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I had a question regarding the +P ammunition. Is the FNP-45 capable of firing it? How much more does the +P stuff wear on the barrel opposed to normal ammo?

I'm thinking about trying out some Black Hills +P 230 Grain JHP, or some Magtech Guardian Gold +P 230 Grain JHP ammo.
 

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Well, yes or no fellas? +P compatible or not? Lots of views, no replies. I'm placing an order for ammo here today and I need to know if I can get the +P JHP's or just regular JHP's.

Thanks!
 

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"Lots of views", but less than 3 hours. Give it some time, man...not ALL of the FNP-45 owners on this forum can get on the forum during the day. Geeeeez. That said...I don't know about the 45 and +P. :-?

Again, 3 hours, regardless of view count, is hardly enough time for an answer to a question about such a new gun. (Meaning there aren't that many owners on the board.)



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Haha I know. I just was hoping to hear back so I could get this order placed today, but no biggie I'll hold off until tomorrow. If all else fails I'll just order the regular .45 to be safe.
 

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In general - all manufacturers will tell you that even if their gun will work with +p - the use of +p will speed up/accellerate wear of the firearm.

I personally never bother using +p.

But yes, I do not know if the FNPs can use +p - they probably can. But I do not know.

U might have to wait for the next official Q&A session with FN. Be on the lookout for that - I will start it in the next day or so - and only the first 10 questions get picked.
 

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I think I'll prolly just buy regular hollow points. I'd rather be safe than sorry, plus less wear and tear is always good. Thanks!
 

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**Opinion Alert**

+P ammo is the biggest marketing gimic ever!! I can't believe for one second that if you put a few well placed, or even many not so well placed shots on a bad guy that it'll matter that much if your ammo is 200fps hotter than standard HP's. Please understand this is my opinion before reading on....

Pushing up the fps of a round is really only going to help if you are working against a hardened target, aka body armour. Bullet cross section has more to do with effectiveness than an extra 200fps will. What I'm getting at is bullet design. If you use a well developed hollowpoint (all HP's are better than ball ammo) it will expand and transfer energy to the target. Sure there would be more energy to transfer if it were going faster, but as I said before, in a defensive situation, you should probably not fire once, and wait to see if it's effective. Keep firing until the bad guy is no longer a threat.

Often times, I hear people talking about +P ammo, that they never practice with, because it's expensive, and they say they use it for it's better effectiveness. Well, try this next time you are at the range... load one mag up with regular and another with +P. Check your accuracy between the two when firing quickly (as in defense). There is a marked difference in the amount of recoil, and that leads to a marked difference in your accuracy. Now take into account that most people don't practice with +P ammo, so they are used to their standard fair ammo. What makes more sense? Hit accurately with standard HP's, or scare the frap outta yourself when you happen to fire some +P? I'll take more rounds on target over one super-duper round out of 5 on target. Granted, there are shooters that can hit well with either round. I happen to be one of them. I generally shoot a .357 Sig, which comes with a bit of recoil inherently, I wouldn't dream of trying to shoot +P's outta that bugger though, it's plenty of gun as it is. Main point here is, +P is just too damn expensive. Buy a quality HP round that you can afford to practice with, and learn to shoot it well. In the scary event that you have to defend yourself, the least of your worries should be how many rounds it'll take to stop them, just shoot until they stop. You'll have more problems to worry about than if each round was effective, because the battle has just begun!

Here's to never having to be put in that situation! *raises glass*

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Gun shows around here routinely have Gold Dot 124+p for $20/50rd box. It clocks 1200fps out of FNP9 and is accurate, recoil not bad, & has good track record from what I've read. Stocked up.
 

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For .45 ammo, I like DoubleTapAmmo.com. For decent ammo, the price isn't too expensive yet. Regular ammo has been getting closer and closer to their prices. I like the 185 Gr Gold Dot ammo which is just shy of +P in the .45. If a manufacturer would not honor a warranty for shooting +P, then this is the way to go. The muzzle energy is somewhere around 600ft/lbs. One of the most accurate rounds that I shot out of the GLOCK 21 that I sold to finance my upcoming FNP-9. I bet in SA mode on the FNP-45, it would do awesome.
I have never been a big fan of 230 Gr for some reason, I guess it didn't seem too accurate for me. 185 is still pretty hefty and more accurate. With the Double Tap ammo, it is getting close to 10 mm power.

Looks like prices have gone up since I last purchased ammo from there.

Here are the ballistics:
Caliber : .45ACP

Bullet : 185gr. Speer Gold Dot JHP

Ballistics : 1225fps - 616 ft./lbs. - 5" 1911



If you really like 230 Gr:
Caliber : .45ACP

Bullet : 230gr. Speer Gold Dot JHP

Ballistics : 1010fps/ 521 ft./lbs. - 5" 1911



just my .02
 

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One of the things I really don't like about my FNP .45 is the unsupported barrel. The bottom of the case is totally unsupported for about 1/3 of its length.

So I'm leary of shooting "+P" ammo or reloads. Which is too bad since 90% of what I shoot is reloads. :-?
 

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I've put 10 boxes of Hornady TAP Black box 230 gr. +P through my FNP45 and have not had a problem. I didn't feel a huge difference in recoil over standard ball but to be honest I didn't shoot both on the same days :-?
I do like my FNP45 alot!
 

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I do not own a FNP45 but I do shoot +P in my FNP9. Most good quality modern handguns can deal with a regular amount of +Ps. I have shoot around 4000 regular rounds and around 300 +p with no damage at all.
 

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I put 20 rounds of Hornady TAP LE 230gr. +P through my FNP45, could barely tell the difference from regular 45 ACP.
 
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