Monday, May 16, 2011

FNP-45 pistol

| Monday, May 16, 2011 | 1 comments

The FN Herstal FNP pistol is a series of semi-automatic, polymer-framed pistols manufactured in Columbia, SC, by FNH USA, a division of Fabrique Nationale de Herstal. The pistol debuted in early 2006 and is chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .357 SIG cartridges.

FNP 45 pistol is the next step in evolution of the FNP 9 / FNP 40 pistols line. First announced in 2007, the FNP 45 is just one of the many new, modern .45 caliber pistols which recently hit the civilian and law enforcement markets in USA. The increased interest in full-size, high capacity .45ACP pistols can be in part attributed to the several unsuccessful attempts of US armed forces to re-adopt this cartridge over the 9x19 NATO in the search of better stopping power. The same reason (combat effectiveness / stopping power) causes many police organizations and civilian shooters to re-think the role of the century-old .45ACP round. FNH USA, the US-based subsidiary of the famous Belgian arms-making company FN Herstal, took this cartridge and developed this serious service-type pistol. Based on its predecessors, FNP 45 is somewhat bigger and heavier than its 9mm/.40 caliber 'older brothers', and is best suited for holster carry. It features improved ergonomics, with fully ambidextrous controls and modular grip backstrap. Front of the frame is shaped to form Picatinny rail which can accept a wide variety of accessories like laser sights or tactical lights. The modular hammer units for FNP 45 are available in two versions - with manual safety that permits "cocked and locked" carry or with decock-only function (gun shall be carried with hammer lowered over the loaded chamber).

Type : Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin : Belgium, United States
Manufacturer : FNH USA
Produced : 2006-present
Weight Unloaded : 32.4 oz (919 g)
Length : 7.85 in (199 mm)
Barrel length : 4.5 in (114 mm)
Width : 1.58 in (40 mm)
Height : 6.33 in (161 mm)
Effective range : 55 yd (50 m)
Feed system : Detachable box magazine, capacities: 14 rounds (FNP-45)
Sights : 3-dot white or Tritium night sights


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