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#1 OFFLINE   cactus1

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Posted May. 18 2012 - 01:11 PM

I am going to buy a 9mm pistola, I have already cashed in on a buddy's ammo deal. He sold me 2000 rounds of Agula ammo 9mm for 180 per 1000. He said he purchased for $209 per, and his wife had a fit (he has a baby coming in 9 days). Anyway I have had the itch for a 9mm for some time now. I am between an FNP 9 or the M&P9. I like the hammer fired FN, but it would not take much to talk me out of the FN and into the M&P

Looking for expirence with either, and pros and cons of both. I have shot the M&P with the apex kit, but I am loaded down with striker fired pistols (glock variety).

Price is a moot point i can get either for same money.

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Posted May. 18 2012 - 03:27 PM

Ive never shot or handled an FNP9, but I have an M&P9, and it quickly became my favorite handgun. It just fits my had so well. Since I got it, Im looking to replace my G19 carry gun with an M&P Shield.

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Posted May. 18 2012 - 04:00 PM

I second the M&P. I scored a great deal on a used Pro Series (not the long slide version), and I love it. I've only handled an FNP-45 Tactical, and while I didn't shoot it, it did feel really good in my hands. I don't know how the -9 would differ.

I never could buy into the Glock hype. They never did feel right in my hands, same with the XD family. The M&P does it for me.

ETA: IMO, one of the best things the M&P has going for it is the ability to grip it so high, in relation to the bore centerline. From what I have seen, the FNP sits a little higher.

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Posted May. 18 2012 - 04:56 PM

ETA: IMO, one of the best things the M&P has going for it is the ability to grip it so high, in relation to the bore centerline. From what I have seen, the FNP sits a little higher.

Yea, I love that. I actually undercut my trigger guard too. So I can get a really high grip.


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Posted May. 18 2012 - 07:32 PM

I had an FNP 9 and it was a good gun. I have two M&P9's and an M&P .45 on the way. I like these oh so much better :)

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Posted May. 18 2012 - 07:57 PM

I've shot the fnp45, but I imagine the ergonomics are similar. Wasn't a fan of the combo decocker/safety thing, but experienced owners have mentioned that its a non issue if you "ride" the safety like a 1911, as it requires a fair amount of pressure to actually actuate the decocker.

I've only handled m&p's, but they feel great in the hand. Idk how it feels to shoot though. I am however, highly interested in them.


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Posted May. 19 2012 - 09:40 AM

I would be buying M&Ps if I didn't already have a Glock. They're a dream to shoot IMO.


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Posted May. 19 2012 - 10:27 AM

a year or so back, i was in the market for a none glock 9mm. i had a source to get the FNx9 for about 450 OTD. i handled it, and decided it felt cheap compared to my glocks. so i kept looking. i ended up with a fullsize M/P9. its a great gun, and really, after years of striker fired glocks, the factory smith trigger doesnt bother me at all. could it be better? sure. but its not my go-to gun, so i dont really care to spend money on the apex parts right now. i probably will some day tho.

that being said, i WILL be buying an FN 45 tactical sometime, those are outstanding pistols.


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Posted May. 21 2012 - 08:21 PM

I had an FNP 9 and it was a good gun. I have two M&P9's and an M&P .45 on the way. I like these oh so much better :)

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Who did the serrations on your slide GT??

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