Improving on the FN45 Tactical, developed for the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program, the FNX™-45 Tactical was born and bred for battle. Like its legendary FN45 forefathers, this combat handgun was designed to not only survive the battlefield but to emerge victorious. It is the latest in technological advancements in handgun engineering, offering .45 ACP performance and a host of unique features that no other handgun can match.
Its 15-round magazine is precisely engineered to take a dive to the prone position and naturally roll up toward the target. The checkered polymer frame has a low-bore axis for reduced felt recoil, enhanced operator control, and a grip angle that provides an unmatched natural point of aim. Four interchangeable backstraps come standard to quickly customize the grip feel. All operating controls are fully ambidextrous for ease of use. The 5.3″ cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel has a threaded muzzle to accept sound suppressors, compensators, and other accessories. The stainless steel slide has high-profile combat night sights and includes two mounting bases to accept multiple styles of optional red-dot electronic sights.
PRIMARY FEATURES of fn45
- Raised 3-dot Trijicon green tritium night sights (standard) allow for one-handed operation
- The width of the raised night sights perfectly size up the shoulder width of a target at 25 meters
- Stainless steel construction
- External extractor with loaded chamber indicator
- Front and rear cocking serrations
- Slide cut and threaded for optional electronic red-dot sight (not included)
- Raised night sights for suppressor use
- Cold hammer-forged stainless steel
- Polished chamber and feed ramp
- Threaded .578×28 tpi with thread protector
- Polymer construction with replaceable steel frame/slide rails
- Four interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelets
- MIL-STD-1913 accessory mounting rail
- Serrated trigger guard
- Matte black finish
- Fully-ambidextrous decocking/safety levers, slide stop lever, and magazine release
MAGAZINE ON FN45
- Polished body
- Low-friction follower
- Polymer base
- Includes two mounting bases for optional red-dot electronic sights
- Two 15-round magazines with extended base pad or Two 10-round magazines
- Fitted, soft Cordura® nylon case
- Owner’s manual
- Four interchangeable backstraps
- Locking device
- Sight mounting kit with plates and screws
The FN45 is a popular pistol produced by FN Herstal, a Belgian firearms manufacturer. It is a semi-automatic, double-action/single-action handgun chambered in .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) caliber. Here are some key features and information about the FN45:
1. Caliber and Capacity: The FN45 is chambered in .45 ACP, a popular and powerful handgun cartridge known for its stopping power. The pistol typically has a standard capacity of 15+1 rounds, but there are also extended capacity magazines available.
2. Design and Construction: The FN45 features a full-size frame and a traditional double-stack magazine design. It has a polymer frame with checkered grip texture for enhanced control and comfort. The slide and barrel are made of stainless steel, contributing to the pistol’s durability and longevity.
3. Operation: The FN45 operates as a striker-fired pistol, meaning that the trigger pull both cocks and releases the striker, eliminating the need for an external hammer. It has ambidextrous controls, including slide releases and magazine releases, making it more versatile for both right-handed and left-handed shooters.
4. Sight Options: The FN45 usually comes equipped with fixed three-dot sights for quick and easy target acquisition. However, some variants may have adjustable sights or options for mounting accessories like red dot sights or lasers.
5. Safety Features: The FN45 employs various safety features, including a manual thumb safety, which allows the shooter to engage a lever that blocks the trigger and prevents the firearm from firing. It also has a striker safety and a trigger safety to prevent accidental discharges.
6. Applications and Variants: The FN45 is widely used for both personal defense and law enforcement purposes. Its ergonomic design, reliable operation, and powerful .45 ACP chambering make it suitable for self-defense, home protection, and duty carry. There are also compact and tactical variants available, such as the FN FNX-45 Tactical, which features an extended threaded barrel and a mounting platform for accessories.