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    Quote Originally Posted by radgeek View Post
    Just got my FNS-40 Monday. I love it. The recoil is quite manageable. My only complaint is that it came with only two backstraps (straight and curved) with the aggressive checkering. It did not have 4 including the kind with lines like the FNX comes with. Overall, a great sidearm. The trigger breaks cleanly and the reset is easy to feel. I had 5 shot groups touching at 7 yards once I got used to the trigger feel. I like it better than my FNX-40 (which has been traded.) I highly recommend it. I was lucky to find it and get it in as they are out of stock almost anywhere you look online. The guys at the range/shop were all over it once they saw it. They liked it quite a bit as well (I let them each have a go.) I should also mention that the mags are exactly the same as the FNX-40 mags (.40 S&W/.357 Sig).
    Can you fit an FNX backstrap on the FNS, or did they redesign the way they lock into the frame?


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    I certainly hope so. I prefer the serrated backstrap on my FNX, which apparently does not come with the FNS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B52U View Post
    Can you fit an FNX backstrap on the FNS, or did they redesign the way they lock into the frame?
    It certainly looks like the same design although I did not try it and the FNX is gone. I will try it at the gun shop and report back. I can say that the fit on the FNS backstrap is much tighter than the FNX which is a good thing. The serrated (that's the word I was looking for) backstrap was my preference so maybe I can call FN and see if they will send me one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radgeek View Post
    It certainly looks like the same design although I did not try it and the FNX is gone. I will try it at the gun shop and report back. I can say that the fit on the FNS backstrap is much tighter than the FNX which is a good thing. The serrated (that's the word I was looking for) backstrap was my preference so maybe I can call FN and see if they will send me one.
    I'll be shooting the FNS 40 of a friend next week (hope he knows I'm bringing 500rnds!), and I'll be able to directly compare it to a G23 w/3.5lb connector and the XDm. Will give my thoughts at that time.

    Will also have my FNX with me, so I can check the backstrap interchangeability, as well.
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    I did call FN USA but the phone support folks did not know very much about the FNS at all. They did tell me that it does only come with the two back straps, according to their catalog. I hope to try the FNX back straps this weekend to see if they do fit. I did get a chance to put another 50 rounds through it and at 300 rounds it has been flawless. I really do like the trigger a lot. It is entirely predictable every time. At least for me, it allows for very consistent groupings. If only it could make the shooter's aim as consistent.
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    The back straps are not interchangeable. They look very similar but the FNS is slightly shorter than the FNX. Both my FNS and FNX have firm fitting back straps. The sights ARE interchangeable.
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