Gun Report

FN USA FNP-9 DAO 9mm

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We liked some aspects of the gun, but the FNP-9's feeding problems and heavy trigger really hurt it in comparison to the other guns tested in the April 2008 issue.

FN USA FNP-9 DAO 9mm

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We liked some aspects of the gun, but the FNP-9s feeding problems and heavy trigger really hurt it in comparison to the other guns tested in the April 2008 issue. In that test, we gave the Sig Sauer P250 9mm, $749, an A- for its versatile modular design and precision DAO trigger. Likewise, a Glock G17, $599, got an A- as an accurate, simple, economically priced defense gun. The Heckler & Koch P2000 LEM V2, $879, was just a step behind with a B+, mainly because it took us more time to adjust to the controls. And when we add the CZ 75 B and its single-action 9mm operation in this test, its hard for us to find a reason to buy FNP-9.
The FN magazine well resembled the speed chutes found on custom race gunsa feature we applaud.
The FNP-9 shared the same breakdown latch as the Sig Sauer pistols. Dovetailed sights and an accessory rail are nice touches.
The sweeping contour on the grip, though shallower than the original, was an FNH trademark characteristic. Note how with the action cocked the hammer is ajar. With the arched grip panel in place, ergonomics were topnotch.

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