Florida Sheriff’s Office Fields FN 509 MRD-LE Pistols

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office follows the lead of the LAPD and other agencies.

posted on December 28, 2023
Indian River County Sheriff

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) of Vero Beach, FL, has selected FN America’s FN 509 MRD-LE 9mm striker-fired pistol as its new duty sidearm. It has already been issued to the department’s more than 370 sworn deputies.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Indian River County Sheriff’s Office as they field the FN 509 MRD-LE to their deputies,” said Doug Grier, Law Enforcement Business Development director for FN America. “As they began their selection process, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office sought a new pistol that was safe and reliable for their officers to carry in the line of duty, along with a brand partner they could rely on. FN met those needs with our commitment to service and with a duty pistol designed for law enforcement, by law enforcement.”

“We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our deputies and providing them with durable equipment to keep our community safe,” said Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers. “Our oath to public safety remains our top priority and these new firearms are a testament to that commitment. FN’s 509 MRD-LE has demonstrated to have improved accuracy and sighting versatility that coincides with the needs of our agency.”

Developed for the demands of duty use and the professional user, the FN 509 MRD-LE is FN’s premier law enforcement pistol. Fully vetted through rigorous endurance testing to function with 9 mm +P duty-style ammunition, the FN 509 MRD-LE delivers reliable, accurate and durable function throughout its service life.

Topped with a 4-inch slide, that houses the FN-signature cold hammer-forged barrel, the FN 509 MRD-LE features the company’s patented optics-mounting system that enables the direct mounting of several miniature red-dot optics along with adjustable three-dot night sights. It also features four passive safety systems, including a trigger safety incorporated into the flat-faced trigger.


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