The FNP-45 Tactical is a suppressor-capable .45 ACP pistol ideal…

The FNP-45 Tactical is a suppressor-capable .45 ACP pistol ideal for an LE tactical role.

FNH USA brings something new and versatile to the law enforcement arsenal with its DA/SA .45 ACP semi-automatic designed specifically for tactical use. The first thing you notice about the FNP-45 Tactical is its color. The frame is finished in what FNH describes as “Flat Dark Earth,” contrasted by a slightly lighter hued stainless steel slide. The internal design of the FNP-45 Tactical is based on the John Browning style recoil-operated, linkless barrel system.

Initially developed for the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program (JCP), the FNP-45 Tactical offers the law enforcement community features originally intended for military use. There’s nothing clandestine about that, just the availability of a handgun designed to operate under the worst conditions in the world. The new semi-auto uses a lightweight polymer frame (6 ounces) with integral checkered grip panels, frontstrap and interchangeable backstraps.

The FNP’s design provides a low bore axis for reduced felt recoil and fully ambidextrous controls for the magazine release, slide release, and safety/decocker; the latter oversized for ease of use. With a chambered round and cocked hammer, the gun can be safely decocked by thumbing the lever all the way down until the hammer drops. (Discharge is prevented by a mechanical blockage of the hammer and firing pin when the decocker is activated). At this point the gun is in double-action mode. Conversely, with the hammer cocked, the FNP-45 Tactical can be carried with the safety engaged in a traditional single-action (1911-style) cocked and locked condition. In short, it is perfect for either carry method. The gun also has a loaded chamber indicator at the right side of the slide with a raised edge that can be felt with the trigger finger, the only feature that is not ambidextrous.

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  • WC

    I feel the same, it seems the FNP .45 is fading away. I REALLY want one, but I’d hate to see a new model next year. Wish I knew FN’s intentions.

  • FN is marketing a new FNP Called the FNX basicly the same gun with lower bore axis and higher mag cap.,and totaly ambidextrous. Will FN improve this .45 FNP next year to the .45 FNX Tactical should I wait and see or is this gun staying the same for a few years? I bought a FNP.40,a year lator the FNX .40 if I would have known I would have waited!

    Thanks Joe S.