The FNS pistol features a pre-loaded striker mechanism together with an optional manual safety, hence combining fast and accurate shooting and optimal safety.
Additionally, the well thought out design of the FNS results in a stable, highly ergonomic and ambidextrous pistol that is easy to operate.
The pre-loaded striker mechanism of the pistol means that energy has been pre-loaded partially. This ensures a short and light trigger pull identical for all shots allowing fast and accurate shooting.
The FNS has a low bore axis providing minimized perceived recoil and reducing muzzle rise for a perfect weapon controllability.
The handgun features a newly designed three-dot combat sights with deep rear sight notch which improved significantly the accuracy.
In addition to the manual safety, the FNS features Four Major Safeties:
Trigger Safety Firing Pin Safety Drop Safety Out-of-Battery Safety
The two-piece trigger prevents the weapon from firing without a presure on the trigger.
The rear of lower trigger piece catches on the frame if the mechanism is moved without pulling the trigger.
The firing pin safety prevents the stricker from passing.
The firing pin safety is lifted out the way when the trigger is pulled.
Part of the fire control housing prevents the sear from rotating down to release the stricker unless the trigger is pulled.
When the slide is not fully forwards the sear cannot release the stricker even if the trigger is pulled.