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Hey everyone, my first post here and thinking about getting my first FN. I'm looking at the new FNS 9 compact and according to FNS USA they have the trigger pull as 5.5 - 7.7 lbs. trigger pull. I'm kinda confused by this, will it just be a crap shoot and I get a gun with a trigger pull that will be fall in between those lbs. ? Or can I request to have one at 5.5lbs. or one at 7.7lbs. ? The one I was looking at at the LGS had what I thought was a very nice trigger right out of the box. They didn't have a trigger scale to measure the weight of the one they have. I'm ready to buy as soon as I can get an answer to this question. Thanks in advance!
 

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It's a crapshoot. If you like the trigger at your LGS then buy it.
 

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They settle in nicely for the most part. Mine started at closer to 7 pounds, but after a few hundred rounds, it's down to about 5.
 

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I called FNH USA and they told me trigger pull weight will be between 5.5 to 7.7 lbs. out of the box. That's more than 2 lbs difference (I did the math) haha. I'm sure it will lighten with use and smooth out but if you get 7.7 out of the box and hope for 5.5, well... 2 pound drop? I don't know if that would happen. Guy on the phone said that if your gun is above or below those parameters they would like to hear from you, I would hope so! I know they would hear from me. He also said those trigger pulls are made to military specs, I'm not in the military so I would like a civilian trigger pull (just being a smart ass) haha. So is it maybe a quality control issue? That they can't be a little more accurate with trigger poundage? Now I know everyone is saying "MAN, it's just a $500 compact self defense gun"!! Well it makes a big difference to me, I'm 60 and have arthritis in my right hand (I'm right handed) and it's in my trigger finger and middle finger also, so for me trigger pull is important. Please don't say anything like "HEY old guy time to retire from guns then" haha. The one they had at my LGS that had a nice trigger has been sold. Do I ask them to order me one ? I don't know ? Maybe it won't have a nice trigger like the other one? And if I don't want it I would feel bad saying I don't want it especially if it falls within the parameters set by FN. I'm sure they would be able to sell it to someone else but after all it was ordered for me. I'm still not sure if this will be a deal breaker for me or not? It could be!
 

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I called FNH USA and they told me trigger pull weight will be between 5.5 to 7.7 lbs. out of the box. That's more than 2 lbs difference (I did the math) haha. I'm sure it will lighten with use and smooth out but if you get 7.7 out of the box and hope for 5.5, well... 2 pound drop? I don't know if that would happen. Guy on the phone said that if your gun is above or below those parameters they would like to hear from you, I would hope so! I know they would hear from me. He also said those trigger pulls are made to military specs, I'm not in the military so I would like a civilian trigger pull (just being a smart ass) haha. So is it maybe a quality control issue? That they can't be a little more accurate with trigger poundage? Now I know everyone is saying "MAN, it's just a $500 compact self defense gun"!! Well it makes a big difference to me, I'm 60 and have arthritis in my right hand (I'm right handed) and it's in my trigger finger and middle finger also, so for me trigger pull is important. Please don't say anything like "HEY old guy time to retire from guns then" haha. The one they had at my LGS that had a nice trigger has been sold. Do I ask them to order me one ? I don't know ? Maybe it won't have a nice trigger like the other one? And if I don't want it I would feel bad saying I don't want it especially if it falls within the parameters set by FN. I'm sure they would be able to sell it to someone else but after all it was ordered for me. I'm still not sure if this will be a deal breaker for me or not? It could be!
Just be up front with your LGS. Tell them what your needs are, and ask if it's okay. They may not mind ordering one and getting stuck with it (if it doesn't suit you) if the one they had sold this quick. The worst that can happen is that they say no.
 

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Just be up front with your LGS. Tell them what your needs are, and ask if it's okay. They may not mind ordering one and getting stuck with it (if it doesn't suit you) if the one they had sold this quick. The worst that can happen is that they say no.
Yeah you're right! I've been thinking about that same idea. I know they will be okay with it because they are great people.
 

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This trigger pull issue I think will be a deal breaker for me. I think I will go with the M&P 9 compact and put a Apex trigger in it and then I get what I want. I know it will cost me more in the long run but I get what I want that way. How I wished FN would have tols me something like 5.5 lbs. is what civilians get and 7.7 lbs. is law enforcement and military or something like that. I was just hoping for 5.5 or slightly higher out of the box and not a crapshoot and get stuck with 7.7 and have to put $500 worth of ammo through it and hope it lightens up. Who knows, since the gun is new maybe in the future Apex or some other company will start providing triggers/kits for it ,then I will be a FN owner. Thanks everyone for listening to my ramble and rant.
 

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I think FN is just being a little more honest than other manufacturers. I have a digital trigger pull scale, and my Glock 26 is all over the place. It's very temperamental even when you think that you're pulling it in a consistent spot/angle. Glock says it's approximately 5.5 lbs, but I've pulled anywhere from just under five to over seven, and then I average it out (and it usually comes in closer to 6 lbs.). I don't have an FNS yet, but I assume it will be about the same. The only difference is that FN doesn't try to bait you by claiming a lower trigger pull than you might end up with. I did dry fire a FNS 9c at Cabela's, and the trigger pull seemed to be similar to my Glock (I couldn't tell the difference without a scale or at least a side by side comparison on the spot). In fact, I could of sworn it was lighter, but I'll know once I pull the trigger one (pun intended) and buy it.
 
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