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Beretta APX Now Available in .40 S&W

Beretta USA is now shipping the APX chambered in .40 Cal. Beretta’s first polymer striker fired pistol was designed from the ground up for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun Competition. The initial offering was a high capacity 9mm pistol with … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART IV

Equipping the individual warfighter embraces a variety of technologies: ballistic protection, headgear, footwear, weapons all of which were represented at this year’s SOFIC. Obvious from walking the exhibit, was the veritable cornucopia of shoulder fired weapons and pistols. In case … Continue reading

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Pocket Pistol Improvements by Crimson Trace

(Wilsonville, OR)—Pocket pistols are popular for good reasons: most are small and easy to conceal, they can pack a punch, and they are lightweight. Many pocket pistols also incorporate the same features of larger full-sized handguns but on a much … Continue reading

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BERETTA’S NEW STRIKER FIRED APX PISTOL

If you like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, you’ll love Beretta’s new striker fired 9mm (or .40SW) offering, the Apex. The first thing that can be said about the Apex is riempire con anima italiana! I didn’t have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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RECOVER TACTICAL NOW HAS NEW GRIP COLORS AVAILABLE

CC3H now available in Phantom Grey RG15 Quick Change Rubber Grips All Colors on Sale Visit Recover Tactical for additional details or to make your purchase (HERE)

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Beretta Exhibits At Info Defence 2016 Indonesia

Beretta has done an amazing job of vertically integrating transforming itself into a one stop shop. They’ve expanded the ARX line with the addition of the ARX 200; adding 7.62 x 51 capability to a modular architecture that exhibits a … Continue reading

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Stevens Announces Its First Semi-Automatic Shotgun

  SUFFIELD, Conn. July 28, 2016 –Stevens is proud to offer its first semi-automatic shotgun, the new 12-guage S1200. The S1200 provides reliable, inertia driven semi-automatic performance at an attractive price. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered … Continue reading

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BERETTA DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES VIDEO

On April 23rd and again on May 21st, the Sportsman Channel will broadcast a special program on Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT).  It’s a behind-the-scenes peek at how the companies that make up BDT are working together to create a completely … Continue reading

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BERETTA CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWERED RAIL CONCEPT

Developers at Beretta are moving forward with the powered rail concept bringing the company closer to the fully integrated weapon, an ambitious idea the DoD advanced several years ago. I had the opportunity to meet with a representative engineer from … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE ON THE LONG RANGE SHOOTING LINE

This is clearly my favorite  segment of Media Day because it presents me with the opportunity to shoot some of the best long range tactical rifles in the world.  Beretta, Ashbury Precision, Bergara, Barret and several others live here. All … Continue reading

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MILIPOL 2015 Beretta

  I had the opportunity to sit with the Beretta folks last year and they were kind enough to take me through the iProtect concept and the underlying technology. Without getting into laborious technical details what iProtect does is provide … Continue reading

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Beretta Unveils It’s New 7.62×51 Platform The ARX200 AT DSEI London

At this year’s DSei, Beretta unveiled its newest vision for a Designated Marksman Rifle. The ARX200 chambered in 7.62×51 features a free floated 16 inch barrel on an aluminum reinforced polymer chassis.Operating controls are all ambidextrous and include bolt release, … Continue reading

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BERETTA ANNOUCES THE APX STRIKER FIRED PISTOL AT IDEX 2015

  Beretta took the wraps off its first striker fired pistol, the Beretta APX, at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The new pistol is a timely response to the U.S. Army’s on again off again rejection of the the … Continue reading

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Dinging Some Steel With Beretta’s TRG M10 Media Day At The Range Shot Show 2015

That was a 960 yard shoot on an 18 inch silhouette with Beretta’s TRG M10 338 Lapua and Sue as my spotter.

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Beretta Announces Its Entry For The U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System The Beretta M9A3

  The M9 has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years. Beretta has delivered 600,000 M9s to the DoD; with a contract in place to deliver an additional 100,000 pistols. To meet the Army’s Modular Handgun … Continue reading

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Should The U.S. Army Replace The Beretta M9 ?

T.G.I.F. and what a week it was. This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is about the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) or more commonly known as the quest to retire a tried and true venerable veteran, the M9 9mm semiautomatic service … Continue reading

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Washington Times Says: “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”

The M4 complaints are based on two factors. First is lethality. When the Army moved from the M16 to the M4 they reduced barrel length from 18 inches to 14.5 inches. The decrease in barrel length reduced projectile muzzle velocity, … Continue reading

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Beretta’s i-Protect System

i-Protect represents a state of the art digitization of the operator, his or her weapon system and geo referenced information to provide a more complete command and control picture down to the individual level. i-Protect requires the use of a … Continue reading

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Beretta’s Powered Rail System

Beretta’s Powered Rail System is based on PPI’s design but has undergone considerable development. The company plans to implement the system as part of the ARX weapon system. The rail is Picatinny compliant. The electronics consists of two isolated busses … Continue reading

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Laser Devices Inc. Now A Division of Steiner-Optik

As many of you already know, LDI, became part of the Beretta Holdings family in 2013. Also part of Beretta Holdings is Burris Optics. For a relatively short period of time, Burris handled commercial sales of LDI’s civilian product line; … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014 Media Day At The Range Favorites (Cont’d)

Selective fire action courtesy of the Daniel Defense Team. Be sure to ask DD who took down the zombie… Beretta’s exhibit attracted a large number of attendees hoping to send a few rounds down range with the sporting version of … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013–Closing Comments and Photo Gallery

This year’s SOFIC conference was an exciting event and every bit as good as prior years. The combined efforts of NDIA and USSOCOM account for that. There was, as always, a wealth of information transferred. If you are a small … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013 Beretta ARX-160A1

Beretta’s ARX160A1 a contender in the US Army’s Carbine Competition will become the ARX100 when the commercial variant goes into full production later in the year. Beretta’s management expects the first units to hit the shelves this summer. The ARX100 … Continue reading

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What Companies Are Still In The Running In The Army’s Carbine Competition? – Reader Question

  As of March 2013 the following companies are still in the running: Colt Defense FNH USA Heckler & Koch Remington Adcor Defense Beretta

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Beretta May Move It’s Operations Out Of Maryland

It appears the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, introduced by Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley is the catalyst behind Beretta’s plan to leave Accokeek, MD and relocate its facilities elsewhere. The proposed legislation would ban the sale of modern semiautomatic rifles … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2013 – Media Day A Huge Success In Spite Blistering Weather.

SHOT Show’s Media Day is an opportunity for members of the media to put their hands on many of the new offerings and send a little lead down range. This year’s event was plagued by unseasonably low temperatures and a … Continue reading

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If You Thought Beretta’s M9 Was Headed For The Assisted Living Facility, Think Again!

The U.S. Army renewed its commitment to the  Beretta 9mm M9 by awarding Beretta a contract for up to 100,000 M9 pistols. An initial order for 4,600 pistols has already been released. All of the pistols will be manufactured in Beretta’s … Continue reading

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Beretta’s Latest Addition To The 90 Series Pistols – 92A1 & 96A1

There’s probably never been a more successful combat service pistol than the Beretta M9. Ergonomics, function, ease of operation, safety, capacity and reliability are unsurpassed; except for the venerable 1911 the M9 has been in service longer than any other … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – Beretta ARX160 and GRX160

Beretta ARX160 5.56 x 45 carbine and the GLX160A1 40mm grenade launcher.  Beretta’s ARX160 carbine is among several contenders in the U.S. Army’s competition (read ongoing saga) to replaced the venerable M4. There are many considerations an organization as large … Continue reading

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Beretta Nano – Preview

I’m really excited about this new offering from Beretta. The Nano is an ideal, 9mm, conceal carry pistol. It will be released in the 9 mm caliber first, followed by .40 S&W. Ladies, the Nano is a superb addition to … Continue reading

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Beretta ARX-160 At MILIPOL 2011

The Beretta ARX160 is an amazing weapon system, and Beretta has done an extraordinary job with what the company calls the MMI or man-machine-interface. Ben with Beretta does a great job of demonstrating the weapon so I’ll let him show you … Continue reading

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SAKO Launches Its New Sniper Platform The TRG M10

SAKO from Finland, and now part of the Beretta family, has introduced its new multi-caliber sniper rifle, the SAKO M10. The M10 adds to SAKO’s already distinguished sniper platforms the M22 and M42, launched in 1999. Both the M22 and M42 have tremendous … Continue reading

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Beretta Exhibits ARX160 at SOFIC 2011…

Courtesy Beretta USA – ARX 160 carbine. Beretta has been building firearms for quite sometime. The company enjoys an enviable position in the law enforcement, military and commercial markets offering a high quality and well diversified product portfolio. Currently, Beretta supplies … Continue reading

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The USAF Modular Handgun System (MHS) May Still Survive.

In my days in the Navy, the issue handgun was a M1911, .45 ACP. You could hear it rattling as it came out of the holster but it went bang every time you squeezed the trigger. In fact, virtually all … Continue reading

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