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FNX .45 range results

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ifit, Jun 9, 2013.

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  1. ifit

    ifit Member

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    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
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    15y/6 oclock hold
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  2. ku4hx

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    My wife wants one sooo badly; this is going to put her over the edge.
     
  3. gearhead

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    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.
     
  4. BYJO4

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    Great shooting and you obviously made a good decision in buying it.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    I love mine. I really kind of want an FNX in 9mm too, since I own no 9mm's.
     
  6. BP Hunter

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    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?
     
  7. carbuncle

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    Niiiiice, I want one of these very badly.

    Posted from my car phone.
     
  8. ifit

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    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
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  9. weblance

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    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
     
  10. gunnutery

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    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.
     
  11. 460Shooter

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    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.
     
  12. joneb

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    Nice shooting, but I am allergic to plastic :(
     
  13. weblance

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

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    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
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  15. joneb

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    Perhaps, my Colt Mk IV 70 Series may not be as accurate, but I will bet it will be in service longer.
     
  16. GLOOB

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    ^ How 75% of gun forum posts devolve into that same predictable, repetitive circle jerk that started 30 years ago.
     
  17. joneb

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    Well that's a coincidence I've been shooting this 1911 for almost 30 years.
     
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  18. weblance

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    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.
     
  19. AfghanVetOrcutt

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    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.
     
  20. joneb

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    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.
     
  21. Bovice

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    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.
     
  22. Dlowe167

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    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
     
  23. elde

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    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.
     
  24. OilyPablo

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    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
     
  25. wow6599

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    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....
     
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