The FN 509 Tactical features a 4.5-inch threaded barrel with four-inch slide, FN Low-Profile Optics Mounting System, suppressor-height night sights that co-witness with miniature red dot optics, and 17-round standard and 24-round extended magazine; 10-round versions are available for states with magazine capacity restrictions.
“Like most Americans, I want options, and the FN 509 Tactical offers just that,” said Greg Lickenbrock in his review. “You can dress it up for a Rambo excursion or leave it “low pro” for simple range sessions. This is a gun you can trust from a trusted company. There’s a reason FN has been making the U.S. military’s M4s, M16s and M249 SAWs for years. The company knows what works and what doesn’t. And this pistol definitely works.”
FN 509 Tactical Features
Now the 509 adds a two-tone look to the popular platform. But it left nothing behind from the previous model. As such, the 9mm, striker-fired pistol utilizes the company’s Low-Profile Optics Mounting System. Additionally, this system accommodates more than 10 commercially-available miniature red dot optics systems. Also, each optic co-witnesses with suppressor-height night sights.
A slide cap protects iron sight alignment during hard use. Meanwhile, the 4.5-inch, cold hammer-forged, stainless steel barrel features a target crown and is threaded 1/2×28 to accept aftermarket 9mm suppressors.
Above all, 24-round magazines provide plenty of firepower. The FN 509 Tactical retails for $1,049.
FN 509 Tactical Specifications
- Caliber: 9mm
- Barrel: 4.5 inches
- Overall Length: 7.9 inches
- Overall Weight: 27.9 ounces
- Grip: Polymer
- Sights: Tall, three-dot night sights
- Action: Striker-fired
- Finish: Matte black
- Overall Capacity: 17+1, 24+1
- MSRP: $1,049