FNX 45 Tactical with SilencerCo Osprey 450 SMC

FNX 45 Tactical with SilencerCo Osprey 45 suppressor

Somewhat by accident, I might have stumbled on an interesting Hogzilla antidote.

The pistol is an FNX 45 Tactical. With a 15 round magazine, it’s ready for a whole passel of irritable bacons in training.

For ammo, we’re going all Hogzilla medicine. These are Doubletap 450 SMC hard cast cartridges. The 450 SMC can be fired from any gun capable of handling .45 ACP +P ammunition. Operating at about 6,000 psi higher pressure than a normal .45 ACP, the 450s can launch a heavier bacon-making projectile faster than any standard .45 ammo. This particular 450 SMC load uses a 255 grain hard cast projectile moving at 1,030 feet per second. I actually clocked it from this particular pistol at 1,050 fops. That’s still in subsonic territory, which makes it an ideal load to use with…

This SilencerCo Osprey 45 suppressor. It features an asymmetrical silencer body which means most of the “tube” volume is below the sight plane. With the FNX 45’s taller iron sights, you have a clear sight picture over the silencer body.

I’m thinking two more accessories will make this the ideal hog pistol. First, a Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro with integrated laser and 100 lumen light. Second, an optical sight like a Trijicon RMR or Leupold DeltaPoint will fit nicely in the slide cutout on the FNX.