FNX-45 New from FNH and their history

 

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FNX-45

 

The FNX-45 is the result of years of innovative product development and advanced engineering techniques. Modeled after the FNP-45 service pistol introduced in 2007 under the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program, the FNX-45 is a double-action/single-action hammer-driven pistol with highly enhanced ergonomics. Its manual safety/decocking levers, slide stop lever and magazine release are all fully ambidextrous for ease of operation with either hand and from any firing position. Both the slide and barrel are stainless steel. The FNX-45’s checkered polymer frame has multiple interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelets. A MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail on the underside accepts tactical lights and lasers.

 

SLIDE

 

All stainless steel construction

External extractor with loaded chamber indicator

Front and rear cocking serrations

BARREL

 

Cold hammer-forged stainless steel

Polished chamber and feed ramp

4″ barrel

FRAME

 

Rugged polymer construction

Replaceable steel rails

Four interchangeable backstrap inserts with lanyard eyelets

MIL-STD 1913 accessory mounting rail

Serrated trigger guard

OPERATING CONTROLS

 

Fully-ambidextrous decocking/safety levers, slide stop lever and magazine release

Ring-style external hammer

MAGAZINE

 

Polished nickel coated steel body, low-friction follower and polymer base pad

SIGHTS

Fixed 3-Dot

 

SLIDE

All stainless steel construction

External extractor with loaded chamber indicator

Front and rear cocking serrations

 

BARREL

Cold hammer-forged stainless steel

Polished chamber and feed ramp

4″ barrel

FRAME

 

Rugged polymer construction

Replaceable steel rails

Four interchangeable backstrap inserts with lanyard eyelets

MIL-STD 1913 accessory mounting rail

Serrated trigger guard

OPERATING CONTROLS

 

Fully-ambidextrous decocking/safety levers, slide stop lever and magazine release

Ring-style external hammer

MAGAZINE

 

Polished nickel coated steel body, low-friction follower and polymer base pad

SIGHTS

 

Fixed 3-Dot

 

 

 

 

THE FN AMERICAN HERITAGE

 

1897-1926

 

FN’s unique transatlantic relationship begins in 1897 through its long-standing partnership with John M. Browning, who made 121 trips (61 round-trips) between the U.S. and Europe (Herstal) prior to his death in Belgium in 1926. Through Browning’s collaboration with FN, the company produces legendary products, such as the 7.65 Auto Pistol (1897), the Auto-5 autoloading shotgun (1902), the .30-caliber machine gun (1919), the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR, 1921), and the Hi Power™ auto pistol (1923).

 

1944-1946

 

Post World War II: Once Belgium was liberated from German occupation, FN rebuilds more than two million U.S. small arms from the European Theater of Operation, and resumes manufacturing.

 

1953-1976

 

FN produces the GP 35, (an updated edition of the Browning Hi Power™), FAL, FNC and M2HB QCB for the Western world and soon earns the reputation as the “right arm of the free world.” The GP 35 remains the benchmark against which all other 9mm autoloading service pistols are measured. Through this same period, FN also develops the 7.62x51mm cartridge that was approved by NATO in 1957.

 

1977-1980s

 

1977: FN acquires Browning Arms.

 

1977-1982: The U.S. military adopts both the FN MINIMI Squad Automatic Weapon (M249) and the FN MAG 58 General Purpose Machine Gun (M240). FN opens FN Manufacturing, LLC, (FNM) in Columbia, SC to build small arms for the U.S. military.

 

1982: FN’s SS109, 5.56x45mm caliber cartridge becomes the NATO standard.

 

1989: FN becomes The Herstal Group.

 

1990s

 

1990: FN’s 5.7x28mm caliber P90® submachine gun is introduced to the military, elite law enforcement and security forces around the globe.

 

1998: The Herstal Group establishes FNH USA, LLC, to manage U.S. government relations as well as military new business development, marketing, sales and service for law enforcement and commercial markets of FN firearms in the U.S.

 

2001

 

The FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher is introduced as the premier less lethal system for law enforcement and is adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2008). In addition, the 303 is put into use by the U.S. Army in multiple units through the fielding of the Rapid Equipping Force (REF).

 

2003

 

The FN SPR A3G precision bolt-action rifle becomes available to U.S. law enforcement. It is one of two rifles that were selected by the FBI for its precision tactical rifle program. FN also expands upon the success of the Browning M2 and M3AN with the GAU-21 (M3M) which fires from the open bolt with twice the rate of fire of the M2 and offers the ability to fire at extreme angles.

 

2004-2008

 

2004: The FN Five-seveN® pistol begins service with elite law enforcement and security services around the world.

 

2007-2008: FN introduces the large caliber FNP-45 polymer-framed autoloading pistol and the selective-fire FN SCAR® 16 and SCAR® 17 to the U.S. law enforcement market.

 

2008-2010

 

2008-2010: FN develops a family of remotely operated weapon stations capable of providing protective fire when mounted on tactical vehicles and deployed on stationary positions. The FN deFNder™ Light is developed in 2008 and is optimized to handle 7.62x51mm and 5.56x45mm belt-fed machine guns. The FN deFNder™ Medium is developed in 2010 and is designed to mount .50-caliber machine guns and 40mm grenade launchers for deployment on tactical vehicles.

2010: The FN SCAR®—designated as the MK 16 and MK 17—is operationally deployed around the globe to U.S. special operators and other agencies, along with the MK 13 Grenade Launcher.

TODAY

2011-2012: FN launches the FNS, a new polymer, striker-fired pistol developed for law enforcement and available to both military and commercial markets. The company also launches the 303P Less Lethal Pistol for military, law enforcement, corrections, and security duty. Additionally, the SCAR® PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and HAMR (Heat Adaptive Modular Rifle) were developed for the U.S. military.

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3 Comments  to   FNX-45 New from FNH and their history

  1. GARY SCHMITT - Investigator LPCA (Ret) says:

    I have carried HK-USP 45 & HK-USP45 Compact for many many years. Just bought a new FNB-FNX45 based on reviews, referrals and visual inspection. WILL ADVISE!

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