FN Herstal® FNX-9 Pistol - Black
I was, at first, a bit hesitant but knowing how far back the FN name goes and having early association with Browning I bought the FNX-9. It was pricier than comparable 9mm's but the 2 extra mags were nice. I tried the unit with high end and Russian ammo and at first, the unit was having problems ejecting the cheap ammo. After feeding a hundred rounds of the Russian ammo the unit feed well on all ammo types and has ever since. There is one issue that is small. I spend a lot of time in the wilderness and one thing we need to watch with this unit is that the mag release is touchy and upon bumping a tree or a truck seat the mag gets released. Other than that the FNX-9 is a great unit and having a military background I can say this, you can trust FN when you need them.
November 6, 2013
Glancing in the Rear View.
A little over two years gone by, I wrote a review for a newer pistol on the market. But the online catalog wasn't keeping up with the turnover in the market place. FNH introduced a shooter to the market place in 9 mm, that was an improved version of the FNP 9. They hung the FNX moniker on her.
What follows is that review and some glancing in the rear view to sum up two years of trigger time.
"This will be about the FNX-9, which is the newer version of the FNP-9. The good folks at Bass Pro showed me both of the FN's in 9mm.I went with the FNX as it is totally ambidextrous. A big plus for lefties, like me, who also shoot with their spouse, who isn't a south paw. Our sons also like to send the bullets down range with this high quality shooter. There were rumors out there that the mags didn't lock in without a slap. I'm here to tell ya that ain't so. It didn't happen at the store with either model of the FNX. It doesn't happen at the range with a fully loaded magazine either. In fact my wife loads it up with out scratching her nail polish. It feeds whatever I have loaded in the mag without complaint. No failure to eject either. Very simple take down and cleaning. The sights are easy to use, even for my aged eyes. It shoots where you point it. I changed the back strap easily and it feels great. We love the decocking lever and the safety, because they are easy to use with either hand. The DA is a bit tough, but not bad. SA is sweet. I am very happy with this purchase and intend to follow up with the FNX-9's bigger brothers, the FNX-40, and the FNP-45.
Kudos to the folks behind the counter. They wanted me to have a gun I wanted, not to shove a gun at me. They spent time with me and answered questions without directing me to a brand. I came away with the gun I wanted, not what somebody thought I should have. Thanks guys!"
Well there is some water under the bridge since this purchase... Would I do 'er again? Yep! I have no complaints concerning purchasing the FNX 9. I have had the opportunity to put "Beau Coup" rounds through this little gem with nary a hiccup. Would I be tempted by another make or model? Could be... I do have another 9, but the FNX is a quality piece of hardware that is fun to shoot, accurate, and a lead pipe cinch to clean. What is wrong with that? Two years and still no problem with magazines locking in place. No failures to feed or eject. Made in the US of A, everything you paid for and then some, and good looking quality goods.
The local Bass Pro still has some of the best help around. Its where I go first when it comes time to caress some of the newest shooting iron. They have been most helpful when scouting for new guns. Two thumbs way up to you guys!
See ya at the range!
August 2, 2013