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FN FNP

Semi-automatic pistol

FN FNP

The FN FNP is a fairly conventional pistol with a polymer frame

 
 
FN FNP-9
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (unloaded) 700 g
Weight (loaded) 890 g
Length 188 mm
Barrel length 102 mm
Muzzle velocity 300 - 460 m/s
Magazine capacity 16 rounds
Sighting range ~ 50 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

 

   The FNP 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 FNX series.

   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.

   This pistol 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.

   This weapon 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.

   This pistol was available with standard or night sights. Both front and rear sights are dovetailed into the slide.

   This weapon 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.

   This handgun has an integrated accessory rail. It can mount laser pointers or tactical flashlights.

 

Variants

 

   FN FNP-9, 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.

   FN FNP-357, version chambered in .357 SIG ammunition.

   FN FNP-40, 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.

   FN FNP-45, version chambered in .45 ACP ammunition. This weapon has an ambidextrous slide release.

  FN FNX 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.

 
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