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Old 04-18-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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"This gun was not your typical FN pistol; in fact it looked more like FN and Sig had worked together to design a Glock 19.
The 509 was not big and boxy, but simple and compact. The fact that FN had built a pistol with a capacity of 17-plus-1, and yet smaller (in most respects) than a Glock 19, was impressive."

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Looks like a slightly modded FNS. Not something terribly earth shattering here.
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So front serrations and different grip texture.

For $650...rightttttttt.
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509?

Sounds like Levi's.
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Still think the fns looks better.
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Hmmmm

I kinda like it.
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Considering the problems with the FNS, I'll pass.
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Considering the problems with the FNS, I'll pass.
Problems?

I have an FNS-9L and I ran a 2300 round torture test on it and it never failed once. If you are talking about the Baltimore .40cal weapon light BS, that was cleared up by FN. Glock had the same issue.
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I can dig it.

I'd never pay over $500 though.

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Problems?

I have an FNS-9L and I ran a 2300 round torture test on it and it never failed once. If you are talking about the Baltimore .40cal weapon light BS, that was cleared up by FN. Glock had the same issue.
Do It Rite had a video that showed multiple issues with his. And show cased terrible CS from FN. So yeah, Ill pass. The issues he had were not limited to just him.

The gun also does not handle debris as well as others.
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Do It Rite had a video that showed multiple issues with his. And show cased terrible CS from FN. So yeah, Ill pass. The issues he had were not limited to just him.

The gun also does not handle debris as well as others.
Huh, that's odd. I'd take mine to war in a heartbeat
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Huh, that's odd. I'd take mine to war in a heartbeat
Yeah compared to several other striker fired guns he was testing at the time, the FNS was much more sensitive to dirt getting inside of it.

I carry a Makarov for those kinds of reasons. Nothing kills the damn things. Id love for Tim to do more gauntlet tests on some of these guns. So far nothing has topped the Serbian Rex Zero 1.
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Considering the problems with the FNS, I'll pass.
Do tell. I try to keep up with the FN lines and haven't heard anything short of some new production growing pains. They were addressed quickly. They can be ammo particular across the line as well.

Oops, you did, sort of.

I have seen many "reviews" of AR's that choked as well. I have carried a M16 in all sorts of conditions without failure. I never saw one fail. I saw a few magazines fail, but a switch out solved the problem. I have done ugly things to my AR's to see what it would really take. Short of filling the open breech with dirt/mud/sand or the like, they keep going.

If you read this forum and some others, the AR and its counterpart, the M16 is nothing but a jam-o-matic to be loathed and despised. I realize it is an AK forum, but one would think any firearm was going to get a fair shake here.


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Do tell. I try to keep up with the FN lines and haven't heard anything short of some new production growing pains. They were addressed quickly. They can be ammo particular across the line as well.

Oops, you did, sort of.

I have seen many "reviews" of AR's that choked as well. I have carried a M16 in all sorts of conditions without failure. I never saw one fail. I saw a few magazines fail, but a switch out solved the problem. I have done ugly things to my AR's to see what it would really take. Short of filling the open breech with dirt/mud/sand or the like, they keep going.

If you read this forum and some others, the AR and its counterpart, the M16 is nothing but a jam-o-matic to be loathed and despised. I realize it is an AK forum, but one would think any firearm was going to get a fair shake here.


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I trust VERY few guys on "review" videos. Do It Rite puts a lot of rounds through his guns and runs them hard so his opinion I listen to. Same with ARegularGuy and a couple others. Based on the content of his video, Ill pass. Im really only interested in the Arex at this point. Besides picking up a Tokarev.
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because everyone here is going to be in a situation to where their pistol will be caked in mud...
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http://www.eurooptic.com/FN-509-NMS-...66-100002.aspx

Looks like it's going to be a $550 or less. Not terrible...
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because everyone here is going to be in a situation to where their pistol will be caked in mud...
He never caked his in mud. Just ran it through fairly basic out door testing. Also, thats an illogical argument. You could drop your gun in mud. Or fall etc. Why buy a gun that will fail in adverse conditions based on a name or because it looks pretty? They are tools. Tools are expected to work.
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I've never had a single malfunction with my FNS9. I've lost track of how many rounds I have through mine, but certainly well over 2K.

I dig the FN 509, but I'm not really looking to buy a new pistol in that size right now. But once the prices fall on these after they have been out a while, then maybe I will give it a serious look.
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Considering the problems with the FNS, I'll pass.
I just put a FNS 40 on layaway. I did some searching and found pretty much positive reviews overall. Are these problems just by 1 or 2 people or very widespread and documented?
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I just put a FNS 40 on layaway. I did some searching and found pretty much positive reviews overall. Are these problems just by 1 or 2 people or very widespread and documented?
I dont think the guns were every really popular enough to ever have any issues get well documented. The video I watched the gun had several issues but all that stuck out to me was it not liking anything in its internals which turned me off to it.

Besides that, theres not a lot of aftermarket for it. Since the 40s have been on sale everywhere for awhile, Im guessing they really didnt sell well.
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He never caked his in mud. Just ran it through fairly basic out door testing. Also, thats an illogical argument. You could drop your gun in mud. Or fall etc. Why buy a gun that will fail in adverse conditions based on a name or because it looks pretty? They are tools. Tools are expected to work.
I think it's cute how most people put so much credit in torture testing. Kinda like a Jeep owner with mud tires but will never see off-roading
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I just put a FNS 40 on layaway. I did some searching and found pretty much positive reviews overall. Are these problems just by 1 or 2 people or very widespread and documented?
Buy with confidence. I think the low price on the 40 is just due to an overall decline in the popularity of the round and has nothing to do with the pistol. I purchased my FNS9 on sale and it has been excellent in every way.
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I think it's cute how most people put so much credit in torture testing. Kinda like a Jeep owner with mud tires but will never see off-roading
Except it wasnt torture testing. He trains at his own range set up at home. Just from him scrabbling around outside, it got dirt in it and failed. And not really even a lot of dirt.

Again, why buy a gun that cannot handle anything getting inside of it?
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Except it wasnt torture testing. He trains at his own range set up at home. Just from him scrabbling around outside, it got dirt in it and failed. And not really even a lot of dirt.

Again, why buy a gun that cannot handle anything getting inside of it?
So you wouldn't buy a firearm due to what one YouTube warrior reviewed?

I'll wait and see what numerous people say. So far I really like what I see.
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Buy with confidence. I think the low price on the 40 is just due to an overall decline in the popularity of the round and has nothing to do with the pistol. I purchased my FNS9 on sale and it has been excellent in every way.
40 cal Sigs are much cheaper than 9mm ones. So I'd say you're right
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So you wouldn't buy a firearm due to what one YouTube warrior reviewed?

I'll wait and see what numerous people say. So far I really like what I see.
"YouTube warrior"? His channel is pretty small and he dosen't put out trash. Buy the fuckin' POS all you want lmfao. I think its lack of popularity speaks for itself.
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"YouTube warrior"? His channel is pretty small and he dosen't put out trash. Buy the fuckin' POS all you want lmfao. I think its lack of popularity speaks for itself.
You're a moron. Every gun will have it lemons. If you look I'm sure you can find Glocks that malfunction. I did a search for FN 509 malfunctions and came up with zip on the internet. "A pos"...dumbass.

This is a great looking gun that has the performance to back it up. Plus the size between a Glock 19 and 17 but holds 17+1. Yea, sign me up.
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You're a moron. Every gun will have it lemons. If you look I'm sure you can find Glocks that malfunction. I did a search for FN 509 malfunctions and came up with zip on the internet. "A pos"...dumbass.

This is a great looking gun that has the performance to back it up. Plus the size between a Glock 19 and 17 but holds 17+1. Yea, sign me up.
What performance lol. It has 0 track record. Im a moron for not investing in a gun with no aftermarket, 0 track record, failed to win the modular handgun contract, etc etc etc.

I pick my tools carefully. As such I will not be buying. Personally I can't stand poly frame guns to begin with and when I do get a poly gun, itll be a Glock 19 that I build myself.

I dont know why some of you tards get so bent over about what others care about a damn gun. Go and spend your money on it. I really dont care. But calling me a moron for not investing in something for perfectly logical reasons makes you look like a fuckin' jackass.
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What performance lol. It has 0 track record. Im a moron for not investing in a gun with no aftermarket, 0 track record, failed to win the modular handgun contract, etc etc etc.

I pick my tools carefully. As such I will not be buying. Personally I can't stand poly frame guns to begin with and when I do get a poly gun, itll be a Glock 19 that I build myself.

I dont know why some of you tards get so bent over about what others care about a damn gun. Go and spend your money on it. I really dont care. But calling me a moron for not investing in something for perfectly logical reasons makes you look like a fuckin' jackass.
Anyone that calls anything a POS because of one person's YouTube review is a moron in my mind.

Go "build" you a Glock, moron.
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Hey guys! Stop trashing my Thread. This is not an UFC Octagon.
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This is the Files.

This is we do.

The Pistol looks sharp, and hopefully will add another good option to the market.
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Well... Ok moron. lol
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I'd like to handle one. I bought an FNS a couple years back to carry when I work outside. It gets beat up and filthy. Never let me down. It's been a great gun. Liked it so much I bought a compact for my mother. On a side note : I slipped and fell in the mud while it was on a strong side holster. Totally caked it up. Cleaned the barrel with a stick ( half assed ) and fired the entire mag. Hits were about 4 inches low and left, but cycled fine. I cleaned it , had a ton of mud inside the slide on the barrel. After cleaning it was right on point again. Just my experience with the FNS.
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