We stopped by FN's booth in Indianapolis over the weekend to catch a peek at the company's first micro compact double stack 9mm pistol. 

Announced on the eve of last week's 152nd NRA Annual Meeting at the Indiana Convention Center, the FN Reflex comes in smaller than the company's FN 509 Compact series and is a more direct competitor to handguns such as the SIG Sauer P365 and Springfield Armory Hellcat. 

Importantly, FN's Reflex series is hammer-fired, rather than striker-fired like the rest of the micro 9s on the market. Besides setting up the Reflex to have a better, smoother trigger pull, this also means it is easier to rack due and doesn't need to have the trigger pulled during the takedown process.  


FN Reflex pistol
FN hits that magic 1-inch width benchmark on the Reflex, with options for both 15+1 round extended and 11+1 round flush-fit magazines, and an overall length of just 6.2 inches with a 3.3-inch barrel. (Photo: Guns.com)
FN Reflex pistol
The company is marketing the Reflex in eight different variants across both black and FDE finishes, in optics ready or standard, and in standard capacity and restricted capacity variants. (Photo: Guns.com)
FN Reflex pistol
The direct milled optics cut is in a Shield RMSc/Holosun K-series footprint. (Photo: Guns.com)


The MSRP of the new FN Reflex series ranges from $599 for the basic models to $659 for the MRD optics-ready variants. 

Photos and video by Samantha Mursan, copy by Alexander Reville and Chris Eger, video editing by Ben Philippi, copy editing by Melea Burke.

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