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Old February 19, 2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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FNP 40 vs. FNP 40 USG?

Can anyone tell me the difference between the FNP 40 and the FNP 40 USG? I can't find anything. I was looking here: http://www.defensefirearms.com/index...sult/?q=fnp+40

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Old February 19, 2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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I believe the only difference is that the USG has a safety/decocker while the standard model only has the decocker. The newer FNX model incorporate the USG style safety/decocker.
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Old February 19, 2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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Ichiban is correct.
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Old February 20, 2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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So I guess the FNX is basically an FNP USG? If not, then what's the difference?
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Old February 20, 2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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Slight differences between the FNP & FNX, safety shape, pistol grip, stippling, controls on the FNX are on both sides.

I personally like the FNP-40 USG better because of the grip.

This is the FNP-40 USG



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Old February 20, 2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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A few other differences.
- "Lower" bore axis
- True ambi mag release.
- Different textureing.
- More backstrap options.
- Changed the size of some controls.
- Front cocking serrations.

Here's a picture of my FNX-40 (top one) and FNP-9. Not the best picture but you can get an idea of the differences. I don't know if it because of the lower bore axis but my FNX-40 probably has the softest recoil of any .40S&W that I've shot. Both are great guns but I like the FNX features better. Oh yeah, you might notice that I take a dremel tool to the magazine base to make it little more concealable (at least in my mind).

Also, I am a 1911 guy and I tend to ride the safety when shooting. With the FNP I would occasionally decock the gun while shooting. Since this picture was taken I've cut the decocker lever off on the left side. I ride the safety on the FNX and have had no problems with it accidentally decocking the gun.

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Old February 20, 2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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Sig vs. FNH

Ok, so if you had to a sig or and Fn. I like this one
http://www.defensefirearms.com/index...l-size-40.html
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Old February 21, 2011, 07:43 PM   #8
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The FN is often referred to as "the poor man's Sig." I don't have any experience with the P250 but the reviews (from users not the magazines) have been less than stellar. It seem that it falls short of its intent and Sig's reputation.
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Old February 22, 2011, 03:37 PM   #9
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If you are wanting a polymer sig, get a sig pro series. The p250 isn't a bad gun, but compared to other sigs it seems like a mistake. They went from da/sa to a dak on a polymer frame. Most sig people don't really like polymer, let alone a dak trigger. I personally will probably never own a p250, but if you want a good gun in the 4-500 range. You are already looking at FNs which is a good start, but add to your list the sig pro series.
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