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New FNS 40 owner need some help/advice

Did a bunch of computer work for trade for this never fired (well until today) FNS40 . I thought I was doing him a big favor, put about $300 work and a lot of time into it. But, now I am thinking I may have made out like a bandit!

I love this gun.

Just a couple questions. There does not seem to be a safety.

The owners manual sticky post is for "manual safety lever and trigger safety models". I don't seem to have either one of those.

Is this usual? No safeties? Is there a separate users manual for this model? Since the other specified for those safeties? If so can anyone point me to it?

Second, when I pull the trigger, there seems to be a certain amount of pull that does not do anything, just seems like free movement.

Is this usual? Is there any after market trigger job/kit for the FNS40 that can clean that up, and maybe take a couple pounds off the pull? I did not see any at Wolffs where I got them for my S&W and Ruger revolvers.

Thanks,

Doc
 

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They four inch barreled FNS pistols are available with AND without safeties. The five inch barreled FNS pistols (referred to as the long slides), aren't currently being produced with manual safeties. You obviously have a version without the safety. Worry not, many people prefer no safety, such as the common Glock. They aren't made with safeties either. The take up in the trigger is considered somewhat of a safety, I know I know, not much of a safety lol. That take up is normal. There are no trigger kits available for the FNS t. I've heard rumor of people doing some little things to lighten the pull. My trigger broke in just fine after couple hundred rounds or so. I'd say at 500 rounds it got great. Also, the FNS has stiff springs in it which makes it recoil less than any other .40 I've shot, and that would be a decently long list lol. The manual you have is for pistols with AND without safeties. The FNS .40 is a remarkable pistol. Congrats on your new acquisition. : )
 

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Thanks CanyonMan,

I don't shoot drunk and no kids around, so not worried about the safeties.

I am interested in what others have done with trigger pull.

I always like doing my own tinkering and such. I did the work myself with my revolvers.

I just don't see any obvious polishing points. As far as I can tell, there really isn't any friction points that are causing undue drag or such.

I can't seem to find any FNS40 schematics either... you know, exploded diagram of the components/parts.

Does anyone have any or can point me to them?

Should I start another thread for that?

Thanks,

Doc
 

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There isn't an FNS-40 diagram per sae...just an FNS Diagram (since both calibers are exactly the same structurally...just one chambers a .40 and one chambers a 9mm.)
 
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