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I was ready to take the leap for the M&P, then someone turned me on to the FNP. Also a nice gun & feels good in the hand too. Looking for a defensive gun and a range gun. Anyone shoot both? Have any idea of accuracy or felt recoil & dependability?
 

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I have a feeling 99.999% of the folks here will say to go for the M&P, and I can't blame them since this is an M&P message board. Same thing would happen if you go to an XD board, they'll most likely say get the XD. I personally do NOT own an M&P, but I hear almost nothing but good things about the pistol, and the few complaints are typically small stuff. To me, it seems like one heck of a great gun.



I DO, however, own an FNP-9, and plan to get another. Maybe even a .40S&W one (or two) as well. 9mm's that I have fired before the FNP-9 were the Beretta, and H&K. Did not like the way they shot. Didn't either of them. I was skeptical of getting the FNP9, but did so because my LGS guy swore by 'em. I got the stainless bi-tone one with decocker. Comes with 3 mags, either 10 round or 16 round (depending on your state laws). Very well put together. Replaceable steel rails. Very good sights even though the one I have isn't night sights (I really don't care). Has interchangeable backstraps similar to the M&P. It is not striker fired, it's traditional DA/SA exposed hammer.



When I took it to the range for the first time, the grip was comfortable for me. My first shot was dead on. It shoots where I point very easily. Even my buddy liked it very much, and wants to shoot it again. Since then, I've put about 200 rounds through it. Not much, I know. But I have 0 FTF's, and 0 FTE's. Spits out anything just fine, and begs for more. I personally like the trigger pull. And she's VERY mild on the recoil/muzzle flip department. It's fun to shoot. Easy to shoot all day long if you wanted to. Clean-up is easy. Take it apart like a Sig. Good controls, that don't get in the way, but are in easy reach. I love this gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Comparison:



FNP-9

External Hammer

3 mags

Loaded chamber indicator

Decocker (ambi)

Mag release (ambi)

4" Barrel

Stainless steel

Poly frame



M&P

Striker

2 Mags

LCI type

Mag release (ambi)

4.25" barrel

Stainless steel

Poly frame



Try them both. Both are winners in my book. Get both if you can.
 

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I own both and I think they're both equally awesome. You can find them



for about the same price. They're both more accurate than I am.



Reliability has been equal in both, %100. Bottom-line, it comes down to



if you like DA/SA, which I think the FNP has the best out of any DA/SA,



or you want a consistent striker fire trigger.



Let us know what you choose.
 

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Stupidman said:
I own both and I think they're both equally awesome. You can find them



for about the same price. They're both more accurate than I am.



Reliability has been equal in both, %100. Bottom-line, it comes down to



if you like DA/SA, which I think the FNP has the best out of any DA/SA,



or you want a consistent striker fire trigger.



Let us know what you choose.


Hello fellow FNP owner.
What caliber is your FNP in? Mine's in 9mm. I was wondering how the .40S&W is if you have one? And what caliber is your M&P in? Man, what great guns they both are. 8)
 

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Hello fellow FNP owner.
What caliber is your FNP in? Mine's in 9mm. I was wondering how the .40S&W is if you have one? And what caliber is your M&P in? Man, what great guns they both are. 8)


Howdie!

My M&P is a 9mm and my FNP is a .40. the FNP 40 is great! The only small complaint that I have about it if is that the mag rattles just a little bit when it is fully loaded. I'm sure there's a way to fix it that I haven't discovered yet. I honestly can't decide on which pistol I like better. I suppose it's a good problem to have. 8)



There are .45 versions of both guns hitting the market this next year and I'm looking forward to buying both of them. :twisted:
 

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That rattle isn't a big deal. All FNP-40 mags do that for some reason. That question was asked in the FiveseveN Forums, and it seems like a common thing. I don't know why though. Something like that wouldn't bother me as long as it won't mess it up, which it doesn't. My FNP-9 (or any other FNP-9 for that matter) doesn't seem to have that characteristic. Definitely looking forward to gett an FNP-40. Of course, I also want to get an M&P, that's why I'm here.
Hope you enjoy both! Certainly is nice to have at least two great guns. 8)
 

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For what its worth, some M&P mags rattle as well. Mine do, but they have been utterly reliable.



I think it really only comes down to if you like DA/SA or a constant trigger pull.
 

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I've been looking really hard at the FNP series. I think I want one in .45 if/when they come out. I just got the MP .40, and I know I'll be just sick when the .45 version comes out. I'll have to get it too!
 

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The FNP-45 won't be out until about June 2007. Quite a long wait. It's been getting a lot of praise. My only gripe with this version is its trigger guard. It doesn't look right for some reason. Otherwise, it's all very cool. The FNP-9, and FNP-40's are pretty sweet too! The 40 is definitely on my short list.



Would I get one over the M&P? No. As I may have said earlier, they are both fine guns IMHO. I actually don't like to compare them since they are different to me. The FNP's can mostly be found in DA/SA configurations, and have exposed hammers. I like that. I also like the striker fired design of the M&P. It's great that there are really nice choices available to people.
 
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