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Posted: 5/16/2008 8:38:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/16/2008 9:58:29 AM EST by t11t5]
I have the oppurtunity to purchase both NIB from a friend. I am not sure which one I want. I might carry one day but Im not sure. I dont want both so I must choose. What do you guys think and why?
Link Posted: 5/16/2008 8:40:26 AM EST
Are your going to carry? If so the Defender. Otherwise FN
Link Posted: 5/16/2008 9:58:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2008 10:35:11 AM EST
Get the Colt.

The FNs are just hitting the market and will be cheaper as time goes by.

Besides, I'd rather carry the Colt anyway.
Link Posted: 5/16/2008 11:06:45 AM EST
have you held the gun yet? It's gigantic. I would go Colt.
Link Posted: 5/16/2008 11:56:29 AM EST
FNP. unless you want to CCW then the colt. The FNP, a friend of mine has compared to a USP, just cheaper (in terms of accuracy, about 2in at 25yards). reliability, it seems great (Doesn't seem to have the problems the first generation FNP9's and 40's had had). with the flat backstrap the trigger reach is excellent for a double stack .45 for the double action trigger pull. the SA pull is about 4.5lbs. capacity is 14+1, which is excellent. i remember reading in another thread, unless my memory is misleading me-

"USP 12 +1
XD 13+1
so the XD wins in my mind."

using that logic...
FNP 14+1, why woudln't the FNP win?

But in all seriousness, the FNP feels good in the hand, its got a nice trigger, good accuracy, reports on reliability so far have been good. and its about 570bucks. comes with 3 mags too. and remember, with the short barrel 1911's, reliability, isn't usually all that great (well, as compared to a 5in 1911 - especially to a new age polymer pistol). but when it comes down to it, i'd handle and try the trigger on both.
Link Posted: 5/17/2008 11:18:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:
Are your going to carry? If so the Defender. Otherwise FN

Link Posted: 5/17/2008 12:03:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2008 12:04:49 PM EST by BlitzPig]
The FNP-45 is no CCW piece.

It is however a really good house/nightstand/service pistol. Mine has absolutely become my "go to" handgun of choice. It is not ammunition sensitive in the least. +P rounds have little more felt recoil than standard pressure rounds do. It's trigger reach in double action is very much like a 9mm CZ 75B. An astounding feat for a double stack .45 ACP handgun. The trigger pull and feel are very very good, and get better with every range session.

I realize that a handgun choice is very personal, as we are all built differently, but even in my smallish hands the FNP-45 is a very instinctive pointer, and I shoot it more accurately than any other automatic I own.

Your mileage man vary, but on the whole FNP-45 owners are a very satisfied bunch.
Link Posted: 5/18/2008 3:36:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2008 3:37:40 AM EST by t11t5]
They are both NIB.

FNP- Hes asking 575. Im working on that...

Crap, its not 3 days yet....
Link Posted: 5/18/2008 6:33:46 AM EST
Get the defender. The FNp 45 is a chunk. The defender will also hold its resale if you ever want to trade or sell it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2008 10:25:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 11:44:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2008 9:53:22 AM EST by Belgianbeast]
FNP-45. A lot more bang for your buck.
Link Posted: 5/20/2008 4:12:41 PM EST
off the books gun,i'll always opt for hi capacity spend the xtra money on ammo and practice
Link Posted: 5/20/2008 9:08:31 PM EST
The FNP is an ungainly beast, I thought it was cool until I handled one.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 12:30:11 PM EST
what did you end-up getting?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 8:08:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Belgianbeast:
FNP-45. A lot more bang for your buck.

They are bulky though. Unless you live in Alaska you will have issues concealing it.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:46:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Belgianbeast:
what did you end-up getting?

The guy that had the Colt also had a Bushmaster 20" H-Bar. I bought that instead. The guy with the FNP wanted more than a new price, He never shot it, but still. The Colt is nice but I was thinking if I wanted a 1911 style gun I want a full size. I was not going to carry it so it was not in my best interest to get it.
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