By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Faxon Firearms, based in Cincinnati, has been a force in the production of superior quality gun barrels for AR-15 and AR-10 type weapons in multiple calibers, including the new 8.6 Blackout.  It was only a matter of time before Faxon started building complete firearms!  The FX-19 pistol line from Faxon Firearms is built from the ground up with quality and precision.  The FX-19 line comes in two versions: the Patriot for concealed carry and the Hellfire that we’re reviewing today.  Faxon offers an extensive list of custom features in and out of the box package.  The FX-19 pistol line has completed a 15,000 round durability test successfully, as outlined in US ARMY TOP 3-2-045, along with the NATO standard drop test.


Starting with a custom Polymer 80/Faxon PF940C Frame with a 1911-Style Grip Angle, the frame features include Custom Polished Front & Rear Slide Rails, Double Undercut Trigger Guard, Extended Magazine Release, Overwatch Precision Trigger, and Enhanced, Low-Profile Magwell.


The Faxon Match Series G19 1/2×28 Threaded Barrel is Machined in-house (as are all Faxon Barrels) from 17-4 Stainless Steel.  The slide features enhanced front, rear, and top serrations, and it’s cut for Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C optics.  There are machined posts in optic cuts for optic locating and recoil absorption.  It’s equipped with Suppressor-Height Night Sights and finished in Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC).


Type: Semi-Automatic, Striker Fired Pistol

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: 20 Rounds

Sights: Fiber Optic and Cut for Red Dot

Barrel Length: 4.5”

MSRP: $ 1,189



The Faxon FX-19 series is definitely a buy!  For the low, low price of $1,189, you get an out of the box custom pistol, built by professionals, that you couldn’t build yourself for that money.  All FX-19 pistols accept GLOCK aftermarket parts, accessories, and magazines.  So, what are you waiting for?

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at