An Objective Review of the FN 509 Holster and A Lifetime Warranty Against Factory Induced Defects
For those who are interested in buying a firearm and need to store it for a while, the FN 509 Holster may be the right accessory for you. The Holster is specifically designed for a duty gun, which means it will need to be strong and durable. However, there are also other smaller variations of this firearm which are more well-rounded and are designed for more specific purposes. The Holster is a very versatile weapon and can easily work for a variety of roles.
The main function of the FN 509 Holster is to act as an adjustable carrier for a variety of handgun magazines. This includes a full-length or shorter model of handgun magazines like the Sig Sauer models. The Holster has been specifically designed to attach the modular sling of an assault rifle and also to work with an A-Bolt accessory. The Holster works well with either the lowers or the upper back straps of an assault rifle. An adjustable nylon drawstring is also included with this holster which allows you to place it in either a fully-upward or partially-upward position.
The base of the Holster attaches to the front of the gun with six tie straps which are secured with Velcro straps. This base is made from high-quality nylon and will allow you to carry your firearm at an angle which is comfortable for you. This angle will be determined by the Holster's manufactured height. There is also an external padlock which is designed to secure the holster when not in use.
An additional feature which some users might find useful is the concealment of a firearm holster by using an attached concealment tab. The Concealment tab is also designed to attach to the back of the user's belt which allows easy movement of the holster when needed. The Concealment tab will rotate in an anticlockwise direction when the user is wearing the holsters back strap. This feature is very similar to the FN 509 kydex holster that I reviewed earlier which only has a left-hand threading for attachment to the belt. For users who will be carrying a semi-automatic pistol that can be fired while the holster is attached, the Concealed waistband holster will be very useful.
The FN 509 Tactical could be considered the ultimate concealment holster system however it does not include an adjustable cant. In my opinion, this feature is not necessary due to the fact that the holsters cant exactly be manipulated by the shooter. I have observed that the shooters with whom I have worked are happy with this feature because it forces them to keep their hands behind the gun when the handgun is drawn. This is good training and it prevents many "shoots" from occurring. This makes shooting more controlled and less stressful on the part of the user.
One of the main reasons I favor the FN 509 Holster over other similar systems is because it uses a conventional appendix layout. The appendix (or forward cant) is located behind the gun which should already be obvious given the name. What I am saying is that the design and cant of the appendix is likely going to be similar to that of a traditional leather cant. It is also well-rounded for most users.
An additional feature that separates the FN 509 from some other well-rounded gun holster models is the adjustable cant. This feature will allow you to change the cant to whatever you prefer in an effort to customize the fit of your handgun to your personal taste. Keep in mind that the size and retention of your cant will play a big role in how easily you can take your handgun out and carry it in a variety of settings. Also, there is nothing worse than struggling to get a retention strap on a belt with a bit of a forward cant. This can easily cause your gun to slip out of your grasp.
The last notable difference between the Holster and FN handguns is the magazine release latch. Holsters will usually have a small knob on the left side of the base which allows the user to easily take out the magazine without removing the holster itself. The magazine release on a traditional model of handgun is typically located on the right side of the grip as well. In addition to allowing the user to easily remove the magazine, this allows the pistol to be properly loaded without having to deal with pesky thumbprints on the buttstock. Both models will provide a lifetime warranty against factory related defects.