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FNS or FNX Reviews?

This is a discussion on FNS or FNX Reviews? within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; I'm thinking about making an FNS or FNX my next purchase. Does anyone have any opinions one way or another on these? I've never owned ...


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Old 11-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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FNS or FNX Reviews?

I'm thinking about making an FNS or FNX my next purchase. Does anyone have any opinions one way or another on these? I've never owned an FN before.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have played with an FNS at my local shop.

It just might have the best trigger I've ever felt in a stock, striker fired polymer pistol. Better than the PPQ, I think.

I'd love to put some rounds downrange with one, but nobody I know has picked one up yet.

I just may have to be an early adopter...
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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I bought a FNS 9 a couple of months ago.
I really like it. The trigger is great. I also own Glock, XD and M&P.
The trigger is by far the best out of the box of all those.
And if you buy one before the end of this month, there is a $50 rebate
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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The FNX and FNS are both great pistols. The FNX is hammer fired while the FNS is striker fired. I have a FNP 45 USG... I love it. My next pistol will be a FNX-9 , FNS-9 , or both. I have been researching these for a while.
As mentioned there is a $50 rebate on the FNS with night sights. The night sights are standard on the FNS.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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BTW...if you have not looked already. There are dozens of reviews on YouTube for these pistols.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:32 AM   #6
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Hi guys-Haven't been around here in a while, but been cruising for an FNX-9. I keep seeing reports/reviews that they seem to shoot low.

Anybody else experience that?

In other words, if you line up your sights with a typical 6 o'clock hold or even bullseye (dots centered on bullseye), do you find your point of impact to be low?

Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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i just purchased an fnx-40
terrific pistol
4 backstraps/feed ramp comes polished from the factory/3 magazines
zero malfunctions
10 seconds to field strip

the above was taken at the end of a range session
im not a good shot but...
21' rapid fire with 3 magazine changes on partially loaded mags to practice mag changes
im 52 and my eyesight isnt what it used to be but ill take it

the stock 3 dot sights are very easy to reaquire because the front dot is larger...great sight picture

i own a lot of firearms and im not easily swayed but the fnx-40 is impressive.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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You might find the following interesting:

The FNS-9 Striker Fired Pistol-Initial Impressions and Problems Discovered | Active Response Training

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There are a couple of situations where the slide will lock up cannot be racked. When this happens, the slide can only be released by pulling the trigger. This can be disasterous in a defensive situation (especially during a malfunction if you can’t clear a bad round) and dangerous even for more casual shooting if an inexperienced person is unfamiliar with the problem.

According to the instructors with whom I spoke, the slide locking problem happens most often if the muzzle is struck (which could occur during a struggle over the gun or if the gun is dropped in a fight). It doesn’t seem to take much force to cause the slide to freeze.

Slide lockup also occurs when the butt of the gun is struck while the muzzle is pointed in any direction below horizontal (from parallel with the ground downward). This could happen when aggressively seating a magazine or when performing a malfunction clearance drill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=AicVIt_PNLQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=h2KvmbzfmmI
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