FN USA’s booth at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta featured their newly released FN 509 polymer framed full-sized pistol front and center.
Based on their FNS Compact platform, the 17+1 capacity handgun was beefed up to meet rigorous military requirements that saw more than 1 million rounds fired in reliability, ammunition compatibility, and durability testing.
Changes to the legacy design, in addition to the improved internals, include enhanced grip textures and cocking serrations, guarded controls and a recessed target crown on the 4-inch barrel.
Overall length is 7.4-inches and the FN 509 tips the scales at 26.9 ounces.
MSRP is set for $649 and FN is ready to begin shipping two commercial variants with fixed three-dot luminescent sights and either 10 or 17 round magazines in May followed by two law enforcement models with optional fixed 3-dot night sights in June.