Comparison Table of FNX 40 Holster Options
The FNX 40 is a semi automatic pistol manufactured in the United States. All FNH pistols made in the USA come complete with 3 magazines and 4 back straps that are interchangeable. This allows for a perfect fit, and is a significant improvement to the 2 back straps in previous models. Controls are completely ambidextrous (that includes the slide release, and not just the safety lever and magazine releases), so it is ideal for right handed and left handed shooters. Many people have noted that this pistol is extremely accurate. Also, the felt recoil is greatly reduced compared to some other pistols as the slide and FNX barrel have to travel twice the distance before separating, allowing the spring to absorb momentum. It can be fired in either single action or double action mode, and it is also possible to carry the pistol already cocked, by cocking the hammer to the rear whilst using the safety lever. This pistol has also been praised for it’s tight construction and layout of the controls, feeling comfortable to handle. All of these reasons have helped the FNX 40 to become very popular. Despite this, the FNX 40 does not have much in the way of after market products. To address this, several holster makers have released FNX 40 holsters, or holsters that fit a few different pistols including the FNX 40, into the US market.
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Keep This In Mind
Guns all differ from each other in size, weight and functionality. For that reason there are a few key things we recommend you keep in mind when choosing a FNX 40 holster.
Weapon Size and Weight
The FNX 40 has the following measurements:
- Lenth: 7.4 in (188 mm)
- Barrel Length: 4 in (102 mm)
- Width:1.55 in (39 mm)
- Height: 5.45 in (138 mm)
- Weight: 24.4 oz (692 g)
Keeping these measurements in mind, the FNX 40 is a medium to large sized gun. That will make ankle holsters and pocket holsters less than ideal for carrying this weapon. We would recommend looking at regular over the waistband (OWB) holsters, shoulder holsters or even inside the waistband (IWB) holsters.
The FNX 4o is designed to be used for self-defense. For self-defense carry your best FNX 40 holster options are going to be OWB holsters or IWB holsters. Most people who carry the FNX 40 prefer to keep their weapons concealed, so the best option would be an IWB holster that will keep your weapon concealed while still providing a secure and comfortable carry. Shoulder holsters are a good option for concealed carry, however it has the disadvantage that you will need to wear a jacket over it to keep it concealed. That is OK if you live in colder climates where wearing a jacket all the time is common…but of course a jacket will also detract from your draw speed and ease.
Our Review of 5 FNX 40 Holsters
Below we look at 5 holsters that are available on Amazon. We look at the materials that the holsters are made from, the comfort of how it is worn, how it fits the FNX 40 and how easy it is to draw your weapon from the holster.
FNH 9/40 Blade Tech Revolution OWB Holster (with both Paddle and ASR Belt attachment)
Revolution holsters by Blade Tech have become very popular recently. Created to last a lifetime, these holsters are molded from extremely tough polymers. This makes their holsters able to resist high impact and is also stable in extreme temperatures. They can handle temperatures as low as -30F to as high as 300F, whilst retaining the same shape, performance, fit and feel.
This quality FNX 40 holster is IDPA approved and can be set into 3 different positions; straight drop, muzzle-forward, or FBI cant. It comes set in the straight drop position. It also comes with a 3 position adjustable sting ray (ASR) belt attachment as a bonus, which allows you to change the way you carry your pistol, from a paddle to a belt. There are 2 retention screws, which means you can adjust it to your draw and get the tension level just right. This molded FNX 40 holster will hold your pistol with complete security using the Positive Lock Trigger Guard. It’s the perfect FNX 40 holster for carrying your pistol, whether you are at the range, in your neighbourhood or out in the field.
DeSantis Thumb Break Scabbard FNX-40 Right Hand Black:
This FNX 40 holster is made of top quality leather and holds your pistol at an optimum draw angle. It sits rather high on your waist which gives very easy access. It’s quite close fitting to the body so, despite it being an holster designed to be worn outside the waist band, it can be worn quite easily under clothing and would not be difficult to conceal. Also, the slots in the belt allow you to adjust canting until it is just right for you. An adjustable tension screw helps make the holster feel snug without having to spend weeks breaking it in. It is a thumb break holster, so not designed for quick draw.
One disadvantage it has, which happens with a lot of holsters, is that it is rather stiff when new. It would be tempting to use some kind of leather softener, oil or liquid. However, DeSantis discourage use of any emollients and, quite helpfully, do give instructions on how to break in the holster effectively. Another consideration is that this holster can be made to sit close to your body, but it does need a thick belt for it to do so. Also, unlike a lot of other holsters, the Thumb Break Scabbard is not lined, which does not affect it’s usage, but some people do prefer lined holsters.
FN FNP FNX FNS 9 40 Leather Gun Holster LT RH IWB Black:
This is an ideal FNX 40 holster for those who rarely carry a gun and want a holster that is functional and comfortable. This is an inside the waist holster, and with the FNX 40 being a rather large pistol, this holster does well when it comes to comfort as well as being able to conceal the pistol. It is made from American double stitched leather with extra reinforcement at the top to allow the pistol to be replaced back with ease. However, some people have felt that re-holstering can be problematic. This is a budget holster and, therefore, some people have mentioned that the stitching may not be the best. Still, whilst it may not be the fanciest of FNX 40 holsters, it is an ideal entry level holster.
Fobus Standard Holster RH Paddle PX4 Beretta PX4 Storm
This FNX 40 holster boasts that it was developed in Israel for the world’s military and special security services, and therefore has been proven in combat situations. Made of space age high density plastics and injection molding, this holster can resist the most severe climates and elements. It also offer a maintenance free solution, as all it needs is soap and water to be cleaned, no need for oil. At a mere 2 ounces in weight, it is one of the lightest FNX 40 holsters, riding high above the waist, which means that it can easily be concealed under clothing.
A disadvantage to this holster is the indent, designed to help keep the pistol from accidentally falling out, which hooks to the trigger guard when you holster your pistol. You may find your FNX 40 slide easily into this holster, but drawing it is another thing. The shape of this indent appears too deep for some people, which means the FNX 40 will not release from the holster without some considerable force applied to it. This means this holster may be ideal for when you are simply carrying your pistol but don’t plan on using it. But on occasions when you are expecting to use it, such as at a range, this holster may be rather annoying.
FN FNX 9/40 IWB Hybrid Holster with Adjustable Retention and Comfort Curve, SHTF Gear ACE-1 Gen 2
This hybrid leather and plastic FNX 40 holster is the perfect balance between comfort as well as being able to rapidly deploy the pistol. The design of this holster is so that a user can effectively grip the gun while it is still in the holster. This means that, as soon as the gun is out, it is ready to shoot. The holster features a substance called Kydex which creates a curve at the back. This allows it to fit snugly to the body, making it more comfortable to wear, as well as making it much easier to conceal under clothing. Like most holsters, it is necessary to make adjustments until it fits you just right. However, add to the list of benefits, the premium full grain American leather, bevelled edges, adjustable tension, and adjustable cant and carry height, then this is definitely one of the best FNX 40 holsters around.
The only real complaint with this holster is that some people have found it a little loose for their FNX 40. It could do with the addition of some retention screws to keep the pistol secure.
Our Top FNX 40 Holster Choice
There are really some great FNX 40 holster options available today. So which FNX 40 holster would we choose if we were looking for a holster to fit a FNX 40? Lets recap the top options available:
- The Blade Tech Revolution holster are made to last a long time using fancy molded polymers. It is gives the user some versatile options for how you want to wear it, so you can adjust it how it should sit or the way you want to carry it. We really like the Postive Lock Trigger Guard, which helps make sure your gun is not going to fall out unexpectedly.
- The DeSantis Scabbard is made from high quality leather, which looks really good! It is not ideal if you need to draw your fun quickly though, as the snug fit and Thumb Break Scabbard of this FNX 40 holster makes quick draws a challenge.
- The Pro Carry LT holster is one of the more affordable FNX 40 holster options. It is also made from leather, but not as good looking as the DeSantis holster. Being a slightly cheaper holster, the quality is not as high on this holster as you would find on the Blade Tech or the DeSantis.
- The Fobus Standard holster is another one of the more affordable FNX 40 holster options, with an estimate MSRP of approximately less than $20. It comes from Israel where it was designed for military and security services. Similar to the Blade Tech holster, the Fobus is made from fancy plastics and molding which should make this a pretty tough holster (but a lot more affordable than the Blade Tech). However, the designed indent of this holster makes drawing it quickly a bit challenging.
- The hybrid holster form SHTF Gear is one of the more expensive FNX 40 holster options on our list, but you can see the quality that you get with that price. It is made from leather and Kydex which provides the benefits of each material to this holster. It sits nice and snug to your body, while designed in such a way that makes it really easy to grip and draw this gun.
So which one would we choose?
The answer is the DeSantis holster. It looks beautiful in the high quality leather! Yes it is not ideal if you need to draw your gun quickly, however if you are not in law enforcement or military service that should not be a huge issue. We like how versatile it is in terms of being able to carry it concealed and comfortably. It is a little more expensive than the Pro Carry LT holster and the Fobus Standard holster, but we believe the value you get for the money justifies it.
What do you think?
What do you think of the FNX 40 holster options we reviewed? Do you think there are better holsters for the FNX 40 out there that we did not list? If so, send us a message and tell us what holster you think is the ultimate FNX 40 holster!
We hope you find the best FNX 40 holster for your needs! If you have any thoughts on the topic, we would love to hear it. So please, share your thoughts with us in the comments section!
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