FNH USA will introduce a pair of polymer-frame pistols and a .45-caliber tactical pistol in 2010, the company announced.

"Our goal for 2010 is to perfect and enhance the strong products we have in our firearms line and roll out our new line of handguns," said Ken Pfau, FNH USA's VP for law enforcement and commercial sales.

The new FNX 9 and FNX 40 pistols offer new ergonomic polymer frames with a low-bore axis for flat shooting and less recoil for improved control. Checkered grip panels should reduce slippage during shooting. Also included are four interchangeable backstrap inserts to customize fit and feel. The pistols allow fully ambidextrous operating controls.

The profiled stainless steel slide has cocking serrations in the front and rear, and a 4-inch hammer-forged stainless barrel delivers long life and pinpoint accuracy. The guns arrive with a decocker and manual safety.

Originally developed for the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program and intended for field operations, the FNP-45 Tactical offers standard FNP-45 ACP performance with additional features. The 5.3-inch stainless steel barrel has a threaded muzzle to accept a sound suppressor or compensator.

The new FDE stainless steel slide is fitted with high-profile combat night sights and includes two mounting bases to accept an optional red-dot electronic sight. Each FNP-45 Tactical comes with three 15-round magazines and an Eagle tactical soft case.

FNH USA has also added features to the single-action, auto-loading Five-SeveN. The pistol now comes with the option of adjustable target sights or fixed three-dot sights. It is available in olive-drab green, matte black or flat dark-earth finishes. It fires the low recoil 5.7 x 82mm cartridge recently approved by the NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division for use in its Tactical Police Competition.

The pistol also features a textured, polymer frame with checkered panels for a secure grip. The polymer slide cover helps reduce weight and the operating controls are placed for easy access with a reversible magazine release and ambidextrous manual safety levers. The barrel is hammer-forged and chrome-lined to extend service life.

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