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Beretta Launches New APX A1 Full Size Pistol

Lynda Turnbull with the new Beretta APX A1 (Beretta)

Beretta have unveiled their newest pistol, the APX A1 FS, evolving their APX platform and making some important improvements including new slide serrations, new trigger and springs, an MRDS optics cut and improved ergonomics. The APX A1 full size follows the APX A1 Carry which was introduced in October 2021.

Our very own James Reeves visited Beretta HQ in Italy to speak to Beretta COO Carlo Ferlito and the APX A1’s designer Giovanni Prandini (who explains the changes and new features of the pistol and the process behind them) about the new pistol – a TFBtv video not to be missed!

Beretta Launches New APX A1 Full Size Pistol


Beretta APX A1 with Burris Fastfire (Beretta)

New Beretta APX A1 stripped (Beretta)
Here’s what Beretta have to say about the new APX A1:
Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of a new family of semi-automatic pistols – the APX A1 – the next evolution of striker-fired pistols made by the longest-standing name in firearms. Built on the heritage of the original APX platform that passed MHS testing for the US Army, the APX A1 delivers a crisp, class-dominating trigger, improved ergonomics, aggressive slide serrations, and MRDS Optics cuts right out of the box.

The ultimate convergence of form, function, and fortitude, the Beretta APX A1 takes the proven ergonomics, reliability, and accuracy of the APX family and delivers a superior firing solution – from the casual shooter to the most demanding professionals in the world.



“Building on Beretta’s knowledge and history of performance, the APX A1 offers the most competitive feature set available today on the market,” Nicola Lorenzi, Pistol Product Manager, said. “The APX A1 takes the proven ergonomics and reliability of the APX family to the next level with integrated features derived from feedback from military, law enforcement, and tactical shooters. It aims for the highest levels in performance, safety, and quality to operate for any shooter in the field.”



Main Features:
·Best-In-Class Trigger
·Serrated Combat Trigger Guard
·Tritium Front Sight w/ White Outline
·Red Dot Optic-Ready Slide
·Aggressive Slide Serrations
·Extended Beaver Tail
·Ambidextrous Slide Release
·Reversible Mag Release (left or right
·Straight Grip Profile
·Multiple Backstrap Sizes Included in the Box


A crisp, class-dominating trigger features a light pull, clean break, and a short reset for fast target engagements.



The red dot optic-ready slide lets you easily install a wide range of optics to your training or home defense setup for quicker target acquisition when it matters most.



Aggressive slide serrations let you rack, and press check even in extreme conditions. The Aquatech Shield coating improves corrosion and chemical resistance, while the black serrated rear sight and tritium front sight gives the perfect sight picture in any lighting conditions.



Ambidextrous controls are configurable for right or left-handed shooters, with both the slide and mag release able to be easily set up depending on the shooter’s needs. The 360-degree extended textures are right where your hands use the greatest amount of pressure, and enhanced texturing gives you a more consistent grip every time.



The new APX A1 features improved ergonomics including a higher undercut trigger guard, an enhanced beaver tail, and modular grip panels for the length of pull and palm-swell customization. All these features help maximize surface contact and achieve a higher-tang grip for a more natural shooting position and better recoil control.



The modular frame comes with three interchangeable backstraps so it can contour to the hands of any shooter in minutes for a better feel, and greater recoil management.




New Beretta APX A1 with Steiner MPS (Beretta)

New Beretta APX A1 (Beretta)

The full size Beretta APX A1 is now available for purchase in 10, 15, and 17-round magazine capacities and retails for an MSRP of $529. The APX A1 will be debuting at the upcoming 2022 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, TX on May 27-29, 2022. Find out more at Beretta.com

 

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@jhungary out of curiosity what service weapon/side arm do you guys use these days?

There are 2 groups In the military (at least Army SF) either you go with M17 or assorted M1911 derivative (RIA 1911, SA-1911 or even original colt)

M9 are still in service, but no longer issued, have no idea if you can still qualify for M9 (assuming they have changed to M17)

Navy Seal like their 45USP, majority of Navy that I know of (My cousin is still in the Coast Guard) are still issued with M9

Have no idea what Airforce Use

Most of the case is 45 vs 9mm (or .40S&W if you are lucky) I am for the former. I don't like the penetration power of 9mm. It is considered a "Soft" round for us...

I love it- been a fan since I first got qualified on one in 2004 🙂. It’s was standard issue to Islamabad Police - been replaced with G17.
Most M9 (or 92FS) are being replaced with Glock 17. Had a talk with a British Soldier when I was in Afghan, I shoot his Glock 17 and he shot mine. Glock 17 are really light for a pistol, he said most of his unit don't like it and go back to HP because of its weigh and M1911 have that solid feel that you just cannot replace. M9 are probably smack right in the middle, it is a solid frame for 9mm. I don't remember any 9mm can match that. HP or Cz95 come close but not enough

What is the PA standard and how you guys are liking them??
 

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There are 2 groups In the military (at least Army SF) either you go with M17 or assorted M1911 derivative (RIA 1911, SA-1911 or even original colt)

M9 are still in service, but no longer issued, have no idea if you can still qualify for M9 (assuming they have changed to M17)

Navy Seal like their 45USP, majority of Navy that I know of (My cousin is still in the Coast Guard) are still issued with M9

Have no idea what Airforce Use

Most of the case is 45 vs 9mm (or .40S&W if you are lucky) I am for the former. I don't like the penetration power of 9mm. It is considered a "Soft" round for us...


Most M9 (or 92FS) are being replaced with Glock 17. Had a talk with a British Soldier when I was in Afghan, I shoot his Glock 17 and he shot mine. Glock 17 are really light for a pistol, he said most of his unit don't like it and go back to HP because of its weigh and M1911 have that solid feel that you just cannot replace. M9 are probably smack right in the middle, it is a solid frame for 9mm. I don't remember any 9mm can match that. HP or Cz95 come close but not enough

What is the PA standard and how you guys are liking them??
Thank you very much for the detailed reply - highly appreciate this. So in Pakistan all forces/services are different - most police/law enforcement and Rangers will carry the 92FS[this replaced the 38 Police Special which was no longer fit for purpose for modern policing where criminals had access to semi-auto/full auto weapons - it is now being phased out for the G17 as you can see in the photo below]:

Police:

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Airport Security Force constables issued with G17:
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Some police units still carry the odd S&W 5906[These were originally issued to Rescue15 Police]. G17's are more common now, some FC (Frontier Constabulary) use the Zigana PX-9 (Turkish 9mm) or the NORINCO 213 (Chinese).

Pakistan Army:
Pakistan Army are far more polished, they use a large variety of service pistols but the main ones I have seen at ranges are:
  • 92FS [Standard Issue - being phased out for the G17]
  • SIG226 & 229 [Used by SOF]
  • G19 [Issued to SOF - now being replaced with SIG229]

Pakistan Airforce [Special Service Wing] - G19 and SIG229
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Pakistan Navy: Use 92FS
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The SSGN (Navy SOF) use SIG229/G17 and G17 with roni kits:
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Thank you very much for the detailed reply - highly appreciate this. So in Pakistan all forces/services are different - most police/law enforcement and Rangers will carry the 92FS[this replaced the 38 Police Special which was no longer fit for purpose for modern policing where criminals had access to semi-auto/full auto weapons - it is now being phased out for the G17 as you can see in the photo below]:

Police:

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Airport Security Force constables issued with G17:
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Some police units still carry the odd S&W 5906[These were originally issued to Rescue15 Police]. G17's are more common now, some FC (Frontier Constabulary) use the Zigana PX-9 (Turkish 9mm) or the NORINCO 213 (Chinese).

Pakistan Army:
Pakistan Army are far more polished, they use a large variety of service pistols but the main ones I have seen at ranges are:
  • 92FS [Standard Issue - being phased out for the G17]
  • SIG226 & 229 [Used by SOF]
  • G19 [Issued to SOF - now being replaced with SIG229]

Pakistan Airforce [Special Service Wing] - G19 and SIG229
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Pakistan Navy: Use 92FS
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The SSGN (Navy SOF) use SIG229/G17 and G17 with roni kits:
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You guys love your 9mm.......well, that would simplified logistic for sure.

In the US, we have 4 main cartridges LE and Military uses.

9mmx19
10mm Auto
.40S&W
.45ACP


9mm is common on Military and PD, almost all PD and Military issue were 9mm (G-17, SIG226, M9, M17 and so on)

10mm. Exclusively used by the FBI, since the FBI folks for whatever reason scare of their agent being robbed and turn their ammunition on their agent so they choose 10mm instead of 9mm. they are also more powerful. But they moved on from 10mm since late 90s and early 00 to .40S&W (same round, smaller casing), but HRT and selected FBI department still uses it


.40S&W is probably the next gen Police Cartridge, most PD and Federal Law Enforcement uses S&W40 (I used a Glock 22 myself when I was a cop) The majority of them are .40S&W JHP is probably standard to most PD. Expecting them to be replacing 9mm for LE.

.45ACP is the old school firearms, many detective and military (Especially Special Forces) uses .45ACP.
 

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Can't agree more I just bought a Taurus PT 1911
In 9mm love this thing to death.
Just a quick question

Are Pakistani not allow to own .45? Or is it just not as popular in Pakistan?

For example, Australia does not allow anything larger than .44 (you need a special license to own anything from .38-.44) as over that calibre, they are no longer considered sporting.
 

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Just a quick question

Are Pakistani not allow to own .45? Or is it just not as popular in Pakistan?

For example, Australia does not allow anything larger than .44 (you need a special license to own anything from .38-.44) as over that calibre, they are no longer considered sporting.
45 acp is legal in pakistan but it isn't popular. it used to be popular in the 60's, 70's when when grease gun and thompson were popular because these were the go to automatic weapons in that time ( even then it wasn't popular because of hand guns, it was used in smg's ) but later it got replaced by the legendary Kalashnikov as the go to automatic rifle and 9 mm was already the preferred handgun caliber so it didn't change, and another reason is because there is no production of 45 acp ammunition in pakistan even if you buy one you'll have to pay a lot for imported ammo so it doesn't make sense.
 

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