Eve Flanigan 01.13.21
FN America simply introduced a brand new pistol in its well-liked 509 collection, the 509 LS Edge. It’s a long-slide, efficiency rendition of the 509 9mm collection. The brand new pistol sports activities quite a few “race gun” options. Working from again to entrance, first there’s a flared, graphite-anodized aluminum journal properly. The grip has a selection of two backstrap inserts for a semi-custom match. On the edges, the grip is extra aggressively textured than earlier 509s. On the high of the grip is a reversible, outsized, knurled journal launch.
An elevated, plain black notch sight seems able to co-witness by way of optical glass with the entrance sight, which has a fiber optic insert. The sight radius is a whopping 6.7 inches. FN’s trademarked Low-Profile Optics Mounting System is included. With a selection of 4 plates, that are included, the notch will accommodate most makers’ pink dot pistol sights.
Retaining with market tendencies, the LS Edge has an easy-to-reach, ambidextrous slide-lock mechanism. The 509 set off bought a severe improve right here. The 509 LS Edge sports activities a flat-face set off set to interrupt at 90 levels. Inside, the striker’s been upgraded to ship much more competition-ready taste to the set off, lightening the standard 509 set off pull by greater than a pound, to web a sub-five pound pull.
Up entrance, the revamp of the slide continues. Sizable lightening cuts, 4 per aspect, have been made to cut back weight and dampen recoil. The slide is completed in PVD graphite. Contained in the slide rests a five-inch, target-crowned barrel with a elegant feed ramp. Every 509 LS Edge ships with three magazines holding both 10 or 17 rounds. The mags have graphite-anodized aluminum flooring plates which helps with speedy reloads.
At present the 509 LS Edge is offered with a black body, lending delicate distinction to the graphite-colored slide. If FN follows their very own pattern of 509 rollouts, count on a flat darkish earth model to comply with. FN followers not have to attend for aftermarket elements to have their comp gun. All these upgrades are accompanied by a commensurate instructed retail worth, which is at premium stage for the striker-fired class: $1,499.
Specs – FN America 509 LS Edge
- CALIBER: 9mm
- OPERATION: Double-action
- MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 17 rounds
- WEIGHT: 31 oz.
- BARREL LENGTH: 5.zero inches
- OVERALL LENGTH: 8.2 inches
- TWIST RATE: 1:10-inch right-hand
- HEIGHT: 5.9 inches
- WIDTH: 1.35 inches
- TRIGGER PULL: 4.5 to six.5 kilos
- SIGHT RADIUS: 6.7 inches