NRA Gun of the Week: Beretta APX Carry Black
Beretta’s subcompact APX Carry Black is the smallest in the series of striker-fired pistols from the Italian company. Originally designed for law enforcement and military professions, the Beretta APX series is configured to provide a full range of striker-fired options from fully featured full-size variants with optics and provision for a silencer to models such as the APX Carry that allows for deep concealment without sacrificing a good trigger, ergonomics and modularity.
The APX Carry features a stainless steel chassis at its core with a black polymer-grip frame securely fashioned. This design allows the operator to disassemble the gun’s sub-assemblies for thorough cleaning. Beretta provides an informative manual.
With an overall length measuring 5.63” and height of 4.17”, the Beretta APX Carry is designed to live up to its name. The subcompact sports a Nitride-treated steel slide that is fitted with a 3” barrel. Standard capacity is for six rounds of 9 mm Luger. Beretta includes an extended unit with room for eight.
All told, the Beretta APX Carry is a U.S.-built modular design that provides its user with a life-saving tool that provides a customizable experience. The single stack cartridge arrangement reduces capacity while increasing its worthiness as a top-notch contender in the tight space of carry guns.
Beretta APX Carry Specifications:
Action Type: striker-fired, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Slide: nitride-treated steel
Frame: stainless steel chassis
Grip: black polymer
Trigger: 6-lb., 9 oz. pull
Magazine: 6- and 8-round detachable box
Sights: fixed, white-dot front; drift-adjustable rear
Weight: 19.8 ozs. empty
Tested: Beretta’s APX Pistol
Article by American Rifleman Staff