More on the new optic + suppressor-ready FN 509 Tactical pistol (VIDEOS)
By Chris Eger
The newest variant of FN’s morphed bid for the Army’s Modular Handgun System contract makes a big point of being factory-ready for most mini red dots on the market.
Introduced last week, the 9mm FN 509 Tactical is shown in the above spot with the Trijicon RMR Type II, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, Burris Fastfire III, and a Vortex Venom, all with no milling needed and the ability to co-witness with the factory sights intact. Further, each is shown with a weapon mounted light system, with several models from Streamlight and SureFire exhibited.
Featuring both 17- and 24-round magazines, the updated 509 comes standard with suppressor-height night sights and a threaded barrel for a retail of $1,049, suggested. FN has also stepped up with a longer version of the spot, with a more LE and tactical bent, that goes more into features.
With the gun new to the market, Patrick with the Firearm Rack recently spent some time with the 509 Tactical, concentrating on the milled slide optics mount system, which he dubs, “amazingly cool.”
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