Editor’s Note: On March 17, 2022, FN issued a recall for the 502 Tactical Pistol with a serial number lower than LR010300. For more information, FN asks that owners review the FN 502 Tactical safety recall details at fnamerica.com/customer-support/fn-502-safety-recall/. For assistance in returning a firearm, please contact FN Support at 502Recall@fnamerica.com or call 1-800-635-1321, ext. 144, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
FN broke some new ground today, announcing the industry’s first tactical configuration of an optics-ready .22 LR pistol. The new FN 502 Tactical comes with an innovative slide-mounted red dot on the rimfire platform. Inspired by the company’s Low-Profile Optics Mounting System, it offers options while providing co-witness sights.
FN 502 Tactical Details
“We set out to accomplish two primary goals with the FN 502 Tactical – to create a .22 LR pistol with the advanced features and superior accuracy of our current pistol line-up, and deliver a pistol designed for maximum fun on the range. We feel like we’ve met both of these objectives handily,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “When a customer shoots an FN 502 Tactical for the first time, we’ve seen nothing but pure excitement. FN’s new rimfire handgun has obvious, universal appeal, whether you’re a new shooter looking to master the basics or an advanced user expecting peak performance from FN. The new FN 502 Tactical performs on every level.”
FN continues its big announcements this week. Yesterday, we brought you news of the long-awaited FN SCAR with a non-reciprocating charging handle. That launch proves FN’s willingness to listen to customer demand. Now the 502 brings a high-capacity .22 LR in a tactical configuration, providing a trainer, plinker or even a defensive pistol.
Built to Run Hard
The single-action, hammer-fired pistol comes with a best-in-class trigger, according to FN. A high-capacity, 15-round magazine feeds the gun. It comes with improved ergonomics, balance and ambidextrous controls, according to FN. A nod to the FN 509 family, it comes range ready.
“FN constantly studies the market to fill unmet customer needs and saw a large gap to fill with our new semi-auto rimfire handgun,” said Chris Cole, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at FN America, LLC. “Most rimfire handguns in this category are smaller, lack capacity and accuracy enablers. With the FN 502 Tactical, we applied the standout features of the FN 509 Tactical to this new rimfire to deliver a shooting experience unlike any other .22 LR handgun. With an exceptional trigger, 15-round magazine and the ability to quickly mount most micro red dots or suppressors, the FN 502 Tactical is the most capable rimfire pistol right out of the box.”
The pistol sports FN’s signature Tactical feature set. It comes with a 4.6-inch barrel with recessed target crown–threaded 1/2×28-inch to accept most .22 suppressors. The 502 Tactical employs a robust, target style. Topped with a red dot, it should provide a high-end range experience for shooters.
The 502 Tactical ships with one, 15-round magazine and a 10-round, flush-fit mag. The package includes plates to mount compatible miniature red dot optics. It also works with most holsters designed for the FN 509 Tactical. For even more info, please visit fnamerica.com.