So I was at the local shop today looking at a S&W M&P 9 when the FNS-9 caught my eye. I'm looking to replace my Sig SP2009 with something a little lighter, and with a rail on it. The NFS was almost exactly the same size, but increadibly lighter. And it felt like it was custom molded to fit my hand. Really liked it. They also had a preowned FNX-40. I'll admit I liked the FNX a little more (like the SA/DA and combo decocker/safety), but I also liked the FNS. I was surprised the FNS new with night sights retailed for about the same price as a preowned FNX with 3 dot. I'm not sure what the new MSRP is on the NFX, so maybe that's right, maybe it's high.
Anyways, I'd like to hear anyone's opinions who's owned / shot both the NFX and NFS. And pro's vs. con's between the 2 (other than caliber difference which is fine with me)? I'd really appreciate any feedback on these 2. After ssing & holding the FN's, I thinkt he idea of getting the M&P went right out the window...
I have an FNX40 and like it very much. I did have a problem with it dropping magazines when it was fired, but FNH replaced the pistol and solved that problem.
I'm going to be in the minority on this board I'm sure, but I prefer DA/SA, and also like having a manual safety. I've owned XDs and Glocks, and shoot them fine. It's just what I prefer. I also shoot with either hand, so the ambi stuff is a big plus.
I can't comment on the FNS as I haven't shot one. I would say that either would be a good choice depending on your preference of striker or hammer.
I have both an FNP-45 and FNS-9 both are great guns. The FNS is just a little smaller then the FNX. I got it to replace my XD as FNs shoot better for me, some thing about the grip angle makes it point natural. I really like the manual safety over the XDs grip safety. Light weight shoots great and comes standard with night sights. Mine was $698 out the door. A comparable FNX-9 would have been $750ish. That and the smaller size is what sold me on it.
I just fondled a FNX9 at the local fun store and man was it sweet. It had a much better feel than my Glocks or my M&P 9. It was the nickel slide version but they wanted $599.00 for it. So I may have to look around but I absolutely want one!!!