Beretta Goes Subcompact with new APX Carry Series Pistols (VIDEOS)

Beretta has shrunk their APX platform to include a new series of subcompact single-stack 9mm pistols– the APX Carry line.

The guns, built in Beretta’s Tennessee facility, have been “specifically designed for users who have a need for ultra-concealment but want the ease of handling, accuracy, and basic characteristics and ergonomics of the full-size and compact models of the APX family of handguns,” notes the company.

When it comes to size, the guns are slim, at just 0.9-inches wide across the grip, and compact, with a 5.6-inch overall length while still having a 3.07-inch barrel. Height from the bottom of the flush-fit floorplate to the top of the rear sight is 4.2-inches.

Beretta APX Carry dimensions

Whereas the standard APX is more of a duty-sized gun, the APX Carry is downsized to a G43 sized offering (Photos: Beretta)

By comparison, these measurements are all just slightly less than those of the Glock’s wildly popular 9mm slimline G43 pistol. Weight, unloaded, is 19.8-ounces.

The line is available in four color patterns: black, flat dark earth, olive drab green, and Wolf Grey. They accommodate either a 6+1 round flush fit or pinky extension magazine or an 8+1 capacity extended mag. The guns ship with two magazines and three baseplate styles for user customization.

Beretta APX carry four pistol colors

With four colors and three magazine options, the APX Carry has a lot of choices. (Photos: Beretta)

Striker-fired with a low-bore axis, easily manipulated slide catch, reversible magazine release, aggressive front and rear slide serrations, and a DAO trigger that breaks at 6.5-pounds, Beretta is pitching the gun heavily at the consumer concealed carry and home defense market.

Best of all, while the full-sized APX has an MSRP of $575 (and typically sells for closer to $525) the APX Carry is set to MSRP for $425.

For some perspective about how the APX Carry handles, check out the below early reviews from the Mrgunsngear Channel and Sootch00.

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