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New OD Green FN 509 Pistol– a Bill Hicks Exclusive

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If you're a fellow OD green lover, we've got a gun for you that comes straight from the factory. The announcement of the new OD green FN 509, that's a Bill Hicks distributer exclusive, is one of the more tempting pistols announced lately. The FN 509 Tactical is a pistol I feel is nearly perfect right out of the box and being able to now get it in OD green is even more appealing to me.

The OD green frame will be offered on the standard FN 509 as well, both versions will have a flat dark earth slide similar to the tan FN 509 Tactical they released last year. It's interesting that the standard pistol appears to no longer wear the lower profile slide stop the pistol was introduced with. It appears that FN may have upgraded that part on all future pistols to the same part that is used on the FN 509 Tactical in an effort to address a frequent complaint from shooters.

Bill Hicks will be offering both the FN 509 standard and the FN 509 Tactical with tan based magazines that hold 10, 17, or 24 rounds based on the model you choose to order.

The MSRP for the FN 509 Standard is set at $679 for either the 10-round or 17-round version, the FN 509 Tactical carries an MSRP of $1,049 and can be had with either 10-round magazines or with 17 and 24-round magazines. Check the Bill Hicks website for more information.

More from Bill Hicks:

FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a limited-edition FN 509® flat dark earth (FDE) slide and olive drab green (ODG) frame pistol color combination available only through its distributor, Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. This unique colorway unites two legendary military-designated colors onto the same pistol in two models.

The FDE and ODG FN 509 pistols will be configured in both Standard and Tactical variations. The FN 509 Standard features a four-inch slide and barrel, ambidextrous operating controls, fixed luminescent iron sights and 17-round standard capacity, while the FN 509 Tactical features a 4.5-inch barrel with four-inch slide, FN Low-Profile Optics Mounting System, fixed three-dot night sights, and 17rd standard and 24-round magazine. Ten-round versions are available for states with magazine capacity restrictions.

To inquire about purchasing these limited-edition pistols exclusive to Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd., please call Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. at 1-(800) 223-0702 or visit For more information of FN’s other products, please visit

Bill Hicks Exclusive FDE/ODG FN 509 SKUs
66-100592 FN 509 Standard FDE/ODG 17rd $679.00 MSRP
66-100593 FN 509 Standard FDE/ODG 10rd $679.00 MSRP
66-100598 FN 509 Tactical FDE/ODG 17/24rd $1,049.00 MSRP
66-100599 FN 509 Tactical FDE/ODG 10rd $1,049.00 MSRP

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The World’s Most Battle-Proven Firearms.® | FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services under the FN brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. is a leading wholesale sporting goods distributor that specializes in all aspects of the hunting and shooting sports industry. Founded in 1969, Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. is a family-owned and operated business that prides itself on providing quality products at the right price and delivered by superior customer service.

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Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video, he spends his time with his wife, son, and his dog.

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