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kick is amazing...much better than i expected...much more manageable than my gold cup i just sold.

WTF's up with all the marks on the barrel....ive owned tons of new automatics and never seen marks like that...had to look it up on line to verify my gun was correct

i shot it at dusk, but still visible and used the cheapest Russian steel case ammo...the results were disappointing.....i was steady as a rock, shooting at around 20 yards....the sights may be off...everything was to the right 2-3" and not the best pattern....i never missed the 11x14 paper, but shot much worse than i normally do with any gun ....a couple of shots were center, but not many.....and the gun jammed once and failed to stay open on the last shot 2x...no matter the ammo ive never had any gun failures with a new gun before.....this gun must be tighter than a glock or colt...i looked at some on line video reviews and also noticed shots were to the right on several of them(not all)

im hoping its just me getting used to a new gun and cheap ammo.....otherwise im disappointed....my Trijicon is coming next week....ill probably shoot it a few more times with the iron sights before i put it on....also ill pick up a box of decent ammo and see if that changes things....

another thing...the gun was amazingly dirty after 80 rounds.....again i know--cheap ammo......but on my other guns the dirt is limited to a few areas inside the gun....with this gun its everywhere....it looked like a gun with 500 rounds through it it was so dirty.......i did clean the gun before i went to the range per FN's instructions of cleaning before the initial use

the gun is a blast to shoot.....and the way they tame the kick of a .45 is a miracle......hopefully accuracy will be better the next time i go

another thing i found odd is the slide release.....i had to look it up on line --looking for an extended one i could add to the gun...turns out FN doesnt call it a slide release...its a slide stop...their instructions say to pull the slide back to recharge the gun...not to flick the stop lever down....not what im used to, but then again the Glocks i love all have a mini slide release too......ill have to get used to just pulling the slide back manually...maybe its faster anyways
 

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kick is amazing...much better than i expected...much more manageable than my gold cup i just sold.

WTF's up with all the marks on the barrel....ive owned tons of new automatics and never seen marks like that...had to look it up on line to verify my gun was correct

i shot it at dusk, but still visible and used the cheapest Russian steel case ammo...the results were disappointing.....i was steady as a rock, shooting at around 20 yards....the sights may be off...everything was to the right 2-3" and not the best pattern....i never missed the 11x14 paper, but shot much worse than i normally do with any gun ....a couple of shots were center, but not many.....and the gun jammed once and failed to stay open on the last shot 2x...no matter the ammo ive never had any gun failures with a new gun before.....this gun must be tighter than a glock or colt...i looked at some on line video reviews and also noticed shots were to the right on several of them(not all)

im hoping its just me getting used to a new gun and cheap ammo.....otherwise im disappointed....my Trijicon is coming next week....ill probably shoot it a few more times with the iron sights before i put it on....also ill pick up a box of decent ammo and see if that changes things....

another thing...the gun was amazingly dirty after 80 rounds.....again i know--cheap ammo......but on my other guns the dirt is limited to a few areas inside the gun....with this gun its everywhere....it looked like a gun with 500 rounds through it it was so dirty.......i did clean the gun before i went to the range per FN's instructions of cleaning before the initial use

the gun is a blast to shoot.....and the way they tame the kick of a .45 is a miracle......hopefully accuracy will be better the next time i go

another thing i found odd is the slide release.....i had to look it up on line --looking for an extended one i could add to the gun...turns out FN doesnt call it a slide release...its a slide stop...their instructions say to pull the slide back to recharge the gun...not to flick the stop lever down....not what im used to, but then again the Glocks i love all have a mini slide release too......ill have to get used to just pulling the slide back manually...maybe its faster anyways
Run it cleaner, that is a very nice pistol.:?

Most manuals will state that the release is the sling shot method, even though both are very fast, especially on HK.
Some say that metals are removed over time using it as a release. I'm not going to say it does or does not.
Most average to great ammo works flawlessly.
Be kind to the machines.
Only use the Lambo with 87 octane if the good stuff is all gone.

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Blaze brass works fine, but the wall thickness is not as good as red box American Eagle.
Sell the used brass if needed.
 

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Don't know about the marks on the barrel, the only way they get their is by the action cycling, and a test fire at the factory doesn't cause much. Are you sure the gun was new, did you buy it from a FFL ? These guns are notorious for being stiff for awhile, but your junk ammo is more than likely all of your problems, feed that sh!t to your glock and get some real ammo and report back.
 

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Don't know about the marks on the barrel, the only way they get their is by the action cycling, and a test fire at the factory doesn't cause much. Are you sure the gun was new, did you buy it from a FFL ? These guns are notorious for being stiff for awhile, but your junk ammo is more than likely all of your problems, feed that sh!t to your glock and get some real ammo and report back.
gun was new.....i checked the internet about the barrel marks and found many posts on many forums about it....it was just odd to have a brand new gun with a barrel full of marks

gun was bought from FFL...i have 0 doubts it was brand new...sounds like they may be fired 100x's at FN

anyone else had the fixed sights be off a bit?
 

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you are correct.....i dont know why i bought so much of it in bulk...i must have been in a frugal mood
At least you didn't do what I did a long time ago: I bought a bunch of bargain 9mm only to learn it was steel core, and I couldn't shoot it at the indoor ranges I frequent. It's still sitting in a drawer waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse so I can trade it for something of value :sad:
 

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...anyone else had the fixed sights be off a bit?
Regarding this - it's most likely you need to adapt to the trigger of the FNX. I came from using M&P autos, Glocks, and revolvers. Shooting the FNX is nothing like these and takes some practice. And by practice, I mean a lot of practice - at least for me it did. With my other autos I learned some sloppy habits that are amplified by the FNX single action trigger. I also found out that for me I was more accurate using the bend of my trigger finger VS the pad of the trigger finger, so maybe experiment a little.
 

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I also found out that for me I was more accurate using the bend of my trigger finger VS the pad of the trigger finger, so maybe experiment a little.
Same here, I keep going back to the middle of the pad to see if I still need to do this, while it is getting better more I get used to the take-up, I continue to shoot better at the crease. I also found if I try not to be too "accurate" and more "aggressive" I also perform better.
 

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gun was new.....i checked the internet about the barrel marks and found many posts on many forums about it....it was just odd to have a brand new gun with a barrel full of marks

gun was bought from FFL...i have 0 doubts it was brand new...sounds like they may be fired 100x's at FN

anyone else had the fixed sights be off a bit?
A couple years ago, I had the exact same problems/concerns with my FNP .45 Tactical. I even sent pictures of the gun to FN HQ plus talked to one of the big bosses thinking that the gun was used. They tracked it for me & assured me it was new. The final QC person was to blame for the appearance. As to shooting right, mine did too. The big boss told me to just adjust the front sight a few taps with a brass tool. I also tried a Trijicon RMR, but found it too distracting. Love the gun, but sounds like things haven't changed between the FNP & the FNX.
 
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