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Fn x-45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by meanoldman2, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. meanoldman2

    meanoldman2 Member

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    Have anyone try or reviewed FN X-45? I'm considering one,I would appreciate feedback from fellow High Road members.I have always received great advice.Thanks,Meanoldman2
     
  2. gbw

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    I have the FNX-9, if that's any help.

    Best buy I've made in many many years. Splendid workmanship, fit, finish, trigger pulls, wonderful accuracy, 100% reliability through over 1000 rds so far. Comes with 3 mags. Interchangeable backstraps. Ambi mag release. Any mode firing - C&L SA, DA, DA-SA.

    It is a very light pistol and so felt recoil is noticeable, but the ergonomics are so good it is not noticable. Cost was under $600. Compared to a $1000 Hi-Power I also recently got, the FNX is hands down winner. I would not hesitate.
     
  3. Carter

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    What is the difference between that and the fnp 45?
     
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    Good question, but based on the other guns in the FNP, FNS, FNX sequence, I'd wager little more than requiring new magazines that will be overpriced and near unobtainable.
     
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    I have one. Lots of ammo, soft shooting, extremely accurate, can be carried cocked and locked. I love it. I carry mine when I'm hiking in a Safariland holster. The older ones had some issues with the magazines. I replaced the mag springs, and all was well. It serves as my bed side gun now with a CT railmaster laser on it.

    In my opinion, the FNP-45, FNX-9, and 40 are the best, highest quality polymer guns on the market. I'm sure the fns's are good too, but I prefer hammer fired guns. JMO

    The only thing I don't like about it is that the magazine release is enlarged for ease of use. My trigger finger hits it after I pull the trigger. It get's a bit annoying.

    It is a large blocky gun, so if you have smaller hands, it may not work for you. It is not the same size frame as the FNX 9 or 40. It's larger. It has a 4.5" bbl as well. The backstraps are interchangeable.
     
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    My FNP-45 is a fantastic gun and a soft shooter. FN makes really nice guns and are a bargin compared to a Sig. Btw I really like sig, just not their prices....


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    The FNP-45 was more like the FNX than the FNP to begin with
     
  8. Thompson9494

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    My brother has an FNP-45 himself. I'm gonna be straight with you, I'm not awfully impressed with it. It's B-I-G, bulky and has a spongy trigger but the firepower is obviously pretty nice. Unless you wanna wear a thick jacket the FNP or FNX-45 is going to be challenging to conceal. Reliability wise, my brother's has been good if you buy the right bullets, his is 'choosey' even with FMJs and I've never seen him put JHPs through the gun so I can't speak for the FNs reliability with those. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend one, though I do like the idea of a combination safety-decocker that the FNP/FNX-45 has.

    I'd look at a different .45 but that's my opinion.
     
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    True, the trigger is a bit spongy. Yes, not easy to conceal as it is a big gun. It was originally designed to be an open carried duty pistol, and was never meant to be a CCW gun. If that is your desire, there are way better options. It is simply meant to be a full size, lots of firepower, hangin on your hip gun. That's why I open carry it when hiking a lot.
     
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    I had the FNP-45 and FNX in 9mm. Neither were particularly accurate and the 45 was less than perfectly reliable. I like the design, but both of mine came up short on performance. I didn't keep either very long. For less money my Glocks in 45 and 9mm beat them.
     
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    I carry my FNP45 Tactical as a duty weapon and it excels in that capacity. My gun has been 100% reliable, regardless of ammo, and is very accurate. No, the trigger isn't as good as any of my 1911s, but it's better than any of the striker fired polymer guns out there. And, as far as the concealability of it, as mentioned, the FNP45 was designed to be a duty/military side arm for open, uniformed carry, not to be stashed in a pocket or hidden under a tshirt. If you want a gun for concealed carry buy one that is designed for such use and don't try to turn a full size pistol into a pocket gun, it'll never work.
     
  12. Thompson9494

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    I would definitely recommend holding it in the store before you buy it and if possible find a rental or a buddy who owns one so you can fire it yourself. One of the biggest complaints I have about it (I forgot to mention this one in my previous post) is the checkering on the grip. The checkering on the grip is very aggressive, even with the FNP-45s softer than normal (for a .45 Auto Colt) recoil, the checkering is annoying for me, especially on the front of the handle. I'd probably like the pistol a whole lot better if they'd just tone down the violent checkering, I mean you'll be hard pressed to lose your grip because of the checkering but I really don't like it, bear in mind this is my honest opinion.
     
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    I have two of the FNP-45 variants, one is the Tactical. They are my favorite range guns, easy to handle and extremely accurate. The FNP-45 was originally developed to compete for a military contract so it was designed around SAAMI spec ammo exclusively, it can be fussy with ammo that's loaded to a longer than standard OAL. I haven't fired the FNX version but I understand that's the main difference, that the magazine and mag well was tweaked to be slightly less ammo-sensitive.
     
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