So a new pistol followed me home today...FN FNS-9L longslide.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by benEzra, Mar 10, 2015.

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  1. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 25, 2002
    Down East in NC
    FN FNS-9L longslide 9mm, 5" barrel, 17+1. :)


    Backstory, I put my S&W 5906 on consignment a while back to fund the purchase of something with a longer sight radius and lighter weight.

    I looked at the Glock 34 but hate the giant hole in the top of the slide, and I checked out the longslide M&P9 but have heard mixed reports on accuracy. I finally settled on the FN and brought it home today.

    It's a really nicely made pistol; fit and finish is top notch. One difference between the photo above and mine is that FN does not currently make longslides with the manual external safety, so mine doesn't have the rearmost lever shown in the photo. It came with 3 magazines, two different sized backstraps, a cable lock, and a nice hardside case with the FNS logo. This will be used for USPSA, recreational shooting, and occasional CCW when weather/clothing allows something larger than my 3913. Now I just need to find a good holster and mag carrier; I've already found that the Fobus carrier I used for the 5906 doesn't quite fit the longer FN magazines, so I'm thinking I might go with a Galco dual pouch. Still weighing holster options, but there are several good ones out there.

    Once I can get to the range and try it out, I'll post a range report. :)
  2. JDGray

    JDGray Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    SW MI.
    I'm super impressed with my 4" fns9, I'm sure it will be a shooter!
  3. dusty14u

    dusty14u Member

    May 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    Hope you like it. I have never fired a FN of any kind but they always seemed like they were well made. Looking forward to the range report.
  4. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Congrats! I had major troubles with my old FNP, but I liked it enough that I'd give FN another try. I handled an FNS9 several months ago and found I really liked the trigger. i was considering the long slide vs the XDm 5.25, and found the lines of the FN much more appealing. I ended up going a totally different route though.

    Looking forward to your range report.
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