I had a chance to shoot FN’s 509 Midsize Tactical pistol at an event back in March. The new midsize version completes a tactical trio along with FN’s full-size 509 Tactical and the 509 Compact Tactical pistols. A number of us shot the hell out of the new gun which may be the ideal combination of size, performance and features for most people.
The 509 Midsize Tactical is in that Goldilocks size range where it’s a great choice for concealed carry, home defense or duty roles.
- CALIBER: 9mm
- OPERATION: Double-action
- MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 15/24 Rd.
- WEIGHT: 27.9 oz.
- BARREL LENGTH: 4.5″
- OVERALL LENGTH: 7.9″
- TWIST RATE: 1:10″ RH
- HEIGHT: 5.2″
- WIDTH: 1.35″
- TRIGGER PULL: 4.5 – 6.7 lb.
- SIGHT RADIUS: 5.8″
- MSRP: $1,069
The 509 Compact Tactical comes with both a 15-round flush-fit magazine and a 24-round extended mag. Watch this space for our full review.
Here’s FN’s press release . . .
FN America, LLC is pleased to introduce the FN 509 Midsize Tactical. Joining the ranks alongside FN’s other successful Tactical pistols like the FN 509 Tactical and Compact Tactical, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is the ideal combination of FN’s full size tactical slide. Equipped with the versatile Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ and midsize grip frame, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is a perfectly balanced pistol that’s optics-ready, multi-role capable and optimized for shootability.
“Building on the success of both the FN 509 Tactical and the FN 509 Midsize, our team combined the best features of both pistols into the FN 509 Midsize Tactical,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “The 15-round grip frame with the optics-ready tactical slide assembly offers our customers another strong contender for concealed carry and personal protection in the FN 509 family.”
“FN is well known for setting the industry standard for tactical pistols starting with the FNX-45 Tactical. Features like a threaded barrel, suppressor-height night sights, extended capacity and most importantly, optics-ready,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Pistol Product Manager for FN America, LLC. “The FN 509 Midsize Tactical delivers all of those tactical features that FN customers expect in a package that is perfectly proportioned for everyday carry and much more.”
The Midsize Tactical frame features a 15-round standard magazine with an option to run the included 24-round FN 509 magazines, providing increased capacity while the 4.5-inch threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged and suppressor-ready with 1/2×28-inch thread pitch, all housed within a 4-inch slide. The slide is cut for FN’s patented Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, compatible with more than ten miniature red dot optics. Three-dot Trijicon green Tritium night sights are suppressor-height to co-witness with any compatible optic.
Available in both matte black and FN-signature flat dark earth (FDE), the FN 509 Midsize Tactical will be on display at the company’s booth (#2923) at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, from May 27 through May 29, 2022. Learn more about the FN 509 Midsize Tactical and FN’s other models in the 509 line-up by visiting www.fnamerica.com or the FN Booth at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting.