FN's New Micro Compact Pistol: The FN Reflex

Rusty S.
by Rusty S.
FN Reflex MRD Micro 9

FN has a new entry into the 9mm micro-compact pistol category: the Reflex and Reflex MRD. The pistols come with an 11-round flush fit w/pinky extension magazine and a 15-round extended magazine, and the MRD is cut for RMS-C/Holosun-K optics. If threats are hiding in the dark, the dustcover is cut for micro pistol lights such as the Streetlight TLR-7 and Surefire XSC as well. MSRP is $599 for the FN Reflex and $659 for the FN Reflex MRD.


FN Reflex Micro 9

Per FN:

The first micro compact pistol to solve the problems every protector settled for in the past. It’s made for deep concealment, max capacity and enduring accuracy, purpose-built to ensure reliability and control never comes into question. Whether you’re just starting or already live an everyday carry life, it’s about reaching the next level. When you’re ready to step up, be FN ready.

FN Reflex MRD Micro 9

Specs, Per FN:

FN Reflex and Reflex MRD:


  • CALIBER: 9mm
  • OPERATION: Internal Hammer Fired SAO
  • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 11/15 Rd.
  • WEIGHT: 18.4 oz.
  • TWIST RATE: 1:10 RH
  • HEIGHT: 4.27″
  • WIDTH: 1″
  • TRIGGER PULL: 4.5-5.5lb.
  • SIGHT RADIUS: 5.05″
FN Reflex MRD Micro 9


  • Max-capacity micro-compact perfected for concealment
  • Optics Ready
  • Best-in-Class Trigger
  • Advanced ergonomics for control and shootability
  • Hammer-forged barrel
FN Reflex MRD Micro 9


  • MRD Models Only: Slide cut for Shield RMSc and Holosun K-series. Included screws make it easy to mount many MRD’s
  • 1-inch width for comfort and concealment
  • Easy grip front and rear slide cuts
  • Low slide racking force
  • Three-dot iron sights; front night sight with tritium insert and high visibility orange circle aids in low light sight acquisition
  • Long-wearing PVD finish
FN Reflex Micro 9


  • Internal hammer-fired SAO trigger
  • Smooth 5-lb trigger pull
  • In-mold stippled grip
  • Reversible magazine release
  • Slim line rail mount for sub compact lights
FN Reflex MRD Micro 9


  • Easy-to-load magazines
  • 11-rd magazine with pinky and flush-fit base pads
  • 15-rd magazine extends frame for a full-hand grip


  • Cold hammer-forged, target-crowned for accuracy
  • Polished chamber and ramp ensure feed reliability
FN Reflex Micro 9

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Like many FN pistols, the Reflex comes in both FDE and Black, with normal capacity and low capacity SKUs for each color as well. No word yet on if the Reflex is the first of other Duran-Duran-inspired FN pistols yet to come, however.

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Rusty S.
Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. Editor at Outdoorhub.com

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  • DeadeyeDan DeadeyeDan on Apr 12, 2023

    Wow. It does absolutely nothing better, or even different, than the current competition. I know it's FN so I didn't expect much else, but still.

    • Gorakraganor Gorakraganor on Apr 13, 2023

      @DeadeyeDan It supposedly has an internal SAO hammer so . . . . . there's that.

  • Jim Drickamer Jim Drickamer on Apr 13, 2023

    I haven't seen anything yet about the safeties on the Reflex. There does not appear to be an external thumb safety. So what gives?