FNH USA Self-Loading Police

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posted on May 19, 2009
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Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium, is well known for both fine sporting arms and military and law-enforcement guns, and its Self-Loading Police (SLP) shotgun, reviewed in the "Dope Bag" (August 2008, p. 86), brings those two reputations together.

Based on the Browning Gold and Winchester Super-X designs, the short-stroke, gas-operated semi-automatic SLP has a host of features that drew us to it, including: pistons for both heavy and light loads; a safety that can be reversed for left-handers; an 18" 12-ga. barrel with a 3" chamber and compatibility with standard Invector choke tubes; an extended magazine tube; a protected front post with a white aiming dot and, in the rear, an adjustable ghost-ring flanked by two white dots and mounted on a Picatinny rail; and a 1"-thick ventilated rubber recoil pad.

And when it came to shooting performance, we judged the SLP to be quite good, with commendable slug accuracy, consistent pattern density with buckshot and excellent functional reliability. Handling was also noteworthy, with quick cycling and minimal muzzle rise.

We summed up by stating, "The FNH Self-Loading Police shotgun is simple, reliable and rugged, offering solid performance and a proven design."

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