We’ve been impressed with the first two new FN 509 pistols, their full-size and tactical models. Now the next logical step in the line has been announced with the new 509 Midsize, a more concealable version of the duty-size gun.
Here’s FN’s press release . . .
FN 509® series of striker-fired pistols expands with new, midsize carry model and color offerings
(McLean, VA – January 7, 2019) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FN 509® Midsize, a new carry option in the FN 509® series of striker-fired pistols. Additionally, the FN 509® Tactical is now available in a matte black finish. These line extensions further FN’s commitment to offer a full line of options in the FN 509® series that meets all customer expectations.
“What truly sets FN products apart is the quality. When customers pick up the FN 509 in comparison to other striker-fired 9mm’s, they instantly notice the ergonomics, premium finishes and price point that is competitive,” noted Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “With the FN 509 Midsize and FN 509 Tactical in black, customers will now have four additional FN options in the 9mm striker-fired category to choose from. We believe that options are always a good thing and we’re proud to provide them to our loyal customer base.”
The new FN 509 Midsize pistol is chambered in 9mm and features a four-inch slide and barrel, frame with shortened grip and 15- or 10-round magazine capacity, backward compatibility to higher capacity FN 509 magazines with use of a grip sleeve and fixed three-dot luminescent sights. From individuals seeking a do-it-all range, home defense and carry pistol to law enforcement use as a back-up duty pistol or carry model for plain clothes officers, the FN 509 Midsize is the ideal solution.
The pistol also features various upgrades including new sculpting around the magazine release for easier activation,
a flatter-faced trigger for a more controlled trigger press and improved slide stop lever and texturing.
- CALIBER: 9mm
- OPERATION: Double-action
- MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 15 Rd.
- WEIGHT: 26.5 oz.
- BARREL LENGTH: 4.0″
- OVERALL LENGTH: 7.4″
- TWIST RATE: 1:10″ RH
- HEIGHT: 5.2″
- WIDTH: 1.35″
- TRIGGER PULL: 5.5 – 7.5 lb.
- SIGHT RADIUS: 5.79″