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Army Selects B&T APC9K for New Sub Compact Weapon

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The U.S. Army announced Monday that it awarded a $2.5 million contract to B&T USA for the Sub Compact Weapon solicitation. Multiple sources reported that the B&T APC9K was the winning sub-gun.

The Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) authority awarded a fixed amount, Production-Other Transaction Agreement (P-OTA) to deliver at least 350 subcompact guns, with an option to purchase an additional 1,000 sub-guns, with slings, manuals, accessories and spare parts, according to the announcement on fbo.gov.

B&T APC9K Awarded Contract

Last year, Tactical Life reported the Army’s announcement that it was searching for a new submachine gun to presumably replace the MP5. We took a look at three likely candidates to win the contract, including submissions from SIG Sauer, HK and CZ USA. Additionally, Angstadt Arms, Global Ordnance, Shield Arms and Trident Rifles reportedly submitted sub-guns as well. Ultimately, we were wrong, and B&T took the bid.

“B&T USA confirmed their selection but noted that they are currently unable to comment beyond what information the Army has already released. Given the Army’s criteria for a weapon with a telescoping stock and a barrel no longer than 5.5 inches – B&T’s APC9 K is almost certainly the gun that won,” reported overtdefense.com.

While B&T currently offers little information on the winning entry, the APC9 Pro K, listed on the company’s website, is the civilian-legal semi-automatic-only variant that likely most closely resembles the Army’s new subcompact weapon. Additionally, it features a telescoping stock, Aimpoint Pro optics and operates on a closed bolt, blowback system. Finally, the sub-gun is versatile, bordering on highly concealable in certain applications, giving it lots of mission capability, in the tradition of the MP-5.

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B&T APC9 PRO K Specifications

  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Operating System: Closed bolt, blowback system
  • Operation: Semi-automatic
  • Overall Length: 345mm
  • Overall Width: 58mm
  • Height: 292mm
  • Overall Barrel Length: 110mm
  • Overall Weight: 2.6 kg
  • Primary Sight System: Aimpoint Micro TL
  • Secondary Sighting System: Flip-up emergency sight
  • Suppressor Connector: 3-Lug or Thread
  • Charging Handle: Ambidextrous, foldable, non-reciprocating
  • Magazines: Translucent polymer; 15, 20, 25 and 30 rounds

The post Army Selects B&T APC9K for New Sub Compact Weapon appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews.

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