B&T continues to introduce their products to America, although, unfortunately, slower than most of us would like due to ATF approval processes. As I anxiously await the VP9 (not that one) to be granted access, another one of the Swiss pistols is finally available. Joe Stoppiello, owner/operator of Dakota Tactical, was nice enough to take some pictures of the newest addition to the B&T lineup to enter the U.S. market: the USWA1. Imported via B&T USA in Tampa, FL as a pistol, owners following the ATF Form 1 process will be able to give life to its true SBR state.
Using some Sphinx parts, B&T built the USWA1 that only makes it slightly resemble its cousin. First and foremost, the rear portion of the frame includes a mount that can accept a side folding shoulder stock. That same over-the-slide mount also provides an attachment point for a new red dot optic, the Aimpoint NANO.
Moving forward, the slide includes a flared and serrated surface for charging the pistol, since the optic and mount prevents a more traditional action. The barrel is threaded to accept an always welcome silencer, and three types of B&T marked magazines are included in increasing capacities. A 200 Lumen B&T (Inforce) APL weapon light is also included in the package.
Some may balk at the $2,200+ street price, however, with the Aimpoint NANO, weapon light, three large capacity magazines, holster and threaded barrel, the package itself is fairly reasonable if you are looking for a unique pistol to SBR project.*
* NOTE: The above listed accessories were included as a an introductory package deal. Orders after the initial run will not include a holster or extra magazines.
- Operation: Semi-automatic
- Caliber: 9 x 19 mm
- Barrel length: 110 mm (4.33 in.)
- Muzzle feature: M13.5 x 1 LH threads
- Handling: Ambidextrous
- Optic: Aimpoint NANO
- Illumination: B&T 200 lumen APL tactical pistol light
- Included: 3 magazines (17, 19 and 30 round), 3 grip panel inserts (S-M-L), duty holster, sling, cleaning kit, manual, hard case
- MSRP: $2,350.00
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