FN America, LLC has announced a BRAND NEW iteration of their popular polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol that now accepts red dot sights with the FN 509 Midsize MRD 9mm! This optics ready package expands on the 509 lineup of pistols to provide something more compact and concealable yet serve as a great range pistol as well. This midsize category of handguns with a 15-Round capacity continues to become more and more popular, and FN is cashing in on that idea of full-sized performance in a concealed carry package.
The FN 509 Midsize MRD 9mm is most recognizably offering their FN Low Proﬁle Optics Mounting System with plate adapters to directly mount more than 10 different optics. It still maintains their fully ambidextrous controls as well. The rest of the specifications can be read below as presented by FN America:
- Barrel: 4” Cold Hammer-Forged w/ a Recessed Target Crown, Polished Chamber & Feed Ramp
- Slide: External Extractor, Loaded Chamber Indicator & Aggressive FN 509 Slide Serrations for Improved Manipulation
- Frame: Shortened Grip for Easier Concealment, Enhanced Grip Texture which enables Faster Follow-Up Shots in All Conditions, Interchangeable Backstraps, MIL-STD 1913 Accessory Mounting Rail, Improved Flatter Face Trigger
- Controls: Fully Ambidextrous Slide Stop Lever & Magazine Release
Miniature red dots, and pistols that allow the mounting of them, have grown in staggering popularity over the last couple of years so it is great to see this now offered by FN. For those people who might not be familiar with the FN 509 series of handguns, FN has this Press Release statement to share regarding the unveiling of their newest handgun to the market:
(McLean, VA – August 01, 2019) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an optics-ready variant of its FN 509® Midsize pistol. The FN 509 Midsize MRD combines the highly desirable 15-round frame size with FN’s patented optics mounting platform.
The FN 509 Midsize MRD’s ideal combination of four-inch slide and barrel with midsize frame retain full-sized pistol performance in an easily concealed package. The Midsize MRD now features blacked-out cowitness iron sights that allow the user to maintain focus on the red dot of their optic with a clear sight picture. The pistol ships with two 15- or 10-round magazines and optics mounting hardware to mount more than 10 commercially available optics in a soft-sided zip case.
The FN 509 Midsize MRD is now available at FN-authorized retailers nationwide and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799. This places it at an attainable and affordable mark so shooters can get into an extremely high-quality sidearm with the option of adding a miniature red dot sight that is under $1,000. So with all of the optics ready firearms now available on the market, what do you think of the FN 509 Midsize MRD 9mm? Is this something you would be willing to open your wallet for? What is your go to red dot that you would potentially put on this pistol? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
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