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    kilo11 is offline Junior Member
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    Fnp-45

    I bought an FNP-45 last week. I took it to my local range today. I had Winchester White box 230 gr FMJ. The gun shoot and felt great. About the 4th or 5 th string I had a malfunction, doulbe feed. I ran a tap/rack with neg results. I cleared the weapon and loaded 3 in the mag again. I reloaded the 3 rounds racked and the same thing happened again. I diassembled the mag and inspected for damage and dirt(no damage/wiped down the mag parts) and reassembled. I loaded 3 rounds again. This time I noticed the first two rounds got stuck and the had no tension on it. I took the mag apart again inspect for damage and nothing. I got home and the two 14 rounders do the same. Anybody had this happen to them. I like the gun but that kinda did it for me. Monday I'm going back to the gun shop and picking up a Sig 220 or Glock 21 SF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilo11 View Post
    Monday I'm going back to the gun shop and picking up a Sig 220 or Glock 21 SF.
    Yeah I would too...

    I was thinking about an FNP as my next one but opted against it... Glad to hear I made a good choice. Lemme know which you get the Sig or the Glock... P220's are sweet post a pic if you get that

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    I ended up with the Sig P220 for $400.00 with 3 mags, night sights and a Blackhawk CQB. It is an ex police gun but in excellent shape. Also picked up a P239 in 40 S&W 3 weeks ago. Almost new in the box for $400.00. That is good cause I think I'm gonna take a beating getting rid of the FNP. Iwill try to get to the range this weekend to see how they shoot.

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    Have you tried any other brand of ammo besides the Winchester wb? I've read that others have had problems with running that particular ammo in the fnp 45.

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    To be honest, no i did not run any other brands of ammo through the FNP. That is a good point too. The fact of the matter is I wasn't happy with the gun. It just wasn't something I was willing to deal with. FN makes good guns. I think it's a great gun, just not this time for me.

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    FN has a tendency to dislike light loads for the first several hundred rounds. Once you get the springs broken in, however, they will shoot just about anything. I have about 1,000 rounds through my FNX-9; all reloads, (I guess I load them a little hot) and have never had a problem. My biggest issue was getting used to combat sights instead of target sights.

    A lot of people just lock the slide back for about a week and then go out shooting.

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    There is a definite problem with WWB in FNP 45 magazines. The OAL is too long and causes rounds to bind. Later magazines are supposedly more tolerant but WWB will not run in my FNP 45. Otherwise, the pistol is outstanding.

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