I had gotten out of the 9 business, but decided to get back in to have a training gun to use after starting someone out with the Ruger 22/45 .22, and also to have a more cost effective shooter since .22LR is currently difficult to get. Really just needed an excuse to buy another gun. My list of possibles was XDM 9 compact, M & P 9, FNH FNS-9, and Sig P320. As much as I love my XDMs and XDS, I decided I wanted something different in the collection, and after much mental back and forth, went with the FNS. I put 200 rounds through it yesterday and here are my thoughts. My buddy was present with his XDM 9 compact, so we got to do some direct comparisons. The FNS shot to point of aim and shot a very good group, but the group with the XDM was maybe a little tighter. The trigger is good, but not as good as the XDM. The pull felt a little heavier, but was still smooth enough and the reset felt comparable to the XDM. The grip of the XDM made it more comfortable to shoot than the FNS. I don't regret the purchase, but as you can tell, I think the XDM is a better gun. Maybe the FN will smooth out a little with some rounds through it, but my experience has been that the XDMs are good right out of the box.