Left handed shooter comparing FNP-9 USG to FNX-9
Hey guys, I'm a SIG guy but I'm helping my left handed father with his first semi-auto handgun purchase. He's left handed which rules out a lot of great gun because most of them save for the H&K USP do not have full left handed controls especially the slide release. We were at the local gun shop which only stocks "upper end" merchandise and none of the bottom feeder guns and came across the FNP-9 USG and the FNX-9 both black frame with silver slide. He liked them alot and an even bigger bonus they were both under his $700 budget. Our dilemma is, which FN9 to go with. I'm no help to him as I don't know jack about FN's other than they have a good reputation as a whole. So my question for the experts is which do we go with? I see the FNP is being discontinued as are the mags which for my Dad sort of spooks him. Also that the FNX is basically the updated FNP correct? Are these reliable well built weapons on par with a SIG or H&K? Any details we should know about or other useful info?
Im a lefty myself and I have had zero problems with my FNX-9, the controls are great, the mags feed fine, the pistol is extremely low maintenince as well. I
Its also really accurate. I have shot many of the high end pistols and I prefer the FNX over the M&P, Glock and SIg
It comes with four different backstraps so you can find a grip that works for you. Overall I would say that it is one of the higher quality 9mm service pistols avialable.
It was between a FNX and a Glock 17 for me and I chose the FN because of the full ambi controls, not to mention the decocker which is nice if you want to carry one in the pipe.
I dont think you can go wrong choosing a FNX, the only hard part is whether your going with the 9mm or the 40s&w
Im partial to the 9mm so thats what I went with, but im sure the 40 is just as high quality
Hope this helps
Missed the part about the FNP,
I am not 100% sure if the FNP is being phased out entirely but I have heard that they stopped making mags for them.
I'd go with the FNX - It is just the FNP, updated with the features that were in the USG line - Essentially, they're about the same except the FNX will still be having mags made for it for a while.