FNH FNS9 VS M&P 9 FS

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Old March 16th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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FNH FNS9 VS M&P 9 FS

I bought both of these pistols with the intention of keeping just one. After using them both I can't decide which to go with! I love both! I seem to be more accurate with the FNS at 25yrds. At 7-10 yards it's a toss up. With the FNS I can press the mag release without breaking grip on the gun. The trigger on both of them are less than desired.

The problem with the FNS is the lack of aftermarket support. There is no upgrades for this gun. Nobody makes a nice trigger for it. With the M&P that's no problem. Tons of aftermarket support!

I plan on using whichever gun I pick as a HD gun and maybe some IDPA competition. Does anyone have any opinion on which would be the better gun to keep? Thanks!
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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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I love the FNS but as they only make the one size pistol AND lack any aftermarket, well had to go with the M&P.

Wanted lo love Glocks, but they just dont point right for me.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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David Bowie found a couple reasons:

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Old March 17th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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David Bowie found a couple reasons:

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Those problems are not really an issue for me. It will only do that if the gun is unloaded and uncocked. I carry a cocked and loaded pistol. The only time I could think that might be an issue if you had a misfire and dropped the gun on it's muzzle. But since we know about the issue we know how to correct it. I've never had an issue in live fire.

It seems M&P 9 FS has it's share of issues too. Some seem to have accuracy issues past 25 yards. Not sure what causes it. I'm sure some people it's the shooter. But others have taken the time to use sandbags and vises and gotten less than stellar results.....
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Old March 17th, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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I love the FNS but as they only make the one size pistol AND lack any aftermarket, well had to go with the M&P.

Wanted lo love Glocks, but they just dont point right for me.
I had the same problem with Springfield XD9 service. I wanted to get to work for me but could never get good results with it. I don't know if it was grip angle or what but my accuracy was horrible with it. I have an XDs .45 as well and have the same problem. With the FNS and the M&P I've had MUCH better accuracy.

Not sure what you mean about FNS only has one size pistol? Don't they make it in .40 and .45? They also have the FNS competition size coming out soon as well as a compact version.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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FNH FNS9 VS M&P 9 FS

Since your intent is IDPA competition, I would keep the one that I can get spare mags, a holster, and a mag carrier for.

The 'trigger' feel won't be much of an issue once you get used to whichever gun you keep and start competing with.

I'm partial to M&Ps, but if that FN works for you then keep it.


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