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I thought I would give a little report after my first outing with my new fns9 compact. I shot 250 rounds of tulammo brass max with no FTF or FTE. I did have some failures to lock back after the last round with both the 12 round magazine's no problems with the 17 round magazine. The failures to lock back was becoming less frequent the more rounds I put thru the gun. I am pretty sure this will go away after a few more rounds I think it was a tight recoil spring and underpowered ammo. Accuracy was very good more accurate than I could shoot it but if I was carefully aiming and took my time with the trigger I could put the bullet right were I wanted it at 15 yards. Double taps was no problem keeping on target. Trigger really smoothed out a lot after the 250 rounds the grittyness is almost gone and the trigger pull probably is around 6lbs and has a nice clean break. I am very happy with the gun it will more than likely become my conceal carry gun. IMG_20150320_172939167.jpg
 

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Thanks for the review. I'm keeping track so to speak. It's on my "to get" list. Seems like a very favorable review. I also think the slide will lock open reliably on the last round with more break in time. No ftf's and fte's are great to hear. Good brief review...I liked that you mentioned the double taps at 15 yards too.
 

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How's the recoil management with the 12 round mags?
 

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Recoil management is not a problem with the 12 round mags I wouldn't call the recoil non existent but it is definitely controlable.
 

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Recoil management is not a problem with the 12 round mags I wouldn't call the recoil non existent but it is definitely controlable.
I would have to agree with you, the recoil isn't bad. I found that I was within 6 inches if just pulling the trigger, but if I concentrated I could put it within an inch at 10 yards. This gun feels great in my hands although if you plan on shooting a lot of rounds, I recommend some gloves. The texture will rub you raw in a few places, but it makes for a solid grip.
 

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Yes the gun feels great in my hand also. I don't know why but the fns9c grip feels wider than the grip on my fnx9. I don't have a problem with the rough texture, I fired all 250 rounds as guick as I could reload the mags, could be because my hands are so callused up from working with sheet metal so long. I could see were some people would want to wear gloves for long range sessions the grip does have some aggressive texture which I like I think it would really help out if hands were sweaty or wet.
 

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I think the FTLB on empty mag will go away mine was becoming less of a problem the more rounds I put thru it. I think the recoil spring is heavy for target ammo till it gets broken in.
 

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I put little over 200 more rounds of perfecta 115 grain bullets thru the gun. no FTF or FTE. I loaded each of the 3 mags 5 times I had a FTLB on a empty mag 2 times with 12 rd mag with flush baseplate and 1FTLB with the 12 rd mag with pinkey extension no problems with 17 rd mag. That is better than my first outing with the gun so i think it would be fine with some heaver bullets. The trigger for smoothed out even more feels really good now very nice break now probably around 5 pounds.Accuracy was still really good.
 

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I read another post that recommended 124gr and 147gr for break-in to relax the spring. I tried both and found that my new 9c loves both, but especially the 147gr. Zero issues and crazy accurate.
 

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I just got one on Thursday and took it out for about 150 rounds. Shot great! Had a few failure to lock back but adjust my grip slightly as my dominate hand was riding on the slide release keeping it from locking. Once I made the change after about 50 rounds I didnt have the problem anymore. Great gun and once I find a holster that I like it will be replacing my glock 26 edc.
 
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