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Press Release

FN Announces Expansion of .22LR Pistol Offerings with New MRD Model

(McLean, VA – August 10, 2023) Following the extremely successful launch of the optics-ready FN 502 Tactical, FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of its .22LR offerings with the all-new FN 502 MRD. The company released its first rimfire in 2021, the FN 502 Tactical, setting the bar high for future rimfire releases. However, none can best the fact that the FN 502 is the first purpose-built .22LR pistol designed for high round count training sessions while delivering maximum fun on the range.

“When we first started the development of the FN 502 platform, our goal was to up the ante for quality and versatility in a new rimfire pistol, applying our expertise in factory milled optics-ready slides, suppressor-ready barrels, and professional-quality triggers, some of the most sought after benefits in the FN 509 and FNX pistol product lines. We truly set a high bar for the industry,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales for FN America, LLC. “The MRD model is the natural evolution of the FN 502 platform, allowing users to add a red dot, and make the most of the exceptional trigger. The MRD model offers another high-performance .22LR pistol for our customer base who value affordable quality in their rimfire pistols.”

The FN 502 MRD shares the same optics mounting system as the Tactical model that was inspired by the company’s patented Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System. Compatible with multiple micro red dot optics, users are able to swap out the MRD insert plates with integrated sights depending on their optic of choice, and be ready for a fun-filled range day within minutes.

The hammer-fired FN 502, with its best-in-class single-action trigger, performs like a robust-style target pistol, delivering fast, accurate rounds on target with more versatility than any other rimfire on the market. It offers superior ergonomics inspired by the grip profile of the FN 509 family of pistols and delivers the perfect balance between slide and frame along with fully ambidextrous controls.

Designed for maximum fun, FN’s hammer-fired .22 LR delivers more accuracy and versatility than any other rimfire handgun. Mounting a favorite red dot optic and cycling a wide range of .22 LR ammo makes a low-cost range day a high-end experience.

The FN 502 MRD ships with two 10-round flush-fit magazines along with the necessary plates to mount compatible micro red dot optics. Due to its similarity in muzzle and trigger guard dimensions to the FN 509, the FN 502 MRD will fit in most FN 509 holsters.

Kristina DeMilt


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