The CZ Rami and the FNS 9c are two sub-compact double stack 9mm handguns that I have a special admiration for. They are both extremely smooth shooters, incredibly accurate and reliable. Each model is a top-notch pistol and enjoys a solid reputation. Both manufacturers put forth their best efforts when creating these models.
Although they are in the same class of sub-compact 9mm, they are very different in many ways. The FNS 9c is a polymer-framed, double action striker-fired pistol with ambidextrous controls. It uses a hinged trigger that breaks consistently at six pounds. FN offers three magazines (12, 12 & 17 rds), night sights with an up-charge, and can be purchased for around $500. When I decide to carry a double stack handgun, I confidently reach for the FNS 9c.
By contrast, the CZ Rami is an aluminum frame, double action/single action hammer-fired handgun that mimics CZ’s larger models in a smaller and lighter package. The Rami comes standard with 3-dot night sights, rubber grips and a shortened beaver-tail which allows for a high grip. Consistent with CZ handguns, the Rami has a low-bore axis (short distance between the barrel and sights) that is credited low recoil and aids in accuracy. It comes with two magazines (10 & 14 rounds) and sells for around $550.
I took both handguns to the range to get a true feel of their differences side by side. As expected, both performed on target with excellent performance and function. Albeit different trigger action and frame material, the pistols compared very well. Both the CZ Rami and the FNS 9c would be an excellent everyday concealed carry choice.
In the video below, I compare the features, size, and weight of these two handguns. I also added some of my range time so the viewers could see first how well they operate. Check it out and let us know your thoughts and experiences with the CZ Rami and the/or the FNS 9c.
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