B&T, Inc has just announced that the Miami Beach Police Department has purchased some of their APC9K PRO submachine guns. The APC9 has been in service with various law enforcement agencies across the world including its country of origin, Switzerland. However, the Miami Beach Police Department will be the first agency to purchase the SIG P320 magazine compatible version.
Miami Beach Police Department to be Equipped with APC9K PRO SMG’s from B&T
The Police Department will be acquiring the APC9Ks in a specific configuration. The lower will be compatible with the SIG Sauer P320 magazines. They will be the first law enforcement agency to adopt this style of lower for the APC9K platform.
The APC9K PRO also comes equipped with the B&T three-lug QD mount so that suppressors can be easily mounted. The submachine guns will also come equipped with Aimpoint sighting systems.
According to B&T, the new APC9Ks will be put into use within the “specialized service” areas of the department. The Miami Beach Police Department serves nearly 100,000 full-time residents but the area can quickly grow to over 3 million occupants during peak seasons.
With its compact size, this choice by the Miami Beach PD is a good one in my opinion. Especially in cases where you’re clearing buildings and working in tight spaces the APC9K makes for a lightweight and powerful force multiplier.
I’d imagine that the reason the police department adopted the version that is compatible with SIG P320 magazines is their current sidearm. With cross-compatibility there wouldn’t be any need to carry additional types of magazines and officers could swap magazines if needed in the field.
Do you think this is a good move for the police department? If you had the choice of a submachine gun to have as part of your duties as an LEO what would you select? To me, this isn’t really a surprise considering that the APC9 has been adopted as the US Army’s official submachine gun. Let us know down in the comments.
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