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FN FNS

Semi-automatic pistol

FN FNS

The FN FNS is one of the best striker fired pistols in the world

 
 
FN FNS-9
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (unloaded) 710 g
Length 184 mm
Barrel length 102 mm
Muzzle velocity 300 - 460 m/s
Magazine capacity 17 rounds
Sighting range 50 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

 

   The FN FNS is a modern handgun, intended primarily for law enforcement use and civil customers. It is as a successor to the FN Forty-Nine pistol. The FN FNS was introduced in 2011.  The FNS pistol is manufactured in the United States, by a division of the Fabrique Nationale. It is used by police in some states of the USA.

   This pistol is available chambered in 9x19 mm Parabellum and .40 S&W cartridges.

   The FN FNS is a striker-fired pistol. It is short recoil operated weapon, that fired with a locked breech. It uses an improved Browning-type linkless locking principle. This pistol has a polymer frame and a stainless steel slide. The previous FN Forty-Nine was also a striker-fired weapon with a polymer frame and similar features.

   The FNS has a Double-Action Only (DAO) type trigger mechanism. Unlike many other striker-fired pistols, like Glocks, the FNS is a true DAO gun. It can re-strike the misfired cartridge simply with another trigger pull.

   The baseline pistol has no external safeties for simplicity and readiness to use. However there are internal safeties, such as firing pin safety, trigger safety, and drop safety. It won't discharge unless the slide is fully forward and the trigger is pulled. Manual frame-mounted ambidextrous safety is proposed as an option.

   This handgun has a loaded chamber indicator on the right side. A slide stop release lever is ambidextrous.

   The FN FNS-9 is fed from 17-round magazines. The FNS-40 uses 14-round magazines. All variants of this pistol have an ambidextrous magazine release button.

   This pistol was available with standard or night sights. Both front and rear sights are dovetailed into the slide.

   The FN FNS It has similar ergonomics as the FN FNX pistol. This weapon comes with two interchangeable backstraps. One of them has a flat shape, while the other is curved. So the shooter can install the backstrap that suits him most.

   This handgun has an integrated accessory rail. It can mount laser pointers or tactical flashlights.

 

Variants

 

   FN FNS-9, is a full-size version chambered in 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. Currently it is referred as one of best striker fired pistols in the world.

   FN FNS-9 Longslide, (FNS-9LS) is a version with a longer barrel. This version was introduced in 2012.

   FN FNS-9 Compact (FNS-9C), is a compact version. Magazine capacity is 12 rounds. It can also use magazines of a full-size version with the addition of removable grip sleeve. It was introduced in 2015.

   FN FNS-40, is a full-size version chambered in .40 S&W ammunition.

   FN FNS-40 Longslide (FNS-40LS), is a version with a longer barrel. It was introduced in 2012.

   FN FNS-40 Compact (FNS-40C), is a compact version. Magazine capacity is 10 rounds. It can also use magazines of a full-size version with the addition of removable grip sleeve. This pistol was introduced in 2015.

 

 
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