Probably just in time for the NRA Annual Meetings that won’t be happening, FN America announced their newest pistol, a 15 round 22lr pistol that looks a lot like their 509.
The pistol features the first ever slide cut, from the factory, 22lr pistol available. And to sweeten the deal, it comes with a threaded barrel.
It looks a lot like their 509 series guns, but this one has a hammer and looks to come standard with a safety. The single action trigger is said to have a 5 pound break, which is a nice range for a pistol of this type.
This pistol is likely great for low-cost training that offers realistic controls to its bigger 9mm brethren and comes standard with recoil to help you train. Ya know, because it’s a gun that goes bang when you pull the trigger. It just does it with less recoil, and is probably great for new shooters.
Then, once they get used to shooting, ergonomics, etc., move them up to the 9mm 509. Sounds pretty good to me.
Looks like a lot of fun and I think I’m going to get my hands on one if at all possible.
Here are specs pulled from their website:
- CALIBER: 22. LR
- OPERATION: Single Action Only (SAO)
- MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 15 Rd.
- WEIGHT: 23.7 oz.
- BARREL LENGTH: 4.6″
- OVERALL LENGTH: 7.6″
- TWIST RATE: 1:16″ RH
- HEIGHT: 5.8”
- WIDTH: 1.4”
- TRIGGER PULL: ≈ 5 lbs
- SIGHT RADIUS: 5.5”
You can learn more about it on FN’s page, here.