With a shorter grip that still maintains a 15-round capacity, FN’s new Midsize version of the 509 pistol has a lot to offer as a carry gun.
Announced just prior to SHOT Show, Tom Victa, product manager with FN, talked to Guns.com about the changes on the model from the standard 509 which has been popular on the market since it was introduced two years ago.
“It’s the smallest gun you can get a full grip on,” Victa said. “Makes it a lot easier to conceal carry, maybe appendix-style.”
The 9mm Midsize has the same 4-inch top-end/barrel as the standard 509 but features a frame with a shortened grip to produce a 26.5-ounce gun, putting it in the same category as the Glock 19, S&W M&P 2.0 Compact, and CZ P-10 C series.
Although it uses 15-round mags, the gun is still reverse-compatible with the legacy 17- and 24-round mags that are standard in the rest of the 509 line.
The new pistol has a new backstrap texture and some updated ambi controls as well as a redesigned trigger while still featuring an accessory rail and fixed three-dot luminescent sights. MSRP is $649, and it is now shipping.