The new LS Edge is of course built around the proven FN 509 platform and was enhanced with the design influence of tier-one operators and world champion pistol shooters to strategically configure critical components of the new pistol. In the end, FN says it delivers a handgun with incredible versatility, accuracy, control and speed.
“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, LLC. “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 new pistol features the FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System, which is paired with a green fiber-optic front sight that allows users to run iron sights and a co-witnessed MRDS. The LS Edge comes with four mounting plates and the midsize frame provides the feel of a full-size handgun while retaining optimal conealability. An ambidextrous slide-stop and two interchangeable backstraps give shooters a custom fit and feel.
The trigger is designed with short take up, positive reset and a flat face, which makes for quick follow-up shots. Likewise, the green fiber-optic front sight allows for fast target acquisition. The flared mag well houses a 17-round magazine and makes for quick reloads.
One of the most eye-catching features of the new LS Edge is the lightening-cut Long Slide, which pairs nicely with the graphite anodized base plates and flared aluminum mag well. The result is a flat-shooting pistol that racks quickly and recovers instantly with good tracking. Full-height stippling makes for excellent control, allowing shooters to get a 360-degree grip and manage recoil.
- Caliber: 9 mm
- Magazine capacity: 10 or 17 rounds
- Weight: 31 ounces
- Barrel Length: 5 inches
- Overall Length: 8.2 inches
- Rifling: 1:10-inch RH twist
- Height: 5.9 inches
- Width: 1.35 inches
- Trigger Pull: 4.5 to 6.5 pounds
- Sight Radius: 6.7 inches
The new FN 509 LS Edge has an MSRP of $1,499; more information can be found at FNAmerica.com.