FN 509 Striker...

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  1. Apr 17, 2017 #1
    Snaphook

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    On the one hand, the last thing we seem to need is another striker. On the other hand, the FNS this was based on is a thoroughly mediocre gun IMO with a heavy sponge for a trigger. Maybe FN is upping their game, goodness knows they have the resources.

    I'm much more interested in seeing the new CZ and Beretta strikers.

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    The FN 509™ is built on the proven architecture of the FNS™ Compact, FN made changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509 with the help from industry experts. Over the course of development, the platform has been tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability – totaling more than one million rounds.


    Specs

    • Caliber: 9mm
    • Operation: Double-action
    • Mag Capacity: 10 or 17 Rd.
    • Weight: 26.9 oz.
    • Barrel Length: 4.0"
    • Overall Length: 7.4"
    • Twist Rate: 1:10" RH
    • Length: 7.4"
    • Height: 5.56"
    • Width: 1.35"
    • Trigger Pull: 5.5 - 7.5 lb.
    • Sight Radius: 5.79"
    GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Striker-fired autoloader

    Double-action operation

    Offered as a non-manual safety model

    Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights (standard)

    Fixed 3-dot night sight available (LE ONLY)



    SLIDE

    Easily racked, combat-style sights

    External extractor; loaded chamber indicator

    Improved front and rear cocking serrations



    BARREL

    Cold hammer-forged stainless steel

    Recessed target crown

    Polished chamber and feed ramp





    FRAME

    Enhanced grip texture which enables faster follow-up shots in all conditions

    Interchangeable backstraps

    MIL-STD-1913 accessory mounting rail





    OPERATING CONTROLS

    Fully ambidextrous slide stop lever and magazine release



    MAGAZINE

    High visibility, low-friction follower; polymer base with black finish



    SHIPS WITH

    Two interchangeable backstraps

    Two 17-round magazines or Two 10-round

    Owner’s manual

    Locking device

    FN logo soft pistol case
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2017 #2
    CDKJudoka

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    I just saw a video on this. I liked the FNS and found it to be one of the better striker options. I would be interested in this.
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2017 #3
    Snaphook

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    I had an FNS and just never got attached to it, hopefully they fixed it with this gun.
     
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    Cuda66

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    If it's offered with a safety, I'll give it a try.
     
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    DevJames

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    Afraid you'll shoot your dick off?
     
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    Nope.

    Too easy to miss...
     
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  7. Apr 17, 2017 #7
    bachman44

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    I'm excited about this. I like fn pistols, hammer or striker.
     
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    Snaphook

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    I do like their hammer fired guns.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2017 #9
    foo.c

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    I hope it shoots good, because it sho' is ugly.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2017 #10
    Snaphook

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    Following that logic HiPoint's are "shooters".

    But you're right, it does have a Remington look to it, and that's not a compliment.

    There really is a whole new generation of striker fired polymers that are raising the bar, S&W figured it out and that's why there's a version 2.0, now FN is trying the same with the FNS.
     

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