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Offline villdetwink

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FN 509...
« on: April 17, 2017, 02:03:23 PM »
With some great striker-fire pistols hitting the market recently...I think CZ may have shot themselves in the foot by not getting the P10C out ahead of them, as I assume was originally planned.

While the new Beretta APX does not float my boat...it is a good looking pistol (I even dig the slide serrations), but the back strap, disassembly, and "modular" frame swap quirks are just Meh for me.

Now, today FN announced their FN 509... this one, I am liking!
I have a FNS-9 and it is a sweet shooter, and from what I have seen and read the 509 will be even better... of course, I will have to see what others say in due time.
But I am thinking the funds I set aside for a P10C will now go towards the 509...which is "supposedly" due in stores by the end of the month.




...just thought I would put my 2cents out there!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 05:16:53 PM by villdetwink »
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Offline Kenneth

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 04:31:18 PM »
You forget that CZ is such a small piece of the market. You think they care about another pistol joining the hoard of striker fired guns already?

CZ has a following and the people who will buy one will most likely already have a CZ at home.

FN pistols are also a very small margin in the handgun world. I know I never see them anywhere.


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Offline Dodge807

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 06:13:30 PM »
FN might be a great firearm. I will still get the P10C.

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 06:38:18 PM »
Boy, they really got wild when they were sculpting that grip.  :o
FN's may be great guns but they actually make Glocks look curvy. Other than both being polymer pistols, I see very little commonality with the P10C.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 06:46:34 PM »
That thing looks top heavy (or maybe the handle is really small?).

At one time I was drooling over an FNP-45 (yes with a hammer) but never pulled the trigger and got over it.  It seemed like the grip angle was a bit more forward on the older FN models?

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
It's always good to have more options.  I think CZ would like to have already released the P-10C, but I'd rather have them get it right the first time. 

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 07:50:48 PM »
Boy, they really got wild when they were sculpting that grip.  :o
FN's may be great guns but they actually make Glocks look curvy. Other than both being polymer pistols, I see very little commonality with the P10C.

When he reviewed the P-10C he didn't really like the slide serrations or the aggressive grip texture.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 09:23:04 PM »
I'm not very familiar with FN but I saw this review earlier today, it might give you some points for comparison with the new CZ. ;)

https://www.gunsamerica.com/l/40069CA8-24C5-4A3C-A4AB-E53EAF7438C2/c8R2T/20170417_BlogDigest_220.htm

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 11:51:36 PM »
The Arsenal Strike B has my attention more than these.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 12:20:17 AM »
I'm not a striker fan, but CZ's record for aftermarket parts, mags, and warranty are pretty hard to beat.   

I suspect that If it shoots well,  those familiar with CZ ownership and want a striker fired pistol will give it a try. If the "C" model gets good owner reviews,  then the full size will sell fast.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 12:38:15 AM »
Not a striker fan either, but the P10C is the first one I've considered. Though I've always liked FNs as well. That said, I shot an FNX-9, and I couldn't grip that pistol at all. Way too slippery.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 01:39:32 AM »
If the grip texture is too "aggressive", I'll get some fine grit sandpaper from the local hardware guys. That should do the trick, sand it down just until it's comfortable.

That FN, does look nice, I will admit, but the grip seems to be part of a 2x4...

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 07:06:54 AM »
If the grip texture is too "aggressive", I'll get some fine grit sandpaper from the local hardware guys. That should do the trick, sand it down just until it's comfortable.

That FN, does look nice, I will admit, but the grip seems to be part of a 2x4...
Agreed, fixing coarse texture is simple. I'd much rather it be too coarse than not coarse enough.

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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 02:33:38 PM »
So many good Pistols out in the Market now, it's difficult to choose.  I like what I've seen in the Video Reviews of the Cz-P10C, Beretta APX, Canik TP9DA, and now the FN 509.
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Re: FN 509...I think CZ really dropped the ball on the P10C release
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 10:04:21 PM »
Thinking the same way. Seems while CZ is trying to get something straightened out with the P-10C both Beretta and FN have come busting through the doors crashing the party. People getting frustrated with the P-10C hype/delays may just put their money on a APX or 509.

 

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