The FN 509 series of pistols are such awesome handguns that it makes me wonder why we don’t see them in everyone’s hands when we go to the range?
FN 509 TACTICAL
I recently borrowed an FN 509 Tactical for two months and I absolutely loved it. You could feel the quality, the controls were all perfectly placed, it was a joy to shoot, and it was 100 percent dependable after 250 rounds.
FN 509 MIDSIZE
I decided not to keep it because the extended barrel and elevated sights made this gun a little too big to conceal. These were also features that I didn’t need, and they made it a bit more pricey. I really want to get my hands on an FN 509 Midsize. It’s competitively priced, has all the features I want, and I hear so many great things about it online.
I feel as though FN is really starting to promote their 509s, and rightfully so. I believe they have a winner of a gun. They were a little late when it came to variations of the 509, but they now have a full lineup of sizes and configurations, including a compact model that we recently reviewed.
Another reason I like 509s, and FN in general, is because we were lucky enough to tour the FN factory in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2019. It was immediately apparent that FN was a great company to work for. Sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers all worked together, sometimes for decades. Many of them were veterans as well, and they brought their passion and know-how to the job. Every employee we spoke to talked about quality, accuracy, attention to detail, and pride.
FN also has a lot of military contracts for their guns. They crank out roughly 500 M4 rifles every single day at their Columbia factory. That’s a lot of rifles. These contracts mean that their facility has state-of-the-art machinery. These machines are used to produce both military and consumer products. They do not differentiate between the two.
“We make absolutely no difference whether it’s a military product or a commercial product. We apply the same quality standards, the manufacturing processes to get the best weapon systems,” said JP Reconnu, an FN rifle product manager at the factory.
FEEL THE QUALITY
So, while there are so many great handguns to choose from these days, I highly recommend that you check out the FN 509 series of pistols. They are fantastic. If you’ve ever been able to hold or shoot one, I believe that you’ll agree with me that they feel amazing in the hand, the controls are perfectly placed, they're super dependable, and they shoot like a dream.
As I mentioned, I plan to get my hands on an FN 509 Midsize in the near future to put it through its paces. I have a feeling that it could very well be my next go-to handgun. So stay tuned to Guns.com for that review in the coming months.