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TRIGGRCON 19 – B&T APC9K

B&T displayed their 9mm APC9K, recently adopted by the US Army as the new Sub Compact Weapon. So far, 10 weapons have been delivered and an order for the remainder of the initial procurement of 350 APC9Ks should be soon. Ultimately, the Army requires about 1,000 SCWs for the requirement outlined below.

The SCW requirement arose from the Military Police. United States military operations take place worldwide and in all types of terrains as well as under every environmental condition. The Secretary of the Army and/or the Chief of Staff approves senior commanders and key personnel as High Risk Personnel (HRP). HRPs are authorized a Personal Security Detail (PSD), which are assigned to guard against outlined threats. To address this operational need, PSD military personnel require weapons with greater lethality than pistols that are more concealable than rifles. The ultimate objective of this program was to acquire a highly concealable Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) system capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal force while accurately firing at close range with minimal collateral damage.

Although it’s seen here equipped with an Aimpoint ACRO Red Dot Sight, there’s no word on which, if any, optical sight the US Army will use. They do however, come equipped with backup iron sights.

There is a great deal of interest in the SCW by federal law enforcement. Interestingly, B&T can provide lower receivers which accept GLOCK or SIG P320 magazines, rather than the proprietary B&T magazines seen here.

3 Responses to “TRIGGRCON 19 – B&T APC9K”

  1. Dave Merrill says:

    This PDub is smooth for sure. Curious who will make silencers for them

  2. Steve says:

    The number of HRP actually authorized a PSD is, in reality, very small.