Swiss Shooters: B&T APC308 PDW – APC556 PDW – APC9-SD

    Welcome back to this week’s edition of ‘B&T Spotlight’. My name is Pete and I will be your host for the next three to four minutes. Seriously though, if it seems like we spend an uneven amount of time talking about this Swiss firearms manufacture here at TFB, it is for a few pretty good reasons. First being that B&T designs and builds excellent weapons. Second is that their project timelines for certain platforms is pretty quick. And lastly, unlike many manufacturers from other countries, B&T invests the time and resources it takes to import guns into the United States. In this case, it appears that the APC308 PDW and APC556 PDW will eventually be crossing the pond in pistol form.

    Also, being a silencer nut, I am also looking forward to the U.S. release of the APC9-SDAs a reminder, most B&T rifles use the upper receiver as the serialized firearm. So buying a completer upper and adding it to your existing lowers is not as advantageous as buying/swapping uppers for the AR15. Still, I’d like to see a comparison between the APC9-SD and an MP5SD

    It also appears that the the APC magazines are/will be offered in a more translucent version.

    See you for the next edition of B&T Spotlight.

    Credit: Guns_In_Switzerland

    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 weapon 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.

    APC9-SD Features (

    • Calibre: 9 x 19 mm
    • System: Close bolt blow back system
    • Operation:Semi automatic
    • 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


    Credit: Guns_In_Switzerland


    • Not yet available

    Designed to meet the future needs of Police and Military forces worldwide, the APC556, here in its PDW version with a very compact barrel, is a rugged but light carbine. Thanks to its telescopic stock and the short barrel the weapon is a perfect choice to be transported in any Police vehicle but also as PDW for military use. It is also well suited for all kinds of special operations (Military and Police).

    APC223 PDW Features (

    • Calibre: 5.56 x 45 mm / .223 Rem.
    • System: Locked rotating bolt gas piston operated rifle
    • Operation: Semi auto
    • Length min./max.: 545 mm / 725 mm
    • Width: 67 mm (incl. chargin handle)
    • Height: 282 mm (incl. 30 round magazin and sights)
    • Barrel Length: 222 mm
    • Weight: 3.1 kg (inkl. 30-Schuss Magazin und Visierung)
    • Stock Pull: 285 – 345 mm
    • Primary Sighting System: Foldable open sights
    • Sight length: 311 mm
    • Suppressor connector: Rotex-IIA interface in flash hider
    • Muzzle attachment: Flash hider
    • NAR Rails: 1 + 3
    • Charging handle: Interchangeable
    • Magazines: 30 round polymer magazines
    • Handling: Ambidextrous
    • Shoulder stock: Telescopic

    Information and screenshots on the APC308 PDW, APC556 PDW and the APC9 SD came from my Instagram/Internet Friend ‘Guns_In_Switzerland’:


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