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Searched for days and days! Ive had no luck finding a solid answer! (Is this normal or too much movement? Will it ever get tighter fitting?)

In no way do I mean to bash the fnx or fn!

I bought a brand new fnx 9 and am concerned with the magazine and magwell fitment. Bought as a ccw pistol and now wondering if I made the right choice over the h&k... no help from the dealer I bought it from! (I wouldnt have bought it had I seen this but the dealer I went to holds the magazine while you inspect the firearm) FN support told me to go shoot it... (I dont feel comfortable carrying a gun that im going to be questioning is the mag gonna drop etc etc.. ) also if I get rid of it id rather it be unfired.


Let it be known that the dealer I purchased from had to modify the mags for colorado 15 round law (but all mods were in side magazine)

I know its been talked about but I have found no conclusion to whats going on here and if " well thats the way FN builds it" is the answer im gonna be bummed!

Thanks for your time!
 

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Don't worry about it. Go shoot it, if there is a problem and the gun won't function then FN will take care of it.
 

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If you are that concerned about having a problem with the pistol, get rid of it.

It is hard to say what the dealer did to the magazine to alter it for the new Colorado requirements.

You seem to have three options:

A: Sell it as it is unfired (get rid of it) and feel comfortable that you did.
B: Fire it, still feel uncomfortable with it and sell it (get rid of it), but this time as a used firearm, or keep it still feeling uncomfortable with it unless you are 100% satisfied in the results.
C: Get the proper magazine and see if that fits properly. If it does and you are comfortable with it, keep it and your problem is solved. I am not suggesting that you break any laws, but maybe you can find someone locally that has the standard magazine and try it for fit and function. You will then have to decide how to correct the magazine problem.

Bottom line is this though, I will never carry a firearm for CCW or duty that I do not have 100% confidence in.

I do not have the FNX9 but I do have the FNX45-T. While there is minor movement in the magazine (unloaded), there is no gap as shown in your photo.

Ultimately, only you will be able to decide what you should do.
 

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Thank you very much ! Advice taken, hksd9 you hit the nail on the head I aprichiate your input!
 

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Yeah, I wouldn't have 100% confidence with that much mag wiggle. See if you can get some factory 10 rounders to see if those will be a little better with the fit.
 

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Bottom line is this though, I will never carry a firearm for CCW or duty that I do not have 100% confidence in.
This. In the end, you're the one depending your life on it so if you are not comfortable with it then you shouldn't have to settle.
 

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I think trying another mag is a great idea!

The magazine "case" or "shell" "frame" I dont know what to call it ... has no signs of being touched other then the 16 and 17 on the back have been scratched off and the only mod inside the mag is a molded part of the spring to block the 16th and 17th round . I have pics just having trouble uploading from my phone.

It almost feels as if their is a pivot or hinged point at the top of the magazine well (not the mag catch but higher in the magwell)


I feel if it were see through and I looked from the bottom of the magwell towards the slide *with a mag inserted* the side of the magwell that the backstrap is on would seem to be concaved or deeper if you will. Maybe the polymer grooves inside are slightly too small?

I am curious how much of this would have to do with the magwell its self

Either way your 100% correct. I need to ask my self if I have any doubts carryin it and if I do I then I go get a new ccw pistol and ive got a fnx for the range
 

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One other option you might try is entirely dependent on the dealer. Maybe he would be willing to exchange the firearm for a different one, that you are satisfied with. You might want to try that. Also, try your magazine in another firearm to see if the problem persist.

You should have check this before you left the dealership on the purchase. Firearms are much like cars in this sense, once you leave the dealer, it it yours, 100% lock, stock, and barrel.

Of course, you can always send the firearm back to FN for repair service and have them check and test fire it in its current configuration. It will take time for that to happen though.
 

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Sorry my galaxy s4 has been kicking my butt! took for ever to host my pictures and copy and paste . Hope this helps ... if you have any specific pics you want me to take just let me know!






 

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Hopefully these pics help.

I read the thread about the new fnx45 or whatever it was talking about wear.. here are pics of my brand new fnx 9 never fired ( obviously FN's shot from factory )











I found these last two pictures interesting. Cant see in the pic as well as in person but the recoil spring seems to be sitting above its little seat groove... I just push it down and it sits proper... second pic was aimed down the slide towards the firing pin/rear of pistol. I was a Little curious if that looks weird to anyone else for being a brand new pistol.

Please dont get me wrong I am not trying to say whats wrong whats wrong! Im just posting pics . Thank you everyone



 

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I can say this, when I purchased my new FNX-40 a few months ago it did NOT show as much wear -if at all- from factory test firing. If I looked at that pistol I'd have called BS if an LGS tried to convince me it wasn't used. Honestly it's displaying more wear marks than my FNX-40 having shot 500rds to date. Aside from the "mag" issues it seems used to me, anyone else noticing more wear than attributable to factory test firing?
 

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Seems like an awful lot of wear to me.. anyhow here is a barrel pic . Was hard to get it focused.



Got a little artsy fartsy with this one




Here is a pic of the mag well and the mag catch.



*The white line in this last picture is part of my shirt*
 

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First off, I'm wondering if an FNS mag would fit better. That seems like an awful lot of play (more than I've seen with other FNX's/FNS's).

In regards to the recoil spring, it's normal for that to pop down when you take the pistol down. Rotating the take down lever causes that, but when it is locked and ready to fire, it is fully seated (you just can't see it).
 

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I was wondering how that would fit... I tried looking up magazine specs and found a few threads claiming ..

*not my opinion. Just things I read*

FNS mags don't work in the FNX. But the FNX mags fit in the FNS ( I read of people having issues with the mags fitting right though )


If all that is true or not I dont know but! My dad has an fns 9 and I will take a look at the mags tomo and post pics.

Either way who Knows !

Thanks for info on the recoil spring!
 

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Are you sure that these are FNX and not FNS magazines?

Also, where did you get this firearm? Was it a private sale, a dealer, a Big Box store, on-line?

I would like a little more history on the origins of this firearm and how it came to be in your legal possession.
 

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I can say this, when I purchased my new FNX-40 a few months ago it did NOT show as much wear -if at all- from factory test firing. If I looked at that pistol I'd have called BS if an LGS tried to convince me it wasn't used. Honestly it's displaying more wear marks than my FNX-40 having shot 500rds to date. Aside from the "mag" issues it seems used to me, anyone else noticing more wear than attributable to factory test firing?
My 45tac had just as much wear from factory as that.


And here's a bunch of pics from another "new" 45tac showing about the same level of wear as well (credits goes to gm535).


 
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