FNH USA announced the company would make a limited number of FNS-9 pistols with a flat dark earth (FDE) slide. According to the announcement, the company will only make 500 of these handguns, and only the 9mm version of the FNS will be available.

The slide will be finished using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. Remaining portions of the gun, including the frame, will have a standard black finish. The suggested retail price is $599.

“We are excited to release this new, exclusive pistol to FNH USA customers,” said Ken Pfau, Sr. Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales and Marketing. “FNH USA strives to manufacture the highest quality products that continue to expand our product line while offering our customers the variety and options they desire.”

Richard Johnson

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  • kbroughton77

    FNH FNS in FDE, FTW!

    • El Duderino

      Right to your FFL!

      • Abram

        Be the fffirst on your ffff%#king block to get one!

  • MPWS

    Does anyone know why they bother making pistols which are, so uninspired as they are? For that money or less you can buy jazzed-up XD.

  • MatKep

    Dear FN,

    Before you start PVDing you guns every color of the tactical rainbow, can you please make sure there are enough magazines and accessories in market to support existing sales.


    Concerned FNS-9c Owner

  • ostiariusalpha

    Hmm, limited edition. But what we really want to know is, does it come with the “squishy, squishy” feature from the factory or is that something you have to special order?

    • DW

      best gripzone ever

  • R

    This may be a stretch… But does anyone think this limited production batch of slides could be from FN’s efforts to design an entry for the Army’s handgun competition?

    • Vitsaus

      I was actually thinking “limited run, 599 MSRP, 500 made… has to be some one screwed up on the slide coloration, or left over parts from something else.”

      • Dan

        Or an odd way to gauge intrest maybe?

  • 6.5x55Swedish

    Why isn’t the whole gun FDE?

    • John Shore

      Because the people who used to buy pink-and-white Mercury station wagons don’t WANT guns all the same colour. The boob (or boobette) that comes up with this stuff most likely wears different-coloured socks.

  • Bal256

    But does it bend?

  • El Duderino


    “Here’s a Kleenex, bro.”

  • john huscio

    Do they come with the superflex™ frame?

  • Ronnie Knight

    Didn’t think they were a real company, they don’t answer their emails.

  • pismopal

    Physical vapor deposition?……is this contageous?