FN Herstal Firearms banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Im new to this site and have found this site to be very informative and full of great info! Well Im in the market for my second handgun, I have a Smith and Wesson MP 40 already and am looking to get something in 9mm and my local shop back home in Norfolk doesn't carry FN, so does anyone who is in VA know where I can get my hands on an FNP to try it out or at least hold? Im currently in Radford VA, which is right next to Blacksburg and not to far from Roanoke. Thanks for any help you all can give me!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
If you have any chain stores around you see if they have a Browning Pro-9 or Pro-40 on the shelves. They are the same thing. The only difference is the Browning has a manual safety for cocked and locked carry. And unfortunately comes with a higher price tag too. But you can at least get the idea for the feel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
well I am happy to report some good news I happened to come across a store that had 2 FNP's in stock both with stainless slides one in 9mm and one in 40 sw I went there with my roommate with intentions on looking at the fnp, glock 19 and sig 229 and the fnp was the first I held and I liked the way it felt so much I walked out of there with the 9mm and my roommate put the 40 on layaway :D and Im going to the range to shoot it for the first time tomorrow!! Thanks to this web site for all the good info I dont regret my decision one bit!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,557 Posts
Hey, great!!!

The gun should work 100%. If it doesn't however, I have heard that U just need to break iin the recoil spring. Some people who have had issues kept the slide back for about 2 weeks, and then went back to the range. Gun then worked 100% after that.

You shouldn't have any issues - but if ya do, try that first before worrying about sending it in!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
thats guys! Ill post up tomorrow after my range session :D cant wait to run a few hundred rounds through it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
well went to the range today and shot 200 rounds and Im happy to say everyone of them were flawless! Its a very nice shooting gun Im really happy I got it! I let my roommate shoot it some and he loves it to he cant wait to go get his fnp 40 off of layaway
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Hey, Jim.

Did you go to A&P Arms in Va Beach, VA ? That is where I bought my FNP 40 a few years back. Good price for a very good pistol. Been through well over 1000 rounds, no malfunctions yet. It is definitely a keeper.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Great choice! I really like mine and have left off carrying my Glocks, XDs etc lately in favor of it. I DO have hopes it'll gain in popularity for more A.M. products, like sights and brand-specific holsters. But not before I get a few more.. lol, while the price is still unequal to its value! ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Slugthrower said:
Hey, Jim.

Did you go to A&P Arms in Va Beach, VA ? That is where I bought my FNP 40 a few years back. Good price for a very good pistol. Been through well over 1000 rounds, no malfunctions yet. It is definitely a keeper.
no actually I have never been to that shop, I have always gone to bobs in Norfolk but I have heard good things about A&P, Ill have to check them out when I get home. I live in Chesapeake but I am a senior at Radford University up in the mountains. I piked up my FNP 9 at a local shop for a good deal. Where do you usually shoot at?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I go to Bob's range generally. A&P's range to get on paper with scopes on rifles and pattern shotguns. I also go to some farm land, that my brother in law has access to, for long range shooting. I live in the hell hole P-Town.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
My only "gripe"

about my FNP9 is trying to squeeze the 16th round into the magazines when I first got it. I had one ftf probably due to not locking out the wrist. For a 9MM carry gun, I like it; my only problem off-duty is figuring out which gun to actually carry!

BERETTA 92F, BOBCAT, TOMCAT
SPRINGFIELD 1911A1 HI-CAP
COLT SERIES 70 COMMANDER
PARAORD P10-40, NITEHAWG .45, C6.45LDA
TAURUS 415, 850
FNP9
FEG P9R
GLOCK 17
S&W 325-5 .45 ACP SCANDIUM/TITANIUM
H&K USP .40 COMPACT
WALTHER PPK
CZ52
RUGER BLACKHAWK .357
RUGER SP101
KAHR MK40
US ARMY Model 1901 (not carried - collectible only)
BROWNING HI-POWER .40 S&W
STOEGER LUGER .22
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Slugthrower said:
I go to Bob's range generally. A&P's range to get on paper with scopes on rifles and pattern shotguns. I also go to some farm land, that my brother in law has access to, for long range shooting. I live in the hell hole P-Town.
Yeah I usually go to bobs to...only because when I bought my Smith M&P there they gave me a years worth of range access which they do for every hand gun purchase there. I used to go to that outdoor range out in pungo but their prices have gone up...oh well I need to check out a&p sometime
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top