I asked a while back and was told there will be a compact, not sure when. Also, some of the FAQ's to FNman stated several interesting concepts. Like the FNPs will have smaller versions-nothing specific known. There is a new handgun in development called the PLS- pre loaded striker. I hope they are out at SHOT!!!!!
I really appreciate FN consideration of the civie market. That aspect alone is worth my business. Customer service is great and Bob Ailes' tireless responses to various inquiry over the months.
Supposedly, the PLS is an entirely different design from the earlier "Forty Nine." I too like the exposed hammer, as I was initiated to handguns long ago on a S&W 59. I do like striker fired guns though and want a quality alternative to the Glock and XD. Man, I hope they show 'em all at Shot.