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B&T U.S. Army SCW Limited Commemorative Edition APC9K

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Not long ago we learned that Brügger & Thomet won the latest U.S. Army contract for a Submachine Gun. For the first time in 50 years, this branch of the military opened up itself to manufacturers to bid on a chance to knock out the long-standing icon, the MP5K. Emerging victorious, the B&T APC9K more than just turned heads, but won in the end despite venerable challengers.

In commemoration for their victory, Brügger and Thomet is bringing forward a special edition of the Sub Compact Weapon, including more than just a special edition of the firearm itself. There's a limited supply, so check out the full Press Release below:

U.S. Army SCW

Limited Commemorative Edition

Own the Sub Compact Weapon chosen by the United States Army

The Advanced Police Carbine (APC) series was developed to meet and exceed the demands of modern police, special forces, and military units around the world and represents the ultimate in performance, reliability and accuracy. For these reasons, the United States Army selected the APC9K as its Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) to support global personal protective missions.

In recognition of the initial delivery of 333 SCW’s, B&T commissioned 350 SCW-serialized APC9K PRO models, 333 of which will be made available exclusively to US-based collectors.

B&T U.S. Army SCW Limited Commemorative Edition APC9K

Commemorative Case Includes:

  • APC9K “Sub Compact Weapon” PRO Pistol
  • Telescoping Brace / Stock Adapter
  • Gearhead Works Tailhook Mod 1 Brace
  • Aimpoint Nano Optic on a B&T Low Profile Riser
  • Serialized Letter of Authenticity
  • Custom Pelican 1600 Series Protector Case with Fitted Foam
  • Three B&T Magazines with Bumpers
  • B&T Co-Branded Microtech Dirac Automatic Knife with Matching Serial Number
  • Commemorative Co-Serialized Challenge Coin – 1 Troy Oz .999% Pure Silver
  • Vertx Dead Letter Sling Bag


The APC9K is expected to be issued to, and employed by, Personal Security Details (PSD) personnel tasked with protecting senior United States Army leaders, and other principles traveling to less secure areas. An operational need was identified for a highly concealable sub compact weapon system capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal and accurate fire at close ranges, with minimal collateral damage — a compact submachine gun fills this niche. The APC9K was procured to fill this capability gap in lethality and concealability; essentially bridging the gap between pistol and rifle.

The APC9K accomplishes this, in spades. At less than 15-inches in length, the AP9K is an incredibly concealable platform optimized for low visibility carriage and discreet deployment; use in and around vehicles, and within confined spaces — all while delivering unsurpassed accuracy, controllability and ergonomics.


About the APC9K

The APC9K utilizes a hydraulic buffer system to drastically reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise and is the most compact version the APC9 PRO platform that features functional updates to include dual auto-folding, non-reciprocating and ambidextrous charging handles, improved lower receiver ergonomics that include a side positioned bolt hold open/release, removable M4 compatible grip, and Magpul M-Lok accessory slots located on the forend. Additionally, the APC9K can be equipped to accommodate Glock 9mm magazines, SIG P320 magazines or proprietary B&T magazines, by simply switching the non-serialized lower receiver group.

About B&T USA

B&T USA, a Florida-based subsidiary of the formerly known as B&T AG SWITZERLAND, which was founded in 1991 as a designer and manufacturer of the industry’s most advanced suppressors. Under the leadership of Karl Brügger, B&T has evolved into a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of the most technologically advanced, high performance weapons systems in the world. From the comprehensive APC (Advanced Police Carbine) line, recently adopted by the United States Army, to the new 9mm USW® (Universal Service Weapon) and USW conversion kits; B&T weapon systems are used globally by police, Special Forces, and elite military units.

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