By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

New for 2022, and to the Edge lineup, is Fabrique National’s 509 CC Edge that FN claims is the new standard in compensated pistols. Let’s take a look!


The heart of the CC Edge is the fire control group. The flat-faced trigger has a smooth take up and clean break. Combined with FN’s high endurance striker, the fire control group gives you a 5.6 pound pull.

The stippled frame and two different backstraps enhance your grip. The CC Edge comes with an ambidextrous slide stop and oversized, knurled magazine release that is reversible.


The slide comes equipped with a green fiber optic front and blacked-out rear sights that will co-witness with more than 10 different MRD optics. The CC Edge is optics-ready and equipped with FN’s new Low Profile Optics Mounting System. This system allows you to mount your optics without the need of a gunsmith.

The slide features lightening-cuts that speed follow up shots

The barrel is hammer-forged, target-crowned and features a v-style dual port compensator, which keeps muzzle blast out of the shooter’s point of aim and reduces muzzle flip by 25%. The compensator is a quick detach, auto indexing design that uses locking lugs machined into the barrel for perfect alignment and fast, easy takedown. It is finished in titanium nitride and the chamber and ramp are polished for reliable feeding.


Type: Double-Action, Striker-Fired

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: 12/15 Rounds

Sights: Green Fiber Optic Front with a Blacked Out Rear, Optics Ready Slide.

Barrel Length: 4.2 Inches

Overall Length: 7.5 Inches

Weight: 25.5 Ounces

MSRP: $1,569



The Edge series is a collection of advanced firearms designed with input from tier one operators. The 509 CC Edge is a proven design and ready for compact, everyday carry. Check one out today and see if it’s right for your mission.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected]