Swiss manufacturer Brügger & Thomet has a civilian model of the APC9 SMG currently available in Finland. Designated the APC9 Suomi (literally Finland or Finnish), this 9x19mm semi-auto sub-carbine has one distinct feature for the Finnish market – a fixed suppressor.
In order to comply with the 1997 Finnish law, this is required in order to give the barrel an overall length of 425 mm (16.7 in). The carbine is also required to have a fixed stock, it appears the same as the standard APC9 stock, but cannot be folded. This stock modification was also accepted in Germany.
The suppressor is similar to the B&T MP5QD, with a single block baffle design, which can be removed without removing the tube from the gun.
The APC9 has an ambidextrous charging handle, bolt release, magazine catch, and safety lever. Unlike their previous TP9/MP9 series, the safety has been moved back to the familiar location under the thumb of the dominant hand. The magazine is actually the only shared part, with the TP9/MP9 series, and in Europe are available in 15, 20, 25, and 30 round capacities.
Like the other APC versions available, the Suomi comes complete with the Aimpoint Micro TL-1 optic. Selling for 2790.00 €, that’s roughly $3725.00 US, I’m still disappointed there isn’t a US importer for any APC model.