FN America just dropped its latest pistol, an incredibly compact, EDC-worthy striker-fired 9mm. The FN 503 takes elements of the FN 509 family, and purpose-built a new pistol specifically for concealed carry.
FN 503 Pistol Details
The FN 509 series — from the original to variants like the full-sized FN 509 Tactical — is very popular amongst shooters, so anything borrowing from that platform is a good start.
In what is becoming a trend in this category, the FN 503 comes in highly concealable and thin. The pistol sports a 3.1-inch barrel with recessed target crown to ensure dependable accuracy. Meanwhile, enlarged controls and soft recoil make the 503 comfortable and controllable, according to FN. Low-profile, 509-style iron sights provide the sight picture.
The all-new skateboard tape-style grip texture provides all-day carry comfort. The all-metal trigger, one FN thinks could be the best in its class, breaks crisply and consistently with an average of 5-pound trigger pull. The package results in a carry pistol with trustworthy dependability and reliability, according to FN.
The new 503 also ships with one six-round magazine with pinky extender and one eight-round magazine with grip sleeve in FN’s standard soft-sided zippered case. Lastly for the 503 is MSRP, which comes in at $549. For more information, keep your eyes on FNAmerica.com.
FN 503 Specs
- Caliber: 9mm
- Operation: Striker fired
- Capacity: (1) 6-round with pinky extension; (1) 8-round with grip sleeve
- Length: 5.9 inches
- Height: 4.6 inches
- Weight: 21 ounces
- Width: 1.1 inches; slide width 0.9 inches
- Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
- Twist Rate: 1:10 RH
- Sights: Low-profile, snag-free, three-dot iron sights with FN 509 dovetail
- Trigger Pull: 5-7 pounds
- MSRP: $549
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