The new FN 509 has been chosen by Brink’s, Incorporated, to be the sidearm for the company’s armed security personnel.
The announcement was made right on the heels of the 509’s unveiling to the public earlier this month.
“We are proud to announce the contract with Brink’s, Incorporated,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “Like FN, Brink’s has a long and honored history. Brink’s is one of the most iconic private security firms in the world.
“The decision to purchase the FN 509 is an important achievement for our organization,” added Cherpes. “It is validation of the hard work that our team put into designing, producing and supporting this pistol.”
The 509 was originally designed to compete in the Army’s Modular Handguns System trials. After the Army chose Sig for the MHS, FN refined the 509 for the consumer and law enforcement markets. It appears those refinements are already paying dividends.
Brink’s is the first major private security company to adopt the FN 509. The first order of pistols will begin shipping in early June.
A little bit more about the FN 509, it’s a striker-fired polymer service pistol chambered in 9mm. It comes with fixed 3-dot luminescent sights, external extractor, loaded chamber indicator, front and rear cocking serrations, a 4″ cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel, enhanced grip texture with interchangeable backstraps, a MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail, fully ambidextrous slide stop lever and mag release, two 17 round magazine (or two 10 round mags, depending on your home state), and an FN logo soft pistol case.
Overall, it’s a compact package with full-sized capacity. Retail price on the gun is $649. For more information, check out Jon Hodoway’s complete review.
To purchase an FN 509, visit GunsAmerica.