View Full Version : Just bought my first gun. FN FNP 9!

online olympian
March 15, 2012, 04:31 PM
Anyone have any experience with these and if so do you have any advice on aftermarket parts, i.e. holsters, grips. Or is there anything I should look out for as far as things that might go bad with these particular models. Thanks!

March 15, 2012, 04:55 PM
I have 0 knowledge of any thing that might go wrong with the pistol. Mine has been awesome and I'm pretty sure yours will be too.

As far as holsters, I have a few for it but I recommend Theis.

Here's a review...


Pinky Carruthers
March 15, 2012, 05:22 PM
Congrats on the new FNP9. I have a FNP 9 and FNP 45, both are great pistols.
As far as holsters I believe Bladetech makes kydex holsters for the FNP 9.

March 15, 2012, 05:57 PM
Mind sharing what you paid for it? I'm interested to know what these are going for now since they have been replaced with the FNX line. I've heard they are good guns.

online olympian
March 15, 2012, 06:55 PM
Of course. I paid 389 for it with 3 10 round mags and 2 16 rounders. The guy at the gun shop who sold it to me had been present while every shot was fired because it was his dads pistol and he was able to attest to the condition. It felt every bit as good as the walther ppq and smiths m&p (better imho) and of course way better then the glock counterparts. For the price I was sold. Haven't fired it yet but I have heard nothing but good things about it.

March 25, 2012, 07:21 AM
Thats a good deal! I got the same setup on Gunbroker but paid $419 inc shipping and I thought I got a good deal.

The FNP-9 is a sweet gun. If you shoot descent ammo you shouldn't have any problems. I put a Hogue grip on mine and it just makes it better. As for the holster, I got a Safariland 568 for cheap and it works but is a little loose (one size fits all) and then I found kyvdextech.com and ordered one from there. Just what I was looking for for about $50 shipped.

Front in holster


Back of FNP in holster on belt


Backside in holsterhttp://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/puterfx/FNP-9/KT-FNP-in-bk.jpg

Front of FNP in holster on belt http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/puterfx/FNP-9/KT-FNP-front-belt.jpg

Top view of FNP in holster on belt http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/puterfx/FNP-9/KT-FNP-top.jpg

Muzzle end of holster http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/puterfx/FNP-9/KT-FNP-up.jpg

Youtube review. For some reason the sound got garbled after I uploaded but it will give you a better look.

There's also a forum for FNP's if you haven't been there that has some pretty discussions. Enjoy your gun.

March 25, 2012, 10:32 AM
I have been considering grabbing one. I've noticed that the FNP has been better liked than the FNX by a few right handed reviewers. Interesting.

March 25, 2012, 11:10 AM
A friend of mine just bought the FNP9 - can't wait to give it a go .:)

March 25, 2012, 12:24 PM
I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting much more than a basic functional firearm when I bought mine- but I'll be darned if it isn't an impressive critter! I bought mine new for $515 or so and let it set for 4 months before I took it to the range. Nary a hitch at all- 175 rnds of various ball and fmj (Magtech, Fiocchi, Winchester White Box, Remington & Remington Leadless). I don't know what they found to improve upon, but if the FNX is an improvement- it must be up there with Sig.

March 25, 2012, 03:20 PM
I looked at both the FNP and FNX. The main differences I noticed were that the FNX has a safety and the FNP only has a decocker which was fine because I don't plna on carrying locked and cocked and the grip on the FNX is rougher so was uncomfortable which with the Hogue grip probably wouldn't have been an issue for me. I think I recall the sights being a little different as well. There are some other minor differences but not enough for me to want to spend the extra money for a new gun. I run misc. 147 gr. rounds through mine and haven't had a hiccup except when I accidentally inserted an empty mag ... tap and rack did not help at all. :o My only "complaint" if there has to be one is that the mag release button is hard to press but I've seen instructions on how to reverse it and use your trigger finger so it's almost a non-issue as well. I can live with it.