New for 2019: FN 509 FDE

posted on August 25, 2019

FN America is expanding the range of the company's FN 509 pistol product line with the latest color variant, a full-size, flat dark earth (FDE) model. The new FN 509 Standard FDE joins line of striker-fired 9 mm pistols that includes the FN 509, FN 509 Midsize, the FN509 MRD and FN 509 Tactical.

Inspired by the design of the FNS Compact, the FN 509 benefited from the internal and external changes that FN made made to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS (Modular Handgun System) competition for the U.S. military. The FN 509 was further refined and developed by industry experts to deliver maximum results, on-demand and on-target. Over the course of this development cycle, the FN 509 platform was tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability, resulting in more than one million rounds being shot to ensure maximum reliability.

Each pistol in the 509 line features FN’s signature cold hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown and enhanced slide serrations for easier slide manipulation. The aggressive grip texturing to ensure a secure grip in the shooter’s hands. The new FN 509 FDE, derived from a multi-year development effort to perfect its line of polymer pistol, is FN’s most-tested platform to date.

FN 509 Standard FDE Specifications

Caliber: 9 mm
Operation: Double-action
Mag Capacity: 10 or 17 Rounds
Weight: 26.9 ounces
Barrel Length: 4.0 inches
Overall Length: 7.4 inches
Twist Rate: 1:10-inch right-hand twist
Height: 5.56 inches
Width: 1.35 inches
Trigger Pull: 5.5-7.5 pounds
Sight Radius: 5.79 inches

Suggested MSRP on the FN 509 Standard FDE is $679, and more information is available at


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