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4 years 5 days ago, 6:20 PM

Reaper308

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FNX

I'm quickly becoming a fan of the FNX line of pistols from FNH. I've always liked the FNP .45. Now that I have about 1k rounds down range with the FNX, I can honestly say its a really sweet piece. Currently its offered in 9x19 and .40. I'm not sure if they're planning on coming out with a .45 in this frame size or not. I reminds me a lot of a USP but costs a couple hundred less. Hopefully manufacturers will see that these are quality guns and start coming out with more accessories for them (like different night sights and holsters). Currently, the only night sights that I know of are AmeriGlo, but they're good (I think trijicon makes their tritium tubes). I just had a friend ask which pistol I recommended, and based on his needs and experience with HK's I suggested the FNX. His first range report was flawless. Not that anyone cares.... I've just liked these from the day they came out, I just feel like I have enough range time with them to recommend them. If you're a fan of DA/SA and looking for a "midsize" framed pistol, it's worth checking out. Anyone else have trigger time behind a FNX or FNP?

4" bbl
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manual safety and decocker
14+1 in .40 and 17+1 in 9x19

*not my pistol shown

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4 years 5 days ago, 7:06 PM

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no trigger time

but i was looking at these at the gunshop 2 weeks ago,gives me a good reason to go rent one and shoot it.

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4 years 5 days ago, 8:51 PM

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Yeah they seem like a very nice alternative to striker fired polymers. I've been waiting for the indoor range down the street to get a couple in so I can rent one and see how it shoots.

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4 years 4 days ago, 11:48 AM

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before I got the Glock 19. Might have to give it another look........how would it compare to a Sig?

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4 years 4 days ago, 11:57 AM

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the DA/SA and functionality will be very similar to DA/SA Sigs (except FNX has a manual safety). The FNX has a polymer frame where as Sig models like P220,P226,P228,P229 etc.. use alloy

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4 years 3 days ago, 2:55 PM

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FNP

I just bought a new FNP 9mm USG about a month ago.
I've put 200 rounds through it so far without one problem!
I love it! Feels perfect in my hand and is accurate.
I shot an FNX 9 but I didn't like the way the grip felt.
I liked the mag release better on the FNP.
I'm super pleased with my FNP and would recomend it
to anyone.
Thanks,
Ty

4 years 3 days ago, 5:45 PM

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I dig them too. As mentioned above, I really like the .45. The tactical .45 will really give the USP tactical a run for its money.

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3 years 51 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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FNP over USP

This is interesting. I know very little about the FNP product line and have yet to try them out. I enjoy firing the USP line and I will definitely try to compare the two the next time I go to the range.

3 years 51 weeks ago, 9:11 AM

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I'm not saying I would choose one over the other (FNP tactical .45 vs. USP Tactical .45), but I would seriously consider both. Both are great guns. I'm just saying that the FNP tactical will give the USP tactical a run for its money in the full size tactical .45 catagory. If you want more of a compact 9x19 or .40, look at the FNX. I'm not taking anything away from HK's, just saying that FNH makes a good pistol.

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3 years 51 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

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just an FWIW

FN and HK failed against Glock when the Austrian Army did testing for a new pistol,now i sound like a real Glock guy don't I,not true.

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3 years 51 weeks ago, 9:29 AM

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Got rid of it for her XD subcompact. Or did I get my G26 for it? I can't remember now. Either way, we switched to a superior weapon as far as "shootability" and accuracy goes. I can't stand DA/SA trigger pulls, but from what I've read, FN's pistols are pretty standard as far as great reliability goes.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 3:10 PM

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I had a FNP40 USG, loved it. was disappointed when the improved model came out because I couldn't justify upgrading after a year. A mishap happened, and my FNP40 was destroyed, so I just picked up the FNX40. I love the improvements and feel. I am looking forward to breaking it in soon. I understand the felt recoil was reduced with the raising of the grip, closer to the center-line of the barrel. The older model recoil was no problem, so this should be great.

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