9x19 mm Parabellum
300 - 460
~ 50 m
Range of effective fire
series of pistols was introduced in 2003. It was developed as a replacement of the commercially unsuccessful FN
Forty-Nine. The FNP was produced by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium and
its division in the USA. This pistol has been
adopted by the Spanish Navy Marines, where it replaces the old Llama
M82 pistol. A small number of the FN FNP pistols are used by Belgium
and US police. This pistol is also available for civilian customers.
Civilian versions were marketed as Browning PRO. However the FN FNP
has not received much attention and orders. One of the reasons was
that it had no significant advantages over other contemporary
pistols. Production of the FNP series pistols was stopped in 2011
due to low sales. It was
replaced in production by an improved
The FN FNP
is available chambered in various cartridges, including 9x19 mm
Parabellum, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
The FN FNP
is a fairly conventional pistol. It has a number of previously known
design features. This weapon
has a polymer frame and a stainless steel slide. Unusual feature of
the FN FNP is that it has fully replaceable frame rails. This
feature allows the pistol to be rebuilt after extensive firing,
hence extends the service life. This feature is also present of the
Steyr M-series pistols, that were released back in 1999. Trigger and
hammer are formed in a single module and can be easily removed for
maintenance or replacement.
The FN FNP
is a short-recoil operated weapon. It fires with a locked breech. It
uses a Browning-type locking system. The FNP has an exposed hammer.
This weapon proved to be reliable.
was available with a choice of single-action only, double-action and
double-action only trigger mechanisms. However the single-action
only trigger mechanism was soon discontinued.
has internal firing pin safety. There is also a magazine safety,
that was proposed as an option. All versions of the FN FNP have an
ambidextrous decocking levers.
The FN FNP-9
chambered in 9x19 mm cartridge is fed from 16-round capacity
magazines. Magazine release button is reversible on all models.
was available with standard or night sights. Both front and rear
sights are dovetailed into the slide.
comes with two different replaceable backstraps. One of them has a
flat shape, while the other is curved. So the shooter can install
the backstrap that suits him most.
has an integrated accessory rail. It can mount laser pointers or
version chambered in 9x19 mm ammunition. Civilian version of this pistol was marketed as Browning PRO-9.
FNP-9M is a
compact version of the FNP-9. It
is also chambered for 9x19 mm cartridge. This pistol is slightly
shorter than the baseline FNP-9.
version chambered in .357 SIG ammunition.
version chambered in .40 S&W ammunition. It has a magazine
capacity of 10 rounds. Civilian version of this pistol was
marketed as Browning PRO-40.
version chambered in .45 ACP ammunition. This weapon has an
ambidextrous slide release.
series. This series of pistols was introduced in 2009. The FNX is
based on the FNP series, but incorporates many ergonomic
improvements. It was developed for the US Joint Combat Pistol
program. The FNX pistol is available chambered in 9x19 mm, .40 S&W and .45
ACP ammunition. Eventually the FNX series replaced in production the FNP series.