Just got my FNX-9
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July 30th, 2010 10:16 PM
Just got my FNX-9
Picked up my FNX-9 from the transferring FFL today. I purchased it on Gunbroker from Tanner Sports for $499.00 plus shipping. It was the best price I had found and they provided quick and professional service.
I got the all black model because I'm cheap and it's not a BBQ gun or anything.
Didn't get a chance to shoot it as a thunderstorm rolled in, but I'll shoot it tomorrow. Luckily, I have a range in my backyard.
As I was researching this gun I found some people had concerns:
(1) about the silver mags appearance - mine are blackened stainless.
(2)the magazine wouldn't seat unless you pushed forward on it - I don't have that issue as the mags seat fine just pushing straight up.
(3) the gap between the "mainspring housing" and frame - mine does have that as well but I don't think it will pose any problems.
(4) the gun being too big or too thick to use as a CCW - I compared it's thickness to my Witness .45 ACP Compact - it is wider through the safety/decocker but the grips are comparable, the FNX may even be thinner. It feels thinner to me. Its a bit taller and just a hair longer but I think it should carry just fine.
(5) the gun being too heavy with a full load of ammo - I weighed it with a full 17 round mag and it came in at 31 ounces (the same as a loaded S&W 39 and 9 ounces lighter than my Witness with 8 rounds).
I'm looking forward to running a few rounds through it tomorrow and will post my impressions.
Of course I'll add a little amature gun porn.
FNX-9 Mag.JPGFNX-9 Bulldog.JPGFNX-9 Taurus 85.JPGFNX-9 sights.JPG
July 30th, 2010 10:32 PM
I think the guys toting 1911's and bigger may think your statement about it being to big to CC is not valid.
Congrats, it should be a good shooter.
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July 30th, 2010 11:02 PM
Congrats on the new gun. Tanner's is a good company to deal with. I have a FNP-9 that I bought from them on auction, and really got an excellent deal, and I love the gun.
You will enjoy your new FNX.
Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!
August 5th, 2010 10:41 PM
So how did it shoot? I didn't even know this gun existed. What are the differences between this one and the FNP-9?
August 6th, 2010 02:09 AM
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August 6th, 2010 08:13 AM
One more in the mag; controls on both sides; can carry cocked and locked; different grip texture; lighter; safety/decocker appears to be sturdier. Shoots great and seems like it should carry pretty well. The website says thickness is 1.55" but that is apparently through the safety/decock lever. The gun fits my hand better than my old double stack 9mm (Star 30M) and I have really small hands.
Originally Posted by zebco
Holsters are out there but kind of tough to find. I made a hybrid IWB for mine.
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