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 Sig P226 vs FNX 9
dcdenney  [Member]
10/21/2010 8:14:44 PM
I currently have a glock 19 and I am wanting one more 9mm to round out my collection before I start building my 1911. I am looking at the sig p226 and the fnx-9. I have picked them both up and like both a lot. For many reasons I could choose either. The FNH seems like a sig for half the price, but it is polymer. What do you my constituents think and why? I am wanting an external hammer weapon becasue I already have an internal hammer.
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EdgecrusherXES_45  [Team Member]
10/21/2010 8:21:29 PM
Have you tried the S&W M&P 9. If I was not going to carry a Glock it would be my 2nd option.
dcdenney  [Member]
10/21/2010 8:24:47 PM
i've shot the M&P and its nice weapon. I am just gunning for an external hammer weapon since i already have a glock and two other xd's
ken_mays  [Team Member]
10/22/2010 10:45:36 AM
There are a lot of good things about the FNX: exposed hammer, manual safety, interchangeable grip inserts, etc. Biggest downside would be the lack of plentiful accessories for it.

The FNX is what I would pick if I had to choose right now.
Spartan16  [Member]
10/22/2010 12:50:24 PM
I'd go with the Sig, personally. I've never been a hige fan of FN pistols... they just "don't do it for me." That's just me, though...
flyfishnepa  [Team Member]
10/22/2010 2:50:14 PM

i've had a 226 and now a fnx 9. to be honest i like the fnx more. why? it has a lower bore axis, is smaller, it's lighter, has an aggressive grip, and is easier to conceal. the things i don't like about the fnx is the adjustable back strap lock up and the lack of aftermarket accessories (i.e. mags and holsters). though i did make my own kydex holster for it (similar to the raven phantom).

i haven't had any malfunctions yet with my FNX (about 500 rounds) and didn't have any with my 226 either when i had it. the only reason i sold my 226 was for concealed carry reasons and to be honest if i was wealthy i would have kept it and just used it as a range gun. hope this helps.
AzNooB  [Member]
10/22/2010 3:06:50 PM
Just skip those two and get a 1911.
Checkmate762  [Member]
10/22/2010 4:42:21 PM

Originally Posted By dcdenney:
The FNH seems like a sig for half the price, but it is polymer...


Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
...i like the fnx more. why? it has a lower bore axis, is smaller, it's lighter, has an aggressive grip, and is easier to conceal...

i don't own either, but i have shot both... if i had to choose between the two, i would most likely go with the FNX for above mentioned reasons... as other people have posted already, about the only downside to the FNX is a lack of aftermarket accessories (holsters and mags.)
dcdenney  [Member]
10/22/2010 6:21:01 PM
thats pretty much what i was wanting to know thanks a lot. I think I am gonna get the FNX or the FNP cause there is a steal for one a my local shop. $400 for the gun and seven (7) mags out the door. I know the history of the sigs but the price keeps pulling me back to the value. Like I said I got a g19 and a kahr cw9 for concealment. the fnh will be the fun gun. Then I build anohter 1911....hmmm 1911......
S-1  [Team Member]
10/22/2010 9:14:08 PM
P226. It's a proven design.
ElrodCod  [Member]
10/23/2010 9:50:19 AM
The FNX-9 is a turd. I bought a NIB FNX & sold in a week later. Creepy single action trigger, heavy stacking double action pull, an iffy mag catch, & horrible sights. I can believe that this gun is supposed to be an improvement of the FNP. Get the Sig or M&P. Better yet, just stick with the G19 & put the money toward your 1911 build.
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