New FNX-9

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    New FNX-9

    I received my new FNH FNX-9 this past Thursday.

    I had an FNP-9 that I really liked but was talked into trading it off over the winter.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid

    I have been carrying concealed for just over 40 years (yes, I really am that old) and the FNP was one of the best guns I have ever fired and it was great to carry.

    I tried a couple of other guns after trading off the FNP and nothing was as a good so i decided to get another. About the same time, FNH annouced the FNX-9 so I decided to wait until they were released.I
    I got this one from Red's Trading Post via Gunbroker. It was $549 plus $19 for shipping. My FFL charges another $20 for the transaction. Red's was fast, gun was just like it was promised, good people to do business with.

    I also get a $100 rebate from FNH (retired LEO and retired US Army) so that made it even better.

    The gun is remarkable. It is a tradional double action in that the first shot is DA and subsequent are SA. But, they have changed the manual safety so now you carry cocked and locked, just like a 1911 or a FNH HiPower. That makes the first shot SA

    The safety, magazine release and slide release are all ambidextrious. The magazines, (three are supplied) are 17 rounds. I needed to use an Uplula to get 17 into them, the springs get pretty intense after round 12 or so.
    It comes with four options for backstraps. There are both arched and slim backstraps, one set has pretty aggressive stipling and the other set matchs the markings on the grips.
    I chose the slim less aggressive backstrap as it is closest to the 1911. The double stack grip is remarkably "thin" compared to other hicap pistols.

    The FNX will apparently fit the same holsters that the FNP used. I am carrying my FNX in a Galco summer comfort IWB now. It will mostly be my Jeep gun until cold weather returns. Right now I am carrying my Kahr.

    Here's the gun porn:

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    Very nice. I didn't know that FNH gives a $100 rebate to LEO's. I will have to look into getting one now
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    Congrats on your new pistola! I bought my wife the Browning Pro-9 when they were available and put the Insight M6 light/laser on it primarily for her nightstand gun. At the time, the difference between the Browning and the FN was on the Browning you could have it cocked and locked. Glad to see that feature on the new FNX line. Like your experience, it's a great shooter and feels very good in the hand plus it has some fantastic features. You don't see many posts on the FN guns and it's too bad. People really owe it to themselves if they are considering any polymer handgun to give serious consideration to this line. Enjoy your new toy!
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    ooooOOOOOOooooo.

    VERY NICE! I am getting the FNP45 very soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    Here's a link to the FNH rebate form. Some of the rebates are up to $300

    FNH Distinguished Service Rebate
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    Good looking pistol. Three mags in the box is very nice.

    How is the trigger in DA/SA? Any idea on trigger weight?

    Also, if carried cocked & locked, how positive is the safety? The reason I ask is that I have a friend with a HK45 that he carries in condition one. The safety on the HK does not impress me. Is it comparable to the BHP or 1911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BudMan5 View Post
    Here's a link to the FNH rebate form. Some of the rebates are up to $300

    FNH Distinguished Service Rebate
    OH! Totally taking advantage of that!! Thanks for sharing!

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    The manual safety is as good as good as the 1911 or the Browning HiPower. It is, after all, from the same company that John M.Browning designed for.
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    My FNP 45 USG is such a great pistol that I'm currently looking for tnx 40 as slightly smaller companion. The FNP 45 USG is identical to the tnx line, except for size.

    But I'm having a hard time finding the FNX locally.

    Hope you enjoy yours, they look very impressive. Be sure to give us arange report soon!
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    Had to finally add some direct gun porn. Here's both my carry weapons:

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    Stop. Please, just stop. My "wish list" cannot handle anymore additions!

    You've got some nice looking pistols there!

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    Hey BudMan5, thanks for posting! Beautiful guns! I printed a copy of the rebate form, now all I have to do is decide which one I want. I'm leaning towards the Five-seveN.
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    Congrats on the new toy. Enjoy!
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