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...did they have any problems in the beginning? The M&P had some teething to do, the XDs had rust issues, and just about every new gun needs to go through some changes before it reaches that uber-popular status where everyone wants one. I ask only b/c the FNP-45 should be coming out soon, and though I'd like to wait to get one and make sure all the bugs are worked out first, I'm thinking if the 9 and .40 variants didn't have issues, than FN properly tested them at the factory before releasing them. I'm just thinking one would make a great X-mas or b-day gift to myself.
 

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The only thing that seems common in my limited experience with these pistols is the early guide rods were aluminum (and got chewed up by the spring easily) but are now either hard anodized or are steel.
 

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There are MANY issues with the FNP series guns other than the guide rods which are continuing as we speak. Check this GD as well as the"issue" section and you will see an alarming trend of cracked frames, cracked trigger parts, the sear "tilt' issue, guns freezing up and not firing at all, bad magazine springs, etc.

Caveat Emptor on these guns until a LOT of questions are answered.

Preferably by FNH themselves, and not self described "experts".

Just my 02.

Others take issue with my opinion around here.

Read all the threads here and do an Internet search, compile all your information, pro and con, and form your own.

Will the .45 hold up and run any better than the others in the FNP series?

I HOPE so, as it shot like a dream!

Best egronomics in any "plastic" gun I have handled and fired. :?
 

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I know of NO production pistol that has not had issues. Even the almighty Glock has had Kabooms, broken slide rails, broken slidestops (which have sent slides down range), broken trigger return springs (very common). Berettas have had numerous problems, S&W M&Ps have a mag dropping issue...I could go on and on in the end hopefully the gun is made by a stand up Co. with good CS. My CS experience (guide rod) so far with FN has been positive.
 

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Every topic I see about a cracked frame or broken FNP all comes back to one thing when I see the pictures. A cracked frame for the fire control group. Now this is a problem, but I have not seen it as bad as some make it out to be. Its all the wording in the topic. The FCG is a replaceable part. I have taken mine out on several occasions. And with thousands of rounds through all of mine I have not had an issue yet. So hopefully they can fix whatever is causing this and get some new FCG's in these pistols. If its too much of a problem I would think we might start seeing that frame made out of something else.

As far as the actual frame cracking goes I have yet to see proof of this, but if there are some out there, thats an entirely different issue.
 

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All I can give is my own personal experience. That being I have had nearly 1000 rounds of all types of ammo put through my FNP 9mm. Not a mistep anywhere. No jams, stovepipes, cracked frames, trigger assembly issues nothing, nada. Shoots consistently as accurate as the shooter allows it to. This gun has proven to be as reliable as my Sig 229 and to me that says something. I would and have recommended this gun to others based on my own personal experience.
Personally I think the FNP is the best value handgun out there right now.
 

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Same here, I have 2 FNP's and a Browning Pro 40. All have run top notch. The Browning is a very early one as well, it has the LE marked magazines. I have had My FNP's for a couple years now but they are not the first versions. The first ones had bare stainless buttons and levers. The only thing I ever heard about those is people referred to those parts as "cheap toaster parts". Looking at my browning I just don't see how they got that.

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All I can give is my own personal experience. That being I have had nearly 1000 rounds of all types of ammo put through my FNP 9mm. Not a mistep anywhere. No jams, stovepipes, cracked frames, trigger assembly issues nothing, nada. Shoots consistently as accurate as the shooter allows it to. This gun has proven to be as reliable as my Sig 229 and to me that says something. I would and have recommended this gun to others based on my own personal experience.
Personally I think the FNP is the best value handgun out there right now.
 

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The tilted sear issue only affects 1 guys it seems. And, he has never come back to update us.

As for the other issues - these cracked frame issues seems to have just recently popped up. And, it seems to be a lot of the same guys posting on multiple forums.

If U are the guy who has this issue - yea, it would suck. But, I don't think there are any widespread issues yet. The gun has been out for a year now. I never really saw any complaints during that time until the past 6-8 weeks.

Granted, I don't own one - at least not yet. But, I wouldn't have a problem going to buy one tomorrow if I had the cash...
 
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