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does anyone else feel like their hand has been completely chewed on after firing the 45. i work with my hands all day ask my wife, i use my palms to scratch her back, so i do not have soft hands. or maybe i do and am in denial, anyone find good grip covers? otherwise will probably sell it and stick with my 5-7 and fnp9. It is fun but not fun to shoot. know what i mean?
 

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the first few times i had sore right index finger - i think that i was not gripping tight enough with my left......the gun was really jumping. btw this is my first 45.


it has been better lately.


i suppose you could shoot with tactical gloves.

what accessories do you have?
 

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I've played with an FNP45, the grip is pretty large already and don't know if a Hogue Handall would help or make it worse since it would make the grip a little bit larger.
 

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You can try Agrip http://www.brookstactical.com, I've tried it on a couple handguns and it worked pretty good. It sticks good and molds to just about anything and gives a good grip. They're pre-cut for many handguns but there's also a 5x8" piece available so you can cut your own which I've done. I've always bought from this place http://cpwsa.com/AGrip.htm probably for the $2 shipping but there's other dealers.

There's also DecalGrip http://decalgrip.com/sys-tmpl/door which I have on my HK USP 9 right now. These are more like panel grips than wraparound like the Agrip. I have the rubber panel grips on my HK and it's more comfortable and gives alot more grip. Looking at photos of the FNP-45 it looks like the handle has alot of texture so trying to make one of these grips work might not be the best idea but who knows, might work. I buy mine from MidwayUSA.

Hope these help.
 

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Might want to use a glove. FN designed this handgun to meet the requirements of the joint combat pistol solicitation. It is geared for operators.
 

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The cheese grater grips are easily fixed with a small file.
Just knock off the high spots and it is a lot better.

Clean up the flash and rub it down with your hand. The oil from your hand will blend it in.

Took me about 15 minutes.

Or wear a glove.
 

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You might try a Scotch Brite pad or some fine steelwool and rub the surfaces with it lightly and this will take the edges off of the checkering that bothers you. My hands are pretty rough too. But have never been bothered by checkering, but that's just me.

If you look at some of the pictures of the FNP Military being fired. You will notice the Operators gloves designed by Larry vickers of vickers Tatical. The aren't exactly cheap @ almost $55.00 but certainly a solution. Here is a link.
http://www.vickerstactical.com/SignatureSeries/Gloves/CombatGlove.aspx

Just one more observation though. Unless you are going to use this gun for anything but range work the glove idea might be a tad inconvienient. I would have to address the checkering with a mild abrasive. That way you will just take the sharp edges and reduce them to the point where they no longer caused a problem.

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