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SHS-58: FNS-9 w/ 6 Magazines

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we have a pistol I am very familiar with: The FNS-9. This example seems hardly used: Make: FNH Model: FNS-9. Caliber: 9×19/9mm. Barrel: 4” Capacity: 18+1. Action: Semi-auto, striker. Box and papers: Yes. Magazines: 6 Nightsights: Yes/dim.  Rail: Yes-1913. Magazine release: Full-Time Ambi.  Slide-stop: Full-time Ambi.  Frame-size: Full / Service Size. What …

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Demo of FNS Striker Drop Issue

Last week we posted a video discussing the reported FNS striker drop issue some PD’s have been complaining about. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.  As I stated, this was a new one for me. So I asked for readers to see if they could recreate the issue.  And low-and-behold…a reader by the name of Andrew did just that!  Looking at the …

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The One Problem With The Glock 19

First of all, let me start off by saying that the Glock 19 is the gold-standard world wide for service and civilian pistols. As someone internet famous once said, “It’s big enough to fight with, but small enough to actually carry”. And I can’t disagree with that statement one bit. And when I was officially introduced to the Glocks by …

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Backwards Primer Caught on Video

A few months ago I posted an image of a friend of mine getting some time in on steel. His first shot was a dud since the primer was loaded in backwards. Something that can happen on progressive presses. Yes, it was reloads. But I HAVE SEEN this happen with factory ammo as well. If you shoot long enough, you …

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Video: A Friend Shooting His FNS9 Pistol

A friend wanted to shoot his FNS9 on steel. Not bad. Especially for a guy who’s almost 70. What’s your excuse?       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Backwards Primers. It Happens.

I was working on some timed drills yesterday. Pretty standard stuff on steel. Had a friend along who is a big-time reloader. He brought his favorite carry pistol a FNS 9. On his first shot with his reloads, misfire. Click! No Bang! He tap racked pretty quickly and moved on.   When the sequence was over, we examined the offending …

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Traveling to a 3-Gun Match

  Our good friend Wes is shooting a 3-gun event in North Carolina this weekend. The match is quite far from his home state. As such, he has opted to fly. Take a look at this picture of and imagine the pucker-factor many would feel checking this luggage. And flying through enemy lines to boot.   I have a personal …