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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'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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