B&T made waves when they won the U.S. Army contract back in 2019. Now, it appears their list of contracts is expanding all the way down to Brazil. The Sao Paulo Military Police have just announced their adoption of the B&T APC40 PRO. Details from the press release below:
Tampa, FL(December 11, 2020)– B&T USA is proud to announce the São Paulo Brazil Military Police purchased the B&T APC40 PRO platform. These compact weapon systems are chambered in the .40 S&W, allowing cartridge commonality between the divisions recently procured Glock service pistol and its new sub machine gun.
“After enduring a rigorous and thorough selection process, B&T is pleased that our APC40 PRO model has been chosen by the officers of the São Paulo Military Police,” stated Jon Scott, Vice President of Sales, B&T USA. “This contract also marks the company’s first exportation of US-produced APC40 models, built right here in Tampa, Florida — which, in and of itself, is very exciting for us.”
In addition to B&T’s APC40 PRO models, the São Paulo Military Police will also receive US-produced B&T tri-lug SMG suppressors, unique B&T 30-round Glock magazines and Vicker’s Tactical VCAS two-point adjustable slings with U-Loop attachments by Blue Force Gear.
B&T Wins Sao Paulo Brazil Contract with APC40PRO Model
The State Military Police officers are technically considered military personnel, but perform the usual community policing, patrol, and traffic enforcement that city police often perform. The force is organized in a military fashion; divided into a series of battalions. Its more than 100,000 personnel are spread throughout the state, as well as the 40 cities and towns within the Greater Sao Paulo region.
More about the apc40 pro
If you’re familiar with the APC9 PRO, the features of the APC40 PRO will be no shocker. The APC40 PRO uses a hydraulic buffer system to reduce muzzle rise. The gun uses auto-folding, non-reciprocating and ambidextrous charging handles. The lower receiver includes a side positioned bolt hold open. Magpul M-LOK accessory slots are located on the forend for the attachment of accessories. The APC40 PRO is also equipped to accommodate Glock magazines, which as the press release states, is for commonality with the Sao Paulo Military Police’s recently adopted Glock pistols.
If you would like to know more about the APC40PRO, information can be found on the B&T website.