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7 Fun Facts About the FNS-9 Compact Handgun

7 Fun Facts About the FNS-9 Compact HandgunThe FNS series of striker-fire pistols is FN’s first toe in the water of the world of striker-fire pistols. Before 2012, the company didn’t produce striker-fire pistols, although the company is, and has been for a long time, well known for its production of military firearms.

This striker-fire pistol from FN is available in 9mm and 40 S&W calibers and FN manufactures this gun in 3 variations: compact, standard, and longslide.

The FNS-9 Compact handgun has all of the features found on the standard FNS-9, but the barrel of the gun is slightly shorter—3.5 inches compared to 4-inches—and it is better suited for concealed carry.

Here are 7 fun facts you should know about the FNS-9 Compact:

1. It’s Comparable to the Glock 17 and Glock 19

A double-action, striker-fire pistol, the FNS-9 Compact handgun weighs 23.9 ounces, has a 3.6-inch barrel and overall length of 6.7-inches, and is 4.4-inches in height. The width of the firearm is 1.043-inches thick and the trigger pull ranges between 5.5 and 5.75 pounds.

Many gun experts compare the FNS-9 Series to Glock 17s and 19s, because FNS-9s resemble Glocks in appearance and function. The FNS-9 Series firearms are slightly shorter than Glocks, but they deliver remarkable accuracy and are extremely lightweight.

The MSRP for the FNS-9 Compact is $599.00.

2. These Guns are Ambidextrous!

One of the coolest and most desirable features of the FNS-9 Series is that the guns are ambidextrous. This means the controls are on both sides of the firearms and it’s just as easy for left-handed shooters to shoot FNS-9s as it is for right-handed shooters.

The controls on the FNS-9s are small, which is something else that is similar to Glocks, and the controls that are on both sides of the guns include: the slide top lever, magazine release, take down lever and thumb safety.

The FNS-9 Compact is easy to operate from either hand and from any firing position because of its ambidextrous controls.

3. Slides and Barrels of Steel

From the outside looking in, it might be hard to guess what’s on the inside of the FNS-9 Compact handgun. The gun has a matte-black polymer frame, but the barrel and slide of the gun are constructed from cold hammer-forged stainless steel.

The 9mm barrel on the gun is much thinner than the barrels found on Glocks, but the reliability of the FNS-9 Compact is unbeatable. Even after shooting over 1,000 rounds of 9mm ammunition, the gun requires zero cleaning, zero lube, and shows no signs of malfunction in terms of feeding or firing.

For maximum grip while shooting, the FNS-9 Compact is indented from the ejection port forward and features aggressive forward slide striations, in addition to front and rear cocking serrations.

4. FN Cares About Your Comfort

When it comes to firearms, it’s all about preference and FN understands every shooter is different. That’s why the FNS-9 Compact comes with 2 interchangeable backstraps. Some people like the back of their handguns to be flat, while others prefer the back of their handguns to be curved. Individuals can choose which backstrap works best for them and which version gives them the most comfort when shooting.

FN designed the FNS Series to be extremely versatile, because these firearms are used by the military, for self-defense purposes, and at the range; therefore, the guns feature aggressive stippling so shooters can achieve a secure grasp on the gun no matter what situation they are in.

5. It’s Difficult to Miss Your Target with the FNS-9 Compact

With the FNS-9 Compact, you never have to miss your target. Every FNS-9 Compact comes with 3-dot sights and nighttime sights are available for additional purchase. There are 2 rear sights and 1 large front sight on every FNS firearm, and the nighttime sights glow bright orange, which make it hard to miss what you’re shooting at.

6. 3 Magazines Are Included

Another cool fact about the FNS-9 Compact is that it comes with 3 magazines—2 10-round and 1 17-round. The magazines are made from metal, which reduces friction and prevents magazine hang-up during magazines changes and the magazines feature polymer base pads.

7. The FNS-9 Compact is Made in America

The last thing you should really know about the FNS-9 concerns the company that makes them. If you know FN, or Fabrique Nationale, then you might know it’s a Belgian company; however, the FNS Series is manufactured right here in America: in Columbia, South Carolina to be exact. And it’s pretty cool that a big contributor to our U.S. military is based right here in America.

FN is a part of Herstal Group, which contains iconic brands like Browning and Winchester Firearms. Herstal Group focuses on manufacturing firearms for defense and shooting sports and, for a long time, FN has been recognized as a top manufacturer of firearms for the U.S. military.

In addition to the FNS Series, FN currently produces the FNX Series of pisotls and the FN 15 Series of sporting rifles. For the U.S. military, FN manufactures M4A1 and M16 standard-issue rifles, the FN M249 Series of light machine guns, the FN 240 Series of medium machine guns, and MK19 grenade launchers.

FN America, LLC. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Buy the FNS-9 Compact at a Great Price From DeGuns!

There are a lot of great features on the FNS-9 Compact. It’s a great firearm for concealed carry, because of its small size, and the gun is versatile, reliable, and extremely accurate.

Learn more about the FNS Series and the FNS-9 Compact on Discount Enterprises’ website. Reach out to our team with any questions or comments you have and be sure to check out our unbeatable prices on FNS-9 Compacts today!

Get in touch with Discount Enterprises today by calling us at 402-875-6500 or fill out our online contact form.

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