FNH USA FNX-45

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posted on October 21, 2013
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The U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program didn’t exactly come to fruition within the military, but it did cause a number of manufacturers to produce new service-type handguns that consumers now get to enjoy. One of those is the FNX-45 from FNH USA, a polymer-frame, hammer-fired, double-action/single-action pistol based on the model FNH developed for the program.

The FNX-45 is a big pistol, measuring about 7 1/2 inches long and weighing 33 ounces unloaded. FNH focused on battlefield duty and not concealed carry when developing it. The size of the FNX-45 may rule out concealing it under clothing in most situations, but the pistol has plenty going for it as an open-carry or home-defense gun-not the least of which is a healthy magazine capacity of 15 rounds of .45 ACP.

Learn more about the FNX-45 with the video below, hosted by Shooting Illustrated's Adam Heggenstaller.

Technical Specifications:

Caliber: .45 ACP

Operation: DA/SA

Sights: Fixed 3-Dot

Capacity: 15 rounds

Weight: 33.2 oz. empty

Width: 1.58″

Height: 6.3″

Barrel Length: 4.5″

Overall Length: 7.4″

Twist Rate: 1:16"

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