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Hey everyone. I just picked up my new fnx 45 and I have about 250-300 rounds through it. I’ve had multiple issues with ejecting the brass. I’m shooting blazer brass fmj. Anyone else having this same issue? Thanks!
 

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The only time I've had issue with ejection is when I first learned shooting from retention and didn't have my wrist aligned correctly.

Also, check the sticky in the FNX section for tips on working in the RSA, namely locking the slide back for a few days. Those springs can be rather stiff out of the box. Hope this helps!
 

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The only time I've had issue with ejection is when I first learned shooting from retention and didn't have my wrist aligned correctly.

Also, check the sticky in the FNX section for tips on working in the RSA, namely locking the slide back for a few days. Those springs can be rather stiff out of the box. Hope this helps!
Thanks, I try locking the slide back for a few days. I have no issues with my sig p220 ejecting, but maybe my grip could be adjusted as this is a little bit bigger.
 

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Yeah the grip is a bit on the large side. I have large hands but short fingers, so I have to be cognizant of my grip when I use the FNX-45. Not as much a margin for error as there is with the 40 or my S&Ws. Locking the slide back for a few days should help as well, as that helps work the RSA.
 

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Hi, I purchased my FN FNX Tactical 45 over a year ago. I've had nothing but problems with MALF, FTL, stovepipes, et cetera. It has frustrated me so much that I put it up for sale. I do not have any problems with my various Springfields. Recently took my new XDM Elite to USPSA steel challenge events and had never fired it... put thru 450rds over two events in the past week and not a single malf. Same for another new XDS and all the XD's I've owned. It's not my handling of the weapon or manual or arms. This thing is just a PITA POS so far. I've tried a half dozen different types of ammo including ball and several popular defense type cartridges. I bought three new magazines. Tried without the RMR and with it on. NADA. I'll try locking the slide back and see if that works. I want to keep it, but not if I have to spend a penny to make it reliable. If not, I'm going to sell it. Chaulk FN up there with Taurus.
 

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Three possibly four things. The hotter the ammo the better in the fnx45. Underpowered ammo sucks in the fnx 45 especially a new one.
Load your mags and leave em! The FN mag springs are notoriously strong and this act alone has been a fix for many having issues.
Yes lock back slide.
But a better option is breaking it in with 150-200 rds of not underpowered ammo. It's a 1k+ gun, even the non-tactical was 900 new back in day, use quality ammo.
I just sold a tactical and non-tactical earlier this year after firing at least 10000+ rds through each over last 7 years. Just bought one of each again because I found great deals on NIB ones locally before the fake virus BS. Converting my non to 460 rowland and leaving my tactical as is, still waiting for quality reddots to come down in price. I will post my 460 conversion results soon but will also post any issues with the tactical but I don't see that happening as I only had ftf's when they were new and it was less then 5 for each gun out of 10,000+ shots. Quit bashing a firearm too early.
 

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As for Blazer ammo it's total junk. I get it, it's cheaper and times are tough and a $1000+ gun should fire anything but it doesn't for everyone. Like putting 87 gas in a car that says to use premium gas, it'll work but not 100%.
I have never had luck with blazer, tula or Remington fmj in any gun. Armscor and S&B are my favorites but I reload now so the only ammo I buy for handguns is underwood and grizzly.
 

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I have a Caspian 1911, a S&W 1911, an H&K Mk23 and an FNX for .45s. Mt FNX is the one that needs the spiciest ammo of the four. I hand load all my 45 ammo so I load to properly cycle my FNX and by default the same load works in the other three. It's not much of a difference between what works the other three versus the FNX but it does need just a bit more boogy dust to do its thing. I've found the Blazer to be dirty and unreliable in the FNX when I've tried it and agree it's pretty junk stuff. I shot up what I had in the S&W so I could use the brass.
 

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Odd to hear this feedback about Blazer. Are you guys talking about the aluminum cased junk or the brass cased? I know it's not "premium" stuff but I'd take it over Winchester white box any day.

I haven't ran any in my FNX TAC but my Glocks eat it like the Cookie Monster. I've never had one problem with the brass cased stuff. I don't touch that aluminum swill.
 

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I had a few similar issues when I first bought mine. Yes, I was pissed that a 1k gun was being finicky. I cycled the slide a few hundred times, left the mags loaded for a few days, and left the slide locked back. I also bought a Hogue sleeve for it to help me get a firmer grip. Since then, I’ve probably put 3-400 rounds of mixed ammo through it with absolutely no issues.
 

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A word about mag springs. My FNX 45 had a heck of time loading the ammo up into the chamber. Got worse as the mag emptied. Never seen this before. I ordered three FNP 45 mag springs from Midwest Ind. I compared the springs on the bench and they were noticeably different. Almost looked like 9mm mag sized springs. After replacing all three I have had no problems with FTF, FTE, etc. Haven't had a hiccup since. Just something else to check. -hth
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I would try a different ammo. I am a notoriously limp wristed shooter and have had a grand total of 1 malfunction with the T. That was day 1 and while it was a long time ago I think it was within the first 3 rounds.
 

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I just took my Fnx45 tactical to the range yesterday for the first time and I was quite disappointed. I was getting at least 1 stovepipe or FTE per mag. I can try to lock the slide back and leave the mags loaded to see if this helps, I was also using Federal ammo with aluminum cases, all my other guns eat it without a problem, I was expecting a lot more from a $1000+ gun, I had high hopes for it but so far I'm pretty disappointed, any more tips on how to correct these issues would be appreciated. Also, am I the only one who has a problem with the decocker/safety digging into their thumb when holding a steady firing grip? I don't have this problem on my USP. Not trying to complain here, just a bit disappointed and want to fix these issues so I can appreciate this gun!
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Dump the aluminum cased ammo until the firearm is broken in.

There are a bunch of threads about issues at first that resolve themselves after the break in of the firearm.

These are military firearms.

Make sure your firearm was cleaned after you got it from the store.
You could be limp writing, adjust your shooting technique.
Lock the slide back and leave it for a couple of weeks if you are going to utilize that ammo.

Most issues are resolved simply by switching to a quality ammo.
 

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I just took my Fnx45 tactical to the range yesterday for the first time and I was quite disappointed. I was getting at least 1 stovepipe or FTE per mag. I can try to lock the slide back and leave the mags loaded to see if this helps, I was also using Federal ammo with aluminum cases, all my other guns eat it without a problem, I was expecting a lot more from a $1000+ gun, I had high hopes for it but so far I'm pretty disappointed, any more tips on how to correct these issues would be appreciated. Also, am I the only one who has a problem with the decocker/safety digging into their thumb when holding a steady firing grip? I don't have this problem on my USP. Not trying to complain here, just a bit disappointed and want to fix these issues so I can appreciate this gun!
Thanks
Welcome to our lovely Forum! Good advice from above! Use better quality ammunition!
 

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Thank you guys! I was really looking forward to this gun, I'll try this and hopefully things sort themselves out.
 

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Thank you guys! I was really looking forward to this gun, I'll try this and hopefully things sort themselves out.
I am having the same issues that you are reporting. Just had mine out to the range for the first time on Sunday, inserted the mag for the first time and it choked on loading the first round in the gun. Once I was able to get a round loaded and fired off a few shots then came the stovepipe and the FTE. OK I had been reading about these issues before the gun arrived so I have to believe it is a gun issue. Was able to put about 150 rounds thru it with numerous fail to feed, failure to eject and numerous stovepipes. Based on this forums recommendations I have been loading the mags and letting them sit and also locking the slide back as well, and hopefully this will help. Will try to get more rounds thru it this week and I hope it will do better. Hard to believe that a gun for this price point doesn't run flawless out of the box no matter what ammo you out in it,
 

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Misery loves company, I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing this issue now. Please keep us updated on your next trip to the range. I too stored my gun with the slide locked back and loaded mags, let's see if it helps. I agree that a gun at this price point should eat any ammo you feed it. Let's see what happens!
 

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. Hard to believe that a gun for this price point doesn't run flawless out of the box no matter what ammo you out in it,
Sorry to hear you're having trouble.

What ammo are you using?
What cleaner and lubes did you use on the gun before firing?
What have you tried so far, besides exercising the mag & recoil spring?

To the point I quoted - I have found generally the more I pay for a gun the more failures I have until it gets sorted out. Never had one with the FNX though
 
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