FN FNH FNX TACTICAL .45 ACP PREMIER TACTICAL EDITION THREADED BARREL SUPPRESSOR READY TRIJICON ISSUE RMR RED DOT SUPPRESSOR HEIGHT TRITIUM SIGHTS THREE TYPES AMMO TOTAL 600 ROUNDS AMMO SEVEN (7) FN OEM MAGAZINES ++
PISTOL: Manufacturer’s statements and accolades are all over the net so I leave that for you to Google but I will share the following: Hmm. I really like this pistol yet I exclusively shoot Glock 17’s. It is in .45 ACP for those whom just gotta have that hammer but it holds 16 rounds.. one less than my Glock 9mm. Hmm. It has a decocker which can be used in SAO or DAO mode; this means the safety (which is a decocker not a safety but for ease of analysis) when up makes the trigger useless. You can pull the trigger all day and it freely moves fully to the rear and forward but does not engage the hammer; as with any 1911 type safety you simply sweep it down or off and the hammer system is engaged allowing a first round double action shot (as a revolver) with subsequent follow up in single action (as a 1911) when you pull the trigger. This allows the operator an enhanced margin of personal safety as if in a fisticuff situation (ok CQB, hand to hand, what have you) if the pistol is lost and retrieved or snatched by the adversary the odds of said adversary being knowledgeable of a decocker are slim and allows the original operator time to adjust their method of assault ie braining the sumbitch. By the By you can also carry the pistol cocked with the decocker on allowing your first round to be single action; added bonus.. like Dragons. If you know where that came from you are of my ilk.
The ergonomics of this pistol are, ok, better than the full size Glock. Yes it has modular backstraps (throw them away) but the grip as is allows all but those with the smallest OF hands a standard high grip butting against the beavertail. Super. The slide has a lower bore axis so EVEN with the red dot installed it has the same sight signature as the Glock 17 or 19 with no red dot. In other words the sight picture is no higher than a standard sight picture even with the RMR red dot. No small feat as typically a red dot on a pistol insures the operator must look and find the dot taking up time. No such issue here acquisition of dot is instantaneous.
Gotta admit they had me when I opened the outer box to discover a high quality inner box instead of styrofoam or cheap plastic which in turn holds a high quality canvas case for the pistol and accoutrements. Colt Pythons are delivered in cheapo plastic cases as are all Colt’s, S&W, Glock, Sig all same same cheap ass trash cases. FN is obviously proud of this pistol and it shows from the start.
OPTICS/SIGHTS: The Official USSOCOM Handgun Reflex Sight (MAS-D HRS). Trijicon RMR® Type 2 selected by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Handgun Reflex Sight (HRS) Contract; these exact units were contracted for U.S. Army Special Forces and by association all top tier SOCOM operators. Contract specifications include HRS Hard Anodized Coyote Brown with Government UID code on the top of the RMR. Your RMR is the exact same unit as shown with Government UID stamps. Waterproof, dustproof, fogproof with adjustable brightness controlled by the end-user. Trijicon suppressor height night sights installed and certified. You can utilize the sights without the RMR on as they co-witness through the RMR itself. Easy-to-use buttons on the sides of the optic allow the user to adjust the illumination brightness, toggle between manual and automatic modes, and power down the RMR for storage. If a manual mode has been chosen, the RMR will remain in manual mode for 16.5 hours following the last push of a button. After 16.5 hours, the optic will default back to the automatic mode so that the RMR will be ready for your next mission or task. Compatible with night vision devices. Additionally, the user can also lock out the buttons so that the RMR functions in automatic mode only. This ensures that inadvertent button pushes do not cause a loss of aiming solution.
SIGHTS: Suppressor height night sights are three dot green tritium and co-witness through the RMR. If the RMR is not on or broke (both nigh to impossible as the battery life is 4 years) you can use the iron sights with the RMR installed on the slide.
AMMUNITION #1: Full case 500 rounds Sellier & Bellot 230 grain FMJ Full Metal Jacket, brass, re-loadable. Back country or overseas use approved by the Geneva Conventions for military use. FMJ will pass through heavy clothing and or barriers and or humanoids and or Mountain Lions.. even Black Bears. Not for use in your home against an intruder as the bullet will most likely pass thru said intruder thru a couple drywall walls and lodge in a 4×4 over the crib. Get it? Great match or target or overseas or outdoor back up though..
AMMUNITION #2: Premier “personal defense” ammunition. Four boxes, 80 rounds, .45 ACP+P Liberty Civil Defense screams out of your barrel at 1900 fps. Since the original .45 ACP in FMJ ran about 850 fps (feet per second) 1900 fps is screaming.. these bullets were specifically manufactured and engineered to terminate humanoids while expending all the kinetic energy in said humanoid without the associated “pass through” found in typical .45 ACP loads. This is super serious hammer again for said humanoids. Only bad ones though..
AMMUNITION #3: Buffalo Bore Bear Back Up or Black Bear hunting or Thor’s Hammer. Non-expanding load designed to shoot through large shoulder bones or the skull on a black bear. These non-expanding bullets also work well if you need to shoot through cover like car doors or stick frame walls. This pistol with this ammo in a Kenai center chest holster will accomplish what is needed whilst in the back country of the Alaskan wilds. This stuff will knock a Moose out; permanently.
MANUFACTURERS STATEMENT: Developed and enhanced under the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program, the FNX™-45 is a double-action/single-action hammer-driven pistol with manual safety/decocking levers, slide stop lever, and magazine release; fully ambidextrous. Slide and barrel are stainless steel. Checkered polymer frame has multiple interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelets. A MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail on the underside accepts tactical lights and lasers. It is the latest in technological advancements in handgun engineering, offering .45 ACP performance and a host of unique features that no other handgun can match. 15-round magazine is precisely engineered to take a dive to the prone position and naturally roll up toward the target. Low-bore axis for reduced felt recoil, enhanced operator control, and a grip angle that provides unmatched natural point of aim. Threaded muzzle to accept sound suppressors, compensators, and other accessories.
MAGAZINES: Seven (7) FN OEM magazines; five 15 round and two 10 round.
COST/BUILD: There are several models of the FNX; this is the most expensive one, FNX-45T MOS TRB (threaded barrel, tan). On Gunbroker today there are a few for $1425 shipped without an RMR or ammo. Trijicon RMR is $710 and is installed with the proper screw set (have fun getting yours). 500 rounds cased FMJ ammunition $444. Four boxes, 80 rounds premier Liberty Civil Defense ammo is $48 per box shipped = $192. Buffalo Bore Hammer, one box of 20 rounds $47. Gemtech lanyard, military issue, $41. Ships with 7 magazines, 5 magazine upcharge $241. Total to acquire complete as described $3100. Then add GB fees.. ships to you as a “pick up and shoot” package with red dot zeroed OR OR unfired your choice. AZ pays tax visa mc discover AMEX add 3.5%