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 Talk to me about the FNS-9 vs M&P 9mm
texaslegends  [Member]
8/23/2013 6:34:26 PM
I have the FNP 45 and like it. I would like to get a 9mm. So I am trying to decide between the two. I have not ruled out the FNX 9 either but thought I might give a striker fired a shot. Can you tear one down more than the other for example I know you can put a different trigger in the M&P but I don't think you can with the FN line of pistols. Anyone know about any big difference between the brands themselves. Tell me what you think between the two. thanks
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clownbear69  [Member]
8/23/2013 6:39:30 PM
I know nothing about the FNP

As far as the M&P the original was based off the 40. even if you get the 9, you can get the 40 and 357 sig factory barrels and will fit. As far as I know the 2 factory barrels will equal roughly to one after market barrel to another company
Storz  [Team Member]
8/23/2013 7:23:12 PM
The 40/357 barrels will not fit in the 9mm, it's the other way around.

The M&P has the best grip I've ever held on a poly gun
clownbear69  [Member]
8/23/2013 7:43:13 PM
[quote]Originally Posted By Storz:
The 40/357 barrels will not fit in the 9mm, it's the other way around.

The M&P has the best grip I've ever held on a poly gun[/quote]

Yeah whoops my bad, none the less I will agree with you about the grip.
richiecotite  [Member]
8/23/2013 11:35:16 PM
The big difference between the 2 is support. M&P's are pretty ubiquitous, fn's are not. The fn's trigger will be better than the stock m&p. Both are high quality, but I have heard SW customer service is better than fn's since bob retired from fn a few yrs ago.
Burnsy87  [Team Member]
8/24/2013 1:43:15 AM
M&P's are my go-to.

Add the Apex kits in and their damn good shooters, way above their price point.
Robc1219  [Member]
8/24/2013 9:26:59 AM
I recently picked up the FNS-9. Hoping to take it this weekend to the range. First FN striker I think. Comes with 3 17rnd mags. Thats hard to beat especially how expensive high cap mags are now. Dissasembled real easy. I already had the FN SCAR and FNP-45 and they were solid products. My FNP-45 is my carry in the mountains and know it will go bang. I hope the same from the FNS-9
texaslegends  [Member]
8/24/2013 11:48:59 AM
Thanks! Y'all have me to thinking now about getting a 40 and conversion barrels. With aftermarket barrels can you get the same accuracy as a dedicated caliber? I have seen where M&P barrels are cheaper that the aftermarket but I heard the accuracy is not as good. Thoughts????
clownbear69  [Member]
8/24/2013 11:55:52 AM
[quote]Originally Posted By texaslegends:
Thanks! Y'all have me to thinking now about getting a 40 and conversion barrels. With aftermarket barrels can you get the same accuracy as a dedicated caliber? I have seen where M&P barrels are cheaper that the aftermarket but I heard the accuracy is not as good. Thoughts????[/quote]


Your take on accuracy and someone else take (specially in handguns) is very subjective.

Personally with a handgun in the lines of self-defense usually Im pretty happy if it fills a "fist-size group"
But as long im in the "kill area" on a torso target perfect.

and theres others who want a 1" group or better from 25-50 yards.

Like I said very subjective
texaslegends  [Member]
8/24/2013 12:09:47 PM
Well I am far from as accurate as I would like to be but what I am asking is does putting a conversion barrel in place of the original barrel make it less accurate. If you put the pistol in a vice and shot it with orginal and conversion is there a difference in the accuracy?
Kuraki  [Team Member]
8/24/2013 12:15:32 PM
[quote]Originally Posted By texaslegends:
Well I am far from as accurate as I would like to be but what I am asking is does putting a conversion barrel in place of the original barrel make it less accurate. If you put the pistol in a vice and shot it with orginal and conversion is there a difference in the accuracy?[/quote]


It is not a specific question. What barrel are going to use? A stock 9mm from Smith, a KKM, a Storm Lake? Chances are you will perceive no change in accuracy, and if you do, it will be a positive change.
texaslegends  [Member]
8/24/2013 12:35:30 PM
I am talking about taking a 40 cal FNS or M&P and putting a 9mm barrel in it. Will that be just as accurate? I have heard that when you do that you loose some accuracy?
Kristofer_G  [Team Member]
8/24/2013 1:49:17 PM
[quote]Originally Posted By texaslegends:
I am talking about taking a 40 cal FNS or M&P and putting a 9mm barrel in it. Will that be just as accurate? I have heard that when you do that you loose some accuracy?[/quote]

Assuming the conversion barrel is of at least the same quality the original barrel, then accuracy should be on par.

I had a G22 with a KKM 9mm conversion barrel which was easily as accurate as the factory .40 barrel.
texaslegends  [Member]
9/3/2013 9:13:23 PM
Thanks for the replies
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