The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by blueorison » 20 Jun 2013, 14:31

panzermk2 wrote:They are not interchangeable. The area where the take down cam engages the slide has a different contour due to the one piece slide.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by Rapier1772 » 20 Jun 2013, 15:22

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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by JollyRogers » 21 Jun 2013, 03:11

panzermk2 wrote:They are not interchangeable. The area where the take down cam engages the slide has a different contour due to the one piece slide.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by Cyberfly » 21 Jun 2013, 11:22

I'm sure they felt that they had to change it just enough so that bozos couldn't take peices parts from one and put it on the other to create a bastardized version of either.
Some enterprising young up-n-comer will create a 'conversion kit' though and make it possible to interchange anything you want.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by panzermk2 » 21 Jun 2013, 12:53

Cyberfly wrote:I'm sure they felt that they had to change it just enough so that bozos couldn't take peices parts from one and put it on the other to create a bastardized version of either.
Some enterprising young up-n-comer will create a 'conversion kit' though and make it possible to interchange anything you want.
Some day.
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They have beefed up the frame in a whole bunch of places. To do this without changing external dimensions massively they needed to tweak things in the inside to clear the added material. Some parts can swap but only in one direction.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by NWmissouriman » 21 Jun 2013, 15:38

So is the MKII "better"? My dad has a MKII and I have a USG, and we got them both about two weeks ago. Neither of us have had a lot of time to get to use them yet. Personally I like the looks of the slide better on the USG. That being said, if the beefier frame of the MKII or any other aspect of it makes it "better" than the USG I would like to know so I could sell it and get a MKII while I still know where there is one at.

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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by Cyberfly » 21 Jun 2013, 18:41

Better is a rather subjective term.
The FsN was a well designed weapon in the first place. Although there really isn't that much room for improvement, they improved on the few things that they COULD (from what I understand). Although there are improvements, there's nothing wrong with the Mk1. You didn't do wrong by getting it.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by blueorison » 21 Jun 2013, 18:48

I don't care about aesthetics when compared to function; in firearms.

The USG does look better. The MKII would get my vote if I had to choose, as it is more robust, on paper.

However, that's just paper.

The gun has not been out even close to long enough to identify any potential flaws it has in the updated design.

Not even close.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by jgreenberg01 » 22 Jun 2013, 05:11

We should give one to you to play with Blue. If anyone can break it, that would be you. :p
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by blueorison » 22 Jun 2013, 08:19

jgreenberg01 wrote:We should give one to you to play with Blue. If anyone can break it, that would be you. :p
I'm going to be the match director for the TXST Night matches. I plan on designing really challenging stages and bringing the FsN to shoot. I know my USG broke the taclights and MRDs mounted on it; I wonder what the MkII will do.
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by Rapier1772 » 22 Jun 2013, 14:42

I wonder if the MkII frame is sturdy enough to handle a brass catcher mounted to the rail? I know the MkI had issues with that but maybe they fixed it?

Anyone want to volunteer their MkII for destructive testing? :laugh:
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Re: The New FsN Mk II Compared to the USG

Post by guninhand » 11 Feb 2015, 20:02

"They have beefed up the frame in a whole bunch of places. To do this without changing external dimensions massively they needed to tweak things in the inside to clear the added material. Some parts can swap but only in one direction."
-Jay

Hello all, first time poster, long standing fan/supporter/reader/student. I have a question primarily for Jay, but I will also appreciate any observational thoughts from any others. My question is this, do you feel that with the increase in frame thickness in the MK2, that any mechanical parts were negatively compromised to accommodate the needed space? For example, mechanical parts either shrunken in size, or not seated/ anchored as well as in the MK1?? I am interested in even the slightest amount of change in dimension, but primarily upon parts you feel could foreseeably decrease the firearms longevity or cause parts to break. thank you for your insight/expertise.
Sincerely, Chase.

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