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fnx-9 problem

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wonder9, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Wonder9

    Wonder9 New Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Powell, OH
    Went to shoot my brand new fnx-9 this weekend and didn't get far.
    It will fire after the first hand cycled round, after that it won't fire. The hammer is cocked and the decocker/safety hasn't been engaged but it refuses to fire another round. When I hand cycle it again then it fires but on the preceding round the gun it once again won't fire. I unloaded the gun and did some dry firing drills for troubleshooting. While dry firing I discovered it works flawlessly when I cock the hammer and pull, it also works when I "fire" it DA (which only works while dry firing) but oddly when hand cycling it it functions about 50% of the time (different from when using ammo). When it won't function I found that if I put downward pressure on the back of the slide (over the rear sights) it will then drop the hammer via the trigger. This seems like more than just a "breaking in" problem. If so, this is going to be a long couple hundred rounds hand cycling each one. I've been on hold with FN a couple of times but I'll have to call back later when I can dedicate more time to being on hold?!
  2. Lonestar49

    Lonestar49 Senior Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    So. Calif.
    It's your trigger disconnect IMHO


    I don't own they type gun you have but it sounds familiar as some early Beretta Px4 Sc 9mm's had the same problem it, being, it was a failure of the trigger disconnect safety's built into your gun IMHO.. as such reports of owner's also were able to get their guns to get the trigger to engage by the same means of applying slight pressure down on the rear top of the slide.

    I don't think this will work its way out of trouble rather you're best bet is to contact your gun maker via phone and then make arrangements to have it fixed under warranty as this type safety function failure (not allowing trigger to engage) is not something that can "be out of warranty" when it comes to one's guns "safety workings"


  3. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Member

    Jul 9, 2003
    Mobile, AL
    Is your slide fully going into battery after the shot? You mentioned having to put pressure on the slide.


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