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What are your thoughts on FNX?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Roland, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Roland

    Roland SE Portland New Member

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    I'm looking to buy my second pistol, I already have a carry gun, and was looking at perhaps a glock or m&p for a fun range/shtf handgun and went to the a gun store and started playing around with an FNX. I really liked it, fit my had great and in the right price range, unlike hk. What are your experiences with FNX or FNS and how would you compare them to glocks and other 5-600 dollar guns?
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I have had an FNX-40 for over a year now and really enjoy it. I like the hammer fired pistol and the options it gives you. You can carry it on safe with the hammer down, safe with the hammer cocked or off safe wither way. The double action pull is quite heavy but the single is great! It has a short positive reset for follow up shots. The interchangeable backstraps are a nice although the checkered one I have been told bites a bit too hard, personally I don't have a problem with it. I would recommend it to anyone looking it's a feature heavy american made gun at a great price point. My only regret is I wish I would have got a .45.
     
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  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Everything that DieselScout said. I don't own one yet, but an FNX-45 Tactical is my next purchase.
     
  4. PDXHero

    PDXHero Beaverton, OR Member

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    I had the XDM9 and sold it to get the FNX9. I'm much happier with the FNX9. The hammer fired pistol makes it much more enjoyable to shoot, at least for me.

    As other have said, I wish I went with the 45 instead of the 9. Maybe someday.
     
  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I have one in 9mm. Absolutely an awesome pistol. A pleasure to shoot, and extremely well built.
    My wife has an FNP and she loves that.
     
  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I mentioned my wife loves my FNX as well. She shoots it better then the PX4 we bought her at the same time.
     
  7. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I don't think you can go wrong buying FNH kit. They make high quality guns. We were going to get glocks, but glad we got the FN's instead.
     
  8. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I have considered getting rid of my G17 for an FNX or FNP in 9mm. It was my first pistol so their is some sentimental value.
     
  9. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I think the reality of it is that Glocks are ubiquitous. Magazines are easy to get, every gun shop (almost) has someone who knows them in and out, etc..
    More Police/LEO use them, and they have an almost cult following.
    To me, meh, not a fan.
     
  10. Roland

    Roland SE Portland New Member

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    Well thanks for the input. These are exactly the issues I'm dealing with. I have a .40 as my edc gun so I'm trying to decide to get another .40 or maybe have this be in 9mm for high capacity fun. Also keep going back and forth between the FNX and Glock. I like the idea of having a hammer and SA/DA, a decocker and the night sights the FNX comes with. It's not as indestructible in a shtf situation as the Glock, but I just like it (even though I've never fired one.)
     
  11. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    The FNS9/40 is better than the Glock and is a more apples to apples compararison. For the reason that it has upgraded parts and ambi everything. It falls short of the Glock in one area that is worth considering, the Glock has afar and away more aftermarket upgrades and accessories available.

    You would have to upgrade the Glock barrel, slide, spring, and night sights to have a pistol on par with the FN and you still don't have ambi controls or interchangable backstraps and it comes with 3 magazines. It's not a huge difference between the Glock and the FN, but the FN is for even money, more pistol.
     
  12. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    G4 glocks have interchangeable back-straps and comes with 3 mags. I would encourage you to try shooting them and see what fits you better. You can argue the merits of each gun until you turn blue, but until you do a side by side comparison for yourself you will never really know which gun is better for you.
     
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  13. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    No argument from me about that, I like Glocks too. The FNS9 and 40 are right between a 17 and 19 in size. If I would have gone with a Glock, I wouldn't have been sorry. Another factor: love them or hate them, the FN has a safety on it the Glock doesn't, that tends to polarize a lot of folks one way or the other.
     
  14. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've had a FNP-45 for a few years now and really like it. Have fired most modern pistols and favor the FNP over all that sell for under $800.
     
  15. Old Dog

    Old Dog Kitsap County, WA Member

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    I've got an FNX-45, and frankly, it's probably gonna stay the only polymer-framed pistol in my personal armory. It's a veritable tackdriver. 15 +1 rounds of .45 ACP ... Total awesomeness. I've quickly become an FNH fan, for sure.
     
  16. Roland

    Roland SE Portland New Member

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    Well I ended up buying a used HK USP 9mm instead of the FNX and I'm thrilled with my choice. Still want an FNX in the future, perhaps in .45, but that will be some time away. I need a new hunting rifle and a couple other guns first. Damn, this hobby gets expensive.
     
  17. mark9fogger

    mark9fogger Kali, unfortunately Member

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    My Glock 21 is an awesome 45 ACP that I love, but I will purchase a FNX-45 someday.