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Maybe it is just me shooting it too damn much or finger position on the trigger.
I get a blister on the booger hooker whenever I shoot more than 100 rounds in a day at the range with my FNX45.
Anyone else have this issue?
Are there after market trigger solutions?
 

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No issues here, but I'd still like an aluminum trigger.
 
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Take some petroleum jelly to the range. If it doesn't help protect your finger, at least you can use it to ease the pain "elsewhere!" lol
 

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Wear gloves as I doubt a different trigger will make a difference. How many rounds are we talking about and what is your time spent on the range session? You may need to change the back strap to adjust the width of the grip but gloves would be the best choice for long range sessions.
 

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Maybe it is just me shooting it too damn much or finger position on the trigger.
I get a blister on the booger hooker whenever I shoot more than 100 rounds in a day at the range with my FNX45.
Anyone else have this issue?
Are there after market trigger solutions?
Forgive me for these next statements it all meant in good fun but....Are you kidding me?!?! Your slender little girlie finger gets "sore" after 100 rounds. LOL at you. I had to cut back to 200 rounds per visit from 300 - 400 rounds per visit because Im getting low on ammo.

OK OK gutzy. Im just messin. Dont take personal I apologize. but seriousy. There is something else going on if your finger hurts after 100 round. Diabetic nerve pain maybe. * joking* :) Im not sure how long but I have been at the range until I was literally sweating and I have never had sore or blistered trigger finger.

But then again I hit my finger tips with hammers for years just because it was something to do. What do you do for a living or for fun? Im guessing it isnt free climbing. Nothing personal Im not free climbing either. Im way to old and fat for that.
 

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Some triggers do bother SOME fingers, but it's seldom the kind of triggers found on FN weapons. Could there be something else at play, here -- and would smoothing the trigger surface with fine sandpaper help, if abrasion is a factor? (You'd have to do it carefully, but it's unlikely that you could do any serious damage to the trigger.)

Are you using the pad of the first segment of the of the trigger finger, near the joint -- maybe 1/3 the distance from the joint to the tip (give or take a bit)? Anything else can lead to a whole different dynamic of how the trigger interacts with the finger -- and maybe cause more sliding and wear on the finger.
 

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I've shot a lot of different guns, and I can safely say that I never once gotten a blister or even a "hot spot" on my hand/fingers. You gotta be doing something not right.
 

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Wear gloves as I doubt a different trigger will make a difference. How many rounds are we talking about and what is your time spent on the range session? You may need to change the back strap to adjust the width of the grip but gloves would be the best choice for long range sessions.
Over an hour. Over two weekends shooting with my kids we sent >500 rounds down range. Were also shooting my FNS9 and 9C. Lots of shooting those days :)
Just got back from a month in China so I'm due a binge on three metal pizza :)
 

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I've shot a lot of different guns, and I can safely say that I never once gotten a blister or even a "hot spot" on my hand/fingers. You gotta be doing something not right.
Goota be pad position. Probably letting my finger slide down too far rather than in the middle. (that's what she said :)
 

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The FNX is still fairly new. Does anyone know if theres the possibility of any aftermarket trigger options in the the future?
 

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I've seen or heard of nothing about after-market triggers for FN guns (hammer- or striker-fired) and relatively few places that work on them... I'm new to FNH weapons, but can generally find stuff like that if it's available somewhere.
 

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Greetings All. FNX Noob here. I have a nice little blood blister on the bottom side of my trigger finger after going through about 150 rounds of 230 Grain .45 ACP today. I just purchased a gently used FNX-45 non-tactical. I am a 1911 Fan having always thought .45 ACP or .357 Mag were the only way to go so I'm not new to higher caliber shooting. I will say this used FNX-45 is fantastic! I have large hands so the grip felt perfect. I really enjoyed shooting it today for the first time. The blood blister didn't even start bothering me until after all the fun was over. I did ask the Shooting Range Officer as well as the CC Trainer about this. From what the 3 of us could determine was I was squeezing the trigger way too low and the bottom side of my trigger finger (bottom when inside the trigger guard) was actually slighty falling off the bottom of the trigger and getting pinched between the bottom of the trigger and the trigger guard. They suggested lightly sanding the trigger guard below the trigger. I feel I just need to practice better trigger control and possibly wear gloves as someone here mentioned in a reply years ago. While I'm not a former Marine or Navy Seal at the same time I have been shooting since I was 12. I'm 6'7" and 266 so not a wimp just concerned I was doing something wrong. On a side note the very first time I put 200 rounds through my new Chiappa Rhino 2" .357 I about blew my off hand thumb off. Hard way to learn on a low axis bore handgun like the Rhino to NOT point towards the target with my off-hand thumb- especially with a snub nose!
 

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+1 I carry a pair of gloves in my left lower pocket at all times.
 

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I believe you may be pulling the trigger slowly for more accurate results on target, and you are getting kickback from the trigger reset. Try pulling through the trigger break a bit quicker and farther. It's possible the reset and the point where your trigger breaks are very close. Recoil pulls the trigger away and reset is instant and snaps your finger. Just a thought. Good luck.
 

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I was hoping to get a aftermarket trigger like I've got on my two Sig P220s and Sig offers a short reset trigger kit. By added both it made a big difference when it came to the reset. I've got a graygun dual adjustable straight flat trigger on them. Great for leverage for the double action first shot
 
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