Beretta’s New APX Carry Sub-Compact 9mm

The new APX Carry is a 9mm sub-compact, overlaid with the APX full-size here.

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)

At just 0.9″ inches wide by 5.63″ tall, the 19.8 oz APX Carry is pretty manageable.

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.

This striker-fired sub-compact has the same look and feel as the full-size and compact versions, including the positive slide serrations.

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 😉

The grip frame is easily changed independent of the chassis (which is the serial number-stamped piece).

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.

The Beretta BU9 Nano looks like it has the same grip frame-to-chassis pinout and the photos look like the same magazine as the APX Carry. the two also have the same dimensions.

The APX Carry comes with two mags, 6- and 8-round capacity. The 8-round extension is pictured here. The APX’s low bore is supposed to reduce felt recoil and keep the gun on target.


  • 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

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Mike April 19, 2019, 4:21 pm

    Why can’t Beretta figure out the striker fired market?

    • Pocketgunner November 18, 2019, 4:50 am

      They have striker fired. This is a very small Pocket gun with a Striker fired DAO. It is smooth, deliberate and controlled all the way through. Why can’t newbies figure out that a trigger like this is excellent for Carry. No need for a safety and much safer. Watch someone skilled with a DAO and you might be surprised that they can shoot them better than most with the lightest striker fired.
      Love the Kahr and Nano/Carry triggers. Got rid of all my light Striker fired guns.

  • Ken April 19, 2019, 1:48 pm

    Maybe in 40 or 45 but not in 9mm.

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