New from FN: FNS-9 and FNS-40

Press release:

FNH USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new FN FNS-9 and FNS-40 striker-fired autoloading duty pistols to the American law enforcement and commercial market at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Built in the USA by a company with over 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of striker-fired pistols, the FNS lineup represents the pinnacle of handgun performance, reliability and accuracy . . .

“The new FNS series of autoloading pistols was designed to be the most operator-friendly autopistol available intended to give America’s law enforcement officers a decisive edge,” said Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement and Commercial Sales for FNH USA. “After five years of design development and nearly a half-million rounds of testing, the FNS stands ready for duty with any agency, large or small.”

The new FNS features a highly-ergonomic frame design that includes an ultra-low bore axis to reduce felt recoil and two interchangeable backstraps to personalize the grip fit to the user. A MIL-STD 1913 underframe rail is standard for light attachment and an aggressive checkering grip pattern improves control under the harshest shooting conditions.

The new FNS is fully ambidextrous, allowing the user to access and activate the manual thumb safety levers, slide stop lever and magazine release button with either hand from either side of the pistol. This ambidextrous design not only helps adapt the pistol to the user it makes the FNS easier to train on, qualify with and use effectively under stress.

Standard features on the FNS include a hammer-forged stainless steel barrel, a forged stainless steel slide with front and rear cocking serrations, a full-length stainless steel recoil spring guide rod and FN’s exclusive low-profile Deep-V™ three-dot night sights. The FNS-9 offers a 17-round magazine capacity and the FNS-40 holds 14 rounds, both come standard with three magazines and a locking hard case.