The FN FNS-9 & 40 is the latest handgun innovation by FN Herstal.
The FNS pistol features a pre-loaded striker mechanism together with an optional manual safety, hence combining fast and accurate shooting and optimal safety.
Additionally, the well thought out design of the FNS results in a stable, highly ergonomic and ambidextrous pistol that is easy to operate.
The pre-loaded striker mechanism of the pistol means that energy has been pre-loaded partially. This ensures a short and light trigger pull identical for all shots allowing fast and accurate shooting.
The FNS has a low bore axis providing minimized perceived recoil and reducing muzzle rise for a perfect weapon controllability.
The handgun features a newly designed three-dot combat sights with deep rear sight notch which improved significantly the accuracy.
In addition to the manual safety, the FNS features Four Major Safeties:
- Trigger Safety
- Firing Pin Safety
- Drop Safety
- Out-of-Battery Safety
1. Trigger Safety
The two-piece trigger prevents the weapon from firing without a presure on the trigger.
The rear of lower trigger piece catches on the frame if the mechanism is moved without pulling the trigger.
The firing pin safety prevents the stricker from passing.
The firing pin safety is lifted out the way when the trigger is pulled.
Part of the fire control housing prevents the sear from rotating down to release the stricker unless the trigger is pulled.
When the slide is not fully forwards the sear cannot release the stricker even if the trigger is pulled.
The FNS pistol comes standard with a large number of ergonomic features such as:
- Ultra nonslip checkered grips for better prehension
- Front serrations for easy press check
- Three interchangeable backstrap inserts quickly adapt to the pistol to the shooter's hand size.
For Right- and Left-Handers
All operating controls are fully ambidextrous:
- Slide stop
- Magazine catch
- Manual safety
Durability and Unequalled Reliability
The pistol features a 4'' hammer-forged stainless steel barrel and ultra-hard coating on stainless steel slide and barrel.
The high quality material is fully tested and fired under severe conditions prior to dispatch.
The pistol accepts all military and law enforcement duty ammunition.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
FNH USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new FN FNS-9 and FNS-40 striker-fired autoloading duty pistols to the American law enforcement and commercial market at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Built in the USA by a company with over 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of striker-fired pistols, the FNS lineup represents the pinnacle of handgun performance, reliability and accuracy.
“The new FNS series of autoloading pistols was designed to be the most operator-friendly autopistol available intended to give America’s law enforcement officers a decisive edge,” said Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement and Commercial Sales for FNH USA. “After five years of design development and nearly a half-million rounds of testing, the FNS stands ready for duty with any agency, large or small.”
The new FNS features a highly-ergonomic frame design that includes an ultra-low bore axis to reduce felt recoil and two interchangeable backstraps to personalize the grip fit to the user. A MIL-STD 1913 underframe rail is standard for light attachment and an aggressive checkering grip pattern improves control under the harshest shooting conditions.
The new FNS is fully ambidextrous, allowing the user to access and activate the manual thumb safety levers, slide stop lever and magazine release button with either hand from either side of the pistol. This ambidextrous design not only helps adapt the pistol to the user it makes the FNS easier to train on, qualify with and use effectively under stress.
Standard features on the FNS include a hammer-forged stainless steel barrel, a forged stainless steel slide with front and rear cocking serrations, a full-length stainless steel recoil spring guide rod and FN’s exclusive low-profile Deep-V™ three-dot night sights. The FNS-9 offers a 17-round magazine capacity and the FNS-40 holds 14 rounds, both come standard with three magazines and a locking hard case.