Beretta ARX-160 Carbine

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The new ARX-160 Carbine is Beretta’s entry into the M4 replacement competition. Photos by SMG-Lee

M16 magazine, folding iron sights

Folding stock


Originally I called this rifle the NRX after misreading the logo. It is in the ARX-160. Below is a photo (from of the ARX-160 carbine (left) and the rifle version (right). Both have the new Beretta grenade launcher attached.

A big thanks to Ed who was kind enough to let me know about my mistake after he spoke to Beretta. He and has more info on the rifle/carbine.

Apparently the Italian Special Forces will be adopting it in 2009.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • J.J J.J on Nov 22, 2008

    it is actually made of a composite material

  • Daniel E. Watters Daniel E. Watters on Oct 12, 2009

    Oddly enough, the designer of the rifle is Ulrich Zedrosser. Zedrosser used to work for Steyr, and participated in the development of the AUG, ACR, and Scout Rifle.