US Air Force purchases B&T APC9K PRO sub compact weapon systems

B&T, Inc. announces that the United States Air Force has purchased B&T APC9K PRO platforms for specialized service and close personal protection use. These ultra-compact weapon systems are destined for specialized service and close personal protection use within the branch. In 2019, the US Army had awarded a $2.5 million contract to B&T for the “Sub Compact Weapon” (SCW) program. The United States Air Force is thus the second branch of service to purchase APC9K PRO sub compact weapon systems after identifying an operational need for a highly concealable, submachine gun.

“B&T is honored to have our APC9K PRO selected by the United States Air Force. We’re pleased to know that specially trained Airmen will be equipped with the finest equipment available to not only ensure their personal safety during challenging assignments, but contribute to the overall success of their mission,” stated Jon Scott, Vice President of Sales, B&T USA.

B&T APC9K, compact and effective

The most compact version the APC9 PRO line, the APC9K in 9x19mm (9 Para) is based on a close bolt blow-back system, with an ambidextrous non-reciprocating charging handle, a collapsible shoulder stock, removable M4 compatible grip, and Magpul M-Lok accessory slots located on the forend. At less than 15-inches in length, it is optimized for low visibility carriage and discreet deployment; use in and around vehicles, and within confined spaces. The APC9K also utilizes a hydraulic buffer system to drastically reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise and is. 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.