(Herstal, Belgium) – November 20, 2017. At Milipol Paris 2017 FN Herstal, the world’s
leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, will unveil its new specially
designed striker pistol for Security Forces: The full-size FN® 509 (9x19mm).
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 hand
This autoloading 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.
● Caliber: 9x19mm
● Mechanism: Pre-loaded striker
● Operating principle: Short recoil
● Overall Length: 188mm (7.4”)
● Barrel Length: 101.6mm (4”)
● Weight (empty magazine): approx. 753 g (approx. 1.66 lb)
● Weight (loaded magazine): approx. 957 g (approx. 2.10 lb)
● Capacity: 17 rounds
● Sights: Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights
● With or without manual safety
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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FN HERSTAL: Over 125 Years of Technological Innovation, Unique Know-How, and Talented People
FN HERSTAL, S.A., a subsidiary of the Herstal Group that also includes Browning (Hunting and
Shooting), is based in Belgium and provides military, security, law enforcement and special forces
customers over the globe with a complete range of state-of-the-art, groundbreaking solutions
developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition.
FN HERSTAL product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon
systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as
well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and
FN Herstal is the parent company of three fully owned entities: FN America in the USA, FNH UK in
the UK and Noptel in Finland.
For more information on FN HERSTAL, visit www.fnherstal.com.
Anne Devroye, Communication Manager
+32 4 240 82 97
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