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The US Army's New Submachine Gun
« on: April 02, 2019, 07:14:32 PM »
Reports of the death of pistol caliber submachine guns have been greatly exaggerated

This Is The Army's New Submachine Gun
The service is buying hundreds of these weapons to arm personal security details guarding VIPs in high-risk environments.
By Joseph TrevithickApril 2, 2019

The American subsidiary of Swiss gunmaker B&T has won a multi-million-dollar contract to supply the U.S. Army with a variant of its 9mm APC9 submachine gun. For almost a year, the service has been evaluating a number of proposed weapons as part of an effort to give personal security details added firepower.

The Army quietly announced that it had awarded B&T USA the deal, worth more than $2.5 million, on the U.S. government’s main contracting website FedBizOpps on Mar. 29, 2019, but did not specify which weapon specifically it was buying. A trusted source familiar with the contract confirmed the gun in question was a version of the APC9 PRO series, but could not say which model specifically.  The Army now expects to purchase at least 350 of what it officially calls the Sub Compact Weapon, or SCW, with additional options to buy up to 1,000 of the guns in total.


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Re: The US Army's New Submachine Gun
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 09:54:14 PM »
this is an excellent sub-gun! i think Nashe still distributes this in-country. comes with 10, 20, and 30 round magazines. for awhile, i thought that the US Army would go for the Angstadt, with their M4 9mm sub-gun with their glock mags (Jethro sells this one), or the Steyr MPX, but this is a very good buy....
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