire control area for the crack and all looks good. I agree with Cooter 100%. Things happen. There is no "perfect forever" firearm.

Again, thanks for the info! :shock:
 

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My Uncle Mike's holster is a Sidekick, Size 15. Very inexpensive, not much to it. Soft, keeps the gun off my skin. Easy to wear a long time, and the outside is some kind of material that does not slide against my shirt or pants. Keeps everything secure. Does not mar the finish on the gun.

I have a supertuck IWB that works well for the gun, but not for my body style. Glad for you to give it a try.

Shootemup
 

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I used to open carry mine w/ a Blade-tech tek-lok belt slider holster. Realy need to tighten the belt or lower your pants or the barrel end of the holster will poke into your side...painfully I might add...



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My Uncle Mike's holster is a Sidekick, Size 15. Very inexpensive, not much to it. Soft, keeps the gun off my skin. Easy to wear a long time, and the outside is some kind of material that does not slide against my shirt or pants. Keeps everything secure. Does not mar the finish on the gun....
I'll second that, my Uncle Mikes #15 fits my FNP like it was made for it, but I don't know how usefull it would be fo CC. It's more of a glove box/range/field holster.

The price is definetly right, I think I paid $20 for mine.
 

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Hello everyone!

Would it be possible for someone to compare the FNP to the G21 or G20 for IWB? It's wider than the Glocks, right?
 

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Damon said:
Hello everyone!

Would it be possible for someone to compare the FNP to the G21 or G20 for IWB? It's wider than the Glocks, right?
Welcome - (I see this is your 1st post).

If no one gets back to U on that issue on this thread, U may want to start a new thread in the FNP section - With a seperate subject line - U will probably get more answers.
 

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I think the glocks may be only slightly thinner. Honestly I don't think you would notice a difference between the two once in the holster.
 

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I have two holsters, the Bladetech IWB UCP and a CrossBreed SuperTuck IWB Deluxe.

Now the Bladetech serves primarily as a backup holster and a nightstand holster. The CrossBreed is just way more comfortable, I would highly recommend one.
 

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Uncle Mike's Sidekick "SIZE 5"

I put my FNP-9 in several holsters fitted for HK USP's, SIG 228's and other generic holsters, but the best fit offered at my local gun shop, was the Uncle Mike's Sidekick "SIZE 5". I noticed that others opted for the "15", but the size "5" seemed like the ultimate fit. I am a larger frame man so I can easily conceal this inside the waistband. I especially liked the texture, it is very soft, but won't slide and the inside will not effect the gun. I only paid $18.35 for it, but would have paid double without hesitation.
 

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I picked up three Uncle Mike's IWB holsters at Sportsmans Warehouse. Wasn't real sure on the size. They are going out of biz so the holsters were only $7. each.

I got three sizes: 2, 5, and 6. Your right, the size 5 is the one. Fits the gun very well. For anyone that might be looking at them, the Uncle Mike's part # is 8905-1 Sidekick .

The 2(8902-1) is too short and the 6(8906-1) is too loose( it's for a revolver I think).

I'll post some pictures of it with my FNP, just for others to see the fitment.
 

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Brigade Gunleather finally cashed my check so I guess my M11 should show up any day now. Its been nearly 5 months since I ordered it. I sure hope its worth it.

I am a firm believer in having a good holster. I believe even more in having the correct holster for your pistol.


Garn, how do you like that Crossbreed Supertuck? Does it work pretty well? I'm considering one of those as well.
 

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when I bought my FNP9, I looked through my dealers used holster box. He had a leather Mernickles IWB for a G23 ($15.00) that fit the P9 perfect. My FNP9M fits it just as well and they've become my favorite CC combination.
 

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I carry my FNP40 in a DeSantis Viper ( paddle ) made for a Springfield XD9, 40, v10 and Sig229 with equipment rail. Fits like a glove and is adjustable for forward cant, rearward cant or just straight up and down. I like this because I can set it up for strong side or weak side as the situation requires. The Viper comes with a tool to adjust the cant. Holds the FNP close to the body and has a thumb snap as well.

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