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Recently, the Los Angels Police Department chose FN America’s FN 509 MRD-LE as their new duty pistol. This follows a highly competitive and stringent qualification process by the LAPD. After rigorous testing the LAPD has proven the FN 509 MRD-LE can excel in training, tactical scenarios, and precision target engagements. In turn giving LAPD a reliable and accurate duty pistol.

During the LAPD testing, FN competed against several other pistols in a 20,000 round endurance test. During the intense testing the FN 509 didn’t suffer from one malfunction. The FN 509 exceeded expectations and requirements of the LAPD.

Chris Cole Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FN America discuss the FN 509 durability saying, “With over a million rounds fired in development, the FN 509’s reputation for durability is proven here again giving LAPD officers a superior handgun they can depend on in the most demanding policing environments.

Below, is the FN America’s announcement of the LAPD choosing the FN 509 MRD-LE.


The Los Angeles Police Department is one of the largest and most elite law enforcement agencies in the country, with roughly 10,000 uniformed officers, and we are proud that they have chosen the FN 509 MRD-LE as their next duty pistol,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “The FN 509 MRD-LE is the only choice for agencies seeking an extremely capable and versatile duty pistol platform with proven reliability, accuracy and optic interoperability. Serving the men and women of an outstanding law enforcement agency like the LAPD brings great pride to everyone at FN, we look forward to supporting their police force with a remarkable handgun platform their officers will rely on every day.

LAPD needed the ability to quickly and securely mount a variety of duty-rated micro red dots to their service pistols to improve the accuracy potential of their handguns and their officers,” said Charles “Bucky” Mills, Sr. Director of Law Enforcement Sales for FN America, LLC. “FN pioneered the MRD mounting technology the LAPD required, enabling precision shot placement and immediate target engagement no matter the environment.”

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