FN 509 compact
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If you were a fan of FN’s excellent striker-fired FNS-9 pistol for concealed carry — and a lot of us were — you’ll be happy to hear the news that FN is adding a couple of compact models to their popular 509 series of pistols.

Here’s their press release . . .

FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FN 509 Compact, joining the ranks of the FN 509 family of striker-fired, 9mm pistols. This new configuration delivers the same reliability and high-performance of the FN 509 family in a compact, highly concealable package.

FN 509 Compact

“The FN 509 Compact model compliments the Compact MRD, equipped with our patented optics-mounting system, and offers users an all-new concealed carry option in the FN 509 family,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “The low-profile carry sights with high-visibility front sight make this an ideal choice for professional and civilian CCW users.”

FN 509 Compact

The FN 509 Compact, designed to meet the needs of today’s concealed carry users, has been refined for deep concealment with low-profile rear blackout iron sights. A high-visibility front sight aids in low-light target acquisition. The snag-free sight set combined with the included 12-round and 15-round magazines, ensure a discreet and high capacity choice for everyday carry. With two interchangeable backstraps and advanced grip texturing, users benefit from the proven ergonomics of the FN 509 family, in a more compact and concealable package.

FN 509 Compact

To learn more about the FN 509 Compact or other FN 509 pistols in the family, please visit www.fnamerica.com or find a retailer near you.

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 509 Compact

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.

For more information on FN’s latest products, visit us at www.fnamerica.com or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

FN 506 Compact MSRP = $679.

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  1. Meh. No reason to leave my FNS9C behind. Also, finding accessories for FN pistols isn’t always fun. At least magazines cost a lot; there’s that.

    • Agreed, I purchased a 9c for a “home” gun and after one range trip it became my EDC gun. Absolutely pleased with it and carrying 100% of the time.

      • If a Glock is “Perfection,” then why do they need so many customization items? I like a gun that you can run straight out of the box without needing to rebuild it. The FNC-9c is one of my dream guns.

        • Exactly – Not a glock fan. my buddy has the 19 in 40cal. very snappy / flippy . just dont fit my hand and its too plain lookin – as you said – everyone has to Up Grade the trigger ( cause it sucks) and then you have to Play with Recoil spring – Oh and its hard to Rack – I have the FN509 // FNS9c — I like the 509 more than fns9c , cause the compact is Not as Accurate ! for sure . Not too happy with it. IMO. Will sell / cuz right now I could get a good Price for it . I see Since I bought it , Price jumped up 89 bucks – some places Higher.

  2. Not a bad looking gun. I like them lines and grip texture. Mags are too expensive (most are).

    If they can get some on shelves ……. they will sell.

    In my LGS today……in 9mm …. they had a Beretta 92 and 2 PX4s, 2 P365s, a Glock 43 and 43x, and 3 SCCYs ( 2 with red dots – woo hoo).

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