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Old 09-05-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Traded a Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target Model, a box of .22 ammo and some $$$ to get this pistol from a private transaction. Figure with my cost of the Ruger and ammo I have right at $480 in this gun.

I want to try my hand at USPSA and figure that a DA/SA would be the way to go. Anybody out there that has one that can offer some insights on putting on a set of adjustable sights? I've checked Brownells and Midway. I don't see anything specific to this gun. I'll also need to pick up a kydex paddle holster.

Hoping to get out to go shoot it tomorrow evening. I'm really looking forward to trying this one out.

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Nice. I really like the looks of the FNX-9 and was told it is an evolution of the Hi-Power, which I'm not sure is true.

Fired the DAO FNS-40 and wasn't super impressed. I felt like it would be better as a DA/SA. Would love to hear your impressions of it after a range trip.

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Got out to my range today. Let me say I am impressed. Got just over 100 rounds of my 147gr reloads through it. No feeding or ejecting issues. It does eject the brass right at my feet. The DA trigger is heavy but in SA it has a very nice trigger. I tried a mag worth of my 125gr reloads and the recoil is sharper and harder to stay on target.

I was trying some drills for trying to use this pistol in USPSA. No problem keeping everything in the A zone at 3 yards no matter how fast I tried to go. At 7 yards very manageable to stay accurate. I like the tight rear blade that all three dots are right next to each other. Makes for a good sight picture and easy target acquisition.

Overall I am very happy with my new 9mm and it might make my Ruger SR9 expendable.

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My wife has the FNX-9 and I have the FNX-45 - I'm still getting used to the FNX I've had the Glock 21 since 1999, but I liked my wife's so much that I decided to change too.

With the 9 I do have the occasional issue with cheap ammo. But we probably have a good 200 rounds of Speer Gold Dots with no issues, and our favorite practice ammo, Speer Lawman 115gr has never failed. It is just so hard to find the good stuff these days .

Get to know your FNX. If you are cocked and locked, practice going from safe to not without decocking, I still can't do it 100 times in a row . The FNX has some serious travel on the slide - more than any firearm I've ever owned. I think this is why my son had some limp wrist trouble early on.

Most importantly, enjoy your 18 rounds of 9mm firepower!

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Nice. I really like the looks of the FNX-9 and was told it is an evolution of the Hi-Power, which I'm not sure is true.

Fired the DAO FNS-40 and wasn't super impressed. I felt like it would be better as a DA/SA. Would love to hear your impressions of it after a range trip.
I don't know what FNH is doing with the FNS models, I guess it is the case of, everyone else is doing it, so we should too.

As much as I like the FNX's, I'd go with a Glock or M&P or a Ruger over an FNS.

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I don't know what FNH is doing with the FNS models, I guess it is the case of, everyone else is doing it, so we should too.

As much as I like the FNX's, I'd go with a Glock or M&P or a Ruger over an FNS.

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The FNS is around the $600 mark and you can get into other proven brands for the same or less. I was looking for a DA/SA and this one popped up on a gun trading website.
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So far it sounds like the FNX execution might have gone better than the FNS.

I wish my local range rented them.

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