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Posted: 7/19/2018 6:08:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2018 6:56:09 AM EST by PinchedNerve]


Product Page - https://fnamerica.com/products/fn-509-series/fn-509-tactical/

UPC - https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/845737009137

CALIBER: 9mm
OPERATION: Double-action
MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 17/24 Rd.
WEIGHT: 27.9 oz.
BARREL LENGTH: 4.5"
OVERALL LENGTH: 7.9"
TWIST RATE: 1:10" RH
HEIGHT: 5.75"
WIDTH: 1.35"
TRIGGER PULL: 5.5 - 7.5 lb.
SIGHT RADIUS: 5.79"
MAGAZINES: 1 - 17rd, and 2 - 24rd.

Review - http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/07/daniel-zimmerman/fns-new-fn-509-tactical-9mm-pistol/

Update 07/25/2018. New Vid with a new Optic (Nikon P-Tactical Spur)









Link Posted: 7/19/2018 7:36:29 AM EST
MSRP is $1050, so should come in less than the 45 Tactical. Fair I think, at least FN hasn’t jumped the shark on their handgun prices.

One of these is definitely in my future after all the whining I’ve done for a tactical style 9mm from FN.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 7:40:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2018 7:40:59 AM EST by Hostile1]
About f'n time. Been waiting on this for years.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 7:48:20 AM EST
I’ve said for awhile that it’s a shame the 509 doesn’t get talked about, I really like mine. Got it for a song a year ago plus they were running a mag promo. Apex super pinky promises their trigger is almost out, it takes any Sig/XS sight, and that FDE finish looks great.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 9:13:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Findsman:
MSRP is $1050, so should come in less than the 45 Tactical. Fair I think, at least FN hasn’t jumped the shark on their handgun prices.

One of these is definitely in my future after all the whining I’ve done for a tactical style 9mm from FN.
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Retail price will determine how soon I add one to my collection. Like I said in the GD thread,

"A vanilla 509 can be had for about $450.00 https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/845737008079

I can't see this one being good value for money at over 2x vanilla, with the optic costs on top of it. I can wait till its 800ish OTD.

Just as a reference, a Sig P320 RX, with optic can be had for $750.00. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/798681572045 The threaded barrel I imagine is a good bit less then a good optic."
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 9:27:37 AM EST
The cool thing FN did wwith this product launch was to have them in distributors warehouses today. I wish all the manufacturers did it that way.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 10:28:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jagdkommando:
The cool thing FN did wwith this product launch was to have them in distributors warehouses today. I wish all the manufacturers did it that way.
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You have a link? I've been looking for a retail price, and UPC I can track.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 10:40:37 AM EST
The Gun looks great, the MSRP looks a little high, I wonder if it will come with same case as the FNX Tac. I truly believe all handguns should come in a soft case like that.
If this gun hits the street at 800 i may get one, but for now my plain jane 509 will do the job
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 10:42:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2018 2:36:17 PM EST by hobbez84]
The price is what I expected out of a new "tactical" model. Threaded barrel, raised tritium sights, optics cut, extended/mag extensions seems to be a solid feature set, along with the extended controls. If I can snag one for $850-900, I'll likely jump on it without hesitation. The fancy carry case is a nice touch too.

ETA: local LGSs around my area is quoting me $999 OTT. So roughly $950 with tax. Gunbroker shows $799 starting bids and $899 buy it now. With transfer and shipping, it's pretty much a wash.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 9:06:43 PM EST
Just like all the manufactuers to release the new desirable guns in the less desirable FDE, and then in Black.
I’ll wait and buy black if i’m still interested by the time of its release. FN is a stagnant company in its civilian released guns as of late.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 10:23:19 PM EST
I ordered mine today through my LGS, it'll be here next week. It was much less than msrp btw.

I am excited to try it, but I am pretty sure it'll need the Apex trigger if it's going to stick around long term in my safe.
Link Posted: 7/19/2018 11:52:16 PM EST
Mil/LEO discount is in the $850 range. Looks like it comes with the soft case.
Link Posted: 7/20/2018 5:52:07 AM EST
Updated the OP with a UPC search. Gun is listing in stores
Link Posted: 7/20/2018 9:39:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jagdkommando:
The cool thing FN did wwith this product launch was to have them in distributors warehouses today. I wish all the manufacturers did it that way.
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Thats a great way of doing it for sure
Link Posted: 7/20/2018 11:06:30 AM EST
I don't know...I've had a couple FN handguns and haven't really been impressed with either of them. Damn shame too as they are the only two handguns I've purchase brand new--an FNS-9L and an FNX-45T. They FEEL really good but, for me, it comes down to function. The FNS shot about 24 inches low at 15 yards using the hold they suggest. Trigger blew. Also had a few too many stovepipes for me. Sold it, the 7 mags, and the competition gear I had for it. Bought an FNX-45T. Really REALLY liked that gun but again, just too many small issues for a $1k+ handgun. Grip flexed enough that mags wouldn't reliably drop free. Mags would catch on something internally when inserted slightly off center (i.e. tilted forward). Didn't like the 1/8th pseudo trigger set but that may be me being overly sensitive about it. I had MANY instances of light strikes when using non-american primer'd ammo.

TL/DR: I don't trust FN handguns anymore and I'll pass, especially when CZ/Glock/S&W/Walther/etc all make similar handguns for literally $300 less.
Link Posted: 7/20/2018 11:04:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ianb1116:
I don't know...I've had a couple FN handguns and haven't really been impressed with either of them. Damn shame too as they are the only two handguns I've purchase brand new--an FNS-9L and an FNX-45T. They FEEL really good but, for me, it comes down to function. The FNS shot about 24 inches low at 15 yards using the hold they suggest. Trigger blew. Also had a few too many stovepipes for me. Sold it, the 7 mags, and the competition gear I had for it. Bought an FNX-45T. Really REALLY liked that gun but again, just too many small issues for a $1k+ handgun. Grip flexed enough that mags wouldn't reliably drop free. Mags would catch on something internally when inserted slightly off center (i.e. tilted forward). Didn't like the 1/8th pseudo trigger set but that may be me being overly sensitive about it. I had MANY instances of light strikes when using non-american primer'd ammo.

TL/DR: I don't trust FN handguns anymore and I'll pass, especially when CZ/Glock/S&W/Walther/etc all make similar handguns for literally $300 less.
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Link to guns with threaded barrel, suppressor height night sights, rmr cut out, etc for $500 to $600?
Link Posted: 7/21/2018 7:13:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2018 7:44:36 AM EST by PinchedNerve]
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Originally Posted By rgb03:
Link to guns with threaded barrel, suppressor height night sights, rmr cut out, etc for $500 to $600?
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The 509 Tactical is listing for roughly $900ish OTD. There are some options that can be had for a good bit less. I'm still interested, but I'll wait till the price is closer to $800 OTD.

Walther PPQ Q4 TAC with Threaded Barrel $589.00 https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/723364212451

Canik TP9SFX with optic $599.99 https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/787450465749
Canik TP9SFX Threaded Barrel $169.99. https://www.preppergunshop.com/rcm-canik-threaded-barrels-canik-tp9sfx-threaded-barrel-1-2x28-thread-made-by-rcm-only-fits-tp9sfx/

S&W M&P C.O.R.E. with threaded Barrel $670.99. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/022188868043

Sig P320 RX, with optic can be had for $750.00. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/798681572045
Silencer Co. P320 Threaded Barrel $147.99 https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/816413024058

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On the more spendy end of the spectrum. Sig P229 RX, with optic is still in the same cash ballpark as the 509 Tactical. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/798681562428
Sig P229 Threaded Barrel $163.99. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/798681466887
Link Posted: 7/21/2018 9:10:34 AM EST
Local shop I know actually got two in. I shall own one.

Fun fact it will fit in my Glock 17 Safariland 6354do holster since it's got that extended barrel
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 6:31:16 AM EST
Updated the OP with a new vid with a new Optic, at the bottom of the OP.
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 4:43:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2018 4:44:26 PM EST by ScoutH57]
This is a Galaxy S4 so this picture was basically taken with a Potato. I got lucky and found one. it lives with me now.Attachment Attached File


I super dig the sights and the mounting system. Very well though out.
Link Posted: 7/27/2018 12:19:10 PM EST
Just got one the other day and finished getting it setup.

Haven't shot it yet tho.

Link Posted: 7/27/2018 3:17:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Airborne_Infantryman:
Just got one the other day and finished getting it setup.

Haven't shot it yet tho.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/848/41867294320_82051fbd12_k.jpg
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Way to show up my pic
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 1:52:46 PM EST
Does anyone know what these are actually selling for? The 19x has a really high msrp, but was closer to $600 when it actually hit stores.
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 3:49:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Silverww:
Does anyone know what these are actually selling for? The 19x has a really high msrp, but was closer to $600 when it actually hit stores.
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I paid $860 out the door.
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 10:02:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Airborne_Infantryman:

I paid $860 out the door.
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That's a hair off what mine was. I'd have to check the receipt. I'd expect it to be a little lower once the newness wears off.
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 10:49:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2018 10:50:41 PM EST by DOE]
$825 before tax. What's LE price? Are you sure?
Link Posted: 8/1/2018 9:59:37 PM EST
I picked mine up in a trade, but said trade was valued at $800, I feel good about it for that money. I thought I'd hate the trigger, but I'll admit that it's better than I anticipated. It still needs a Tan/FDE RMR, but I might be willing to try a Leupold Delta Point Pro as well.

Link Posted: 8/2/2018 12:21:43 AM EST
Which recoil spring are you guys using in the gun? I feel like the silver one that's installed when shipped is almost too strong. The slide slams forward when released like no polymer gun I've ever seen before.
Link Posted: 8/4/2018 5:28:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By STXDobie:
Which recoil spring are you guys using in the gun? I feel like the silver one that's installed when shipped is almost too strong. The slide slams forward when released like no polymer gun I've ever seen before.
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While I don't own a 509, every FN pistol I've bought new starts out that way and then they wear in
Link Posted: 8/5/2018 9:09:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Fish1856:
While I don't own a 509, every FN pistol I've bought new starts out that way and then they wear in
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Originally Posted By STXDobie:
Which recoil spring are you guys using in the gun? I feel like the silver one that's installed when shipped is almost too strong. The slide slams forward when released like no polymer gun I've ever seen before.
While I don't own a 509, every FN pistol I've bought new starts out that way and then they wear in
Yeah, that's been my experience with a couple FNX and FNS. The triggers are also break in really nicely after a few thousand rounds. More noticeably so than other comparable handguns.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 1:41:18 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/8/2018 9:09:37 AM EST
Looks like prices are really coming down already. GunProDeals.com has FN 509 Tacticals for $790.
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 2:46:31 PM EST
Any inside on when the Black model is due to be released?
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 2:49:03 PM EST
Looks like 899 on that site right now...
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 4:57:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr_Toyz:
Looks like 899 on that site right now...
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You have to "add it to the cart" to see the $790 price.
Link Posted: 8/9/2018 10:18:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Fish1856:
While I don't own a 509, every FN pistol I've bought new starts out that way and then they wear in
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Originally Posted By STXDobie:
Which recoil spring are you guys using in the gun? I feel like the silver one that's installed when shipped is almost too strong. The slide slams forward when released like no polymer gun I've ever seen before.
While I don't own a 509, every FN pistol I've bought new starts out that way and then they wear in
I agree, and feel that as a general rule FN handguns are a bit oversprung when new, but break in nicely. Shooting a brand new FN with weak ammo is a frustrating exercise. When I get a new FN I now hand cycle the slide a few hundred times and leave the slide back a few days before first shooting it. I don’t know if either action really helps, but since doing it they’ve had no break-in issues.
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 1:04:55 AM EST
So how is everyone liking theirs so far? I have only had mine out once and I put close to 200 rounds through it, but I can safely say that I like it more than the G17's I have been running for the past few years and I never thought another gun would take me away from those. I am still trying to track down a FDE RMR for it so that I can evaluate it with a RDS, but I have high hopes that this will become my go to handgun and I will certainly be picking up a second when they release them in black.
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 10:41:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jagdkommando:
You have to "add it to the cart" to see the $790 price.
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Originally Posted By Mr_Toyz:
Looks like 899 on that site right now...
You have to "add it to the cart" to see the $790 price.
I never purchase from this site before, are they legit?
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 7:39:13 AM EST
Anyone else having grouping issues with these? I can't get it to less than 6 inches at 7 - 10 yards. No problems with other pistols but this one will not group. Thinking is sending it in.

Finestkind
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 7:40:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Seymore76:
Anyone else having grouping issues with these? I can't get it to less than 6 inches at 7 - 10 yards. No problems with other pistols but this one will not group. Thinking is sending it in.

Finestkind
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Are your groups all over the place or are the shots generally pulling in a particular way, such as low and to the right?
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 1:37:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Seymore76:
Anyone else having grouping issues with these? I can't get it to less than 6 inches at 7 - 10 yards. No problems with other pistols but this one will not group. Thinking is sending it in.

Finestkind
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No, not at all. I am shooting great groups right out of the box and even besting my groupings from my G17's that I have been shooting for years. Maybe check the iron sights or the RDS mounting plate hardware if you are running one on yours?

Link Posted: 8/18/2018 3:54:50 PM EST
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Are your groups all over the place or are the shots generally pulling in a particular way, such as low and to the right?
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Originally Posted By Seymore76:
Anyone else having grouping issues with these? I can't get it to less than 6 inches at 7 - 10 yards. No problems with other pistols but this one will not group. Thinking is sending it in.

Finestkind
Are your groups all over the place or are the shots generally pulling in a particular way, such as low and to the right?
I shot mine the same way the first time out, the second trip I calmed down a little and things went alot better, sights are right on. The trigger is a tad heavy and requires a little getting used to, this is why I had troubles initially. I also put a Vortex razor on it and this is where it really shines, I have to get used to the red dot shooting with both eyes open though.
Link Posted: 8/19/2018 10:57:35 AM EST
I tried the gun at local shop yesterday, overall it’s a great gun, the only thing I didn’t like it’s the reset, it feels the spring is not powerful enough to push my finger forward. Does anyone has similar experience?
Link Posted: 8/19/2018 11:26:24 AM EST
Just using fixed sights at the moment. group is all over the place. they can be right, left high and low. Normally at the distance I can shoot the center out easily but not with this pistol.

Finestkind
Link Posted: 8/25/2018 8:15:36 PM EST
Got my grouping issue fixed. Added an RMR and once zeroed it is dead on and it is very type groups.

Finestkind
Link Posted: 8/27/2018 7:47:45 AM EST
My pistol was right on with the irons. I added a new rmr (so it was mechanically zeroed) and to my surprise it was right on. No zeroing necessary. After waiting for Beretta to release their apx rdo slide, I'm glad I decided to go with the 509T instead.

3 shot groups at 15 yards.
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Link Posted: 8/28/2018 10:35:38 PM EST
just finished up my 509 tactical. I butchered it before I loaded the first mag. Since, I’ve shot it several times and love everything about it!
Link Posted: 8/30/2018 6:56:53 PM EST
I got to play with one at a local fun store the other day. Probably the nicest striker fired trigger I’ve ever had experience with, I was very impressed.

My next handgun for sure!
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 12:05:52 PM EST
Brought my 509T last week. Upon receive from my FFL, I realize I brought the “wrong version” it came with 10 round mag instead. Has anyone deal with FN customer service before? Do you think they will swap the 24 and 17 rounds?
If anyone wants to buy my mag they are available for sale.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 12:49:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Findsman:
I got to play with one at a local fun store the other day. Probably the nicest striker fired trigger I've ever had experience with, I was very impressed.

My next handgun for sure!
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Same here! Will definitely be my next pistol.
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