Time is ticking down to the NRA show, and we’ve got another new sub-compact pistol to look forward to. Beretta has announced their new APX Carry, a striker-fired, single-stack 9mm. It comes with one six-round mag and one eight-round mag that can be adapted down to six rounds. It’s 5.63″ overall length, 0.9″ width and 19.8-ounce dry weight make it a reasonably sized carry pistol. (Full specs below)
Beretta points out that it’s ideal to use a carry pistol that is similar to your service pistol so that the muscle memory to work it carries over. The APX Carry has the same chunky, easily manipulated slide serrations as the full size and compact APXs, and a similarly placed slide lock.
The APX line all have a removable chassis that allows you to customize the grip frame. That’s pretty cool because you can change the color or stipple your grips or make any other customizations and easily go back to factory-normal. Or you can change the grip frame with your outfit choices 😉
Interestingly, the APX Carry looks a whole lot like the company’s BU9 Nano. The grip frame pins are in the same places and the dimensions are the same, too. Even the mags look very similar in the photos. It makes you wonder if the primary differences are cosmetic. We’ll have more details for you after we get our hands on it at the NRA Annual Meeting.
- Caliber: 9mm
- Action: striker-fired
- Barrel: 3″
- Capacity: 6 or 8, 2 mags included
- Overall length: 5.63″
- Overall height: 4.17″
- Overall width: 0.9″
- Weight: 19.8 oz
- Sights: white front, black rear
- Trigger: 6.5 lbs, DAO-style
- Grip colors: Black, Wolf Gray, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green