9mm or .45 ACP? The debate never ends, now does it? Most times, a rational discussion comparing the two devolves to an argument of size versus capacity. What’s more important? Size? Or how you use it? The 9mm platform (usually) gives you two smaller bullets for the price of one hefty one for the 45. I mean that in the sense of comparing pistols in each caliber of the same approximate size and weight. A full-size 9mm (usually) holds 16 to 18 rounds. A full size 45 (usually) holds eight.
Here’s the thing about FN’s FNX 45 Tactical – it gives you both husky projectiles and 9mm capacity, all in a handgun of rational bulk. The FNX 45 Tactical is a double-stack design, and the three included magazines each pack 15 rounds of .45 ACP. Add one in the chamber, and your holstered pistol plus a double mag pouch sends you off into the world packing 46 rounds of John Moses Browning’s (may he rest in peace) preferred 1911 caliber.
Surprisingly, while the gun is full-sized, it’s not obscenely large. In fact, I’ve been carrying it in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck holster. For a double-stack 45, the magazines and grip are shockingly slender. The FNX does come with multiple back straps to adjust grip size to preference.
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