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FN Herstal to Unveil its All-New FN ® 509 Pistol for Security Forces at Milpol Paris 2017

20 November 2017

(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.

Product specifications:

● 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

communication capabilities.

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

Contact :

Anne Devroye, Communication Manager

+32 4 240 82 97

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