FN makes rugged duty guns for military and law enforcement use. But they are also available to private citizens for competition, home defense, and everyday carry. Rob Pincus has an FNX-45 Tactical and it’s clearly meant for the armed professional. Let’s take a closer look with this FNX 45 review.
FNX-45 Review, Tactical Model
The FNX-45 Tactical is a double-action/single-action gun with a frame-mounted decocker and safety. It can be carried in double-action mode, in double-action mode with the safety on, or in single-action mode with the hammer back and the safety on. These options mean you want to be consistent with how you use and stage this gun, and get a lot of practice during your handgun training with how you manipulate the ambidextrous lever. The mag catch, slide stop, and slide release are also ambidextrous.
The Full Package
The FNX-45 Tactical has stainless steel construction with a 5.3-inch threaded barrel and suppressor-height sights. The slide is cut out for a red-dot sight. The gun has a full-size grip with two choices of backstrap, aggressive stippling and serrations, rails for lasers or lights, and two mounting plates for different types of red dots.
The 15-round magazine has a rounded baseplate that can be used as a monopod when the shooter drops to a prone position. As these features in the FNX 45 review indicate, the FNX-45 Tactical is not your standard self-defense gear. It’s designed for heavy-duty professional use — but FN makes it available to everyone.
Shooting the FNX-45 Tactical
Rob fires a few shots in the different modes. He stresses consistency in carry, manipulation and firing. Slow-motion replays show the differences between firing in double-action and single-action modes.
Rob’s FNX 45 review of the Tactical model is that it’s big, rugged, heavy, sturdy, and accurate. You can trust FN for reliability, durability, and function.