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FNH USA: FN 509C Compact MRD Black 9mm
Fabrique Nationale FN 509C Compact MRD Black 9mm 66-100571
Fabrique Nationale FN 509C Compact MRD Black 9mm (66-100571)

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Made in the USA. For more than a century, the Belgian manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Armes de Guerre ("FN" for short), has been a pioneering institution in the world of high quality arms production. The FNS series of pistols represents a departure from the company's more traditional handgun designs of the past, such as the FN "Browning" Hi Power. In fact, during the early years, many of FN's guns came from the genius of John Browning, who made frequent Atlantic crossings to conduct business in Europe. Herstal, the parent company to FN in Belgium-- which also owns Browning and Winchester-- manufactures all of its advanced polymer frame pistols at their state-of-the-art facility in South Carolina.

Based on the FNS Compact, the FN 509 features changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509 with the help from industry experts. Over the course of development, the platform has been tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability – totaling more than one million rounds.

These days, there are so many polymer striker fired pistols on the market that its hard to tell them apart. But if you're looking for a handgun that truly has it all, then the FN 509 may be the gun for you. For starters, it's completely ambidextrous. More specifically, the magazine release and slide stop appear on both sides of the frame. The only non-ambidextrous control is a barely noticeable, unobtrusively engineered takedown lever-- which only measures 0.9 inch in length and fits flush with the frame. Field stripping is easy. To disassemble, triple check to verify the gun is unloaded, lock the slide to the rear, rotate the takedown lever 90- degrees and simply pull the trigger. Once the slide releases and is free of the frame assembly, take out the captured recoil spring and then lift out the barrel.

The hinged style trigger safety is typical of every other similarly designed firearm on the market. Even if dropped or banged, the gun will not discharge until the trigger has been pulled all the way rearward, but is instantly ready to fire when called upon.

A loaded chamber indicator allows the shooter to quickly verify if a round has been chambered. The extractor doubles as the indicator and will protrude outward 0.06 of an inch, revealing a red edge signifying a round is indeed chambered. Front and rear cocking serrations have been correctly matched to the slide and allow the user to easily load the pistol, or safely perform a press-check-- all without being abrasive to skin or concealment clothing.

Interchangeable textured backstraps allow the shooter to tailor the FN 509 to their individual hand size. Each pistol is shipped out with two backstraps-- one flat and one arched. Having the ability to interface with a diverse range of shooters, the handgun has a grip angle that is nearly identical to that of a 1911. There is also a wide, beavertail style frame that accounts for the gun's low bore axis. A MIL-STD 1913 forward rail allows the addition of tactical accessories such as a laser or light. The trigger guard also has ample room for a gloved finger, where the magazine well has been slightly enlarged and beveled to facilitate quicker reloads. The FN 509 weighs in at 26.9 ounces unloaded and includes two magazines 15 round mgaazines.

The slide is constructed of stainless steel that is then coated with a black matte finish to provide maximum stealth and corrosion resistance. There are no sharp edges on the pistol to abrade the hand, and perceived recoil is mild, even with high performance ammunition. A 4.5" cold hammer forged, stainless steel barrel provides excellent accuracy and features a polished feed ramp for unparalleled loading reliability. The FN 509 wears a set of 3- dot low profile fixed sights that are big, easy to see and quickly acquires its intended target.

This is an extremely durable and reliable weapons platform. During its development, the forerunner to the FNS was subjected to and passed a rigorous 1,000,000 round torture test. Mirroring sister companies Browning and Winchester, FN is almost impossible to pin down when it comes to warranty. Suffice it to say that for service or repairs, the pistol is not backed by anything detectable in writing. Nevertheless, in the wake of the Moss-Magnuson Act, many reputable firearms manufacturer's similarly do not offer written repair warranties, yet provide better service and repair than most gun makers providing so-called "written lifetime" warranties.

Striker Driven System
Fixed Suppressor Height Sights
Interchangeable Backstraps Designed to Fit a Wide Range of Hand Sizes
Black Optics Ready Slide
Hammer Forged: 3.7" Barrel
No Manual Thumb Safety
Inserted Cradle: Made of High Grade Steel...is Easily Replaceable without Sacrificing Frame or Serial Number
Caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: (1) 12- Round & (1) 15- Round

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