FN Announces Summer Free Gear Promotion

FN Announces Summer Free Gear Promotion

Buy a Qualifying FN 509 and Get an E-Credit up to $120.00

(McLean, VA – July 15, 2022) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the latest Free Gear promotion available for certain models of the FN 509 pistol. Now through September 30, 2022, qualifying purchases of select FN 509 models are eligible to receive e-Credits redeemable at the FN e-Store, your one-stop-shop for all FN-branded apparel, headwear, holsters, magazines and more.

Program Details:
– FN 509 Tactical, Midsize Tactical or Compact Tactical models are eligible to receive an e-Credit of $120.00.
– FN 509 Standard, FN 509 Midsize, Midsize MRD, Compact or Compact MRD models are eligible to receive an e-Credit of $75.00.

Purchases must be submitted online via the redemption portal no later than October 14, 2022. The e-Credit is applicable to purchases made through the FN e-Store on or before October 31, 2022 and is one-time use only.

FN’s Five-seveN Pistol Receives Major Upgrade

FN’s Five-seveN Pistol Receives Major Upgrade

The Ultimate Precision Pistol is Now Optics-Ready

(McLean, VA – June 13, 2022) FN America, LLC is proud to introduce the all-new FN Five-seveN® MRD optics-ready pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm. After decades of trusted service with global militaries, law enforcement and civilian sport shooters, the FN Five-seveN receives a complete design update with a factory-milled slide to accept most micro red dot optics. Coupled with major upgrades to the frame and slide, the new FN Five-seveN MRD sets a new standard for optic-interoperability, control and accuracy.

“The FN Five-seveN pistol has been immensely popular since its introduction. Its original design capturing the performance of the FN-designed 5.7x28mm cartridge made it an instant success, and it’s positioned to do it yet again with the dramatic redesign of the FN Five-seveN MRD,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “With the addition of an integral optics mounting system on the slide, an already accurate pistol now redefines what handgun accuracy means. We’re truly excited to bring this new pistol to market with features our customers want in their favorite FN caliber.”

The FN Five-seveN MRD, like its predecessor, is a 5.7x28mm-chambered, delayed blowback-operated pistol. The internal, single-action-only hammer produces a clean and consistent trigger pull that breaks at approximately 6 pounds, with minimal take-up and a short reset. FN’s 4.8-inch cold hammer-forged barrel combined with the inherent benefits of the design and high velocity bottleneck cartridge produces a flat-shooting pistol with extremely low felt-recoil. Users can stay on target with accuracy and precision at extended ranges, unmatched by any other semi-auto handguns.

“When we embarked on this design update for the Five-seveN MRD, we focused on the core benefits our user base wants in a modern pistol,” said John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America, LLC. “The Five-seveN pistol was already extremely accurate and reliable, although there was untapped performance in the design and cartridge to bring forward. Milling the slide in the factory allows for immediate mounting of almost any MRD on the market, with improved ergonomics and controls, the Five-seveN MRD delivers more precision and versatility for the modern handgunner.”

Following FN’s optics-ready pistol tradition, the Five-seveN MRD’s optic mount consists of a series of plates that mate the optic to the slide. Just like FN’s 509 optics-ready pistols, users are able to mount a miniature red dot sight within minutes using the corresponding plates and screws provided with the pistol. The system is compatible with most common miniature red dot sights including the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro, Trijicon RMR, Vortex Optics, Burris FastFire series, Docter Optics and more. The three-dot photo luminescent sights glow in low light conditions, are adjustable for elevation and windage and co-witness with certain optics.

With newly enhanced slide serrations and extended cocking ridges at the rear of the slide, the Five-seveN MRD’s overall operability and user manipulations are vastly improved while the ergonomic changes to the frame’s backstrap allow for a more natural point of aim and better fit. A new stippled texturing on the grip frame along with more extensive front strap serrations improve grip consistency for complete control. The magazine release has also been enlarged and reshaped for intuitive control and rapid reloads. Carrying over from the original design are the 20-round standard magazine, safety selector located directly above the trigger, serrated trigger shoe and trigger guard.

The FN Five-seveN MRD is available in matte black or FN-signature flat dark earth (FDE) and ships in a zippered pistol case with two 20-round magazines and optics-mounting hardware required to mount an optic.

FN Expands Tactical Pistol Offerings with the FN 509 Midsize Tactical

FN Expands Tactical Pistol Offerings with the FN 509 Midsize Tactical

(McLean, VA – May 26, 2022) FN America, LLC is pleased to introduce the FN 509 Midsize Tactical. Joining the ranks alongside FN’s other successful Tactical pistols like the FN 509 Tactical and Compact Tactical, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is the ideal combination of FN’s full size tactical slide. Equipped with the versatile Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ and midsize grip frame, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical is a perfectly balanced pistol that’s optics-ready, multi-role capable and optimized for shootability.

“Building on the success of both the FN 509 Tactical and the FN 509 Midsize, our team combined the best features of both pistols into the FN 509 Midsize Tactical,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “The 15-round grip frame with the optics-ready tactical slide assembly offers our customers another strong contender for concealed carry and personal protection in the FN 509 family.”

Weighing in at just under 30 ounces unloaded, the FN 509 Midsize Tactical positions itself as an ideal option for concealed carry, home defense and duty use. It’s midsize frame, which enables users to get a full-hand purchase, plus the added mass of the 4.5-inch threaded barrel assembly and improved, duty-rated trigger provide unprecedented controllability and recoil management in a pistol that is easily concealed.

 

 

“FN is well known for setting the industry standard for tactical pistols starting with the FNX-45 Tactical. Features like a threaded barrel, suppressor-height night sights, extended capacity and most importantly, optics-ready,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Pistol Product Manager for FN America, LLC. “The FN 509 Midsize Tactical delivers all of those tactical features that FN customers expect in a package that is perfectly proportioned for everyday carry and much more.”

 

The Midsize Tactical frame features a 15-round standard magazine with an option to run the included 24-round FN 509 magazines, providing increased capacity while the 4.5-inch threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged and suppressor-ready with 1/2×28-inch thread pitch, all housed within a 4-inch slide. The slide is cut for FN’s patented Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, compatible with more than ten miniature red dot optics. Three-dot Trijicon green Tritium night sights are suppressor-height to co-witness with any compatible optic.

Available in both matte black and FN-signature flat dark earth (FDE), the FN 509 Midsize Tactical will be on display at the company’s booth (#2923) at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, from May 27 through May 29, 2022.

FN Unveils MultiCam FN SCAR Rifles at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

FN Unveils MultiCam FN SCAR Rifles at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

(McLean, VA – May 25, 2022) FN America, LLC is set to unveil custom MultiCam® patterned FN SCAR® NRCH rifles at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, May 26 – 29, 2022. The pattern, Crye Precision’s original MultiCam®, has been applied hydrographically to the receiver and trigger module frame of the SCAR 16S, 17S and 20S commercial SCAR variants.

The legendary FN SCAR® series, having roots in its battle-proven lineage, now features dual, non-reciprocating charging handles that enable users to shoot from any position or use any grip style. The benchmark of reliability and versatility with its three variants, the FN SCAR rifles are capable of consistent accuracy from their cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrels and one-piece forged aluminum receiver. They deliver precision fire with aid from their fully adjustable buttstock, low-flash gas regulator and fast-handling characteristics uncommon in similar rifle platforms.

The MultiCam® pattern is arguably one of the most popular camouflage patterns currently used by conventional and special operations forces worldwide. According to Crye Precision, the MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. After many successful evaluations, after being proven in combat, and after becoming the officially issued pattern of the U.S. Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam® is the proven multi-environment concealment solution.

To learn more about the MultiCam® SCARs or other FN SCAR rifles, please visit www.fnamerica.com or the FN Booth (2923) at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting.

FN Announces new FN 15 DMR3 Rifles

FN Announces new FN 15 DMR3 Rifles

(McLean, VA – May 24, 2022) FN America, LLC announces the release of three new FN 15® models in designated marksman rifle (DMR) configuration. In its third edition, the FN 15 DMR3 is now available in several new colors – matte black anodize, flat dark earth (FDE) or tungsten gray Cerakote. The FN 15 DMR3 has received several notable upgrades to enhance accuracy and curb felt recoil including a new 18-inch barrel, SureFire ProComp muzzle brake and Geissele two-stage trigger.The all-new DMR3 is an extremely accurate and reliable rifle with an 18-inch Hybrid-profile that provides the just-right balance between rigidity for accuracy and a weight light enough for quick maneuverability. The cold hammer-forged barrel is chrome-lined with 1:8 twist made from FN’s proprietary machine gun barrel steel and features a rifle-length gas system with pinned low-profile gas block. Finished with a SureFire ProComp muzzle brake, felt recoil is drastically reduced and the rifle’s muzzle stays flat for faster shot-to-shot recovery.The 14 5/8-inch aluminum handguard uses Hodge Defense’s wedge-lock technology for an extremely rigid setup that minimizes deflection and allows for a fully free-floated barrel, further aiding accuracy. It’s continuous MIL-STD Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock and multiple M-LOK attachment slots allow the user to fully customize the setup, with ample space for optics and other accessories.The MIL-SPEC lower receiver is forged aluminum and features an M16-style bolt carrier group with high pressure/magnetic particle inspected and certified bolt. The addition of the Geissele two-stage precision G2S trigger allows for exceptional trigger control with the first stage trigger pull ranging from 4.25-4.75lbs and the second stage ranging from 2.75-3lbs.

Finished with FN’s custom furniture including ergonomic pistol grip, six-position collapsible carbine stock and 30-round magazine along with Radian Raptor-LT ambidextrous charging handle and Radian Talon ambidextrous safety selector.

See the all-new FN 15 DMR3 at the company’s booth (#2923) at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, from May 27 through May 29, 2022.

FN Announces Safety Recall for the FN 502 Tactical

FN Announces Safety Recall for the FN 502 Tactical

(McLean, VA – March 17, 2022) FN America, LLC announces a safety recall for the FN 502 Tactical .22LR pistol, which was previously the subject of FN’s January 27, 2022 safety bulletin. The original concern involved a missing manual safety lock lever in a small number of FN 502 Tactical pistols that would allow the discharge of the pistol when the trigger is pulled with the manual safety in the SAFE position. While investigating this issue with Umarex, the supplier of the FN 502 Tactical, we encountered a separate concern with proper installation of the manual safety lock lever. Consequently, if forced by multiple pulls of the trigger in succession, or if the pistol is jarred, an unintended firing may happen when the manual safety is in the SAFE position.

Because the safety of our customers is our primary concern, FN is voluntarily issuing a recall to address this newly discovered issue involving the safety and advising all owners of the FN 502 Tactical with a serial number lower than LR010300 to suspend use of their pistol and return the pistol to FN for repair or replacement in accordance with the recall instructions.

For more information, please see the FN 502 Tactical safety recall. For assistance in returning a firearm, please contact FN Support at 502Recall@fnamerica.com or call 1-800-635-1321, ext. 144, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

FN Announces Free FN 509 Magazines Promotion

FN Announces Free FN 509 Magazines Promotion

(McLean, VA – March 4, 2022) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the FN 509® Free Magazines Promotion for all FN 509 models, valid on purchases made between March 1, 2022 and April 30, 2022. Consumers who purchase a new FN 509 are eligible to receive either two or three magazines through this offer depending on the model.

Qualifying purchases of any new FN 509 Standard or MRD model are eligible to redeem for two 24- or 10-round magazines; purchases of new FN 509 Tactical models are eligible to redeem for three 24- or 10-round magazines; and purchases of any new FN 509 LS EDGE™ are eligible to redeem for three 17- or three 10-round FN 509 LS EDGE magazines.

To review the program’s full terms and conditions, eligible models list or to redeem purchases for this offer, please visit www.fnamerica.com/promotions.

FN Awarded U.S. Army Contract for M240L Medium Machine Guns and Titanium Receivers

FN Awarded U.S. Army Contract for M240L Medium Machine Guns and Titanium Receivers

(McLean, VA – February 8, 2022) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, valued up to $49,973,579, to supply the U.S. Army with M240L medium machine guns and titanium receivers. The M240L, roughly 18-percent lighter than the M240B, was officially adopted in 2010 after a joint effort by FN and the U.S. Army to reduce the overall weight while maintaining performance and durability of the machine gun.

FN® M240L

“The M240L is the product of a collaborative effort between FN, the Army and the individual soldier to further enhance the M240B to be more effective for the warfighter,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “The development saw the introduction of new materials along with new manufacturing techniques that have paved the way for the future generation of military equipment. I am extremely proud of the innovation and ingenuity that went into the development of the M240L and look forward to working with the U.S. Army to deliver against this contract.”

The joint efforts between FN and the Army to reduce the overall weight burden to the soldier resulted in a major leap forward in the materials and manufacturing methods for today’s machine guns. The M240L has been the cutting-edge for lightweight medium machine guns with an overall weight reduction of 5 pounds from the M240B without any impact to performance or longevity. The 18-percent weight reduction was achieved by incorporating titanium into the design, including the receiver, and introducing new manufacturing methods to adjust for the material properties. The M240 general purpose machine gun, derived from the FN MAG 58, was adopted by the U.S. military in the late 1970s, and has been in continual service since being introduced.

Throughout its history, FN has been one of the largest suppliers of small arms to the U.S. military and continues to develop innovative, future technology. In addition to the M240 and its variants, the company currently holds contracts for the FN M249 lightweight machine gun; the FN MK 46, MK 48, MK 17, and MK 20 SSR for USSOCOM, and various other contracts.

FN Announces Safety Bulletin for the FN 502 Tactical

FN Announces Safety Bulletin for the FN 502 Tactical

(McLean, VA – January 27, 2022) FN America, LLC announces a safety bulletin for the FN 502 Tactical .22LR pistol. The company has become aware that a very limited number of FN 502 Tactical pistols in the field may have an improperly installed manual safety. In these cases, the external safety lever will not function as designed and may result in unintended firing. To ensure the pistol’s safe operation, FN is asking owners of the FN 502 Tactical to suspend use of their pistol and perform a function check to verify the manual safety is operating correctly, following the function check guide located here.

For more information, please see the FN 502 Tactical safety bulletin at fnamerica.com/customer-support/fn-502-safety-bulletin/. For assistance in returning a firearm, please contact FN Support at customerservice@fnamerica.com or call 1-800-635-1321, ext. 145, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

FN Delivers First Shipment of FN 509 MRD-LE Duty Pistols to Los Angeles Police Department

FN Delivers First Shipment of FN 509 MRD-LE Duty Pistols to Los Angeles Police Department

(McLean, VA – January 19, 2021) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the first delivery of FN 509 MRD-LE pistols has been made to the Los Angeles Police Department. This first shipment of pistols will be issued to new officer recruits and instructors from one of the department’s training schools at the start of 2022. As released in August, the department officially adopted the FN 509 MRD-LE pistol as their newest duty pistol, selected from their extensive handgun trials after the FN 509 surpassed all expectations in performance during a 20,000 round endurance test.

“Since the announcement of the agency’s adoption of the FN 509 MRD-LE as their newest duty pistol, our team has conducted enhanced training for LAPD’s instructor staff, including specific coursework on the duty use of red dot optics,” said Charles “Bucky Mills, Sr. Director of Law Enforcement Sales for FN America, LLC. “This training will assist in building the foundation that their firearm instructor staff will utilize when training recruits and officers in the FN 509 MRD-LE pistol.”

Additionally, the agency continued their endurance testing on the two pistols that surpassed the initial 20,000-round test with zero malfunctions during their original selection process. Both pistols were fired to a combined 40,000 rounds and again, passed with zero malfunctions, a testament to the quality and reliability of the FN 509 MRD-LE duty pistol.

FN’s New FN 509 MRD-LE

The FN 509 MRD-LE delivers more precision and versatility than any other duty-rated handgun. Building on the proven FN 509 lineup, the exclusive upgrades for law enforcement place every advantage in an officer’s hands. The FN 509 MRD-LE is the only choice for agencies who require complete reliability.

Pinpoint accuracy is made possible for all officers with a precision, hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown, high-performance, conical striker and flat-faced, duty-rated trigger. With a positive wall at 90° before a clean break, officers maintain their sights on target through the full trigger pull. The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ with co-witness tritium 3-dot iron sights, delivers rapid sight acquisition and consistent shot placement, vital when every shot must be accounted for.

To inquire about the FN 509 MRD-LE, LAPD’s newest duty-issue sidearm, for agency or individual office purchase, please contact the FN Law Enforcement Sales team at LE@fnamerica.com.