The new model will utilize a FDE polymer frame that features the same diamond-texture grip patterning and ergonomic grip angle that's standard on other FNS and FNX pistols. Meanwhile, the slide is finished with a durable and scratch-proof PVD coating that is color matched to the frame.
“Flat dark earth began as a military-designated color that FN pioneered with the introduction of the FN SCAR® series in the early 2000s,” said John Keppeler, vice president of sales and marketing. “The color remains a popular choice for military customers and consumers, making this addition a natural extension for the FNS-9 Compact series.”
Apart from the new color, everything else about the new FNS-9 Compact FDE is the same as previous FNS-9 Compact models, including the 5.5- to 7.7-pound striker-fired trigger pull, 3.6-inch cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel, and fixed three-dot sights. The magazine capacity is also the same: 12 rounds for the standard magazines and 17 rounds for the larger magazines used in full-size FNS-9 pistols.
This new model should be shipping out to distributors this month, with retail availability slated for December. The FNS-9 Compact FDE will ship with a newly developed padfolio-style soft case for functional storage and easy and discreet transport to and from the range.
Pricing on FN America's new FNS-9 Compact FDE is the same as for the standard FNS-9 Compact, $599. For more information, visit the FN America website.
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