FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

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FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by yossarian » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 pm

PSA has this on sale until tomorrow https://palmettostatearmory.com/fmk-pat ... g2p2u.html Near Hi-point price but it doesn't look like a cordless drill and it's double stack. It looks like actual retail price isn't much higher. The one review on that sight isn't promising but it's a sample size of one. Anyone have any actual or even second hand (not third hand or my wife's cousin's dog groomer's experience) with one of these. I certainly don't need one and I'm not likely to get one for shits and giggles, even at that price, but it has piqued my curiosity.
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by Stercutus » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:26 pm

I handled and shot one at a gun shop in Birmingham late last year. I thought it was worth the $299 price back then. I did not buy one because I did not need one but had never seen one before and was curious. For $199 that is dirt cheap. The one I shot was a dealer display model that had been shot a lot.


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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by FlashDaddy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm

I find this pistol, at this price, very intriguing. The interwebs note problems with failure to lock back and pins walking, but customer service looks very good. And quality “seems” to be improving. So after reading every post and watching almost every vid I could find, I am going to order one. :D
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by FlashDaddy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 am

I like the FMK’s size, very close to dimensions and weight of a glock 19. The hipoint 9mm uses a blowback action, which requires a very heavy, and therefore larger, slide. This makes it heavier to carry on your person and harder to conceal. Hipoints also limit you to ten round mags, the FMK has 14 rounders. My father in law has a hipoint 9 and it is accurate and reliable. Hipoints also have great customer service.
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by flybynight » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:18 pm

Did you buy one ? If so how is it?
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by FlashDaddy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:17 pm

Picked it up from my local gun shop and I really like it. A little lighter shade of gray than I was expecting. Really has a nice grip. The proof will be in how it shoots. I have a range trip planned for next weekend, with a few different ammo brands to try out. I’ll post the results here.
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Re: FMK Patriot II: range report

Post by FlashDaddy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 pm

Finally took my new FMK Patriot II to the range today. It was excellent! It uses 14 round mags. I shot six mags of PPU 124 gr FMJ with zero errors. I shot at seven yards and the sights were good. I then shot two mags of Federal Hi-shok 115 gr JHP, again no failures. Then two mags of PPU 147 gr JHP, again just perfect.

I’ve seen complaints of the FMK not going into battery after firing, feeding failures, trigger not resetting and not locking back. Mine worked fine without any failures or problem of any kind. I also like the grip including the slightly padded blackstrap. It felt great. It shoots better than I do. I give it an A++.
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Re: FMK Patriot II: range report

Post by flybynight » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:25 pm

FlashDaddy wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Finally took my new FMK Patriot II to the range today. It was excellent! It uses 14 round mags. I shot six mags of PPU 124 gr FMJ with zero errors. I shot at seven yards and the sights were good. I then shot two mags of Federal Hi-shok 115 gr JHP, again no failures. Then two mags of PPU 147 gr JHP, again just perfect.

I’ve seen complaints of the FMK not going into battery after firing, feeding failures, trigger not resetting and not locking back. Mine worked fine without any failures or problem of any kind. I also like the grip including the slightly padded blackstrap. It felt great. It shoots better than I do. I give it an A++.
UPDATE on the pistol? Any problems?
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by FlashDaddy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:25 am

I took mine back to the range three weeks ago and a ran 50 rounds of Geco “range” 124gr fmj. No problems of any kind. I even shot a mag with my non-dominate hand bcz you never know. They are $212 with free ship and no tax outside of Michigan at
https://www.centerfireguns.com/fmk-fire ... g2sss.html
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by flybynight » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:32 am

Yea I've been seeing at around that price all over. That's why I asked. How many rounds total have you shot through the gun? Mix of slow fire and rapid?
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Re: FMK Patriot II. Anyone laid hands on one?

Post by FlashDaddy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:03 am

I’ve put 600-700 rounds through it. The range masters where I shoot limit everyone to one shot per second. So no fast shooting. Years ago I used to be able to shoot at the police range which had no such rule; but all that that ended with the new mayor.
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