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I currently have an FNX-45 and love it. One of the things I like most is how the big, beefy slide really tames the recoil of the .45 ACP round. Plus, if you run out of ammo, you can just throw the pistol at somebody and do some serious damage!

I'm thinking about getting a .40 pistol. I was wondering about the FNS-40. Is the slide as big and heavy as the one on my .45?

how does it shoot? Is it nice and soft or is there a lot of muzzle flip?

How would you compare the FNS-40 to something like the M&P 40?
 

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I haven't shot the 40, but the slide is smaller than the FNX 45's. If it shoots anything like the 9, you'll be very impressed (recoil on the 9 is incredibly soft IMO, better than the Walther PPQ or M&P 9)
 

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The FNS 40's recoil is not bad at all as .40s go. It's definitely controllable. I have shot a few different 40 cals (XD, Kahr, Ruger, Fnx, FNS and sig). The recoil on the FNS is much softer than some but certainly more muzzle flip than a 9mm. I'd say go rent one and see how it feels to you. That's the only way you will truly know.
 
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I've got the FNS long slide in .40. And I had an M&P in .40. I liked the M&P, but the round would jam into the bottom of the feed ramp on rare occasions, but enough to sell it. The recoil on the FNS .40 long slide is as good as you'll find. The low bore axis combined with the stiff springs makes for a soft recoiling .40. It's a little more than a 9mm with plus p ammo I'd say. It's a pistol you can rapid fire. I had the feed ramp o mine ever so slightly shaved at the bore and polished for a little smoother feeding. But even before doing that, it's never missed a beat. I'm guessing about 2000 rounds thru it. It really is noticeably lighter recoil on the potent self defense loads. Also, for what it's worth, it has passed submersion test...bottom of the water bucket, pulled out and fired flawlessly, about ten times in a row. I can only say I highly recommend it. It's my go to gun, and is sitting at my right side as I type this post.
 

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I have the FNS 40 and love it so much bought the compact version as well. I had the m&p 40 and it actually blew up on me! When I was reimbursed by the ammo company and S&W I bought the FNS. I feel it is a much better gun and wish I would have bought it in the first place. Both FNS 40's have been flawless and no recoil issues. Go for it!
 

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I'm new to FNs and to the FNS line --this is my first post, here. (That said, I do have a wonderful old T-series BHP... so I'm not entirely new to FNs. :))

I recently traded a very nice Glock 35 (that I couldn't shoot for crap, and it was my second) for an FNS-40 and some cash, and was amazed. Soft shooting and accurate. The trigger is OK, and arguably better than the Glock, but it could use a little help. (The guy I traded with immediately took that tricked out Glock 35 and started punching small groups at 30' when trying it out -- my groups with that gun looked like shotgun patterns unless I shot very, very, very slowly. (I had a tack-driving Glock 34 and thought the 35 would perform the same. In his hands it did, but not in mine.)

I've since acquired a FNS-40 long Slide from the same guy in a similar trade; he had trigger work done by a gunsmith in Colorado. A superb gun. (He got my fully tricked out M&P 40 Pro with all sorts of APEX upgrades. I liked it, but liked my 9mm version of the same gun, better. (I got the Glock and M&P .40s in recent trades.) I may eventually sell the FNS-40, but think I'll be keeping the long slide. But the FNS-40 line has restored my faith in the .40 round.
 

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Love my FNS-40. It needs a little work on the trigger to smooth it out, but is a solid shooter. Recoil is minimal.

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