FNP-45 Competition

The FNP series has rapidly become a hit with the concealed carry and defensive pistol market, as a reliable and accurate pistol with a good price point is automatically going to be popular.

However, the FNP series hadn’t gained a major foothold in the competition shooting market, but all that appears to be on the road to changing with the introduction of the FNP-45 Competition.

In recent years, FNH-USA has put an increased focus on the competition shooting market, especially in the 3-gun segment of competitive shooting.  In addition to being a major sponsor of 3-Gun Nation, FNH-USA also sponsors a competitive shooting team headlined by Tasha Hanish.  One of the neat things about FNH is that you can literally buy every gun that you’d need to shoot a 3-gun match from them, whether you’re shooting the Tactical Iron Division or my personal favorite division, Heavy Metal.

For Heavy Metal shooters in Outlaw 3-gun (aka all non-USPSA 3-gun) you need a .45 ACP pistol, and the new FNP-45 Competition can definitely fill that niche.  Additionally, if you’re a Limited-10 or CDP shooter in USPSA or IDPA, this could definitely be a gun for you.  Like the original FNP-45 series guns, the FNP-45 Competition will have either a 10 or 14 round magazine and come standard in double action/single action.  Like the standard pistols it will be selectable SA as well – the decocker also acts as a safety allowing the gun to be carried “cocked and locked”.  According to the FNH-USA rep at the booth at the NRA Annual Meetings, the FNP-45 Competition will have a “tuned” trigger from the factory, and I will say that the DA trigger on the display model was pretty good – on par with a good tuned DA revolver trigger.  With a standard fiber optic sight for fast acquisition and a cavernous magwell for fast reloads, could this be your next IDPA gun for Custom Defensive Pistol?  The only downside to the FNP-45 pistol is that the grip is pretty large – I have never had a problem reaching the trigger on a Beretta 92FS (aka Beretta M9) and the DA trigger on the FNP-45 felt kind of far away.  Like many other guns though, we’ll have to see how it shoots!

FNH USA provided me no promotional consideration for this article.

One thought on “FNP-45 Competition”

  1. Sounds kinda like a lighter version of the Megastar, same type S/A, D/A, decocker, etc.

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