The New FN 509 LS Edge is Making Its Case as the Ultimate Tactical Pistol

The FN 509 LS Edge is staking its claim industry-wide as a tactical pistol frontrunner.

When does a firearm cross into tactical territory?

For us, it's when it operates without fear or worry of a letdown in reliability, and when it's optimized to perform at its upmost ability.

That describes the new FN 509 LS Edge in a nutshell. A part of the trusted 509 family of guns, the 509 LS Edge represents FN's entry in the quest for the ultimate tactical pistol.

A dramatic sizzle reel is entertaining to watch, but like most gun owners, we want the details before making up our minds.

The long slide is the most noticeable and prominent feature on the 509 LS Edge. It comes optics-ready, recovers almost immediately and tracks with perfect precision. Strategic lightening cuts decrease the weight and improve the balance, making for quicker and more reliable follow up shots.

There's a 5" target-crowned, hammer forged barrel underneath that long slide, and the enhanced ergonomics and new, perimeter frame texture (not to mention interchangeable backstraps) help mold this premium handgun to fit any shooter's liking.

The flat-faced trigger breaks cleanly at 90 degrees, and the new conical striker reduces the trigger pull weight by 1.5 pounds when compared to other guns in the 509 Series.

It comes with three 17-round magazines, plus graphite anodized aluminum floor plates which drop faster than the standard magazine. Plus, the oversized, knurled magazine release provides precisely the kind of instinctive operation a tactical handgun should.

The patented FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ and fiber optic front sight works, as the company says, to help shooters master firearm control and build expert marksmanship.

That's just what a tactical pistol ought to accomplish.

Here's the full list of specs, straight from FN:

  • Operation: Double-action
  • Mag Capacity: 10 or 17 Rd
  • Weight: 31 oz.
  • Barrel Length: 5?
  • Overall Length: 8.2?
  • Twist Rate: 1:10? RH
  • Height: 5.9?
  • Width: 1.35?
  • Trigger Pull: 4.5 lb. to 6.5 lb.
  • Sight Radius: 6.7?

Chambered in 9mm Luger, the FN 509 LS Edge is the most advanced striker fired FN 509 handgun that the company has created. With that comes significant versatility and peak reliability. Whether a shooter is interested in more confidence in the home defense department, pushing for a victory in a competitive match, or working under the high stress levels of a true operator, the tactical-driven features of the FN 509 LS Edge make it a frontrunner.

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