Beretta USA Launches New APX A1 Carry Pistol

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Beretta’s new APX A1 Carry line (Beretta)

Beretta USA have announced the launch of the new APX A1 Carry pistol. Available in four frame colours and with an optics-ready slide, the pistol has an MSRP of $449. The new pistol debuted last weekend at the 2021 USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Expo. The APX A1 Carry has a 3 inch barrel and is available in Standard Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey, and OD Green frame colors. It has a 6 or 8 round magazine capacity and weighs in at 19.8oz.

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Beretta's new APX A1 Carry (Beretta)
Beretta's new APX A1 Carry (Beretta)

Check out the video Beretta USA released for the pistol:

Here’s Beretta’s announcement in full:

Accokeek, MD – Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new pistol, the APX A1 Carry – the newest evolution of the popular APX Carry series platform. The APX A1 Carry encompasses the reliability and quality the APX family has become known for within the shooting communities now with a shorter and lighter trigger pull, red-dot optic ready slide, and improved modularity.

“Beretta USA is excited to be bringing the latest variant of the APX family to market here at USCCA in Fort Worth. We are embracing the Red Dot Optic revolution and excited to be bringing an exciting and innovative offering to the concealed carry market that further eases training and use under stress for defensive purposes,” Jeff Hobson, VP of Marketing and Sales, said.

Years of extensive training and real-world use converge in a handgun designed and built for everyday carry and suited for anyone with personal defense on their mind.

With a shorter and lighter trigger than its predecessors, the enhanced ergonomic and sensory experience consists of a clean break with quick reset, aiding with consistent shot placement and ease of use.

The red-dot ready slide is designed to receive a variety of optics plates, one of which will be provided by Beretta free of charge through the warranty registration process online, including Burris, C-more, Shield RMS-C, and Holosun K Series.

The APX A1 Carry features a low bore axis that produces less felt recoil and a natural point of aim and dramatically improves follow-up shot acquisition.

With aggressive slide serrations, a textured grip frame, and a flat trigger guard, this new pistol enables the user to ensure and maintain a firm, secure, and instinctive grip in all situations.

The APX A1 Carry was developed to be easily concealed with its single-stack, sub-compact, and thin grip design that makes it essentially invisible, no matter the clothes you wear or whether you carry inside or outside the waistband.

Available in Standard Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey, and OD Green frame colors, this versatile pistol can be customized for each individual with the selection of the ideal magazine for their concealment style: an extended 8-round magazine, a 6-round magazine with pinky extension, and a flush baseplate (included in the box).

Debuted at the 2021 USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Expo in Fort Worth, TX this past weekend, the Beretta APX A1 Carry is now available for an MSRP of $449.

Beretta's new APX A1 Carry (Beretta)

Specs for the APX A1 Carry:

Action: Striker-fired
Barrel length: 78mm / 3in
Caliber: 9×19 (PARA)
Magazine: 6 or 8 rounds
Overall height: 4.17in
Overall length: 5.63in
Overall width: 0.9in
Weight unloaded: 562g / 19.8oz

Find out more on Beretta’s website here.

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

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  • ChiptheBarber ChiptheBarber on Oct 06, 2021

    Will the anticipated sales of these be enough for someone to make an aftermarket flush 10 rd. mag like they did for the Glock 43? If not, given the current competition, despite the optics cut slide, I don't see these flying off the shelves.

    • T243 T243 on Oct 06, 2021

      @ChiptheBarber Size. This pistol is "way" smaller than the G43X or P365....

  • Evi1joe Evi1joe on Oct 18, 2021

    Let's make something with the capacity of the G43 from 2015, but make it much taller--perhaps as big as any of the new micro-wonder 9s that hold 10rds or more. Let's go at least as retro as the new CZ and see if we can't also compete with the Walther PPS and gen1 Shield.