While Jeremy S. will have his full review of the FN 509 Tactical up in the next few days, here are some more details and photos to keep you all happy courtesy of Ammoland. If you would like to see the full set of photos, please read my post there.
The FN 509 Tactical brings several new features to the market, the most interesting being the new mounting system.
New 24-round mags are also a part of the FN 509 Tactical package. You can see that they are all-steel construction with a standard FN 509 baseplate and a sleeve to prevent over-insertion of the mag.
When you lay the new 509 Tactical next to the older original 509 (The stipple work was done by TXT Custom Gun Works) you start to pick up on other small changes like a new slide lock lever and a larger magazine release. That Apex Tactical trigger isn’t stock on the original 509.
So what is a boy to do with a bad-ass gun that happens to have a threaded muzzle, a next-level red dot mount, and a rail for a light? Add an RMR RM02, throw a Surefire X300U-A on there and dig around for my TBRCi Micro Comp to get an FN 509 Roland-style pistol.
How does the 509 Tactical shoot? Pretty dang well if you ask me. Both 7 and 15-yard groups were shot freehand and standing. The 7-yard group was shot with Federal Syntech 124-grain 9mm and the 15- yard group was shot with S&B 115-grain range trash ammo.
Again, this post should give you just enough information to tide you over to Jeremy’s undoubtedly exhaustive review that is sure to publish shortly.
MSRP if you care about that sort of thing is $1049 and the pistol’s availability date has not been announced at the time this was written.