Press Release

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

(McLean, VA – October 17, 2018) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an FN 509® Training Pistol, an inert pistol that provides law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol’s functionality in a classroom or range setting. In addition, the pistol provides a way to acclimate new shooters to safe firearm handling, presentation and holstering before they move to a live firearm.

The FN 509® Training Pistol, available now to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

“The FN 509 Training Pistol is an integral addition to our line-up that has been specifically produced for law enforcement agencies,” said Charles “Bucky” Mills, senior director of law enforcement sales for FN America, LLC. “This positions FN to be responsive to all solicitations and further support agencies invested in the FN 509 platform.”

The FN 509 Training Pistol is a completely inert, red-framed polymer pistol with a redesigned fire control assembly that resets the trigger each time it is pulled without having to continually rack the slide. The FN 509 Training model shares the same ergonomic features as the functional FN 509, including grip angle and textures; slide weight and profile; four-inch barrel; and operating controls. The pistol also ships with fixed day sights, three 17-round magazines in a red soft case. Agencies or ranges interested in the FN 509 Training Pistol should email inquiries to

Kristina DeMilt

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

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