The FNS-9 Compact offers the same features as the standard model but has a 3.6 barrel and is designed to be snag-free for better concealment and a faster draw. The front sight also has a larger dot for faster target acquisition. The FNS-9 Compact comes with two 12-round and one 17-round magazine. Both the slide and barrel are constructed of stainless steel, and the checkered polymer frame has two interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelets. A MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail on the underside accepts tactical lights and lasers.