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Old March 29, 2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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FN FNX changing the grip panel????

ok,,got me a new FN FNX 40, I like this thing...being old browning guy its controls and feel are good for me...BUT...trying to change the rear grip panel.
Theoretically, I use a punch to depress a pin the old panel slides off and new one slides on...NOT. have just about bent my punch and nada.

So, what is the deal? Anybody done this and got advice?

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Old March 29, 2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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With the punch inserted, you have to slide the panel down. Kinda use the punch to guide / lever arm a little bit. It doesnt really have to be pushed in all that hard, its just using it to pry the strap down that is weird.

Its kinda tough, but I did it on my FNX9 to put the small, aggressive backstrap on.
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Old March 31, 2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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took 2 of pushing punch and holding weapon, other with a 2nd punch through lanyard ring pulling backstrap off...tight!
thanks for assist. I was concerned I was about to tear something up it was
so difficult.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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I had the same issue last night with my FNS-9. Put some lube on the thin back strap before putting it on, helps a lot.
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Old April 1, 2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for this thread.

After studying an ambidextrous semi, I settled on a couple that seem good for my lefthandedness..

But, I handled (could not shoot it) a FNX 40 that thing is easy for my arthritic hands....everythig about it seemed easy to handle.

Later went to the range and rented a M&P shield 9mm. Totally right handed weapon and I must say that I had problems with it. Not a bad shooter, but I definitely know that I gots to go as fully lefthanded as possible. Do not have any problem with my revolvers.

Luckily a local dealer has more than two FNX 40's in house.

The grip on the one I tried seemd good for me, but I appreciate this thread as it gives me a couple of other things to think about.

Dang it, I have used up all my North Carolina permits and am taking the Concealed class this Saturday (took it before but never got the permit) so got to wait a short while prior to purchase.

Then it is on to a subcompact in maybe 9mm.

And after a flurry AR15 and AR10 type rifles I thought I had cured this darnmed black gun disease.

Congrats on the FNX.
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