FN America Introduces New FN 509 Midsize MRD in FDE

    FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE (FN America)

    FN America have announced the introduction of an FDE version of their FN 509 Midsize MRD. It has FN’s low-profile MRD optics-mounting system, it has taller iron sights suitable for either suppressor use or co-witnessing with the red dot you choose to mount. The new pistol has an MSRP of $799.00.

    FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE (FN America)

    Here are the specs for the FN 509 Midsize MRD in FDE:

    • CALIBER: 9mm
    • OPERATION: Double-action
    • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 15 Rd.
    • WEIGHT: 26.5 oz.
    • BARREL LENGTH: 4.0″
    • OVERALL LENGTH: 7.4″
    • TWIST RATE: 1:10″ RH
    • HEIGHT: 5.2″
    • WIDTH: 1.35″
    • TRIGGER PULL: 5.5 – 7.5 lb.
    • SIGHT RADIUS: 5.79″

    FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE (FN America)

    FN America continue to expand their pistol offerings, just last month we covered the introduction of their new FN 503 Slim pistol, a sub six inch pistol chambered in 9x19mm and designed for everyday carry – as Pete said, just in time for beach season. Well If you’re looking for something a little bigger then the 503’s bigger brother, the FN 509 Midsize MRD FDE, might be what you’re looking for – although with that FDE finish you better be careful not to lose it in the sand.

    FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE (FN America)

    Here’s what FN America have to say about the new FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE:

    FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of the FN 509® Midsize MRD in flat dark earth (FDE), now the latest in the optics-ready FN 509 line-up to be offered in FN’s signature color.

    The FN 509 Midsize MRD FDE, equipped with the company’s low-profile optics-mounting system, is FN’s solution for those who want the performance, controllability and capacity of a Standard model but want a smaller frame that is more easily concealed.

    The FN 509 family of pistols are all striker-fired and chambered in 9mm. Each pistol features FN’s signature cold hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown, enhanced slide serrations for easier slide manipulation, aggressive grip texturing to ensure secure grip while shooting and much more.

    The FN 509 Midsize MRD FDE ships in a soft-sided case with 15- or 10-round magazines and all optics mounting hardware. The pistol is available to retailers today and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.00.

    Back in December FN America introduced the optics-ready FN509 Compact in FDE and launched the FN 509 Midsize MRD around eight months ago, first offering a black version of the pistol, check out their promo video on the Midsize MRD below:

    Check out FN America’s site for more information on the FN 509® Midsize MRD FDE.

    Matthew Moss


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