New FN 509 Compact Hits the Concealed Carry Market


New FN 509 Compact Hits the Concealed Carry Market

I must admit I do not own a FN (Fabrique National) firearm, but have shot many over the years and have never been disappointed. Now FN is introducing a brand-new carry pistol on the market, the FN 509 Compact in 9mm. The new pistol is definitely aimed at those folks wishing to carry concealed and ensures a discreet and high-capacity choice for everyday carry.

In a recent press release the company states the following:

“The  FN 509 Compact, is designed to meet the needs of today’s concealed carry users and has been refined for deep concealment with low-profile rear blackout iron sights. A high-visibility front sight aids in low-light target acquisition. The snag-free sight set combined with the included 12-round and 15-round magazines, ensure a discreet and high-capacity choice for everyday carry. With two interchangeable backstraps and advanced grip texturing, users benefit from the proven ergonomics of the FN 509 family, in a more compact and concealable package. The FN 509 Compact model compliments the Compact MRD, equipped with our patented optics-mounting system, and offers users an all-new concealed carry option in the FN 509 family.”

The New FN 509 Compact

Specifications of the FN 509 Compact are:

  • CALIBER: 9mm
  • OPERATION: Double-action
  • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 12/15 Rd.
  • WEIGHT: 25.5 oz.
  • TWIST RATE: 1:10″ RH
  • HEIGHT: 5″ / 4.6″
  • WIDTH: 1.35″
  • TRIGGER PULL: 5.5 – 7.5 lb.
  • SIGHT RADIUS: 5.6″
  • FINISH: Black or Flat Dark Earth
  • MSRP: $679

Primary Features:

  • Full-sized performance in a concealed carry package
  • Low-profile, High-Viz front dot
  • Striker-fired autoloader
  • Double-action operation
  • Fully ambidextrous controls

Slide Features:

  • External extractor; loaded chamber indicator
  • Aggressive FN 509 slide serrations for improved manipulation

Barrell Features:

  • Cold hammer-forged stainless steel
  • Recessed target crown
  • Polished chamber and feed ramp

Frame Features:

  • Shortened grip for easier concealment
  • Enhanced grip textures which enables faster follow-up shots in all conditions
  • Interchangeable backstraps
  • MIL-STD-1913 accessory mounting rail
  • Improved flatter-faced trigger
  • Fully ambidextrous slide stop lever and magazine release

Magazine Features:

  • High visibility, low-friction follower; polymer base with black finish
  • Comes with one 12-round and one 15-round magazine or two 10-round magazines
  • Compatible with FN 509 17-round and 24-round magazines with appropriate magazine sleeves

The 509 FN Compact ships with the following items:

  • Two interchangeable backstraps
  • One 12-round and one 15-round magazine or two 10-round magazines
  • Owner’s manual
  • Locking device
  • FN logo soft pistol case
FN 509 Compact in Flat Dark Earth

FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally. To learn more about the FN 509 Compact or other FN 509 pistols in the family, please visit or find a retailer near you.


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