FN Herstal from Belgium unveils FN 509 9mm pistol at Milipol 2017

At Milipol Paris 2017, the International State Homeland Security Exhibition, Belgian Company FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, unveils its new specially designed striker pistol 9x19mm caliber for Security Forces, the FN 509. The FN® 509 pistol and other advanced firearms in the FN Herstal range can be viewed at FN Herstal booth no. L110 at Milipol Paris 2017, November 21-24.

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New FN Herstal FN 509 semi-automatic 9x19mm caliber pistol (Source picture FN Herstal)

Based on user feedback, FN Herstal has created a handgun offering a new level of durability, reliability and ergonomic design.

The FN® 509’s superior craftsmanship is obvious the moment you pick it up. The slide and grip feature highly effective non-slip surfaces; magazine catch, slide release and safety catch are fully ambidextrous, and interchangeable backstraps adapt to all handsizes.

This auto-loading pistol with a preloaded striker mechanism has been tested successfully with a large number of 9x19mm ammunition types including FN® EP and EPT cartridges.

The FN® 509 is comfortable to shoot, reliable, and accurate. It has a fixed 3-dot luminescent sights, providing 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 allowing for visual instant ammo check. When combined, all these exceptional design features create a firearm that is expected to be the pistol of choice for Security Forces all over the world.

The FN Herstal FN® 509 is a 9x19mm NATO caliber which has an overall length of 188mm and an empty weight of approximate 753 gr. and 957 gr. with a loaded magazine. It features a pre-loaded striker mechanism and a manual safety, hence combining fast and accurate shooting and optimal safety.