FNH-FNS-9mm JAM-A-MATIC




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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 again. 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 tension. 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 mag/s.

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 supposed too..... 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 crimps. 

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 this BS 

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 breaks-in. 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 misleading title!

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 ammo.

Rating:
FNH-FNS-9mm JAM-A-MATIC 3.7 out of 5

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