New FN 509 Midsize & Tactical Black from FN

FN America have announced the launch of a new model in their 509 family, a mid sized carry pistol. FN have also confirmed that the FN Tactical will also be available in a matte black finish in 2019.

The new mid size, chambered in 9x19mm, has a four inch slide and a frame with a shortened grip. It can feed from 10 round magazines or the larger 15 round mags and it backwards compatible with other FN 509 magazines with the addition of a ‘grip sleeve’. The mid size 509 comes with fixed three-dot luminescent sights. FN describes it as the ‘ideal solution’ for 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.

In addition the FN 509 Midsize also has “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.” In a press release FN America’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chris Cole, said:

What truly sets FN products apart is the quality. When customers pick up the FN 509 in comparison to other striker-fired 9mm’s,

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Originally posted on The Firearm Blog