Press Release

FN Announces Release of FN 509 MRD Pistol for Law Enforcement Agencies

(McLean, VA – January 22, 2019) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FN 509® MRD pistol, an optics-ready duty pistol designed specifically for agencies considering miniature red dot optic-equipped pistols for their officers. The FN 509 MRD pistol features the company’s patent-pending FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, first introduced on the FN 509 Tactical. The optics-mounting system can accept more than ten commercially available miniature red dot optics, including the duty-grade Trijicon RMR®, Leupold DeltaPoint® Pro, and the recently released Aimpoint® ACRO P-1.

FN 509 MRD with Aimpoint Acro

Product Specifications:
Designation – FN 509 MRD
Caliber – 9mm
Safety – Non-manual; internal, passive safeties
Sights – Fixed, three-dot night sights; FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System with options for mounting 10+ miniature red dot optics
Operation – Striker; DAO
Trigger Pull – 5.5-7.5 pounds
Capacity – 10, 17 or 24 rounds
Weight – 27.02 oz.
Barrel Length – 4 inches
Overall Length – 7.4 inches
Price – Law enforcement agency quote only.

The optics mount accepts the majority of MRD’s on the market with no need to direct mill the slide, allowing for a low-profile mount and co-witness with iron sights. The slide cap, for use when not shooting with an optic, has raised sight wings that protect iron sight alignment if the pistol is dropped or jostled, and provides a textured ramp for racking the slide against a belt loop, pant pocket or boot.

The FN 509 MRD joins the FN 509 law enforcement-specific line-up alongside the new Training and Simunition® pistols released last year. Agencies interested in the FN 509 MRD should contact for a price quote. The pistol will be on display at the company’s 2019 SHOT Show® Booth, #13662, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22-25, 2019.

Kristina DeMilt

FN America LLC,
P.O. Box 9424,
McLean, VA 22102,

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