VFC FN X-45
The FNX 45 is, as the name suggests a .45 calibre pistol manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. It is a hammer-fired single & double action gun, and as with most modern guns it is constructed out of a mix of plastic and metal to help keep the weight down.
This replica is manufactured by VFC complete with authentic FN trademarks under license from Cybergun. The gun was painstakingly produced to the highest quality, and you notice that right away. As soon as you pick the pistol up it sits nicely in the hand. Quite a balanced pistol, pointing/aiming it is a breeze! The grip feels similar to a 1911 Hi-capa due to its double-stack .45 magazine, and the texture provides more than enough grip!
First introduced to the airsoft world years ago as a concept drawing, Cybergun surprised everyone by releasing this mere months after displaying the prototype at IWA 2014. It is an unusual gun in that it comes in FDE (Flat Dark Earth), so straight away it stands out from the crowd. On top of that the longer (slightly protruding) barrel is an eye-catcher. With a beautiful two-tone look thanks to the black parts (trigger, hammer, iron sights, slide release, barrel etc), and the ability to add an RMR sight without modification it is easy to see why it was so hotly anticipated!
Powered by green gas (sold separately), this gun produces satisfying recoil. Rather unusually the fill valve for the mag is beneath the release valve, as on Western Arms models. This combined with its overall width allows for a lot of gas in, giving better performance over the more traditional Marui-designs.
As you would expect this gun has an adjustable hop up, however adjusting it does require some basic disassembly of the piece. You must remove the magazine, pull back the slide & press down the take-down lever (same as on M&P9, SIG X-Five etc). Run the slide off the frame, and voila! The hop up is found on the underside of the slide in the middle – the black wheel controls the amount of backspin achieved; further forward the less hop applied, and further to the rear the more lift you can get. Reassembly is simply the reverse; slide the slide back onto the frame, rack the slide back until the notch lines up with the take-down lever and push it back towards the rear & you’re sorted.
|Gas Pistol Specification|
|Gas Type||Green Gas|
|Fire Mode||Semi Auto|
|Colour||Flat Dark Earth (FDE)|