Maybe it did not convinced the US Army, which preferred the SIG Sauer P320, but in any case the Beretta APX chambered in 9mm and also available in .40 Smith & Wesson has distinguished itself all over the world thanks to some exclusive features that differentiate it from the array of striker-fired guns released on the market in recent years.
First of all, the removable internal metal chassis on which the serial number is located can easily be removed and inserted into the polymer frame of the pistol which becomes interchangeable. You can choose its color but also the shape: even a grip without finger grooves is now available as an accessory.
From a technical point of view, the patented system that allows to deactivate the internal striker without having to press the trigger before proceeding with the disassembly, is of great importance for handling safety.
There are also options now considered essential like the interchangeable backstraps to adapt the frame size to the shooter’s hand.
Beretta APX Combat: things get serious
The “Combat” version presented at the Shot SHOW features some changes compared to the basic model. First of all, there’s a milling on the back of the slide that allows for the installation of "mini-reflex" red dot optics, such as the Burris Fastfire 3 seen in the photo, in a more protected and lowered position.
The Beretta APX with this technical solution will soon be available on the civilian market, even if it will not be possible for civilians (at least in some European countries) to use the elongated barrel protruding from the slide and threaded to accept a silencer. In this silenced setup the gun is aimed to special military and police intervention units.
Beretta APX Combat: technical data
|Model: ||APX Combat|
Luger, .40 Smith & Wesson|
in / 110 mm|
for mini-reflex optics|