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Old 11-11-2013, 00:48   #1
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FN Pistols

We're evaluating pistols to see if the currently issued DA/SA SIG 226 and 239 in .40 are still the best for our needs. We're considering another SIG (229 DA/SA, 229DAK, 250), S&W M&P, Glocks, and FN (FNX, FNS).

The FNS received a fair amount of support from several officers who test-fired the weapon. I liked the weapon myself.

Does anyone know of any agencies other than Baltimore County PD and Columbia (SC) PD packing FN pistols? Thanks and be safe.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:10   #2
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I can't tell you how much I dislike the DAK trigger. If I had DA/SA I'd be a happy camper.

I don't know about the FN pistols.

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:31   #3
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I would stick with a traditional Sig P226 and keep things simple. If I was going to run a Sig (not a Sig fan), it would be the 226.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:43   #4
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Calvert County S.O. issues FN pistols.
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Old 11-11-2013, 13:40   #5
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We're evaluating pistols to see if the currently issued DA/SA SIG 226 and 239 in .40 are still the best for our needs. We're considering another SIG (229 DA/SA, 229DAK, 250), S&W M&P, Glocks, and FN (FNX, FNS).

The FNS received a fair amount of support from several officers who test-fired the weapon. I liked the weapon myself.

Does anyone know of any agencies other than Baltimore County PD and Columbia (SC) PD packing FN pistols? Thanks and be safe.
Columbia PD was carrying Sig's .45's before the switch to the FNS-9. A lot of guys hated the switch but a lot liked it. FN manufacturing is in Columbia, SC so that had a lot to do with the local PD being courted for the switch. I have owned several FN long guns and pistols and like them very much. They offer a higher capacity mag than most guns of comparable caliber which is always a plus. I had a FNP .45 Tactical that was 15+1 in .45 ACP. That's a lot of gains downrange in a hurry. I carried it as a duty weapon for awhile (I could carry my own gun). I liked it a lot. It is a very shootable gun if that makes sense.

I have plenty of contacts at CPD if you want to talk to some of the officers about their opinions.
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Old 11-11-2013, 17:02   #6
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:18   #7
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The FNS 9 (striker fired)will be my next purchase and will become my CCW gun. I just have to find a place in the safe for my Glocks!!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 17:31   #8
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Thanks for the responses, guys. M&P was in the lead, but another FN distributor offered us a much nicer price. The FNS may be a possibility.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:58   #9
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How's their armorer training program and parts support?
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Old 11-17-2013, 17:10   #10
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Don't know, Fastbolt. Those issues are still on the table. When we get closer to making a decision, we'll be checking with both the manufacturers and agencies that have adopted the weapons.
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Old 11-17-2013, 17:39   #11
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My FNP45 is an awesome gun, but so is my Sig 226 and so are my M&Ps

I really really like the M&P platform and that would be what I would pick for use as a duty gun. I don't have any experience with the FNS in particular but one thing that would DQ it for me is the complete lack of duty retention holsters for that gun.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:07   #12
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I carry an FNS 9 on duty that replaced my M&P. Better ergonomics, trigger, and lighter due to the "pencil barrel" design. The gun is very tight, no shaking and loose slides, etc. USA made to boot!
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:28   #13
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I've been carrying a P226 for so long now I would have a hard time switching. I'm pretty attached to it. If I do get a new gun soon as ours are long overdue to be replaced, I'm hoping for a P226R with a WML.

The FN may be a fine pistol, but I've been well served by my P226 and would prefer to stick with it. I adjust to change slowly.
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