More on the FN 509 semi-auto 9mm (VIDEO)

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.


Sight radius is 5.79-inches and the slide features both front and rear serrations (Photos: Chris Eger/

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.

The 509 ships with two interchangeable backstraps

The 509 ships with two interchangeable backstraps

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.

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