So much for blue guns. FN’s out with a red trainer for their excellent FN 509 pistol. It mimics a fully functional 509 in every way — size, ergonomics, manual of arms — except for, you know, firing. Here’s their press release:
(McLean, VA) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an FN 509® Training Pistol, an inert pistol that provides law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol’s functionality in a classroom or range setting. In addition, the pistol provides a way to acclimate new shooters to safe firearm handling, presentation and holstering before they move to a live firearm.
“TheFN 509 Training Pistol is an integral addition to our line-up that has been specifically produced for law enforcement agencies,” said Charles “Bucky” Mills, senior director of law enforcement sales for FN America, LLC. “This positions FN to be responsive to all solicitations and further support agencies invested in the FN 509 platform.”
The FN 509 Training Pistol is a completely inert, red-framed polymer pistol with a redesigned fire control assembly that resets the trigger each time it is pulled without having to continually rack the slide. The FN 509 Training model shares the same ergonomic features as the functional FN 509, including grip angle and textures; slide weight and profile; four-inch barrel; and operating controls. The pistol also ships with fixed day sights, three 17-round magazines in a red soft case. Agencies or ranges interested in the FN 509 Training Pistol should email inquiries to [email protected]
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THE WORLD’S MOST BATTLE-PROVEN FIREARMS.® | FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services under the FN brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives.