FN 509 Rebate Program Adds Another Temptation Into The Mix

Yet another super tempting rebate has been announced, this time from FN America for the FN 509. With all the options for some of the best deals I have seen in the gun market for some time, it sure isn’t making consumer’s lives easier. It is a whole lot cheaper to get into a quality pistol with a respectable number of mags than it has ever been though.

So what is the rebate? Basically, buy a new FN 509 between July 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017 and you get three additional magazines free of charge. At an MSRP of $49 per mag and a street price of about $45, three free mags add up to one of the better mail in rebates currently going on.  FN America even takes consumers that live in a state with reduced magazine capacity laws into account by offering the same deal, only with 10 round magazines in lieu of the 17 round magazines.

Personally, I prefer to have at least 5 mags per handgun just to make time at the range more enjoyable and make sure that I have a spare or two should one of my magazines get damaged somehow. After all, mags are a consumable just like everything else used for shooting, they just last a heck of a lot longer than other consumables.

Check out the rebate page for the FN 509 if you might be interested in taking advantage, they list the specific models that are eligible as well as a link to the redemption form. To learn more about the pistol you can watch my TFBTV review of the FN 509 or visit FN America’s website.


  • Old Tofu

    I always buy at least 4 mags for a carry piece , then do the 2 mag swap out every other month

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I really wish the firearms companies would stop seeing essential accessories like magazines as such profit centers.

    $45 or more for a magazine (I’m looking at you, SIG) is almost criminal.

    • Ark

      Absolutely. I don’t buy for a second that some plastic, sheet metal, and a spring actually costs anywhere near what manufacturers charge for them.

    • Beju

      In the case of SIG, you can at least buy magazines for $25 made in the same factory as the originals if you’re content with them having Mec-Gar stamped on them.

      This does not appear to be the case for the FN 509 :/

      • Bill

        Most of my SIG magazines are Mec-Gars, heck, maybe all of them, I don’t know who made the ones that are marked “SIG-Sauer.”

        • Ebby123

          Mec-Gar does – almost assuredly. They do OEM mags for a lot of different companies, in addition to their Mec-Gar branded aftermarket magazines.

          I’d say with 99% certainty that Sig factory mags and Mecgar aftermarket mags come of the same set of sheet metal dies. The only difference is the logo, and maybe the plastic bits like the basepad or retainer plate.

          Not that that’s a bad thing – just capitalism at work.

        • Beju

          The 3 magazines that came with my P226 are stamped “Sig-Sauer” and other than that, they’re exactly the same as the ones I have that are stamped “Mec-Gar.” Mec-Gar was the contractor for OEM SIG magazines back then.

          Newer SIG magazines are apparently made by Check-Mate Industries.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        If you have a 226, sure.

        No such luck for us 227 owners 🙁

        • Beju

          I’ve seen the 10 rounders as low as $32, but they seem to be sold out everywhere. 14 rounders are $45 at CDNN right now :/

  • Harry’s Holsters

    The mag price alone would keep me from recommending the 509 same as it does a lot of great guns. Anything over $35 is unreasonable when glock mags are $25 and Magpuls $13.

    • JSmath

      Eh, unless a person is buying 200 magazines, they end up spending much more than the difference getting their Glock on most other pistols level anyway. Or they leave it alone and fire it once a year.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I know a lot of guys who run pretty much a stock glock minus sights and If I were seriously going to carry a 509 sights would still be switched. A guy buying 10 mags saves a case of 9mm in cost.

  • 22winmag

    Sure the price is a bit unreasonable, but don’t act so surprised. FNS mags have hovered around $40 to $45 for years. Glad mine came with 3. Phenomenal fit, finish, and function.

  • Gary Kirk

    Now,do this for the fnx 45 tactical.. I might be interested..

    Also knock a couple hundred off the pistol..

  • USMC03Vet

    Springfield Armory, Smith and Wesson, SIG, and now FN.

    Sooner or later we’re gonna have magazine roads…

    • Twilight sparkle

      Glock had a heavily advertised “glock gear” week, if you bought a new handgun they gave you the amazing deal of a glock stress ball, a pen and a cup

  • valorius

    So how many mags total do you get? 4? What’s the street price of the gun itself?

    • Jedediah Pendergast

      Around $500-550 online.

      • valorius

        That’s not to bad. I remember when the FN FNP came out some years ago they were going for like $400 online at the time, and of course they went way up in price after they were out for a while. I still kick myself i didn’t buy one when they were that cheap.

  • Mark Horning

    If you don’t mind the lack of the thumb safety the 509 seems pretty solid seeing as how it is essentially an FNS with a new skin. (which uses different mags – because reasons)

  • jonp

    Good deal but I just took delivery of a SW Shield for $200 shipped after rebate. I should have gotten 10 at that price

  • Kurt Ingalls

    Really???….this is one of those”OTG” weapons…..”other than Glock…..just sayin’ 🙂