If you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time (bless you) you may get the idea that I am becoming a bit of an B&T fanboy. Well, you’re not far off. There is something about the smooth cuts, parallel lines and precision machining that make me long for every gun B&T will import into the U.S. And I recently started my Swiss-made journey with an APC9 pistol – a TFB review is in process,
But, as much as I love suppressors, I have yet to consider a B&T can for any of my hosts for one main reason: price. They are too expensive for my ‘H&K taste, Glock budget’ lifestyle. A few months ago I had a long phone conversation with B&T CEO Tim Nickler and the price of silencers came up.
Nickler explained that B&T suppressors are sold at current prices because of raw material sourcing that currently comes from Europe. Eventually this may change to U.S. sourced raw materials and we may see retail prices decline. But for now, my imaginary TP9 will have to be outfitted with an imaginary B&T suppressor.
But, I digress…
TFB reader Yves (@guns_in_switzerland on Instagram) was nice enough to share these pictures of his stunning select fire APC9SD. Much like the MP5SD, the APC’s barrel is ported to drop high velocity ammo to subsonic levels. It’s a beautiful example of B&T engineering.
Thank you, Yves.
The APC9 SD is first choice, not only for normal police duty, but also for SWAT units. Reliable, accurate, compact, ambidextrous and due to the integrated suppressor very quiet, the APC9 SD is the perfect submachine gun for all police and military tasks. Thanks to special ports in front of the chamber, also supersonic ammunition can be used. These cartridges will be reduced to subsonic speed by the ports.
- Calibre: 9 x 19 mm
- System: Close bolt blow back system
- Operation: Full auto
- Rate of fire: 1000 rpm
- Length min/max: 556 mm / 768 mm
- Width: 67 mm (incl. chargin handle)
- Height: 293 mm (incl. 30 round magazine and Aimpoint)
- Barrel Length: 146 mm
- Twist Rate: 250 mm / 10″
- Weight: 3.1 kg (inkl. 30-Schuss Magazin und Visierung)
- Stock Pull: 340 mm
- Primary Sighting System: Aimpoint Micro TL
- Secondary Sighting System: Flip up emergency sight
- Sight length: 239 mm
- NAR Rails: 1 + 3
- Charging handle: Interchangeable
- Magazines: 15, 20, 25 and 30 rounds, translucent Polymer magazines
- Handling: Ambidextrous
- Shoulder stock: Foldable
- Training System: Simunition, Manipulation
- Also included: One 15 round magazine, two 30 round magazines, QD front grip, cleaning kit, sling, case, manual