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Old February 27, 2015, 07:48 PM   #6
TunnelRat
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Both pistols feature steel magazine bodies, with the FNS using rear witness holes and S&W using side witness holes. The FNS magazines are shiny, but they aren't as silver as the magazines for the FNP were (more of a charcoal color on this FNS).

Magazine comparison:


Both pistols have generous feed ramps, though the FNS feed ramp is both wider and a bit longer. Both feedramps are polished nicely.

Feedramp comparison (M&P on the left, FNS on the right):


Perhaps one of the most noticeable differences is the profile or thickness of the barrels. The FNS has a noticeably thinner barrel than the M&P. That being said, the FNS has a cold hammer forged barrel whereas the M&P does not. FN pistols (the FNP, FNX, and FNS series) have had thinner barrels in the past and I am not aware of it being an issue.

Barrel profile comparison (FNS on the left, M&P on the right):
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