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Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal, commonly known as Fabrique Nationale, or simply FN, is a renowned Belgian arms manufacturer located in Herstal, Belgium. The company was originally established in 1889 as the Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre – French for "National Factory of Weapons of War" – to produce 130,000 Mauser Model 89 rifles for the Belgian government.
Today, FN Herstal is known for their unique yet successful designs that have found homes in the armed forces of more than 100 different countries, which speaks volumes about the manufacturer's reputation for high quality, reliability and performance. They also have an American division, FNH USA, which is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations situated in Columbia, South Carolina. It is there that the company manufactures the FN FNS-9.
Hailing from a long line of highly acclaimed pistols that began in 2007 with the company's FNP Series, the new FNS Series is built using the same platform as the popular FNX Series, which added advanced ergonomics and modularity to a double-action/single-action hammer-fired platform in order to deliver a pistol suitable for a wide range of applications. The FNS Series scrapped the hammer-fired functionality in favor of a double-action strike-fired system. Joining the new striker-fired system is a series of fully-ambidextrous fire controls that allow both left- and right-handed shooters to operate the pistol from any firing position with ease. Of course, no one will be operating anything without a magazine to feed their pistol.
As noted, the FN FNS-9 magazine is an FN Herstal factory-produced magazine for the FN FNS-9 pistol. The magazine is designed to hold and feed a standard capacity of 17 rounds of 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition. Its durable steel body features a black finish that protects it from rust and other corrosion. Also noteworthy is its impeccable design, which features a polymer floor plate and a polymer follower that provides for smooth and consistent feeds. As is expected, this magazine benefits from the performance and reliability that has become characteristic of all FN Herstal factory products and is guaranteed to fit and function in your FN FNS-9.
Generally speaking, it is beneficial to seek out original factory magazines like the FN FNS-9 magazine for your firearms. Original factory magazines are manufactured by the same company to the exact same specifications and tolerances as those that ship with the firearms for which they were designed. They are also made from the same materials, which ensures both fit and function in your firearm.