FN Announces the New 509 LS Edge Long Slide 9mm Pistol

From FN America . . .

Introducing the FN 509 LS Edge™, the ultimate tactical pistol designed by FN to give users every advantage in the most demanding environments. From the front lines to the range, this factory-tuned 9mm Long Slide delivers cutting edge performance. When split seconds make the difference, The FN 509 LS Edge provides the advantage of a fully customized firearm, right out of the box.

“FN’s commitment to developing performance-driven products has reached a new level with the FN 509 LS Edge,” said Mark Cherpes, CEO for FN America, LLC. “The foundation of unmatched FN craftsmanship and battle-proven reliability combined with expert counsel from professional users, allowed us to develop the most advanced FN 509 pistol to date.”

Building on the proven FN 509 platform, FN teamed with tier one operators and world champion pistol shooters, to strategically enhance and purposely combine critical components of the new FN 509 LS Edge. The end result is a handgun that delivers superior versatility, accuracy, control and speed.

Versatility

The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, combined with the green fiber optic front sight, allows users to run iron sights and a co-witnessed miniature red dot optic. Quickly mounting a favorite MRD is enabled with four included optic mounting plates. The midsized frame gives users the feel of a full-sized pistol that can still be comfortably concealed. An ambidextrous slide stop and two interchangeable backstraps allow users to further customize the FN 509 LS Edge, matching any hand size.

Accuracy

The five-inch hammer-forged target-crowned barrel delivers unmatched accuracy. With the 6.7-inch Long Slide bearing a 0.040” fiber optic front sight, the extended sight picture improves target acquisition and tracking. Additionally, the green fiber optic front sight co-witnesses with a micro red dot, users instinctively acquire a sight picture after their draw. The duty-rated, flat-faced trigger breaks cleanly at 90 degrees and features a reduced pull weight of around four to five pounds.

Control

Achieving the ideal balance, the 509 LS Edge’s lightening-cut Long Slide compliments the graphite anodized base plates and flared aluminum magazine well, resulting in a flat shooting pistol that racks faster, recovers instantly and tracks perfectly. Maximum control is gained with the frame’s full-height stippling, ensuring a full-contact 360-degree grip, locking into the hands under fire to reduce muzzle flip and control recoil.

Speed

The short take up and positive reset of the flat-faced trigger allows for speedy follow-up shots, while the green fiber optic front sight enables faster target acquisitions and transitions between shots. The flared, graphite anodized aluminum magazine well and weighted base plates of the 17-round magazines make for lightning-fast reloads, getting you back on target faster than ever.

The FN 509 LS Edge, part of a performance-driven series of firearms bearing the FN name, is shipping to an FN dealer near you. Gain an edge and learn more about the FN 509 LS Edge by visiting www.fnamerica.com/edgeseries.

Carry the Future.® | FN America, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. provides U.S. military, law enforcement and commercial customers with a complete range of state-of- the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand name.

FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.

FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and communication capabilities.

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comments

  1. avatar Billb says:

    I guess these days a 5″ barrel makes for a long slide. So that makes my 6″ and 7″ 1911s super long slide and super duper long slide. 🙂

  2. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I kinda like it for a home or truck gun.

    The optics are not my thing. I wish some other companies would offer a 5 inchers on some of their bargain guns……like the SR9 or the Creed/PPX.

    Interested to what Walther’s new roscoe is going to be. Maybe a small double stacked 9. Maybe a competition gun.

    Everything is kinda muted in New gun releases due to the current ammo pricing.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Would strongly suggest a long gun for the home/truck. Pistols suck. We carry them because they are convenient, not effective.

      1. avatar George Anaipakos says:

        Mark, I agree with you but I live in a “structured” development, as do most city residents I believe. I am SURE that I would have problems with my Home Owners Association if they noticed long gun racks in my vehicle. In my neighborhood we can’t even have pick ups in the driveway as they are considered “work vehicles”. It is loosening up though, they are now allowing vans in the driveway, as long as they have windows on the sides and no commercial lettering on the sides!

        1. avatar Fred says:

          I used to live in a zero lot line condo with a home owners association. Biggest lodging mistake I ever made. HOA council members get power hungry and have their noses in your business. They also control use of the common areas to the point most residents can’t use them.

      2. avatar joeyj says:

        Pistols are only useful for fighting one’s way to their long guns.

    1. avatar ABN LRRP RGR 3 tours RVN says:

      Pricing is just just irresponsibly gotten out of hand for most all weapons even no name budget guns. No longer affordable to to add to collection’s…..

  3. avatar LCinCO says:

    Could they possibly be any later to this party???

  4. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Nines are way over appreciated,
    Step up to a big bore & get my attention,
    Especially at that price I want something that will work effectively with one shot.

    1. avatar possum says:

      If the 9mm is good enough for the cops and the Nazis.
      I’ve shot to many critters with a 9mm Luger to have any faith in a one shot stop. .357,.44 and .45 for me. I’m not impressed with .223 either.

  5. avatar possum says:

    The gunm companies need to lower their prices and sale as many as they can now . It won’t be long before their making ventilators and can openers.

    1. avatar joeyj says:

      Uh…looks like they are selling as many as they can make at the higher prices. Guessing you aren’t a successful businessman yourself with that business perspective…….

    2. avatar Ohickory says:

      The higher prices are a form of gun control, guns have gone up steady in price every year……

  6. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    It seems they finally made a solution for the magazine release button. I loved my 509 but I didn’t keep it long because magazine changes were too slow.

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