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I have recently purchased FNS9 and so far I am liking it. I am still in the process of breaking it in. So far 230 rounds through and not a single malfunction. However, I noticed something that has more with looks than function. After range trip I have stripped the gun cleaned it and reassembled it. When completing final wipe down, I have noticed that slide and frame do not align flush at the rear of the pistol. I mean, it is on straight and everything but minuscule part of rear rail is visible. It looks like slide is forward by 1 millimeter. Few days ago I have checked another FNS at the store and that one was aligned flush in the back. I looked at some pictures/videos and some of FNS I have seen are fully aligned/flush and some are not. At this point I don't think it is an issue since gun functions flawlessly. And I don't want to send it to the FN if I don't have to. So I am wondering if others experienced similar issue of the slide not being completely flush with the frame at the back.
 

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The rear rail on my FNP-9 sticks out just a hair (enough to be able to feel it), my FNX 45 tac, the rails are a bit further in. I don't have an FNS, so not an apples to apples comparison though.
 

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...mine is the same way, was that way right out of the box. Due the methods of construction and materials, you will have some slight variations between the metal & composite materials. As long as it is functioning as designed and you aren't having issues, shouldn't be any rason to be concerned unless you're a fanatic about aesthetics. If you are, then a custom 1911 or similar all-metal based handgun is what you should consider as they can be contoured and matched to an extreme degree....for the bucks you'll pay too :?
 

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...mine is the same way, was that way right out of the box. Due the methods of construction and materials, you will have some slight variations between the metal & composite materials. As long as it is functioning as designed and you aren't having issues, shouldn't be any rason to be concerned unless you're a fanatic about aesthetics. If you are, then a custom 1911 or similar all-metal based handgun is what you should consider as they can be contoured and matched to an extreme degree....for the bucks you'll pay too :?
Just got back from the range. Shot another 300 rounds. Gun was as accurate a I would let it :smile:. Plus there was no malfunctions. So, so far I have over 500 rounds through it and not a single malfunction. So I guess I will stop worrying and start to really enjoy the gun.
 

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Just got back from the range. Shot another 300 rounds. Gun was as accurate a I would let it :smile:. Plus there was no malfunctions. So, so far I have over 500 rounds through it and not a single malfunction. So I guess I will stop worrying and start to really enjoy the gun.
The slide on mine (with about 500 rounds) is a smidgen forward. I don't see this as a problem... will keep an eye on it.
 

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If it were my gun, I'd contact FN, tell them what you've told us, share the pictures, and let them decide if your gun missed a quality control check.

If they say it's ok -- based on their experience and your lack of functional problems -- I'd not worry about it. (The only issue you might ever have is if you want to sell the gun, it might look funny to a prospective buyer.)
 

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If it were my gun, I'd contact FN, tell them what you've told us, share the pictures, and let them decide if your gun missed a quality control check.

If they say it's ok -- based on their experience and your lack of functional problems -- I'd not worry about it. (The only issue you might ever have is if you want to sell the gun, it might look funny to a prospective buyer.)
I will take to the range few more times to see if anything pops up. If 1000 thousand round trigger job goes with out any hiccups, I will stop worrying about it. If the gun functions, don't want to deal with shipping of it. I don't get home until late, so shipping a firearm is a hassle. Did it once and don't wan to deal with it again if I don't have to :smile:
 
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