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Q: FNS-40 yay or nay?

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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'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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