FN FNS-40 .40 S&W a good pistol NIB fer $339?

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 30,119 Senior Member
One joint is selling them fer $339 What do y'all think?

Yeah I know a .40, I think they are good quality pistols.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,119 Senior Member
    Oh boy if I bite, yet another caliber and I know me...........brass/bullets/dies will follow....................
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 3,959 Senior Member
    Look at it this way, you'll be all set up for 10mm when that bug hits you.
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,411 Senior Member
    I would ABSOLUTELY jump on that.
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    They are a duty pistol, and designed that way. They have ok triggers 5-6 pounds, but no after market parts to make them better. Mine wasn't especially accurate 6" groups at 25 yards no matter what ammo I used. That is the only experience I have had with them. I may have had a lemon but didn't have it long enough to find out.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,119 Senior Member
    Think I'll pass, just not that interested in a .40 S&W or a 10mm FTM. Years ago maybe.

    If it were a 9mm maybe. I'm sorta looking fer another one to shoot the piss outta as a range pistol, but want something fun and accurate.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,119 Senior Member
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,470 Senior Member
    If you look around, you'll see that almost every gun chambered in .40 S&W is on sale, with very deep discounts not seen on the same models chambered in 9mm or .45ACP. Why is that? It's because nobody wants that caliber anymore.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 3,959 Senior Member
    Check out the M&P 2.0. Getting pretty good reviews from competition shooters. Better trigger and more accurate they say. 4.25" or 5", double stack so 17 rounds in 9mm. Can be found for 500 or less.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,621 Senior Member
    I was going to tell Ya just find a S&W 610 and shoot .40 and 10mm in the same clip; but, I see they are asking up to $2000;
    so, I won't tell Ya that.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,258 Senior Member
    It's a GREAT pistol for $340. If it were a 9mm or if I had a supply of .40 ammo I'd buy one.


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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,046 Senior Member
    That's a hell of a deal in a full sized service pistol from FN. If I needed another HD gun I'd be all over that! I don't know why folks put down the .40 S&W. I like it a lot and it's a nice compromise between a 9mm and a .45 with many highly effective SD offerings out there.
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,629 Senior Member
    FN makes good stuff. I don't have that model but I have two FNP45s, a Five Seven and a PS90. All great shooters and solid reliability.

    Unlike some manufacturers they don't seem to cut corners to achieve a price point.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,258 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    That's a hell of a deal in a full sized service pistol from FN. If I needed another HD gun I'd be all over that! I don't know why folks put down the .40 S&W. I like it a lot and it's a nice compromise between a 9mm and a .45 with many highly effective SD offerings out there.

    There's nothing wrong with it, but the 4K rounds of 9mm in my garage and the multiple pistols chambered for that round have me fairly committed for the foreseeable future.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,333 Senior Member
    The .40 S&W is a fine round. When I went to OCSO, that was (and is) our duty round. Nowadays, the .40 ammo is more expensive than 9mm and not a whole lot more effective. I like the 9mm better, personally.

    Back in 96, when I came to OCSO, the .40 was the FBI load, which is why we went to it. Since then, I think they went to the 9mm.
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  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,027 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    That's a hell of a deal in a full sized service pistol from FN. If I needed another HD gun I'd be all over that! I don't know why folks put down the .40 S&W. I like it a lot and it's a nice compromise between a 9mm and a .45 with many highly effective SD offerings out there.

    Yup, its a solid round and dependable. Gold Dot HP's in my Sig carry shoot clean, low muzzle flash, and very accurate.

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