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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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FNX-9 Range Report

Hey all, I just wanted share a little fun I had at the range and give you a report on the FNX-9. First let me introduce the weapon, for those that are not familiar with it. The FNX-9 is a hammer fired SA/DA semi-automatic pistol manufactured by FN Herstal, the parent company of Browning and the manufacturer of such great weapons as the SCAR-16 & SCAR 17, the M249 SAW, M240 and the famous M2HB .50 Caliber Machine Gun. The FNX-9 fires your standard 9mm round and has a capacity of 17+1. Size of the FNX-9 is similar in length and width to the Glock G19, but is a half inch taller to accommodate the higher capacity magazines. It comes equipped with full ambidextrous controls, 4 different back straps (2 textures in 2 sizes) and mine came with Trijicon night sights. The front sight is of the standard variety and the rear is a deep V notch with no color around the rear tritium vials. The safety is also a decocker. It can be carried like a 1911, cocked and locked, or hammer down safety off. The texture of the grip is aggressive but doesn't hurt and the ergonomics are great, even if you have smaller hands like myself. Street price on the FNX-9 is $599.99 with 3 17 round mags.



So out to the range. The gun is fairly light for a service pistol weighing in at 21.9 oz. empty. Despite the weight the FNX-9 manages recoil very well. It cycles smoothly and has never failed to feed, fire or extract and eject anything. As expected the DA trigger pull is heavy but very smooth, crispand predictable. SA is right around 4.5lbs-5lbs. and again smooth, crisp and predictable. The trigger reset is very distinct and short. There is a little trigger take up in DA, but this is minimal. The cold hammer forged 4" barrel helps provide exceptional accuracy. Much better than I can shoot. The gun points very naturally, for me. The smooth cycling, good recoil control and sights make for fast follow up shots. The target below is 18 rounds of Federal Premium 124Gr. HST. The target was 8 yards away and the 7 ring is approximately 4" in diameter and the 10 ring is 1". The 1st DA shot is the one on the 5-6 ring line. the other 17 are all within the 8 ring. Good enough for me.



This is also my primary carry gun. I carry it between 7 & 8 o'clock, (yeah I'm a lefty.) in an Old Faithful IWB holster. This is as good as it get's boys and girls, with out spending 1.5 times the money on a hammer fired gun.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Love my FNX-9. One of my favorite pistols.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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And still looking for one...
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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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i like the FN guns, but the fit of the sights on the guns drive me crazy, thus have never bought one.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 05:06 AM   #5
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i like the FN guns, but the fit of the sights on the guns drive me crazy, thus have never bought one.
Pleas clarify. I have, nor have I ever heard of fit issues with the sights. The rear drift adjusts pretty much the same as my M&P. Although my sights are right on and I have never had to adjust them.
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the huge gap between the slide and the bottom of the sights. perhaps just nitpicking, but the little details to me make a difference. if you have other pistols, take a look at the gap and you will see what i mean
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Great review! I have been looking at the FNS 9 real hard. It seems to be about the same as the FNX 9 but is striker fired.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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I bought a FNS-9 that was highly recommended to me by a couple of our best local shooters. The ergonomics are great (grip similar to 1911) but the trigger was absolutely horrible, IMHO, so I traded it for a new M&P C.O.R.E.
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I bought a FNS-9 that was highly recommended to me by a couple of our best local shooters. The ergonomics are great (grip similar to 1911) but the trigger was absolutely horrible, IMHO,
I have a FNS and FNX 9 (also a 45) The FNX trigger is much better then the FNS but of course that first shot is double action. I would pick the FNX over the FNS if I had to pick one.
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the huge gap between the slide and the bottom of the sights. perhaps just nitpicking, but the little details to me make a difference. if you have other pistols, take a look at the gap and you will see what i mean
There is a very small gap, I can get a sheet of paper between the 2 but there is also a small gap on my M&P45 both front and rear.
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Damn I hate living in Mass. I really liked the look of the fnx and sadly it never was something I could even consider.

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Nice review! Well done!
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Damn I hate living in Mass. I really liked the look of the fnx and sadly it never was something I could even consider.
I bet I hate living in CT. even more. At least you can own semi-auto rifles. If I wanted to buy a brand new semi-auto rifle, the only 3 that are now legal are the Browning BAR (Wow.....that's a lot of money), Remington 750 (zero interest in the junk Remington puts out these days) and the Ruger Mini-14 (The most expensive plinking rifle ever made.) So what's that leave me with? Bolt guns and lever guns.

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I bet I hate living in CT. even more. At least you can own semi-auto rifles. If I wanted to buy a brand new semi-auto rifle, the only 3 that are now legal are the Browning BAR (Wow.....that's a lot of money), Remington 750 (zero interest in the junk Remington puts out these days) and the Ruger Mini-14 (The most expensive plinking rifle ever made.) So what's that leave me with? Bolt guns and lever guns.
Ouch. That bad? Any modern sporting rifle is banned? Was that all the legislation that went down last year? I remember seeing all that passed but didn't really see what they banned.
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Yup, pretty much banned anything semi-auto with a detachable magazine, with any of their evil features. And nothing can have a capacity of more than 10 rounds. This all went through on April 4th, 2013

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