Faxon Firearms’ First Pistols: The 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire

Faxon Firearms 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire Pistols

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Cincinnati-based Faxon Firearms has just announced a line of polymer-framed 9mm pistols. The new FX-19 line includes two handguns, the Patriot and the Hellfire. Both feature optics-ready, DLC-coated, aggressively machined slides and take GLOCK 19 magazines.

The Hellfire comes silencer-ready with a threaded barrel and suppressor-height sights. Faxon hasn’t announced prices yet.

Here’s their press release . . .

Faxon Firearms Announces their New FX-19 Pistol Line  

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, a Cincinnati, Ohio based manufacturer of quality rifle and pistol components, is excited to announce their new FX-19 line of 9mm pistols.

Faxon Firearms 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire Pistols

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The FX-19 pistol line is built from the ground up with the quality and precision you have come to expect from Faxon Firearms.

Faxon Firearms 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire Pistols

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The Patriot is set up in a carry configuration with aggressive serrations in the slide and fiber-optic front sights. The Hellfire is competition oriented with lightening cuts, suppressor-height sights, enhanced aluminum magwell, and a G19 magazine with a Faxon +5 extension.

Faxon Firearms 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire Pistols

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Both the Patriot and Hellfire come with DLC coated slides, machined in-house from 17-4 stainless steel and our Match Series pistol barrels. The slides feature optic cuts for mounting Trijicon RMR and Holosun 507C red dots.

The Faxon polymer frame utilizes a 1911-style grip angle, custom grip textures, a double undercut trigger guard, and extended beavertail for improved recoil control and faster target acquisition.  The frame also features a full picatinny rail for weapon mounted lights.

Faxon Firearms 9mm FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire Pistols

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Both models include an extended magazine release, an Overwatch Precision flat-faced trigger, and one G19 magazine.

Patriot Specs:

  • Custom Polymer Frame
  • Extended Magazine Release
  • Overwatch Precision Trigger with Polished Trigger Bar
  • Slides are machined in-house from 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Enhanced front, rear, and top serrations
  • Optic cut for Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C
  • Machined posts in optic cuts for optic locating and recoil absorption
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Finish
  • Fiber Optic Front Sight, Blacked-Out Rear Sight
  • Includes One G19 Magazine

Hellfire Specs:

  • Custom Polymer Frame
  • Extended Magazine Release
  • Overwatch Precision Trigger with Polished Trigger Bar
  • Slides are machined in-house from 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Enhanced front, rear, and top serrations
  • Optic cut for Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C
  • Machined posts in optic cuts for optic locating and recoil absorption
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Finish
  • Suppressor-Height Night Sights
  • Enhanced, Low-Profile Magwell
  • Includes One G19 Magazine with +5 Extension

“We are truly excited to announce our first pistols to the firearms market. After countless hours of design, engineering, testing, and machining, we are extremely proud of the fit, finish, and innovations that went into the FX-19 Patriot and Hellfire. We hope our customers enjoy them as much as we do, and we look forward to debuting them at Shot Show,” said Bob Faxon, President of Faxon Firearms.


  1. avatar MyName says:

    Needs more slide serrations. Reminds me of a quad rail hand guard.

    1. avatar Nanashi says:

      Supposedly all the Glock clones have excessive serrations because it makes it legally distinct from a genuine Glock without compromising parts compatibility.

  2. avatar Starfreak74 says:

    I’ve heard mentioned before and I agree with the idea that manufacturers should do more pistols based on other manufacturers magazines. I like that they are starting with Glock but hope to see new pistols take m&p mags.

    1. avatar Vicrattlehead says:

      I think going with Glock mags was smart. LOTS of capacity options from tons of places at any budget level.
      This coming from a S&W owner

      1. avatar SoCalJack says:

        Other than being able to DIY grip reduction, low-priced Glockazines are why I finally bought a Glock last year.

      2. avatar Starfreak74 says:

        I completely agree its smart to start with glock but cannot wait until companies start doing the same for m&p mags.

      3. avatar Nanashi says:

        And coming from another S&W owner, I’ve never heard of any company that makes reliable funsticks for an M&P. For competitions that allow them, that’s actually quite important.

  3. avatar Vicrattlehead says:

    If you get lost in the wilderness or that zombie apocalypse finally comes, the slide on those guns can double as a saw to cut down small trees.

  4. avatar Ad Astra says:

    Ribbed for your pleasure.

    1. avatar Mikial says:

      🙂 That was a good one!

  5. avatar Pelosi Flying Coach says:

    Good idea for Faxon, makes sense for them to show what their parts lineup looks like in concert, atop an 80 percent frame. FWIW that is a Polymer80 frame

  6. avatar Stinkeye says:

    “Like a Glock, but somehow even less ergonomic!”

    1. avatar No one of consequence says:

      Hand of the beholder. I find Pilymer80 frames fit my hand a lot better than stock Glocks.

      1. avatar No one of consequence says:

        Edit, edit, wherefore art thou edit?

      2. avatar MouseGun says:

        I’m 90% sure these are built on Polymer80 lowers….

  7. avatar Craig in IA says:

    It shouldn’t be too difficult to find the front sight on the Hellfire… Wonder how well it’d clear my Galco belly band? Right now I’m making the conversion from a G43 to a Sig P365. New grip and trigger, I’ll have to wait on one of these…

  8. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    I’ve been saying for years, ‘Somebody should come out with a polymer framed striker fired 9mm pistol.’ and now, finally, somebody has gone and done it! This is so like when Dodge invented the mini-van.

  9. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Heck yeah! Now all I need is an American Fighter T-shirt and pants with sh*t on the butt and I’ll be all decked out for the annual D-Bag Convention.

  10. avatar Kman says:

    For the masochist that wants to carry concealed.
    Like carrying a cheese grater.
    It’s a shame. If the Patriot was priced sub Glock and rounded off for ccw, I’d have considered it.

    1. avatar Felix says:

      Being suppressor-ready really completes their case for being a carry gun.

  11. avatar Gsmithy says:

    It’s a p80 with a little alteration on the stippling what’s the big deal other than the slide how much 1200.00 for a 150.00 frame and a maybe 400.00 slide and barrel cmon guys

    1. avatar AGuyWithAGun says:

      It is definitely a polymer80 frame but you would be suprised how fast those Glock clone parts add up. Yea the frame can be had on brownells for $120 and the slide is probably $400 but the trigger is probably $150 and the sights are probably $200 a set or thereabouts. Add a barrel….

      Not saying buy one, but those polymer80 projects can get expensive quickly

  12. avatar CalGunsMD says:

    All the stylings of a Klingon French Tickler….

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      That’s it!
      I was trying to figure out a descriptor, and you nailed it for me.

      In all seriousness, I’m really digging the Hellfire.

  13. avatar rdsii64 says:

    I would be willing to bet you could build your own for a lot less money and have the SAME EXACT THING!!
    I bet you Bill Gates drinkng money that’s a Gen3 compatible pistol lower ( poly80 to be exact) on a typical aftermarket upper.

    1. avatar SoCalJack says:

      The Faxon handguns are a turn-key solution for folks willing to spend minimum $1,600 (my guess based on Faxon glock parts; they ain’t cheap). But, like a few already mentioned, build your own, p80, lower and upper kits, slide with optic cut and side serrations, barrel, supressor hight sights, as low as $1,000 total? Then you still have to by the optic, $250-$550.

  14. avatar SkorpionFan says:

    Maybe the manufacturer specs should list minor specs like dimensions, weight, and barrel length? And I agree with Kman, they should make a CCW version without all the slide holes and sharp serrations, priced below a G19, M&P9C 2.0, and CZ P-10C.

  15. avatar possum says:

    Those pistols caught my eye for sure. They appear well built. My complaint, as there always has to be, is the slide serrations, well that and 9mm.

  16. avatar Specialist38 says:

    They may work fantastic.

    Regardless, they will have a career in movies for years.

    1. avatar Mikial says:

      Yup, for sure.

    2. avatar Nanashi says:

      Wonder if IMFDB will list it on the Glock page or give it its own.

  17. avatar George burns says:

    More Glock rip offs, Just what we need. Le Taran test one and let’s see it run

    1. avatar Nanashi says:

      If every part is compatible with Glock parts, is it really a ripoff? I think “clone” is the term at that point.

  18. avatar Frank in VA says:

    Yikes. This looks like the 2001 Pontiac Aztek of handguns.

    It may have a future as a movie prop gun.

  19. avatar D says:

    Personally, I think designing a pistol around Glock magazines is a terrible idea. The plastic is thicker than metal magazines, making the grip size awful. Much better off using something like a S&W M&P mag

  20. avatar Capt. Hank says:

    So why the hype and the article without the price ? Definitely not desigyaround concealed carry though they would be very intimidating if you could ever remove them from a holster ! Impressive loyfrom a marketing standpoint but little there there !

  21. avatar Gregolas says:

    This is what happens when handguns are designed the people who brought you Mattel’s Hot Wheels.

  22. avatar cgray says:

    Subtle design.

  23. avatar Geoff "Mess with the bull, get the horns" PR says:


    Doesn’t look ‘tactical’ enough for my tastes…

  24. avatar sound awake says:

    the last time i spent that much money on a firearm it had a 16″ barrel and a 2-8x scope and i can shoot sub moa with it to 300 yards with factory ammo

    just sayin

    1. avatar Nanashi says:

      Hate to break it to you, but factory budget ARs shoot sub-MoA these days.

  25. avatar Pete Zaitcev says:

    You know, when Ruger copied Kel-Tec P-3AT, they sold more of those clones than Kel-Tec sold originals.

    1. avatar Nanashi says:

      Well only one of them actually worked so…

      1. avatar MD308 says:

        You mean the P-3AT sitting in my pocket, I’ve carried every single day since 2004 with no issue until replacing the mag catch just last year? Glad to hear I got the “one” that worked.

        Must have been that dollar I sent to the NRA for good luck…

  26. avatar luigi says:

    Looks like something from the newer Call of Duty games

  27. avatar Hannibal says:

    “aggressively machined slides”

    I feel aggressed upon even looking at them

  28. avatar little horn says:

    i could not own these guns. i would be obsessed with keeping all the nooks and crannies cleaned out. everytime you rack the slide all that dirt, oil, sweat is just going to get scraped off your fingers into those grooves. nasty. yes it does this with every guns serrations but DAMN, this thing is serrationapolis. and i do kinda like the look of it too.

  29. avatar marco says:

    Yay, Ohio!

  30. avatar Bert Fitch says:

    We’ve had a Hellfire in our rental case for a couple months now. Good gun. Light weight. Shoots well. Nothing special pro or con.

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