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    Just bought an FNX 9

    This is my first firearm purchase so i am now excited to get to the range and try it out. I went with the intent of getting the FNP 9 but after holding both, the FNX just felt better.


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    Looks great! Have had a FNP9 and FNP9M for serveral years. Got so much invested in mags, I'll probably just stick with them for now.

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    Very nice. congratulations.

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    What is the difference between the FNP and the FNX........nice weapon either way. 3 mags? Nice.

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    the FNX is the latest version of the FNP, slightly different plastic on the grip, the fire control group has been modifed to include a saftey (similar to the FNP - USG version).

    i am sure there are other changes like the 3 back straps, (my FNP only had 2)

    I think all NIB come with 3 mag (mine did)

    i would think more $$ but gun broker has both for about the same pricing ranges.

    YMMV

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    it comes with 4 backstraps, although i do not like the way they are attached. The FNP was a better design, it has a screw to attach them, where as the FNX just has a plastic tab, not as secure.

    The magazines are different as well, it has a 16 +1 round capacity. The FNX mag has a tab on the front of the slide that attaches in the mag well, the FNP has 2 notches on the sides of the slide that seem to be more stable. Some people have had difficulites with the new FNX slides, I have not, mine have been secure from the start.

    The front sight on the FNX is larger than the front sight on the FNP.

    The slide on the FNX is more squared off (similar to glock, springfield) the FNP is much more rounded.

    Basically the FNX is almost identical to the FNP 45.

    I have been to the range once with it, you can see my target in the range report section. I am a true novice at shooting and this pistol is amazing, i feel extremely confident with it right out of the box.

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    FNP that I'm looking at LGS has a 10 round mag.

    Will FNP take FNX 17 round mags?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdub20 View Post
    it comes with 4 backstraps, although i do not like the way they are attached. The FNP was a better design, it has a screw to attach them, where as the FNX just has a plastic tab, not as secure.
    The magazines are different as well, it has a 16 +1 round capacity. The FNX mag has a tab on the front of the slide that attaches in the mag well, the FNP has 2 notches on the sides of the slide that seem to be more stable. Some people have had difficulites with the new FNX slides, I have not, mine have been secure from the start.
    The front sight on the FNX is larger than the front sight on the FNP.
    The slide on the FNX is more squared off (similar to glock, springfield) the FNP is much more rounded.
    Basically the FNX is almost identical to the FNP 45.
    I have been to the range once with it, you can see my target in the range report section. I am a true novice at shooting and this pistol is amazing, i feel extremely confident with it right out of the box.
    I own a FNX-9 as well. I recommend using 147gr FMJ/TMJ ammo for range practice and dry-practice a LOT. You can use 115gr, but the muzzle-flip will be greater. Since it is a polymer-frame, it will have more muzzle flip than a steel gun. Learn from a handgun expert how to grip the gun....don't develop bad habits that have to be changed later. Hire someone if you have to....it is worth it. When you can do two shots within 1.5s to the thorasic cavity (IDPA or IPSC target center mass), then you can think about going to different ammo.

    By all means keep your ammo separate from your handgun whenver doing dry-fire practice. Keep the ammo in a separate room of the house from where you dry-fire. Always dry-fire into a concrete/brick wall or steel door...drywall/plaster will not stop a round. Always keep your snap-caps separate from ammo and always count them and use them in your dry-fire area.

    I highly recommend a handgun training course that teaches malfunction handling, tactical reloading, trigger control, sight picture acquisition, and safety. Frontsight has an excellent 4-day course that I think everyone should take. There are others offered in your state I am sure if you look around. You should also think about liability insurance and understand the responsibilities that come with operating/carrying a handgun.

    The FNX-9 is a great gun, but what really matters is your training and your skills.
    Welcome.
    CC

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