The Beretta APX semiautomatic pistol, utilizing a removable, serialized chassis frame, can be easily modified with replaceable grip frame housings and is simple to disassemble and maintain. Ease of use was the key driver in the development of the APX. The APX’s extremely low profile, snag free, design makes it easy to carry and draw from the holster. To accommodate right or left-handed use, the APX’s magazine release button can be easily reversed. The light, durable grip frame housing employs modern thermoplastic technology through the use of fiberglass reinforced technopolymer.
Interchangeable grip frame housing and internal serialized chassis frame allows grip frame housings to be exchanged or customized without affecting the serialized part. Interchangeable backstraps are included in three different sizes to allow shooter personalization. The rounded, snag free surfaces of the pistol ensure trouble-free insertion and holster extraction. The squared-off trigger guard offers a support surface and accessory mounting interface. The grip features grooved finger rests to guarantee a secure and firm hold. Every control is flush with the polymer frame but always easy to reach and operate. The pistol comes with a standard Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913) under the barrel for convenient mounting of a laser device, flashlight or other type of accessory. The ergonomic grip frame features an optimal angle for instinctive aiming. The rear upper part of the grip is curved and recessed to snugly fit and protect the shooter’s hand. Both the front and the rear of the grip feature a comfortable checkered surface to provide a solid grip.
The Beretta APX was designed from the ground up with safety in mind. Beretta APX pistols have a unique feature that allows the user to deactivate the internal striker mechanism prior to disassembly. This means the pistol can be field stripped without pulling the trigger. The trigger safety stops the trigger from traveling rearward through inertia in case the pistol is dropped. When the trigger is intentionally pulled, the trigger safety is instantly deactivated. The slide catch is a lever that holds the slide open after the last round is fired. This allows the user to immediately determine that the pistol does not have a round in the chamber or in the magazine. The slide catch of the APX is internal, ambidextrous and completely snag free.
The APX RDO is an evolution of Beretta’s popular APX striker fired duty pistol that incorporates the ability to easily mount a Red Dot Optic integrally on your slide. The pistol features all the same modularity of the standard APX line with the addition of a factory slide cut to accept one of 4 different optic plates. At launch, the pistol plates support Mini-Red Dot Optics from Burris, Trjicon, Leupold, and C-More. Also shipping with the pistol is a fixed blanking plate that covers the slide cut and allows the pistol to be used sans optic mount.
- Interchangeable backstraps
- Modular frame
- Includes mounting plate for optic
- Picatinny rail for accessories