[SHOT 17] B&T To Attend Range Day With The New Aimpoint Nano And Their USW


Last year we broke the brand new B&T Universal Service Weapon and the corresponding Aimpoint mini red dot sight that is being made just for the new USW. I am excited to see what the shooting experience is like as well as ask them if they have any plans to introduce the USW to the American market (pretty please?) as a pistol variant. The idea of being able to buy a new production Sphinx 3000 with an AIMPOINT mini red dot attached makes me drool a bit.

We will be providing you guys with a ton of photos, as many specs as I can get, as well as some overall impressions once one of us can get our hands on the gun. I fully expect the Universal Service Weapon to live up to the B&T name as well as the hype in my head. I am of the opinion that it may be one of the more important arms developments for Law enforcement in recent memory.

You can read some of our posts on the USW and the Aimpoint Nano HERE, you also may want to visit the B&T website HERE to learn more about their product lineup, they make some super cool stuff.

Even as modesty is a Swiss trait, our Universal Service Weapon (USW) is the world’s first and only pistol with an integrated foldable stock and therefore creates a whole new and unique category of handguns. Equipped with the brand new Aimpoint® Nano red dot sight the USW in caliber 9 mm Luger (9 x 19 mm) offers superior accuracy at up to 80 yards. Marginally bigger than a standard duty pistol it combines the capabilities of a pistol and a submachine gun to a whole new level.

We cordially invite you to check the USW out yourself, which we consider on of the few really new and exciting items at Shot Show.

The USW will be available for shooting at “Media at the Range Day” at the Aimpoint booth (no detailed explanations possible) and of course at our booth 3563 at the Shot Show.


Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and TFBTV Host. He likes guns and has liked shooting guns for as long as he can remember. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at TFBpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • Very excited, as this really is “one of the few really new and exciting items at Shot Show.”

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Totally agree Mark. It is pretty neat!

    • The_Champ

      Pistols with shoulder stocks are a new idea? This is maybe more refined, but I wouldn’t use the term new.

      • Mazryonh

        Maybe they meant “pistol with an integral folding stock”? Pistols with shoulder stocks date back to World War I with examples like the C96 that came with a holster that could attach to the grip to become a buttstock.

  • Peter Nissen

    I’ve been waiting for the USW to hit the American market since about, ohhh early last year when I visited the B&T website (which is somewhat unusual to navigate) and learned of it’s existence. Obviously going to be sold without stock initially and SBR’ed afterwards. Really look forward to the reviews of this gem!!!

  • Stephen Paraski

    Off Topic but Firearm Noise reduction Devices bill made to House and Senate today.

  • Tassiebush

    Definitely a seemingly worthwhile innovation. I look forward to reading about how it went! Hope you all enjoy giving it a go!

  • UVB76

    Patrick, Please also see if you can check out the new AAA Aimpoint that DSS solicited (hoping they are doing a general release and not a one off).

  • Garmanarnar


    • THP

      Sigh 😉

  • Miles Scott

    Seems like a great option for PCC competitions.

  • ColonelColt

    I’m excited about this even if it just comes into the country as a pistol. I wish TFB would get rid of in-article ad links though. It’s hard to tell what’s a real link or not.

  • Mazryonh

    Is the USW really the “first pistol with an integrated foldable stock”? You could argue that the semiautomatic version of the B&T MP9 (and the TMP made by Steyr that the MP9 was based on), named the B&T TP9, was the first pistol with an integrated folding stock. The USW is just a smaller version that looks much more like a handgun than its predecessor.

    If it could take the Arion Compact Ported Pistol Suppressor mentioned previously by this blog, and change the shape to allow holstering and free use of a rail-mounted light and laser, then we’d have a very useful police service weapon.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I’d guess 80 yards is the true effective range for the average officer. That gun should do much better then that in a good shooters hands. 80 yards is effective for an RMR equipped gun without a stock if the shooter is good. It’s kind of refreshing to see a company produce state a number that holds true for the main demographic using it.

  • JoshCalle

    Why couldn’t they just call it a brace instead of a stock and sell it here? The newly approved tailhook brace looks just like this.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    I just want the Aimpoint Micro in the US market. We need more pistol-sized red dots that can actually handle being on a pistol.

  • Zaro27

    I’d pay a $200 “Cool Guns” fine to own one.