FN goes G19, finally
Fabrique Nationale Herstal was one of the early competitors for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System contract to replace the Beretta M9. Their submission, a beefed up and enhanced version of their FNS striker-fired handgun, wasn’t selected but they released it last year as the FN 509 in both a tactical and standard model that, for lack of a better comparison, are the rough equivalent of the Glock 19X and the Glock 17 G5 MOS, respectively.
Now, FN has introduced a Midsize 509 that fits the same envelope as the standard G19 and moves into the same neighborhood as the S&W M&P 2.0 Compact (I’ve been carrying one of the latter for nearly a year, and have dropped 3K+ rounds through it with no issues) and CZ P-10 C series.
Not throwing rocks, but why not lead with this?
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