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FN Hand guns

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by alecat88, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. alecat88

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    I looked at a FN handgun in 40SW, i cant recall the model. Comes with 3 magazine and night sights. ive never shot a FN before went to the range this morning and sadly they did not have one in rental. Whats your thoughts on the FN hand gun line, are they worth the cost? Any come issues? i thought 649 was a little high.
     
  2. 2-tap

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    I had a fnx-9 for a while and thought it was an excellent handgun. When i first shot it after 60 rounds or so the takedown pin broke. I took it back to where i got it and it was fixed in about a week and a half. Some would say its a pos bc it broke after 60 rounds but i dont fret over it. It was fixed with no questions and quickly. Think i paid 629 for mine. Im not sure why fnh and Springfield armory stuff is more expensive than glock and m&p at least where i live they are. I say go for it, i regret selling mine.

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  3. Gdirty5

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    Fn's used to go pretty cheap, but lately the price has gone up. Springfields tend to be cheaper where i live, ~450 for an XD, 499 for a M&P, and 530 for a glock. I own a FNP tactical, and I like it, I like my HK's more, and for the 1k it cost me, my USP tactical has a better SA trigger, DA is better on the FN, the FN has tritium tall sights, where as the USP came with Black tall sights. The FN had the top of the slide milled to fit a red dot from the factory.
     
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  6. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Considering they've been building handguns for 112 years and Browning effectively started their handgun line till his death......

    I'd say they know something about handguns.

    Having shot the FNP and FNX, they're nice. Not a DA/SA fan, but they shoot well.
     
  7. alecat88

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    Thanks for the input, before i buy i gotta find a range that has one in rental. I did go back and look at it again and was a little let down by some quality issues. the back strap has movement up and down.
     
  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  9. I had an FNX-9. I liked the gun a lot, but the safety/decock lever was in the way of my thumb. For me it affected my grip.

    Like to handle an FNS someday soon.
     
  10. G26S239

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    I have an FNP40 that shoots straight, is reliable and handles recoil very well. I put the large Backstrap on it and it points as well as a 1911 with arched MSH. It is a keeper.
     
  11. racer88

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  12. Gary1911A1

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    Had the same problems with my FNS9. I will hang on to mine hoping for a fix as otherwise I like it.
     
  13. i have an FNS-9. its a fine gun, i love the tall deep notch trijicons that come stock, love the aggressive grip texture, functioned fine. a little more flippy than my 17 or 19, but its fine. the only gripe i have is the trigger. ive heard they are inconsistent, every time ive picked one up the pull is a lil different. my trigger is just kinda squishy, it doesnt break clean or crisp. but overall, a fine gun if you want to be a little different, but there are more tried and true striker pistol designs out there. its still a relatively new gun.
     
  14. dondavis3

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    I think FN makes a fine handgun.

    Here's my FNP-9

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    It shoots well - is light - accurate - well priced.

    I think you should give it a try.

    :cool:
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012