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 FNS-9 one day, 10,000 rd. torture test
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 4:59:21 PM
I just participated in a one day, 10,000 rd. test of a FNS-9. My hands are sore and blistered...and I don't think I ever want to do that again.

Results? As close to perfect as you can come. 1 fail to eject on a last shot in a magazine. Rolled the pistol and the shell fell out under gravity.

Standing by for questions..

ruger556boy  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 5:31:48 PM
What were you trying to prove or disprove.

Also pretty cool that is held up and there were essentially no malfunctions.
CaribouLou45  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 5:37:28 PM

Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
What were you trying to prove or disprove.

Also pretty cool that is held up and there were essentially no malfunctions.

How is that not a malfunction?


Anyhow good test. Seems to be as reliable as Glocks are
n0zzle  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 6:17:18 PM
How was accuracy after 9,000 rounds?
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 6:23:19 PM
It was a standard FNH factory test. They occasionally pull a firearm from the product line and conduct a one day endurance test to ensure the quality of the production line firearms meet expectations.

Yes, technically it was a malfuction, but it happened when another shooter was taking his turn and I didn't see the pistol cycle. Considering how it happened and when it happened (last round with slide locking open) and that it never happened again....it was certainly a strange occurance.
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 6:24:34 PM
Accuracy was not tested. It was purely a functioning endurance test...but I was still hitting the 6" bullseye on the target at 15 yards with no problem.
jh1990  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 6:31:43 PM
You work for FN?
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 7:10:14 PM
No...I'm on the Pro Shooting Team.
Ripnrob  [Member]
10/13/2012 8:40:04 PM
Any cleaning or lubrication during the test?
SilentType  [Member]
10/13/2012 8:40:23 PM
How did the trigger hold up? Did the reset and take up stay about the same?
TuskenRaider  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 9:07:03 PM
I would love to see some pics. Could be worth 10,000 words.
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/13/2012 11:29:51 PM
Any cleaning or lubrication during the test?


Oil every 750 rds, cleaning every 1,500 rds. This also allowed them to inspect and measure wear on critical parts and areas on the pistol.

4,000 NATO ball ammo, 3,000 commercial ball, 2,000 commercial JHP, 1,000 commercial +P JHP. Weights from 115 to 147 grains.

How did the trigger hold up? Did the reset and take up stay about the same?


Takeup and reset stayed the same, but it definitely smoothed out! Amazing what 10k trigger pulls will do for a trigger.

I would love to see some pics. Could be worth 10,000 words.


Sorry, no camera's allowed...so no pics.
Ripnrob  [Member]
10/13/2012 11:55:33 PM
Thanks for the info sounds like a great gun.
Dan_Gray  [Team Member]
10/14/2012 12:00:27 AM
Originally Posted By USSA-1:
It was a standard FNH factory test. They occasionally pull a firearm from the product line and conduct a one day endurance test to ensure the quality of the production line firearms meet expectations.

Yes, technically it was a malfuction, but it happened when another shooter was taking his turn and I didn't see the pistol cycle. Considering how it happened and when it happened (last round with slide locking open) and that it never happened again....it was certainly a strange occurance.


As malfunctions go though, It's a meaningless one since it would self clear on reload. I've been meaning to take advantage of that LE discount, as soon as my dealer gets the one I want in, it's getting bought.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
10/14/2012 12:08:22 AM
Originally Posted By USSA-1:
It was a standard FNH factory test. They occasionally pull a firearm from the product line and conduct a one day endurance test to ensure the quality of the production line firearms meet expectations.

Yes, technically it was a malfuction, but it happened when another shooter was taking his turn and I didn't see the pistol cycle. Considering how it happened and when it happened (last round with slide locking open) and that it never happened again....it was certainly a strange occurance.


It would have fell out the mag well if you dropped the empty.
kyleh  [Team Member]
10/14/2012 12:09:36 AM
MAkes me feel good about picking up a new fns-9 last week.
Evile  [Member]
10/14/2012 6:17:17 PM
Have you heard of any similar tests on the FNX9? cause thats what I have
USSA-1  [Team Member]
10/14/2012 10:24:19 PM
I'm sure they have performed them, but the tests would have been done before I was around.

I haven't heard of any issues with the FNX-9, so I wouldn't be worried.
Evile  [Member]
10/15/2012 11:15:26 AM
Originally Posted By USSA-1:
I'm sure they have performed them, but the tests would have been done before I was around.

I haven't heard of any issues with the FNX-9, so I wouldn't be worried.


Cool I love my fn even sold my glock I love it so much. need to get night sights still
jtboss54  [Member]
10/17/2012 7:37:33 PM
I just got my FNS-9 last week. Only shot 350 rounds,but this thread makes me feel good.
Got the FNS instead of a Glock. Thanks for this info.