The FN509 is a great full-size, mid-size 9mm pistol. They have recently release the 510 and 545 which are the 10mm and 45acp rounds. The FN509 is what I picked up over new years weekend. I purchased this one at Bass Pro Shop for 699.99 and it came with the Viper Vortex. Other features for this particular firearm is:
With the FN 509® MRD Optics Ready Semi-Auto Pistol with Vortex® Viper RDS you get full-sized performance, in a midsized carry package, topped off with an excellent red dot sight — The Vortex Viper. While most of the industry would call this size a compact pistol, FN is more accurate in calling it midsized. Featuring a cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel with a recessed crown, and a polished feed ramp and chamber, this pistol promises optimal accuracy and ultrareliable performance. The slide features aggressive slide serrations for improved manipulation. The slide also hosts an external extractor and a loaded chamber indicator. The short, easy-concealing grip is textured for enhanced shooting control, and it has interchangeable backstraps for customizable comfort. Other features include a MIL-STD-1913 accessory mounting rail, improved flat-face trigger, and ambidextrous slide stop lever and magazine release. A low-profile, high-visibility front sight delivers intuitive acquisition. Includes 2 magazines.
Full-sized performance in a compact package
Cold hammer-forged, stainless steel barrel
Polished chamber and feed ramp
Slide with aggressive slide serrations
Textured grip adds shooting control
Accessory mounting rail
Improved flat-face trigger
Vortex Viper micro red-dot sight
Includes 2 magazines
This firearm is full-size and I wanted another full-size the extras were just topping on the cake. I tried to purchase it over Christmas break but was unable to get it for the timeline. I have yet to be able to shoot the pistol but maybe in a few weeks I will be able to get to a range. I am in a new state and still learning everything.
The 509 of mine is a 4in barrel, 17rnd mags, night sites and it can be had for $729 at bass pro for the one I got. It can be found cheaper at other stores and in many different configurations.
Experienced gun owner that has relocated to another state in the southern US. Former Deputy Sheriff with tactical, hand to hand, close quarters training from being a deputy Sheriff. Love Guns, God and my Family, If shooting was a job I would do it.