September 08, 2022
FN America has launched an extension of the FN 509, the new FN 509 CC Edge, a compact compensated pistol and the newest addition to the Edge series. Featuring a quick-detach compensator that is self-indexing, the compensator effectively mitigates recoil for faster shot recovery, improving speed to target, accuracy, and overall control of the pistol.
The new FN comp is an exciting feature for a concealed-carry pistol. Designed to reduce muzzle rise by roughly 25 percent, the compensator significantly decreases felt recoil while preserving the ability to carry concealed. The compensator features v-style ports on either side that vector gases and flash out of the user’s field of view. The result is a shooting experience that is flatter and more controlled, allowing you to maintain a consistent sight picture from shot to shot. Machined from stainless steel and coated with a graphite colored PVD finish, the compensator is extremely durable and is designed to withstand hard use across standard and self-defense loads for the widest degree of compatibility, while still utilizing the factory FN 509 recoil spring.
Unlike most other threaded compensators on the market that require tools to remove and timing shims to align the compensator to the slide, the FN compensator’s quick-detach design allows for easy disassembly for cleaning and maintenance. No timing or adjustment is required before use and due to the self-locking lugs machined into the barrel, the compensator won’t loosen over time.
In addition to the compensator, the FN 509 CC Edge includes one 12-round and two 15-round magazines with machined aluminum base pads.The extra weight of the base pads ensures an empty magazine drops free of the grip frame for a lightning-fast reload. The 4.2-inch cold hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown and a new gold-color Titanium Nitride PVD barrel coating provide increased lubricity, hardness and long-wearing performance.
The micro-red-dot-ready pistol includes FN’s patented Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System, allowing users to mount more than 10 different red dots without the need for a gunsmith. A green fiber optic front sight and low glare blacked out rear sights co-witness with the most popular optics.
Concealed carriers also benefit from the FN Edge fire control group to dramatically increase speed and accuracy over standard firearms. The flat-faced trigger has a smooth take-up and clean break. When paired with the striker, this advanced factory-installed fire control group produces an approximated 5-pound trigger pull. The pistol’s slide lightening cuts and in-mold stippled frame texture allow for superior grip and control for fast and accurate follow-up shots. Its low-profile magazine release is reversible for left-handed users, with a slide release fixed on both sides of the frame.
There are a ton of exciting features on the all-new FN 509 CC Edge, so be sure to keep an eye out for a complete review in an upcoming issue of Handguns magazine.