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 Talk to me about the FNS-9 vs M&P 9mm
texaslegends  [Member]
8/23/2013 2:34:26 PM EDT
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 2:39:30 PM EDT
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 3:23:12 PM EDT
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 3:43:13 PM EDT
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


Yeah whoops my bad, none the less I will agree with you about the grip.
richiecotite  [Member]
8/23/2013 7:35:16 PM EDT
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]
8/23/2013 9:43:15 PM EDT
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 5:26:59 AM EDT
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 7:48:59 AM EDT
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 7:55:52 AM EDT
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????



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 8:09:47 AM EDT
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 8:15:32 AM EDT
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?



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 8:35:30 AM EDT
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 9:49:17 AM EDT
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?


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 5:13:23 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies
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