FN Announces Bill Hicks Exclusive FN 509 Pistols

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    Bill Hicks & Co. exclusive FN 509s (FN America)

    FN America have announced the launch of a pair of FN 509s in a unique FDE finish, the new 509s will be available exclusively from Bill Hicks & Co. The Standard and Tactical variants of FN’s current flagship pistol are available with standard 17 round magazines but also 10 round magazines.

    The pistols have a flat dark earth slide and an olive drab frame. The 509 Tactical has a 4.5in barrel with a threaded muzzle and suppressor height sight. It also comes with FN’s low-profile optic mounting system for pistol red dots.

    Here’s what FN America have to say about the Bill Hicks & Co. exclusives:

    FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a limited-edition FN 509® flat dark earth (FDE) slide and olive drab green (ODG) frame pistol color combination available only through its distributor, Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. This unique colorway unites two legendary military-designated colors onto the same pistol in two models.

    The FDE and ODG FN 509 pistols will be configured in both Standard and Tactical variations. The FN 509 Standard features a four-inch slide and barrel, ambidextrous operating controls, fixed luminescent iron sights and 17-round standard capacity, while the FN 509 Tactical features a 4.5-inch barrel with four-inch slide, FN Low-Profile Optics Mounting System, fixed three-dot night sights, and 17rd standard and 24-round magazine. Ten-round versions are available for states with magazine capacity restrictions.

    FN 509 Standard Bill Hicks Exclusive Specs:

    Caliber: 9mm
    Magazine: 17rd
    Weight: 26.9 oz.
    Length: 7.4″
    Barrel: 4″
    Operation: DA
    Frame Finish/Slide: ODG/FDE
    Sights: Fixed 3-Dot Luminescent

    FN 509 Tactical Bill Hicks Exclusive Specs:

    Caliber: 9mm
    Magazine: 17/24rd
    Weight: 27.9 oz.
    Length: 7.9″
    Barrel Length: 4.5″
    Operation: DA
    Frame Finish/Slide: ODG/FDE
    Sights: Fixed 3-Dot Night

    The exclusive 509 standard, regardless of magazine capacity, has an MSRP of $679 while the 509 Tactical has an MSRP of $1,049. You can find out more about them over on the Bill Hicks & Co. website, here. Do you own an FN 509? What do you think of the colour scheme of the new exclusive models? Let us know in the comments section.

    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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