By TGO David
My FN 509 MRD arrived this past week and I wasted no time popping a spare Trijicon RM07 red dot optic on it and taking it to the range. This is my second 509, having purchased the non optic-ready midsize 509M earlier this year and being very pleased with it as well.
As I have commented elsewhere on TGO lately, I am quickly coming to the point where I am not interested in a handgun for daily carry if isn't set up for use with an optic. I began the red dot journey a year ago and am fully converted to the religion now. If you had asked me about it two years ago, I would have told you I was greatly skeptical. This one of those things where personal exposure and experience are the greatest persuaders.
As for the 509 MRD, there is is only one reason that this gun could could fail to put a hurt on the sale of more well known 9mm handguns for duty or serious concealed carry: lack of marketing exposure.
FN doesn't have the marketing budget of Glock or Smith & Wesson, I'm sure. But they have a superior firearm in the 509.
There. I said it.
Buy one before the rest of the world figures it out and you have to wait to find one.
I've just been given this by a really good friend (it's good to help out sometimes!)
As far as I can tell it's a Model 32 (possibly a Terrier) in .38 s&w
That's pretty much all kinds can find online about it. I found a couple on Gunbroker with values that, to me, seem outlandish, but I can't find any dating info for the serial number.
It has one number on the butt, that matches inside the grips, but there's a different number on the inside of the crane.
Can anyone help me out with dating/value info please? This is my first actual Smith revolver.....