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Old October 31, 2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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I'll be buying a new pistol in the spring and I've had my eye on the new FNH pistols. The FNP-45 tactical looks awesome, but its a bit pricey and impractical for my use. So it came down to the FNS vs the FNX. both pistols are chambered in the preferred caliber(40 s&w) and handle similarly; the major differences being that the FNS uses a 1911 style safety while the FNX uses a larger modern, but similar style, and of course, the FNS is striker fired while the FNX is DA/SA. though the FNX was my first choice, the FNS has an edge. it is slightly smaller, making it easier to conceal, though it is a bit big for daily carry. what makes me pick the FNS though is that it is very similar the Coast Guard's issued sidearm, the Sig P229-R DAK, in the firing mechanism and safety. because this will be my service pistol, I am going with the FNS. I think I've just about made up my mind based off of sound reason, but if there is another gun out there that you think I've overlooked, let me know. all in all, i think the FNS-40 is a wonderful gun and I'm glad FNH finally came out with a striker fire pistol. also, i absolutely love the way it looks, i think it's a beautiful firearm!

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Old October 31, 2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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How about a regular P229.

You may also like to checkout an M&P with manual safety.
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Old October 31, 2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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I own both the FNS and FNX. The trigger sucks on the FNS. It was gritty and no matter how much I polished it out, it was average at best. I ended up selling the FNS. The FNS trigger isn't ready yet. The FNX has a great double/single action trigger. It's ALOT of gun for the money. If you want a striker fire gun then the Walthers PPQ sets the new standard in that category of gun. If the FNS gets its trigger half as good as the PPQ, it will start to worry the Glock boys.
I really like my FNX but it isn't in the Sig P229-P226 class of gun but they cost a lot more and are heavier to carry.

If you want a FN, then get a FNX. It's a proven design.

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Old October 31, 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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If you want a striker fire gun then the Walthers PPQ sets the new standard in that category of gun.
I agree that the FNS suffers by comparison to the Walther PPQ.

They are two similar pistols released at about the same time, but the PPQ is significantly more refined and benefits from the 15-year history of proven reliability of the P99 design.
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