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Old March 17, 2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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FNX-9 vv FNP-9 - difference?

What are the differences between the FNH FNX-9 and the FNP-9 semi auto
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Old March 17, 2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Different safety (like the FNP-45), front cocking serrations, different grip/backstraps... There might be more (keep hearing lower bore axis but not sure), but it's more or less just a newer version and not a complete retool of the design.
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Old March 17, 2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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I've been eyeballing those guns as well. Seems like there have been some pretty good deals on them lately. Good post.

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Old March 17, 2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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FNX- lower bore axis, higher grip, ambi controls, different magazine, different frame with better grip texture. It's a better gun.

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Old March 18, 2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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The standard FNP-9 had a de-cocker but no safety. The USG version of the FNP had a safety/de-cocker and that is how the FNX is set up. You can carry it in condition one (cocked & locked) if you are so inclined. The controls have changed some, different beaver-tail, different (more aggressive) stippling. I have a FNP-9 that I really like and a FNX-40. Here's a picture of them side by side. I like the FNX better but not enough to recommend passing up a deal on a FNP. The lower bore axis on the .40S&W makes it a real soft shooter - for a .40S&W.

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Old December 15, 2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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FNP that I'm looking at LGS has a 10 round mag.

Will it take FNX 17 round mags?

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Old December 15, 2011, 07:14 PM   #7
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They don't take the same mags and the magazines are the biggest difference IMO. The FNX9 just doesn't feel like the mag is as secure as it does on the FNPs. My mag has never fallen out or anything but I'm not as confident in its' retention in the FNX as I am in the FNP.
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Old December 15, 2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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Do they make high capacity mags for your FNP?

As I said the one I'm looking at is only 10 rounds and I'd like more rounds.

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Old December 15, 2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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Never fired the FNX but a friend of mine has the FNP. The FNP is a very accurate reliable handgun . If i were in the market for a new handgun an came across the FNP at a good price id snatch it up. Thiers nothing fancy or pretty about it but I dont think one could go wrong with the FNP. Yes they do make high cap mags for the FNP
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Old December 15, 2011, 07:36 PM   #10
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What's capacity of high cap mags for FNP?

And do high cap fit a FNP that was sold with a 10 roung mag?

Thanks

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Old December 15, 2011, 07:46 PM   #11
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16 rds and you can find the fnp for sale cheap with 2 10 rd mags and 2 16 rd mags ill look up a place and post it in a bit
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Old December 15, 2011, 07:56 PM   #12
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Try whittakerguns and cdnn they have em cheap sometimes
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Old December 15, 2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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Thanks for your help.

We're almost there. Last question.

do high cap mags fit a FNP that was sold with a 10 roung mags?

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Old December 17, 2011, 09:03 AM   #14
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Well I decided to buy the FNP in 9mm yesterday.

The price was just too good to pass up and it came with 3 10 round mags .

They added 2 16 round mags for free - total of 5 mags.

My range was on the way home, so I did something I rarely do.

I wiped it down and put 100 rounds down range.

It shoots well and not 1 problem of any kind.

I'll post picture later.

I'm pleased I bought it

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Old December 17, 2011, 04:42 PM   #15
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i just got with a guy at the gun shop about if the Fnp that came with 10 rd mags would hold the high caps looks like you beat me to the answer congrats on a great gun i really like my friends think you will to
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Old December 17, 2011, 04:47 PM   #16
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Thank you for your help.

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Old December 17, 2011, 05:29 PM   #17
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The FNP will hold the 17 round mag, the 10 round mags are for CA and MA. You can get MAG-GAR mags for it as well.


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Old December 17, 2011, 06:36 PM   #18
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:49 PM   #19
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I found a LGS that has an FNP-9 they claim is a single action only variant. Sounds like the best of both worlds to me. Hammer fired, no striker, and single action.

How good are the triggers on the FNP and FNX models?
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Old December 18, 2011, 11:36 AM   #20
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Well, a friend from work just bought an FNP-9 because he liked my FNP-45 USG. I think the triggers are good enough and enjoyable to shoot at paper targets at 25 yards. Some triggers offend me but the FNP's don't at all.

The guy from work invited me to shoot on Black Friday with some of his friends and being a relatively new shooter with gun show day approaching he was looking to try some different guns. I loaded up a 40-y-old Sig P-210, a Sig X-5 TAC, a 4" Python from the late '60s, a 4" Ruger Service-Six with a superb factory trigger and a Rohrbaugh 9. (I was working around what the others said they were bringing to avoid duplication.)

His favorite was the FNP-45. It didn't have anything to do with the price, he just really liked it. He got a -9 USG for $425 new at the gun show. I thought the -45 I bought was fairly priced at $200 more some years ago.

I didn't know they ever made a SAO model. The choice used to be a decocker or the USG model with a manual safety and a decocker. I'll have to go look and see.

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Old December 18, 2011, 01:15 PM   #21
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John, if you find they do or at least did make a SAO model post it here for us.
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Old December 18, 2011, 06:11 PM   #22
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They did make a SAO model for a little while, but it was discontinued years ago. Here is a pretty good review on it:

http://forum.pafoa.org/pistols-41/83...ao-review.html

After owning (then selling) an FNX, I think I would have rather had an FNP.
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