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New FNX pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Full Metal Jacket, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Full Metal Jacket

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    The new FNX 9 and FNX 40 pistols offer new ergonomic polymer frames with a low-bore axis for flat shooting and less recoil for improved control. Checkered grip panels should reduce slippage during shooting. Also included are four interchangeable backstrap inserts to customize fit and feel. The pistols allow fully ambidextrous operating controls.

    The profiled stainless steel slide has cocking serrations in the front and rear, and a 4-inch hammer-forged stainless barrel delivers long life and pinpoint accuracy. The guns arrive with a decocker and manual safety.
     
  2. Blakenzy

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    Funny, the bore axis doesn't look like it sits particularly low to me.
     
  3. Full Metal Jacket

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    how the FNX is different than the FNP:

    -lower bore axis

    -4 interchangeable backstraps as apposed to 2

    -a safety decocker, rather than just a decocker

    -grippier texture

    -front cocking serrations



    FNP40:
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  4. Quiet

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    FN took the improvements they incorporated on the FNP-45 and added them to the FNP-9 & FNP-40 to make the FNX-9 & FNX-40.

    FN has also moved the FNP-9 & FNP-40 to Browning and Browning now sells the FNP-9 & FNP-40 as the Pro-9 & Pro-40.
     
  5. rellascout

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    Browning has always sold the Pro 9 and Pro 40.

    Like most Browning products they are overpriced.
     
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    The bore axis still doesn't look any lower than the FNP.

    In fact the bore axis of the FNX actually looks slightly HIGHER. :scrutiny:


    [​IMG]

    I do like the look of the safety lever and mag release though, those look like improvements ... too bad about the forward cocking serrations though.
     
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  7. Full Metal Jacket

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    ^^^your bottom line is incorrect.

    look at the grip tang-it's higher on the fnx, which allows the gun to sit a little lower in your hand closer to the bore axis.
     
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    So... It will translate to very little difference in the hand.

    What is the street price for this gun? The FNP was a great value when it was a $400 gun. Now at $500 not so much.
     
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    -lower bore axis
    doesn't look much lower, and doesn't look like it matches a Glock

    -4 interchangeable backstraps as apposed to 2
    meh, not important to me

    -a safety decocker, rather than just a decocker
    i'd rather decocker only with no manual safety

    -grippier texture
    could be useful, would have to feel to know what i felt

    -front cocking serrations
    not needed

    I think I would stick with the cheaper FN-P
     
  10. Snowdog

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    Impressive way to prove your point, Zundfolge. I can certainly see what you're talking about.
     
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    Actually if you look at the picture of the FNP its taken from a slightly lower angle (you can see the underside of the magazine and trigger guard for example) So the blue line is pretty much right in line with the bottom of the grip tang.

    It looks to me like the bore axis of the FNX and the FNP are likely the same.

    When reading FN's press release, they just said it has a "low bore axis" not a "lower bore axis" So I don't think they were comparing the bore axis between the X and the P.

    Still looks like the FNX is a nice set of improvements over the FNP (with the exception of the forward cocking serrations ... which are just fashionable and really only useful if you mount optics ... and I don't like them in general).
     
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    They were discontinued a few years ago. I believe I paid $500 for this one back in 05. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Zundfolge, the more important detail you're missing is that those pictures aren't the same size. Look where the bottom of the grips come to. Without editing it, just line it up with the bottom of your browser window, and you'll see what I mean. The bottom of the magazine bumper pad on the FNP is flush with the bottom of the grip on the FNX.
     
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    gotta hate them forward serrations.
     
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    It also looks like it has an ambi slide release. For my money all forward cocking serrations do is eat up your holster.
     
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    Using a common feature such as the trigger or hammer seems to indicated both models are to scale. The FNX may simply have a longer grip (which has little or nothing to do with comparing the bore axis). I must agree that both models have the same bore axis.
     
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    Bottom of the trigger and bottom of the trigger-guard are also off. The picture on the right is just bigger. There aren't really any other common points of comparison.
     
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    ^^^100% correct, eldon.

    also, i you'll notice, the space between the bottom of the grip tang & the bottom of the slide is much shorter on the FNX=lower bore axis.
     
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    I just about bought a FNP last Summer. Liked the features and feel of it. Than started reading about all the FNP broken trigger group problems people were having with the 9mm. I wonder if they did some redesigning of the trigger group on the new and improved FNX?
     
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    I'm waiting for my FNP-9 to arrive from CDNN, this is the first I've heard of trigger group problems, I don't think I've ever read a bad review of the FNP's, can you post some more info on this? Also, according to FN USA, the FNX now comes with 2 backstraps, not the 4 they originally announced, I might buy one of them as well after they've been out for a little while.
     
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    I shrunk the FNX till the hammers were the same size and the bore axis was the same.
     
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    When I made the image, I placed the FNX over the FNP and set it partially transparent ... then I scaled the FNX to where the two round bits above the trigger area and the extractor were the same size. Then I aligned them so that the centerline of the bores were lined up.


    I still contend that the FNX and the FNP are likely the same bore axis.
     
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    Okay there are some common misconceptions ive read in this thread.

    What the FNX is is the fnp9 and 40 with a 45 style grip and features
    There were complaints about the safety/decocker bending on the fnp and the one you see there remedies that.

    The gun can be purchased with a de-cocker only or de-cocker and manual safety. Push down and you decock. Push up and your on safety

    The slide is identical except the fnx has been redesigned a little lowering weight and felt recoil.

    The grip feels great in my hand and more square like a 1911 which I love personally.

    Trigger remains the same with maybe some tweaks here or there.
    If you are having problems with your trigger we have one of the best customer service departments and will get your gun fixed in no time :)


    +2 more round in the magazine


    Gun comes with case and 3 magazines.

    Every piece of this gun is either made in house or purchased from a vendor in the USA. How many other manufacturers can say that?

    and FYI guys guess who owns browning?;)

    Any other questions or concerns feel free to post them
     
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    Is it cocked and locked capable?
     
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