FNX .45 range results


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ifit
June 9, 2013, 02:53 AM
new owner of my first polymer .45 pistol, just to share some range results from todays range session. these are my first shots today outa the fnx from 7y and 15y, ammo used was my reloads 230gr fmj. very pleased with the pistol. shot from standing position
7y/6 oclock hold
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/004-2_zps5a516053.jpg
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/008_zps110eaefb.jpg
15y/6 oclock hold
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/011-1_zps34d6594f.jpg
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/014_zps5e62cf29.jpg

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ku4hx
June 9, 2013, 05:27 AM
My wife wants one sooo badly; this is going to put her over the edge.

gearhead
June 9, 2013, 07:06 PM
Those are the same results I get with my FNP-45. The platform makes me look much better than I am, I really like the pistol.

BYJO4
June 9, 2013, 07:54 PM
Great shooting and you obviously made a good decision in buying it.

460Kodiak
June 10, 2013, 11:46 AM
I love mine. I really kind of want an FNX in 9mm too, since I own no 9mm's.

BP Hunter
June 10, 2013, 12:23 PM
My LGS has one and I am this close to buying it. How's the recoil. I have a Taurus 1911 and my regular carry is the Glock 36?

carbuncle
June 10, 2013, 01:52 PM
Niiiiice, I want one of these very badly.

Posted from my car phone.

ifit
June 10, 2013, 04:21 PM
thanks guys, as for the recoil...I have shot numerous .45s including a friends glock and colt gold cup that day, and I can say the fnx surprised me with its recoil much less/smoother than the glock and 1911, my friends who shot it that day were actually surprised
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/018_zps938830da.jpg

weblance
June 10, 2013, 09:41 PM
I love my new FNX-45. Its the first, and only 45 I have owned, or shot. I was surprised how mild the pistol shoots. I posted my range report last week. Click Here To Read My Range Report (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=718559)

gunnutery
June 11, 2013, 01:26 AM
Ifit, you've made me pretty jealous :). I noticed the date on your targets and realized that you probably had a lot more fun than I did that day (long day at work). I would've much rather been shooting.

I've yet to fire an FNX, but I've been impressed with the ones I've held. Thanks for the show and tell.

460Kodiak
June 11, 2013, 08:48 AM
The recoil on an FNP-45 feels pretty close to a 1911, with the edge going to an all steel 1911 by a small margine. JMO Of course the real advantage is the 16 round capacity on the FN with one in the chamber.

joneb
June 12, 2013, 01:44 AM
Nice shooting, but I am allergic to plastic :(

weblance
June 12, 2013, 10:27 AM
Nice shooting, but I am allergic to plastic

I feel sorry for people who feel this way, because you are missing out on some really incredible firearms.

ifit
June 12, 2013, 07:52 PM
went to the range to try out my new O/U shotgun and decided to use the 25y target and give the fnx a go
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg544/sr16ve2/035_zps70dd35a5.jpg

joneb
June 14, 2013, 12:40 AM
I feel sorry for people who feel this way, because you are missing out on some really incredible firearms.
Perhaps, my Colt Mk IV 70 Series may not be as accurate, but I will bet it will be in service longer.

GLOOB
June 15, 2013, 12:34 AM
^ How 75% of gun forum posts devolve into that same predictable, repetitive circle jerk that started 30 years ago.

joneb
June 15, 2013, 03:40 AM
^ How 75% of gun forum posts devolve into that same predictable, repetitive circle jerk that started 30 years ago.
Well that's a coincidence I've been shooting this 1911 for almost 30 years.

weblance
June 15, 2013, 10:20 AM
Perhaps, my Colt Mk IV 70 Series may not be as accurate, but I will bet it will be in service longer.

I am 50 years old. I see myself being around here for maybe 30 more years. After that, I dont care if my FNX-45 is wore out, or if my Ruger Mark II has 100,000 rounds left in its life span. If some thug kicks my front door down at midnight, I will be very thankful that I have 16 rounds of 45 available, as opposed to 8.

AfghanVetOrcutt
June 15, 2013, 07:28 PM
Wow, that did devolve quickly. "I don't like your opinion so it's wrong." "I don't like YOUR opinion so YOU'RE wrong."

Anyways, nice FNX and nice shooting! I've been considering getting one but HK and CZ keep distracting me. Maybe one day I'll get around to picking one up.

joneb
June 16, 2013, 01:19 AM
Wow, that did devolve quickly
I guess one is not entitled to his own opinion here :(
I did not intend to offend, I had a Glock 17 and 19 and did not care for them, though I liked the 19 better than the other.

Bovice
June 16, 2013, 01:32 AM
The first rule of internet gun forums is that there is no pistol worthy of firing .45 ACP except the 1911. While that's nice grouping with your FNX, the 1911 makes .45 rounds go nuclear.

In all seriousness, this thread is a discussion of the FNX-45, stop threadjacking to tell us all about a different gun that all of us know about.

Dlowe167
June 16, 2013, 02:52 AM
Nice shooting man. Thanks for posting,been wanting one them guns in tactical.Nice nice to know they are accurate before i shell out the $1200 for tactical version

elde
June 16, 2013, 08:44 AM
Congrats on your fine taste in firearms OP. My results with my FNP45 mirror yours. Easy to shoot, accurate and reliable thru 1500 rounds.Took a chance buying it with little information/research but in this case it worked out fine.

OilyPablo
June 16, 2013, 09:08 AM
Yes, really nice shooting. I bought an FNP-45 two years ago and it took me a bit longer than that to get used to it. In fact, I was frustrated. Maybe two outings! The SA is acceptably light but creeping up on it was bugging me a lot, now after really learning and learning on many other pistols, I really like how the FN feels in the hand and the trigger seems more natural. This FN and the Sig P229 are the two guns that took me the longest to learn.

I think it's good to be able to be accurate despite the hardware :evil:

Still prefer a 1911 trigger. :D

wow6599
June 16, 2013, 05:22 PM
I guess one is not entitled to his own opinion here

I'm with ya. I'm not a big fan of plastic, but you can't deny the usefulness of 16 rds of .45 ACP (owned a FNP 45 USG) or the versatility of a G20 - 10mm, .357 Sig, 40 S&W, 9x25 Dillon - all with just a barrel swap.

Firearms are like tools....

JohnBT
June 17, 2013, 07:35 AM
"I guess one is not entitled to his own opinion here "

It's possible to express an opinion without having an attitude about it.

TIMC
June 17, 2013, 10:31 PM
I have the FNP45 and the FNX9, both are super nice pistols; will they be around in a 100 years, that I can not answer but I know I won't so I don't really care.

With that said, I also own nice steel 1911's and wheel guns and even have a mint Colt SAA that is 107 years old. They are nice as well but I don't shoot the Colt because of its value. I do however wear the FN's out every chance I get! Nothing wrong with plastic guns, they are very useful.

Now lets get back to admiring the OP's sweet FNX45! :cool:

Thompson9494
June 17, 2013, 11:33 PM
While I may not personally be a fan of the FNP-45's ergonomics (I think it's just me) I think it's a great gun otherwise! Enjoy the firepower, accuracy, the super duper easy take down and the cool finish you have on your FN!

glockky
June 19, 2013, 12:32 AM
Does the FNX have conventional rifling?

joneb
June 19, 2013, 02:35 AM
It's possible to express an opinion without having an attitude about it.
Nice shooting, but I am allergic to plastic
So This is your idea of having a attitude ? Wow, and I thought my wife was sensitive :confused:

OilyPablo
June 19, 2013, 07:17 AM
Does the FNX have conventional rifling?

My FNP does, so I assume the FNX does as well.


BTW My FN is probably the quickest, simplest gun I own to field strip. Not that Sig or Glock or a 1911 and many others are tough, but the FN must have designed it to be doable with thick gloves in extreme cold or something.

460Kodiak
June 19, 2013, 09:18 AM
BTW My FN is probably the quickest, simplest gun I own to field strip.

This is my experience as well. I cleaned mine last night and I had it stripped , cleaned, and all metal parts oiled and reassembled in 45 minutes. I like the finish on the stainless version. It seems really durable to me. I just scrub the living hell out of it with Hoppe's #9 and a brass brush, and it is clean. It is back sitting next to my bed now.

OP, you inspired me. Last Sunday I took my FNP-45, my XDs in .45, and my E Series 1911 out. I popped off 200 rounds that day spread across all three guns. It was a lot of fun! All three guns shoot differently, and all three function perfectly. Actually now that I think about it, my 1911 did lock the slide back on a half full magazine. I need a new plunger spring. So the FNP wins in my book. Comparing them is silly. Apples and oranges as far as I'm considered.

The FNP-45 is a great shooter. It has been, and still is my top choice for a full size duty gun. If I was an LEO, it's what I'd want to carry in my holster.

Quick shooting, ergo friendly, HIGH capacity for a .45, and durable. What's not to like hey? I'm glad you're happy with yours.

Orion8472
June 19, 2013, 10:27 AM
jibjab, . . . FWIW, I didn't see your comment as "an attitude". Some people really DON'T like polymer framed pistols. The FNX-45 may very well hold a great number of rounds, but if you don't like polymer, . . . . you don't like polymer. In turn, . . . I think I MAY be allergic to strikerfire guns [for example, . . . yes I know the FNX-9 is a hammer fire].

I think people shouldn't get offended so quickly. It's just a discussion. . . . . and we all have our likes and dislikes.

wally
June 19, 2013, 01:17 PM
I'd vote the FNP the best of the breed of double stack .45ACP pistols. Feels better in my small hands than my Para P14 and blows it away in reliability. I'd vote the XD45 (or XDm45) in second place, despite one less round than the Para and two less than the FNP/FNX.

JohnBT
June 19, 2013, 08:13 PM
"Wow, and I thought my wife was sensitive"

I'm not sensitive, in fact, I'm quite insensitive if I'm to believe what I've always been told. I was just pointing out a fact to you.

John

Phaedrus/69
June 20, 2013, 04:52 AM
FNP makes some very nice pistols. I had an FNP45 Tactical and it was a superb shooter; very accurate and soft shooting. A few days ago I traded it in on another gun. No knock on the FNP, I really like it, just had an opportunity to trade it towards the gun I wanted in the first place- an HK USP45 Tactical. In some ways the FN guns are a better deal (standard rail, night sights on the Tactical, etc) but I'm just an HK fanboy!:o

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