FNH FN 509

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings of the FNH FN 509 pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The FNH FN 509 is a striker-fired pistol built on a black polymer frame with a steel slide, and chambered in 9mm. FNH says this gun is an evolved version of its FNS-9 pistol and the pistol it developed for the U.S. military’s modular handgun system (MHS) system. Other features include:

  • An external extractor with a loaded chamber indicator;
  • front and rear cocking serrations on the slide;
  • a cold hammer forged stainless steel barrel with a recessed target crown;

    FN 509 left front photo
    The FN 509 from the left.
  • a polished chamber and feed ramp;
  • a MIL-STD 1913 accessory mounting rail;
  • a textured grip on all four sides;
  • fixed three-dot luminescent sights (law enforcement models carry night sights);
  • four safeties, including a trigger safety, a firing pin safety, a drop safety and a slide-out-of-battery safety;
  • two interchangeable backstraps (flat and arched) with lanyard eyelets;
  • an ambidextrous slide stop lever;
  • an ambidextrous magazine release; and
  • two 17-round magazines or two 10-round magazine, all of which feature a low-friction follower and a polymer base pad with a black finish.

FNH says civilian models will ship in early May, and law enforcement models will ship in June. It plans to offer models with a manual safety in the future.

The FN 509 ships with a manual, a locking device and a soft case.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
9mm 10+1, 17+1 4.0″ 7.4″ 1.35″ 5.56″ 26.9 oz.

FN 509 Pricing & Shopping

MSRP: $649

Retail: $549.99 @ Brownells—

More Photos, & Video

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video review of the FN 509.

FN 509 right side photo
The FN 509 with both backstraps, a magazine and the soft case.

1 comment

  1. Sub-standard quality, non-existent customer service.

    The FN 509 I have was made in Columbia, SC. I believe in keeping my money as local as possible so that I have to support fewer muppets on welfare but maybe a lifetime on welfare & food stamps is the best career the workers in that FN factory can aspire to. It would be a net benefit to society to do anything possible to keep them from churning out more Saturday Night Specials under the FN brand that are only fit to exchange for a $25 Gift Card at a gun buy-back in some Democrat-run, big-city hell-hole! Oh…wait…I just described the entire city of Columbia, SC!

    Trigger pull & slide action are really rough now that I’ve had a chance to compare it to the same model made elsewhere. Repeated calls to the FN Pro Shop have been utterly ignored. This is probably a minor problem that they could easily fix but they just don’t want to or maybe they just don’t take female customers seriously.

    I own many firearms. I’m retired military & former LEO. I’m a serious gun enthusiast. This was my first FN firearm. I guaran-damn-tee it will be my last!

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