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Beretta announces new striker fired APX pistol

Monderno alerted us this morning to Beretta's new APX striker fired pistol. Apparently the announcement was made at IDEX (International Defense Exhibition & Conference) in Abu Dhabi. The multi-caliber/modular system will reportedly be submitted to the upcoming US Army Modular Handgun System competition.

The new weapon will apparently be available in 9 x 19mm, .40 S&W and 9mm IMI; all parts other than the barrel, slid and magazine will will be identical.

According to Janes,

“Ergonomics were also a top priority for Beretta. Interchangeable grips and backstraps are available in three sizes to tailor the pistol to the user's hand, while a new type of serration on the slide enables improved and faster cocking. The rear sight can also be used for emergency unconventional cocking.

The trigger has a pull weight of 2.8 kg and has a travel distance of 6 mm, but resets after a pull of less than 3 mm.

The standard sight on the weapon will be a three-dot system that is adjustable for windage, but this will be removable and tritium illuminated sights will be provided as an option. The weapon will have a sight radius of 160 mm.”

Read more here.

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