Tell me about my new FNS-9?


January 24, 2013, 07:23 PM
All my pistols (except my LCP) are single-stack .45. But I just experienced my annual hankering for a plastic bullet hose, so I headed to the LGS in search of anything not DA/SA left on the shelf.

They had two FNS-9s in stock. Three mags, consistent (if crappy) trigger pull, thumb safety, no mag safety.... Good enough for me.

The guy at the counter thought the look on my face was priceless when he told me how long it'll take for the 4473 to run. Wow.

Anyway, someone please tell me I didn't buy a piece of junk. :)

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January 24, 2013, 11:14 PM
Well, I can't directly speak to the FNS-9, but I do own an FNP-45 and an FN Hi-Power. I own many 1911's from mid to high end and I find myself shooting the FNP more than the 1911's. FN doesn't make junk. Some might take issue with their magazine prices and availability, but you won't hear much negative about their quality and design.

I think you've got a winner with your new purchase, but you'll need to put a few rounds downrange to make that call.

January 25, 2013, 12:06 AM
I have the FNS-40. I think you'll be happy. Great trigger.

January 25, 2013, 01:35 AM
Excluding the fact that my FNS-9's striker tip broke off after about 130 rounds, the gun has been excellent. Customer service at FNH was good, got the gun back three weeks after I mailed it off. I've put about 650 flawless rounds through the gun since it was repaired. The FNS-9 has become one of my favorite 9mm's. The trigger is on par with my SR9, Glock 19, and my XD45. I think you'll like the gun!

January 25, 2013, 01:49 AM
i have an fns 40 and fnx 9 both are great check I think the fns has a 50 dollar rebate
check fns web site

January 25, 2013, 07:41 AM
I've got one and a FNP45 Tactical, mine has had the slide modified to accept a Trijicon RMR mini red dot sight like my FNP45T. I like the FNS-9 a lot, it is very accurate, 100% reliable regardless of ammo, and very comfortable to shoot. I've found that the recoil is very mild when compared to other full size 9mms I have, not that any of them really kick much, ut the FNS just seems softer and smoother.

I'm not impressed with the trigger pull on mine, it's not heavy, but it's not smooth at all. I mostly shoot 1911s and when I carry and shoot my FNP45T it's single action, I'm accustomed to a much better trigger. There's a "how to" post in the FNS section of the FN forum addressing the gritty trigger and improving it, I might try it this weekend and see what kind of difference it makes. Here's the link -

January 31, 2013, 11:52 AM
Thanks, guys. Now I'm interested in improving the trigger a bit. Unlike the M&P I had, the FNS actually has a proper trigger reset. So I don't think it needs any new parts (not that there's an aftermarket anyway). I assume it just needs to be cleaned and polished here and there. WC145, did you give it a try?

January 31, 2013, 12:51 PM
Not yet, like many weekend plans do, mine went awry. Maybe this weekend I can find the time.

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