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Is there anyone that can compare these two pistols in the topic? I've been wanting a compact P99 9mm but they are hard to find and the ones I've found are demanding premium prices close to $600 or more.

I didn't get to shoot it but I handled a FNS 9C and it really felt good. With 3 magazines (2-12 round and 1-17 round with sleeve) and factory night sights it was $400.

Just interested if anyone has shot both and their opinion. I appreciate any comments.

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Own a p99c and have fired a fns9c. In my opinion, the 99c feels way better in my hand and has a more comfortable stippling. The fns9c's grip feels more blocky to me.
The trigger on the fns9c is like a s&w m&p series. The "hinge" type. It was just ok. 99c's is way better.
The best comparison to the fns9's are the above mentioned m&p's.
 

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I used to have an FNS 9c. I really disliked the trigger - it was very heavy and gritty. Even though the p99c’s DA pull is heavier, it is much easier to manage because it is so smooth. I would hold out for the p99c
 

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I have both the P99AS and FNS9 in full size and have shot them both side by side.

It's a coin flip. Both are outstanding high quality guns. I would be unable to pick between them, truthfully, if laid on a table and asked for the better gun. The full sized FNS9 holds standard 17 rounds and the P99 either 15 or 16, giving a small edge to the FNS9. The FNS comes with stock nite sites and 3 mags, versus the P99 standard sites and 2 mags.

So then you look at company longevity and warranty. I've had a recall on both a Walther and FNS (research the trigger issues on the PPS and FNS). Both companies handled it painlessly and fast. So both have excellent support.

So then it comes down to aftermarket support. About the same.

Then it's price. The FNS wins here. These are discontinued I believe and about $100-200 less than you'll find the P99c. I routinely see the FNS in the sub $400 range. The few P99c I've seen command about $100 more.
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I have both the P99AS and FNS9 in full size and have shot them both side by side.

It's a coin flip. Both are outstanding high quality guns. I would be unable to pick between them, truthfully, if laid on a table and asked for the better gun. The full sized FNS9 holds standard 17 rounds and the P99 either 15 or 16, giving a small edge to the FNS9. The FNS comes with stock nite sites and 3 mags, versus the P99 standard sites and 2 mags.

So then you look at company longevity and warranty. I've had a recall on both a Walther and FNS (research the trigger issues on the PPS and FNS). Both companies handled it painlessly and fast. So both have excellent support.

So then it comes down to aftermarket support. About the same.

Then it's price. The FNS wins here. These are discontinued I believe and about $100-200 less than you'll find the P99c. I routinely see the FNS in the sub $400 range. The few P99c I've seen command about $100 more.
The FNS9

I agree with everything u said. Its odd how well the p99 holds it value yet I know of no one personally who has owned one. FN's definitely get a better discount near me used.
 

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Still wanting a new pistol, like I don't have enough already. I still can't find a 99c at a decent price so I'd like your opinion on the H&K VP9 SK. Anyone have one of these and your thoughts compared to Walther? Or maybe a H&K P30 SK with the light LEM trigger? Thanks,

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There is a reason why the P99c holds its value. If I were looking to buy one I would wait until they came back on the market. They are well worth waiting for as anyone who owns one will attest.

Why buy something that is "almost" a P99c and ultimately regret it when you can wait a few months and get the real thing.
 
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