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Now that the FNSc is out, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything on the rumor mill about FNX compacts? I heard they had some prototypes several years ago, but never heard anything else.

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I love CZ and own several but I bought 2 brand new RAMI's for my wife and I but neither would shoot well with other than the 10rd mag. Both fired all my combat loads in the 10 rd mag but neither was reliable with other than the 10 rd mag. The only CZ I ever had the first problem with.
 

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My wife and I decided to sell our CZ RAMIs and get something different. I had recently bought a CZ P10 and thought we would go for a couple of striker fired subcompacts. I first selected the Sig 320 Sub Compact and had put one in layaway. When all the bad press came out about them firing when dropped I needed to switch to something else. i selected the FNS9C. We sold my wife's RAMI right away so we got her the FNS9c at our LGS. I love the trigger on it. Some people complain that the mag release button is too difficult but it just requires a bit of technique. If you push it forward toward the trigger guard it works fine. It is almost flush mounted by design to avoid inadvertent mag releases. I had also read something about the slide not staying open on the last round. I called the FN Pro Shop about that and they said that this was a duty gun and intended for LE Type ammo and not 115gr cheap stuff. The gun likes at least 124gr. or bigger to cycle properly. I was also told by one guy that he caused this to happen himself by resting his thumb against the slide lock lever. There are plenty of excellent reviews on You Tube which have great things to say about the FNS9C as well as other FN products. We haven't shot my wife's yet but I like the way it feels and handles and there is nothing sloppy about the trigger either. As soon as I get the final payment on my RAMI I will get my FN9C out of layaway. I am looking forward to it.
 

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Paddlingcamper said:
I called the FN Pro Shop about that and they said that this was a duty gun and intended for LE Type ammo and not 115gr cheap stuff. The gun likes at least 124gr. or bigger to cycle properly.
That doesn't make sense. 124 gr. ammo is just heavier... and that can actually slow things down. As does 147 gr. It's the LOAD that matter. LE type ammo can include a variety of 115 gr. ammos, and the military (including much of NATO and the U.S. DoD) uses both 115 gr. and 124 gr.ammo -- and even hotter versions of both for sub-machine guns. The standard NATO ammo is loaded a bit hotter than standard civilian factory ammo, but not to the +P range. Cheap 115 gr. ammo IS often under-powered, but that isn't true of all 115 gr. ammo. And 124 gr. ammo won't necessarily cycle better just because it's 124 gr. (We're talking about bullet weight, not the powder loads driving those bullets!) Good quality 115 gr. should work fine.

Increasingly, I buy range ammo in bulk, and that gives me good quality ammo at a price that matches or beats the cheapest 115gr. stuff (such as Winchester White box, which I've never really liked.)

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... I was also told by one guy that he caused this to happen himself by resting his thumb against the slide lock lever.
I wonder if that "one guy" had a "safety-equipped" gun and was letting his thumb rest against the safety AND slide at the same time, or was just letting his thumb rub against the slide? That will definitely slow the slide's movement and cause problems -- even with top-quality (hotter, too) ammo. (Most folks thumbs won't rest that easily on the slide stop lever while firing.)
 

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My wife's and my FNS9C's love 115gr range ammo. My Sigs can get finicky with WWB but the FN's don't care. I have quite a bit of WWB left that I will feed my new CZ this week. Very sad about the 320 upheaval.
 
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