Beretta has just launched the new APX pistol in .40 S&W. Beretta states this pistol is specifically designed to meet the needs of law enforcement and military uses. Considering the .40 S&W continues to be a dominant caliber in American law enforcement it appears Beretta is hungry to take a bite out of the nearly 1 million pistol law enforcement market.
Recently Beretta lost out to Sig Sauer for the U.S. Army’s MHS pistol competition. After 30 years of supplying the Army with Beretta M9 pistols, there were many who believed Beretta’s APX entry to the Modular Handgun System competition stood a good chance of gaining another large contract. With that source apparently gone, Beretta still stands a good chance of gaining the attention of law enforcement and civilian shooters alike. The features of Beretta’s newest striker-fired pistol is attractive to both Beretta fans and others.