[Milipol 2017] FN Herstal unveils FN 509 Pistol for Security Forces

    Last week we had “FN Friday” with the new FN SCAR Subcompact Carbine.

    FN Herstal are using the Milipol 2017 exhibition to release another Portable Firearm, this time a pistol with focus on Security Forces. The FN 509 was launched in the US during Q2 2017, and Milipol is used to launch it internationally.

    Update: The pistol on display at Milipol was designed and manufactured in the US by the FN USA development team. They’re very proud of the fact that FN Herstal chose to release this to their customers internationally.

    The FN 509 is a full-sized Striker pistol. The FN 509’s slide and grip feature highly effective non-slip surfaces; magazine catch, slide release and safety catch, which are fully ambidextrous, and include interchangeable backstraps adapted to all hand sizes.

    From the FN Herstal Press Release:

    “At 188mm (7.4in) and approx. 753g (1.66lbs) with a barrel length of 101.6mm (4in), the FN 509 is comfortable to shoot, reliable, and accurate, having a fixed 3-dot luminescent sight that provides fast target acquisition even in low light conditions. The FN 509 also features a tactile and visible loaded chamber indicator and a 17-round capacity magazine (bring the weight to 957g/2.10 bs) allowing for visual instant ammo check.

    (Photo: FN Herstal)

    FN 509 Product specifications:

    ● Caliber: 9x19mm

    ● Mechanism: Pre-loaded striker

    ● Operating principle: Short recoil

    ● Overall Length: 188mm (7.4”)

    ● Barrel Length: 101.6mm (4”)

    ● Weight (empty magazine): approx. 753 g (approx. 1.66 lb)

    ● Weight (loaded magazine): approx. 957 g (approx. 2.10 lb)

    ● Capacity: 17 rounds

    ● Sights: Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights

    ● With or without manual safety


    The autoloading FN 509 (9x19mm) pistol with a preloaded Striker mechanism has been tested successfully with a large number of 9x19mm ammunition types including FN EP and EPT cartridges.”

    You can find the new FN 509 at FN’s booth at Milipol Paris 2017, but I suspect the new baby-SCAR will get all of the attention.

    You can also find the new IWI Masada pistol at Milipol, as TFB reported about earlier.


    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.