New from FNH USA: FNX-45, FNX-45 Tactical


The day after The Military Arms Channel reviews the FNX-9, FNH USA drops the FNX-45. [NB: Not literally. But if FNH USA did drop the FNX-45 I’m sure they wouldn’t try to catch it and nothing bad would happen save dinging a perfectly good gun.] Coincidence? I think not. OK, maybe. Probably. Definitely. Anyway, judging from Mac’s opinion of the lastest version of FN’s nine millimeter pistol—previously known as the artist known as the FNP—the .45 caliber version should be da bomb. Like the 9mm, the 15-round .45 is a DA/SA (double action to single action) semi with a heavy-ass DA trigger pull. Which makes the $809 msrp firearm perfectly suitable for trigger-happy New York City cops, Navy SEALS and other HSLD types but not my first choice for an EDC (Everyday Carry). In case that makes the slightest difference to anyone anywhere. FNH is also selling a suppressor and red-dot-ready FNX-45 Tactical. Pic of the Tactical and press release after the jump . . .

FNH USA, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FNX-45, a double-action/single-action hammer-driven pistol with highly enhanced ergonomics.

This handgun is the latest addition to the company’s ever-popular FNX line of autoloading pistols and is made in Columbia, SC by FN Manufacturing, Inc.

As of today, initial shipments are en route to dealers nationwide.

“We are pleased to announce the release of the FNX-45, which is the culmination of years of innovative product development and advanced engineering techniques,” said Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales for FNH USA. “This handgun was modeled after the FNP-45 service pistol originally introduced in 2007 under the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program. With the FNX-45, FN has combined all of the great features our customers love about our FNP product line with the reliability, performance and ergonomics our FNX line is known for.”

The FNX-45 is fully ambidextrous and is available in matte black with a stainless steel barrel or flat dark earth with a matte black barrel. Both slides and barrels are stainless steel. It comes with a 15-round magazine and multiple interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelet and a MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail on the underside accepts tactical lights and lasers. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $809.00.