Picking up my new FNX 45 this afternoon

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    Picking up my new FNX 45 this afternoon

    A few months back I had the chance to try an XDs at the range. I had been looking for a new carry gun since I "gave" my XD9 subcompact to my wife. I ended up buying an XDs that day and even though it was my first .45, I fell in love with 45 ACP.

    My only issue with the XDs is that it's tiny--great for a carry gun but not really what I wanted for the nightstand. So fast forward to the last couple of weeks when I decided to pick up a new full-size pistol.

    After borrowing, renting, handling and drooling over several guns, I decided it was either going to have to be a Sig P220 SAO or an FNX 45. Since they apparently made like ten of the 220s in SAO *ever* and I couldn't come across any of them and the FNX is readily available (plus 50% greater capacity, I like the more aggressive tread on the grips, they come standard with a rail if I decide to add a light), I scored a great price on one on Gunbroker.

    So I'm on the way to pick it up this afternoon! Now since this is a "Defensive Carry Guns" forum, has anyone tried carrying one of these bad boys? I'm going to have to try a few holsters, maybe hit the gun show in a few weeks and see if Michael Kole is there and can make a nice OWB for me. Anyone else have any suggestions?

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    Congrats - you'll love the FNH pistol.

    I carried my FNP-45 during cold weather using a Remora or a hybrid IWB. Still prefer to carry a lighter and more compact 1911 though. Can't beat the big FNH pistol for home defence or as a service arm. Very friendly to shoot and a goodly amount of rounds at hand.

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    You're going to really like that gun. I have an FNX45T and it's the best home defense handgun I can imagine. 15+1 of .45ACP, night sights, rail for a light, and the most versatile safety system on any gun I know of. I have mine in the bed side safe decocked to put the hammer down on a loaded chamber. Nothing to remember, pick it up and it's ready to go.



    That said, the thing is huge on my 5'-8" 158 lb body. I think I could hide a mail box easier - okay, I'm exaggerating but not much. It's thick, tall, and heavy. Too much of all of those for me to consider packing it. But for home defense, it's dead solid perfect.

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    beautiful gun please post pics

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    Give us a range report. That what i wanted instead of a Glock21, but then Sandy Hook happened and i got the Glock 21 the day after.

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    A friend let me shoot his FNX45T. It's one bad-assed fight gun. Congrats on your pick!
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    I bought my FNP45 Tactical very shortly before they released the FNX version. But it's an awesome gun. I bet the FNX will be great, too.
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    I think you will love it. I have an FNS9 which I love. FNH really understands ergonomics.

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    I have a FNX40 and love the gun. Have you ventured over to the FNH forum, its swarming with guys and their FNX45? Enjoy the pistol as it's a beast...Eric

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    Please report back with your impressions after you shoot it. I have always wanted to try an FNX. Looks like they would be awesome.
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    Very nice. I was looking at FNH website. (I am a new shooter, bear with me). I have shot my friends 1911 so i have a very basic understanding of SA Vs DA. Is there any advantage or disadvantage in choosing between a weapon that is Striker vs Hammer. I see they produce both?

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    Congrats! They are excellent and well made pistols. Please post some pics so the rest of us can exercise "gun-lust"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    You're going to really like that gun. I have an FNX45T and it's the best home defense handgun I can imagine. 15+1 of .45ACP, night sights, rail for a light, and the most versatile safety system on any gun I know of. I have mine in the bed side safe decocked to put the hammer down on a loaded chamber. Nothing to remember, pick it up and it's ready to go.



    That said, the thing is huge on my 5'-8" 158 lb body. I think I could hide a mail box easier - okay, I'm exaggerating but not much. It's thick, tall, and heavy. Too much of all of those for me to consider packing it. But for home defense, it's dead solid perfect.

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    Need to get my real camera out and take some pics, but here's a couple from my phone. Overall the gun seems surprisingly lightweight for its size (though a mag with 15 rounds of 230gr fmj weighs more than my XDs loaded) and conceals better than I expected just using an Uncle Mike's IWB holster I had in a drawer. Takes some planning in the wardrobe department but it can be done--and with a decent holster this may become a carry gun instead of just a nightstand piece!

    Taking it to the range on Thursday, I have several ammo types to feed it from Remmington target to cheap imported dirty Russian ammo to some JHP. Will post a report and some more pics later.

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    Looks good. Looking forward to hearing a range report.
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