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From FN America . . .

FN America, LLC, the leader in optics-ready pistols, proudly introduces the company’s first-ever .22 LR pistol, the FN 502™ Tactical. It is the latest innovation in the optics-ready pistol space – the industry’s first slide-mounted red dot on a rimfire handgun. The FN 502 Tactical features an optics-mounting system inspired by the company’s patented FN Low-Profile Optics Mounting System™ and offers unmatched sighting options with co-witness sights.

“We set out to accomplish two primary goals with the FN 502 Tactical – to create a .22 LR pistol with the advanced features and superior accuracy of our current pistol line-up, and deliver a pistol designed for maximum fun on the range. We feel like we’ve met both of these objectives handily,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “When a customer shoots an FN 502 Tactical for the first time, we’ve seen nothing but pure excitement. FN’s new rimfire handgun has obvious, universal appeal, whether you’re a new shooter looking to master the basics or an advanced user expecting peak performance from FN. The new FN 502 Tactical performs on every level.”

The smooth, single-action hammer-fired pistol with its best-in-class trigger combined with its high-capacity 15-round magazine, superior ergonomics, perfect balance and ambidextrous controls, all a nod to the FN 509 family of pistols, make the FN 502 Tactical perfect for high round count training sessions.

“FN constantly studies the market to fill unmet customer needs and saw a large gap to fill with our new semi-auto rimfire handgun,” said Chris Cole, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at FN America, LLC. “Most rimfire handguns in this category are smaller, lack capacity and accuracy enablers. With the FN 502 Tactical, we applied the standout features of the FN 509 Tactical to this new rimfire to deliver a shooting experience unlike any other .22 LR handgun. With an exceptional trigger, 15-round magazine and the ability to quickly mount most micro red dots or suppressors, the FN 502 Tactical is the most capable rimfire pistol right out of the box.”

Sporting FN’s signature Tactical feature set, the pistol’s 4.6-inch barrel with recessed target-crown is threaded 1/2×28-inch pitch to accept most .22 suppressors. The FN 502 Tactical performs like a robust-style target pistol, delivering fast, accurate rounds on target with more versatility than any other rimfire on the market.

Designed for maximum fun, FN’s hammer-fired .22 LR delivers more accuracy and versatility than any other rimfire handgun. Mounting a favorite red dot optic and cycling a wide range of .22 LR ammo makes a low-cost range day a high-end experience.

The FN 502 Tactical, shipping to FN authorized retailers now, comes standard in a hard case with (1) 15-round high-capacity magazine and (1) 10-round flush-fit magazine along with the necessary plates to mount compatible miniature red dot optics. Due to its similarity in ergonomics to the FN 509, the FN 502 Tactical will fit in most FN 509 Tactical holsters.

To learn more about the FN 502 Tactical, FN’s first .22 LR pistol, visit

MSRP = $499





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  1. I want one of these. For the past month I’ve been looking around for a good .22 suppressor host pistol and it appeared that there was a bit of a void in the market for the concept of a modern design, standard capacity, suppressor-ready pistol.

    Unless you wanted a Ruger Mark X or a traditional design pistol that needed significant alterations to be a suppressor host, it was crickets.

    MSRP on this thing doesn’t seem too high either.

    If there are examples of this concept from other companies and I’ve just missed them in my googling, I would be interested to hear it.

    • Taurus tx22 has received nothing but high praises and comes with a threaded adapter for a suppressor. Just wish I could find one for a decent price. Seems they were going around $200 mark prepandemic but now running closer to 350 where I’ve seen them. With that said, I’m interested in this 502 as I already have an fnx45t and fn509t and would be nice to have my 509t holster already work with this.

    • Walther PPQ 22 Tactical (not the P22) seems nice but hard to find as of late, but only 12 rds, I wonder if they will update to the new PDP skin? Made by the same company (umarex) as this “FN” licensed gun. S&W M&P compact is good. Glock has their 22. Also Grand Power K22 has a standard model and cut slide modern look version.

      Hopefully this new FN is reliable, if so then it should do well.

      • I have a PPQ 22 Tactical and it is great as a suppressor host (I have a 22 Sparrow SS) or as someone’s first gun to shoot. It is very, very similar to the PPQ I have so I often use them with friends (or friend’s wives) that are new to shooting. They can start with the 22 and move to the 9mm PPQ. Never had a problem with it, but I do wish it held 15 rounds!

    • Glock 44 needs a drop-in barrel for threads. The factory version is $150ish extra, although I hear there are European models that come with it installed. The Glock 44 also doesn’t come in a MOS version, and even the MOS versions don’t come with suppressor height sights. Suppressor sights aren’t needed with a 1″ .22 can, but they are to cowitness with a MOS red dot.

    • The Kel-Tec P17 is really fun too. Low MSRP and 3 17-rd mags included. Early models were problematic like all Kel-Tecs but the bugs are out and it’s a great shooter now.

    • If you live in a free state where the government permits you to have one (after paying your $200 tax to use your own property).

      • Hopefully one already has the rimfire suppressor (if they can buy one in their state) before getting this gun, as they are awesome… And you can move them easily between guns, so that 10/22, rimfire AR, etc can share them.

        The real question is brought up in the photo of the FDE and black models together: which optic, trijicon?!?! Or holosun…or third choice for the win?

  2. Damn it!

    I don’t need another gun on the list. The IRS and I are already having a disagreement about 2019 and this year….

  3. Looks very promising but SA only? Would be great if it was DA/SA.

    I have conversion kit for my P226 but not quite as reliable as I would like.

  4. Single Action only? I am interested in a hammer fired 22, preferably with a decocker. But SA only is just odd to me. Feels like an incomplete design lacking an important feature.

    • The most efficient and effective fighting handgun design is single action, and the most efficient and effective target handgun design is single action- double action is best suited to self-defense.

      The FN 502T is neither a fighting nor a self-defense handgun, so it makes perfect sense for it to be single action due to its intended purpose- target, plinking, and practice/training.

      It’s designed as intended… exactly as it should be.

    • Ruger SR22. Hammer-fired DA/SA with safety decocker. Can be had with a threaded barrel from the factory. 10 plus 1 capacity from the factory. With a Tandemkross upgrade…and then a Taylor Tactical upgrade to that upgrade…one can get the magazine capacity up to 16 plus 1. Sights are replaceable but no option to mount a reddot.

  5. To quote Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, “I’ll take two.”
    One in black, and one in FDE.
    But for the FDE version, why can’t they get the slide color to match the frame color? Is it that difficult to match colors?

  6. Is this a real FN or a relabeled GSG or Umarex? I was one of those disappointed buyers who bought a Sig Mosquito thinking it was a Sig, and later finding out that it most certainly is not.

    • Says “Umarex Made In Germany” on the frame. You can see a pic on the website in the link from the article.

    • It does have German (DE) proof marks on the slide and barrel as well as “UX” proofs. Frame is stamped FN Columbia, SC USA.

      • Frame is stamped both FN and Umarex. The Umarex stamp on the frame is in the groove of the accessory rail.

        • Yes, the frame (per ATF) is German proof marked, but I’d be very surprised if the polymer (grip) frames are not Mfd in the Cola, SC facility. Just another “world” product with parts from here, there, and assembled… elsewhere.

      • Per ATF regs, there would be no need for a frame made in S.C. to be stamped “Umarex Made In Germany”. Since FN is selling it, it HAS to have an FN stamp on it, but the FN stamp doesn’t say “Made In S.C., USA”. So, no, the frame isn’t made in the US, it’s 100% a Umarex gun.

        • J.B.- you’re the pro here, I’m merely thinking out loud (and searching for the benefit of a doubt). There’s a metal slide, metal barrel, metal slide rail inserts, and a metal serial number insert all marked DE (German) plainly visible to my old eyes in the photos. As best as I could make out, the polymer grip frame (that appears to be identical to the other FN 50-series pistol grip frames) is marked FN Cola, SC USA- which happens to be where FN manufactures polymer grip frames. I just “assumed” that the polymer parts came from there. Shame on me.

          Given how the Germans are rather “nazi” about everything “produced” in their country, I also (mistakenly?) “assumed” anything assembled there would get stamped “Made in Germany” regardless of where it originated. Obviously, I must be 100% completely wrong- please accept my sincere apologies.

  7. From the FN website: “Minnesota, Illinois, Hawaii, and New York City have placed restrictions on firearms containing materials with low melting points such as zinc alloy, please check your local laws before transferring the FN 502 Tactical in these jurisdictions.”
    However, elsewhere it says that the slide is, “Anodized aluminum and steel.” I suppose one could characterize aluminum as a material with a low melting point.

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