After a long wait, the Army has chosen its new submachine gun. The B&T APC9K won the Army’s contract for a new protection duty firearm. Andy Wolf reports here:
The U.S. Army has selected a new submachine gun for special security missions- and the winner of the procurement contest may surprise you.
The Brügger & Thomet APC9K has been hailed the winner of the Sub Compact Weapon program, beating out well-seasoned military & police competitors such as the American Sig MPX and the Czech-made CZ Scorpion Evo.
Made primarily of polymer and sporting translucent magazines, the APC9K SCW will be used for close protection duties and other situations where a 9mm submachine gun or carbine would be preferable to a 5.56 platform.
According to Defence Blog, the U.S. Army Contracting command will be ordering around 350 of the SCWs, with a potential additional order of 1,000 more.
You can find more from Wolf on the contract process here.
Take a minute to read through the spec sheet on the APC9 below for its full details. Then watch the video from MAC to see it in action.bt-36000_b&t_smg_apc9_cal._9_x_19_mm
Brugger & Thomet APC-9 SBR
The Sig and CZ models that lost the competition for the contract weren’t bad. The MPX is especially nice. Here are some videos explaining each model:
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