Rhys Sanders: "i'll put the pacifics below" lol thats great
jlbrpt: PMC target ammo, especially their factory reloads, are arguably THE WORST
ammo I have ever used. Went to the range one day with my 1911, but only had
100 rds of .45 ACP. I bought another box at the range, but given their
inflated prices, I bought a box of the PMC target ammo instead of the
Federal I normally use. It jammed every 1-3 rds. I will NEVER use PMC
As for FN, they make as fine and reliable a handgun as any manufacturer in
the world. I don't like striker-fired pistols, but I'd take a FNS-9 (or a
Steyr M9) any day over the department-issued Glock I currently carry. Of
course, I'd take an FNX-9 over any of the previously named pistols any day.
GTMustangRider: The FNS 9 & FNX 9 have unusually long break in periods, a few hundred
rounds before it starts functioning near flawlessly without hiccups. FNH
builds these more to Mil-Spec, hard recoil springs.
You could break it in without spending a couple hundred dollars worth
of ammo to shoot through it. Once you obtain it, everyday for a few
months, manipulate the slide by racking it back and forth about fifty
times, this simulates shooting fifty rounds. Or, pull the slide back and
keep it locked back by actuating the slide lock manually and keep it like
that for a month or two months to compress the recoil spring and lessen the
The FNS 9 and FNX 9 are very particular about ammo too. Z.Q.I. 123
gr. NATO, Winchester 124 gr. NATO, any brand 123 gr. or heavier in +P or
+P+ will function and cycle flawlessly through it. 115 gr. of any brand,
American Eagle, Blazer, Federal, Tulammo, Perfecta, Winchester, will cause
F.T.F. (Failure to Feed) and/or F.T.E. (Failure to Eject) and the slide
will not lock back on the last shot. A less tense recoil spring would
probably help but, not much after market parts for this pistol.
Jonathan Bumbul: cheap ammo none of my guns like pmc 45 or 9 ...... polish your chamber the
top of it and feed ramp there has to be a bur of some sort .... that will
fix your problem plus these guns take alot to break in
Buzz Jonson: wow, I have had mine for over a year with about 4000rds and only a few the
first 100rds. Has is gotten any better ?
Raymond Dillon: It's the crappy ammo, very unfair to test a quality $500 handgun with
crappy Pmc range Gun, at the factory they dont use PMC crap to T&E their
guns, look at the empty shells that came with your Gun.
As another fellow down below said FN guns come from the factory with heavy
springs, after 6 years my FNP .40 spring is yet to show any wear..
Quality Guns, next time test it with real ammo.
C Saunders: Contact FNH, they know about the jam factor. The FNS 40 issued to a certain
PD, is having problems with feeding (double feeds) and the striker getting
stuck in the forward position (dangerous). Hopefully they will take care of
it for you...
JJheadcharge: I just bought this hand gun (my first) and fired it for the first time and
noticed this malfunction happening once per mag in the 3 mags that came
with it. I was using 115gr PMC Bronze ammo, so is it the ammo, the
magazines, the gun, or user error?
Owen Parks: You must be using the lowest bottom dollar ammo that money can buy. FNS-9
is a very good gun,
Bryan Hudson: I carry this pistol every day, i have put close to 2500 rounds thru it and
i have never had a malfunction. Even with cheap ammo it will still burn
thru them. Highly recommend this gun
reformed777: have around 300 rounds through mine, and it has started to give me light
strikes. I called FNH and they told me that I should use Federal because
they have the lightest primers. I was hoping my FNS-9 would be able to
handle any kind of ammo I put in it, so I was a little disappointed at
their answer. Anybody else getting light strikes on their FNS-9?
shookadance: Hah mama jokes were good 20 years ago. Get a new hobby. Maybe kite flying.
#cantshoot #keyboardwarrior #oops
EliteAmericans: Looks pretty crapt, but not as crapty as Lopez0311. He is a lower life form
than cumstain filth. Valor thieves like him should be systematically
exterminated, but i can't do that because real marines would protect his
right to live. Apologize!
Silas Cole: This is my favorite gun. Never once has it failed me.
themelios21: I presently have a FNS-9 black-on-black through which I have put 3200
rounds of everything from cheap Russian ammo (Brown Bear, etc.) to the
highest quality self-defense ammo (HST, etc.). I have not experience even
one malfunction of any sort. Before this I had a bi-tone FNS-9 through
which I shot 1000 rounds, again with not one single malfunction of any
sort. (I'm sorry I sold that one!) It's always possible to get a lemon, no
matter which brand you buy, so I would encourage people to also watch the
multitude of positive reviews of this gun. I have found it to be literally
perfectly reliable as well as very accurate.
RanchoFiascoMike: Both myself and a co worker have purchased an FNS 9. I have about 800
rounds through it and he has about 1200 through his. Not a single failure
in either. Have used mostly Federal White Box 115 gr. Only complaint is
the trigger. It is terrible. Wish someone made an aftermarket trigger for
this handgun. Come on APEX! Get on this one...
coburna5: you should have put the atlantics down here too
PistolWhip: Look at the spent cases leaving the gun...they are barely getting tossed
and some are even ending up in front of you.. All my handguns will throw
brass waaay further than that... Most likely ammo related..
the3rdbenz: What ammunition are you using? That's probably the main issue. I've had
problems with specific ammunition in previous firearms.
HydroFoilPilot: Like Rich Harris mentioned, your PMC ammo might be the culprit for the
mis-ejects. Like he suggested, try some quality ammo for your tests. The
FNH9 is a quality pistol. It is well designed and has a good track record.
C Saunders: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/cover-story/stories/baltimore-co-police-officers-issue-formal-complaints-over-new-firearm-selection-process-1111.shtml#.VIzjBe90zcs
DR Kirby: I have to agree with most. Cheap target ammo. Worst case, it could be a bad
ruststar: You do know that PMC stand for Pretty Much Crap don't you.
Charlie Ivester: Always have problems with a weapon when you aren't familiar with the
"Pacifics". I have thousands ofnrounds through mine and have had two
malfunctions, both from others limp wristing and poor form. Its just a rare
lemon, ammo, or likely the operator. Pacifics. Haha hahaha
DzR1591: Ive shot over 400 rounds through mine and haven't had any problems with it.
I Always clean it after each arrangement at the range. Tulammo and other
plinking ammo works fantastic through my barrel and ejects just how it's
I would trust my life and my families life to this gun as my edc
And Im note thinking sky cerakoting my entire fns 9....
Comes with 3 magazines and interchangeable back straps...
Gun lock and optionak safties. Which can be taken off during field
stripping with the proper procedures....
Perfect gun for the range and protection on a daily basis...
Your always suppose to field strip the gun and clean it after your receive
your gun in the box case.
And make sure that the gun has lubricants and oils in the barrel and ramps
after field stripping it and cleaning it properly...
Brendan Erhardt: I'm going to be as nice as possible here for you guys. The gun is perfect
end of story. The rounds were literally falling out with no force!!! Every
jam was due to crap ammo. The reason the slide didn't stay back was because
the crap ammo didn't have enough energy to force it into a locking
position. NEVER judge a gun until you have at least 500 rounds of GOOD AMMO
through it. If anyone watched this video, and things that fnh makes bad
weapons then why so many military contracts? You are also foolish. Please
do your research people. I hope you didn't send the gun back, buy good
ammo, break it in correctly. That gun is one Of the best pistols money can
buy. You have made an amazing decision by adding it to your collection.
steven mckinsey: I have never had a problem with my fnp firearms..I have almost every model
.. One trick to do is polish the feed ramp and barrel... If that don't work
the change ammo
Charlie Ivester: But really they did have a trigger update in the first few they made. May
need to check into that depending on when it was made.
bmarks100: A couple possibilities to consider: as many have already mentioned, the
ammo could very well have something to do with your mis-feeding (and slide
not locking back). But it's not uncommon for new magazines to cause some
issues as well, due to being too stiff. I ran into that with my PPQ when I
first got it two years ago, but after a couple of weeks leaving them
loaded, I've not had a jam since (close to 3,000 rounds).
Thanks for sharing your experience!
benvmiller: Just bought my FNS-9 yesterday, went home and put 100 rounds through it and
not and single problem. Hopefully yours doesn't continue to do this after
its broken in.
Stu S.: Clean/lube the thing & hold on like you got a pair. You will get what your
looking for - A first class shooter. 99.9% of the time I see a FN pistol
FTF or FTF, the problem is out of spec ammo, a dirty pistol or the shooter
has a limp grip.
No More Baby Scoops Chipotle!: Those problems occurred when you use crap reloaded ammo with questionable
Christopher Toner: Before you start pulling your pickles out remember a pistol is a mechanical
device and all mechanical devices are prone to failures. Regardless of ammo
or brand name you gotta run them and see how they fair. With that said FN
makes high quality firearms with top notch quality control. Run your guns
not your mouths.
RainmanE350: My FNS-9 all blk, no safety with night sights has been perfect. I paid $492
shipped and using a CC. A great value but it does seem cheaper than an M&P
or Glock. The barrel is a thin wall affair and the polymer seems cheap. The
trigger on mine needs smoothing but I've not had a single malfunction.
Bradley Danek: i have put about 1000 rounds through my FNS-40 and i have had no issues.
maybe try cleaning your gun that could be an issue. don't put lite loads
through it. ANY gun will mis-feed with lite loads. your not fooling any
one with this video. any one who knows anything about guns can see through
jagd1305: I dumped my Glock 19 for the FNS 9. I haven't had a jam yet and I've been
feeding it factory FMJ's, HP's and reloads. Outstanding firearm!
Neil .Raddu: I have had mine for two months and if you use cheap ammo its does jam up
some but use good ammo no problem this is a fun gun
steve hess: Say what ammo was that? Was it factory hardball? What brand and wt?
I'm almost afraid to buy any new guns the way they are pumping 'em out,
buyer beware "we'll fix 'em if they return 'em". I just watched Hickok45's
shoot with the FNS-9 stainless and it was flawless.....................
dynosaur: I have a FNS-9 that does not have the thumb safety and I have only put 50
rounds through it and have had a couple failure to feeds and the slide
didn't lock back a couple of times as well. I hope this clears up soon or
I will have to send it back to the factory.
Wolf Moon: This is the only negative review on the fns. Shooting weak ammo is why the
gun isn't working. Did you trying breaking in the gun or shooting hot ammo
before dragging FNs name through the mud??
pressendforspanish: FN handguns have heavy recoil springs but will break in in 100 to 200
rounds. Are you shooting reloads?
Matthew Christy: Don't listen to wolf man
rickeyparker: Your ammo sounds different, Cheap stuff or a bad lot of ammo. Mine works
like a clock.
Wolf Moon: Any person with a brain can see that you are shooting weak ammo. When you
have weak ejections with standard "non-NATO" ammo, all you do is lock-back
the slide for 3 days to break-in the recoil spring.
Instead you slander FN and keep this video active. FN fixed your gun (by
locking back the slide 3 days) and returned it to you. Now it works.
The FNS was designed to shoot mil-spec ammo. Shooting crapty 115g crap ammo
will cause a gun to short stroke the slide until after the recoil spring
You really need to remove this video. FN-Herstal can easily bitch-slap you
with lawsuit for libel.
Belinda Cuffe: I just shot mine for the first time and it misfed five times in the first
34 rounds, and mine also failed to lock back the first time. Ugh!
Bbzije1: You got a lemon
Pete David: Just passed 1000 rounds (yes, ONE THOUSAND ROUNDS) with the EXACT same
pistol using ONLY good quality factory loads and I've yet to have even
single misfire. Extremely doubtful about your post and your extremely
Max Kinney: I had the brand new FNX-9, I had more jams then anything. I wasn't limp
wristing it either and my rounds were new. I loved the gun but would never
trust my life with it. Sold it, will never buy one again.
Patrick Finnegan: I have an FNS9 and have never experienced this. I love mine!! Thousands of
rounds thru mine. You can't base the performance of a gun on one type of
ammo. What are you using? Mine eats everything. No problems
Wolf Moon: Your ammo is too weak. You should lock back the slide for 72 hours to
break-in the recoil spring. There's nothing wrong with the gun, it's the