I picked up Nick’s FNS-9 earlier this week and I’ve got grand plans to test it out and write a review for this week. In the interim, I put together a short overview video showing some of the features as well as a demonstration of the trigger travel, break, and reset. My first impressions are . . .
It’s a finely made duty pistol that’s managed to handle whatever Leghorn has thrown at it over the last year and 4000-5000 rounds. It is totally filthy and a little dinged up which means I can’t do much more damage to it.
Things I like:
– The Trijicon Night Sights are bright in the dark, but still very clear and crisp in the light of day
– The frame is covered in aggressive checking which makes getting a grip very easy
– The trigger is fantastic. It breaks cleanly at 5.25 pounds and has the loudest audible & tactile reset I’ve ever experienced
– Even after thousands of rounds, it seems to be devoid of rattles and in good shape
Things I’m not excited about:
– The grip is too big for my hands. I’m not going to deduct any points because FNH has done their best to accommodate, but Nick hasn’t. FNH provides interchangeable backstraps. Nick didn’t give me the smaller one. [ED: FN’s sending the smaller backstrap special delivery.]
– It has a manual safety. Some people prefer it, but I’m not one of them.
I’m looking forward to shooting it and may just add it to the list of guns I’d recommend to people for their first defensive pistol…if all goes well. Watch this space.