FN expands 509 line with Midsize, black models
By Chris Eger
A year after their 509 pistol series hit the market, FN this week announced the line has grown to include a new Midsize offering and a black Tactical model.
The 509, essentially an upgraded and enhanced FNS designed for military use as a competitor to the Army’s Modular Handgun System contract, was released last year to an eager market. Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, said the two new variants to the striker-fired pistol line will help better meet the varied needs of discerning handgun shoppers.
“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,” said Cole. “We believe that options are always a good thing and we’re proud to provide them to our loyal customer base.”
The new FN Midsize 509 has the same top half as the standard pistol but an abbreviated grip (Photos: FN)
The Midsize, which retails for $649, has the same 4-inch barrel as the standard 509 but features a frame with a shortened grip. While the chopped-down offering uses 15- or 10-round magazines (depending on state restrictions) it is backwardly compatible with the standard FN