FN 9mm

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FN 9mm

Post by pony_express1973 » 17 Aug 2012, 09:11

Looking for a carry 9mm and love my 5.7 so which FN 9mm is best for CC ? I have not seen any in person because all of the gun shops in my area only carry the popular guns like Glock and springfield. Any input would be gretly appreciated

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by pony_express1973 » 27 Aug 2012, 11:21

Wow thanks for all the friendly advice and help and here I thought a forum was there for things like these but I guess since I am new I get the cold shoulder ?

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Post by flyingirish04 » 27 Aug 2012, 11:44

Simmer down. I only saw your thread now. Perhaps a 'bump' or two before getting aggravated?


As far as FN CC 9mms, you really only have a couple choices, FNX, or FNS. OF the two I would go with the FNX. Better trigger IMO

But if I had a choice outside of that, i would go with a Sig 224 or 228.
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by Rapier1772 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:00

I saw the thread, I just don't own any FN9s. Use a coin toss? :?:

As for the forum, this is the FiveseveN forum, not the FN or FN9 forum. We'll help on other calibers if we can but don't get ruffled if we can't - not everyone here owns an FN9 & can make an educated comment. Have you tried asking at the more generalized FNforum? You might find a wider spread of users...
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by jgreenberg01 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:04

Very true, don't take offense please. We're not like other forums... most of the members here only comment when they have direct experience. We tend not to perpetuate internet "facts" without firsthand knowledge. Of course there's always an exssseption every now and again...
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by flyingirish04 » 27 Aug 2012, 12:07

:agree: Sensible. Not SSSSSSSSSSSSensible.

And to present foundation, I have shot the FNP, the FNX, and the FNS (benefits of having a buddy with an FFL) only once. The FNP isn't made anymore, I believe, and the trigger differences are solely based on those limited firings.

I don't own an FNX or FNS simply because I don't like the feel of it in my hand. Same reason I don't own a lot of pistols.
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by PainKillaX » 27 Aug 2012, 13:07

I shot either the FNP or the FNX once, for all of one mag or so. Didn't really focus on the trigger. Felt relatively good in my hand but I have since found ones I like more (CZ :drool: ).

Anyhow, welcome to the forum.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by blueorison » 27 Aug 2012, 13:27

I would recommend the FNP. Less controls.

I just saw your post, also! Maybe it's something to do with you being new and the server didn't log your post correctly till now? No clue.

Either way, there you go :)
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by nrv216 » 27 Aug 2012, 13:30

I had an fnp-9. Sold it. Very light and flimsy feeling plastic frame that resulted in too much muzzle flip to be justified in a 9 in my humble opinion. No experience with the others.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by fd57 » 27 Aug 2012, 18:17

FNP-9M. It is the only compact 9MM FnH has made available of late (until a compact FNS is released). You can still find them, some used, some new. We've got one and love it. Tough break-in period of casings ejected to the forehead, but after that, no issues. It's a tad smaller than the regular FNP-9, FNX-9, and FNS-9.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by Cyberfly » 28 Aug 2012, 06:22

Honestly, I just saw your thread as well, and it now has...how many replies?
I haven't fired ANY of FN's 9MM handguns, but I used to own the FNP40. Other than a rattle in the magazines that I never could figure out, it was a fine weapon. It 'felt' cheap in my hands because it is a plastic gun. Heck, Glocks feel cheap in my hand. But that rattle in the magazine made me think the dadgum thing was going to fall apart.
I put MANY rounds down range with it and never had a FTF or misfire or...and it didn't matter if the mag was full or empty. It simply rattled. No being stealthy with that thing on your hip.
Would I recommend one? Eh...honestly, probably not. There are a lot of firearms out there for the same money that impress me more. Plus, everybody here knows, I'm a Ruger guy. Very few here like Ruger though. Most are Sig fans or Beretta fans or S&W fans or...there's something 'else' that they prefer.
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But as they said, not many of us have owned many different FN made 9MM's, so giving an honest recommendation to someone to go out and buy one?? We just aren't that comfortable doing that.
However, if you were interested in different brands, I'm sure we could give you a slew of suggestions. For instance, I would surely recommend the Ruger SR9. Slim design for easy concealment, 17+1 capacity, nice shooter, adequate trigger. No, not a match grade pistol, but fits your hand good and excellent capacity for such a slim design.
Others might suggest CZ'z or even EAA (CZ clones) for slightly more money. While even others will suggest Sigs or HK's or...
It's all going to depend on what feels right to YOU and how much you want to spend.
I strongly suggest, go to a range that will rent you a weapon and let you test fire it a bit. See which weapon 'feels right' in your hand. Which weapon feels like a natural extension of your arm when you are sighting it down range. If it feels right, then it IS right.
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by smpsmp » 28 Aug 2012, 22:14

I'd go with the FNX for the trigger. But then again it's apples to oranges with hammer vs. striker. Do you want a first heavy pull then light and short after that, or the same pull every time that's in between for weight and pull?

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by pony_express1973 » 29 Aug 2012, 05:53

First Sorry about the second post I was having a bad day and typed before i thought I am not usually an A** hole. Second I am the recent owner of an FN 5.7 and love the gun so when looking for a new carry gun for the warmer weather I thought why not look at some FN's and thought this would be the place to start. thanks for the info so far I really do Appreciate it

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by fd57 » 29 Aug 2012, 06:01

There are a couple of FNP-9Ms on Gunbroker right now if you're looking for a compact 9mm by FnH. Just a heads up.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by pony_express1973 » 29 Aug 2012, 07:03

I wil check them out maybe look at a Sig or HK too :thumb:

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Post by Cyberfly » 29 Aug 2012, 15:27

pony_express1973 wrote:First Sorry about the second post I was having a bad day and typed before i thought I am not usually an A** hole. Second I am the recent owner of an FN 5.7 and love the gun so when looking for a new carry gun for the warmer weather I thought why not look at some FN's and thought this would be the place to start. thanks for the info so far I really do Appreciate it
Don't worry so much about the second post.
Just...for future reference, maybe when you make a post wanting advice about a certain gun, you might put that in the title. Maybe something like 'FN 9MM Advice' or 'Looking for First 9MM' or '9MM Preferences' something that will give potential readers a better idea what it is you're looking for. You're liable to get more activity in the thread is all.
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by blueorison » 29 Aug 2012, 17:56

Broheim,

I'm just glad your first post wasn't

WHICH ROUND IS BEST FOR ZOMBIE BLACK BEAR

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by jgreenberg01 » 29 Aug 2012, 17:59

Wait, does that mean that there may be a better round available for my black bear zombie gun?
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Re: FN 9mm

Post by PainKillaX » 29 Aug 2012, 19:04

jgreenberg01 wrote:Wait, does that mean that there may be a better round available for my black bear zombie gun?
I too am curious. Except for brown bears.

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Re: FN 9mm

Post by Cyberfly » 30 Aug 2012, 05:13

There is no 'better' round for zombie brown bears. Only .44 super mag and up will work for them..
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