FN America made big news Monday, launching an all-new pistol: The FN 509 LS Edge. Tactical and practical shooting collide in this factory-tuned 9mm Long Slide pistol. It boasts an impressive collection of features and enhancements, making it equally ready for duty or high-level competition.
First Look at the FN 509 LS Edge Pistol
“FN’s commitment to developing performance-driven products has reached a new level with the FN 509 LS Edge,” said Mark Cherpes, CEO for FN America. “The foundation of unmatched FN craftsmanship and battle-proven reliability combined with expert counsel from professional users, allowed us to develop the most advanced FN 509 pistol to date.”
The FN 509 is a favorite amongst shooters. But the new 509 LS Edge gives the line a serious upgrade. The pistol features FN’s Low-Profile Optics Mounting System. It combines with the green fiber optic front sights, enabling irons and a miniature red dot co-witnessed. The pistol comes with four optic mounting plates.
The midsize frame gives users a full-size pistol feel, yet it conceals comfortably. An ambi slide stop and two interchangeable backstraps also allow users to fit the pistol to their hand.
The 5-inch hammer-forged target-crowned barrel delivers accuracy. Meanwhile, the 6.7-inch platform, bears an 0.004-inch fiber-optic from sight. It delivers an extended sight picture, improving target acquisition, according to FN. A duty-rated, flat-faced trigger breaks at four to five pounds.
The pistol features lightening cuts along the slide, delivering balance to a platform that includes graphite anodized base plates and a flared aluminum magazine well. The resulting package shoots flat, racks faster and recovers instantly, FN says. The frame features full-height stippling for better grip purchase.
Watch the video above for a first look on the range. For even more info, please visit FNAmerica.com.
FN 509 LS Edge Specs
- Caliber: 9mm
- Operation: Double-Action
- Mag Capacity: 10 or 17 Rounds
- Overall Weight: 31 ounces (empty)
- Barrel Length: 5 inches
- Overall Length: 8.2 inches
- Twist Rate: 1:10″ RH
- Height: 5.9 inches
- Width: 1.35 inches
- Trigger Pull: 4.5 – 6.5 pounds
- Sight Radius: 6.7 inches
- MSRP: $1,499
Read our full review of the 509 LS Edge in the March 2021 issue of Tactical Life Magazine. Grab your copy starting Feb. 2, 2021, on OutdoorGroupStore.com.
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