Beretta APX A1 Carry: a Modular RDS Friendly Pistol

The Beretta APX A1 Carry is the newest member of the Beretta APX family, designed to be red dot sight (RDS) friendly, modular, and ready to individually customize.

A Beretta APX A1 carry in an AIWB holster just prior to the drawstroke.

As of this writing, there are four (4) configurations of the newest striker-fired 9mm pistol from Beretta, all using the 6-round APX magazine or its 8-round bigger brother

  • APX A1 Carry
  • APX A1 Carry FDE (Flat Dark Earth)
  • APX A1 Carry ODG (OD Green)
  • APX A1 Carry WG (Wolf Grey)

Defensive use of the APX A1 Carry

Beretta APX A1 Carry

Beretta says, 

The APX A1 Carry encompasses the reliability and quality the APX family has become known for within the shooting communities. 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 pull, the APX A1 Carry creates ease of use for a wide range of end-users. Other new features like a red-dot optic ready slide and improved modularity create endless opportunities for further customization, right out of the box.

What does the “Beretta APX” stand for? 

The moniker APX means Advanced Pistol X, wherein the stands for a preferred or chosen caliber. The weapon is extraordinarily modular, allowing the user to change both caliber and frame size 

According to the manufacturer, the Beretta APX A1 CCW pistol features and improved trigger pull, RDS-ready slide, and greater modularity.
According to the manufacturer, the Beretta APX A1 CCW pistol features an improved trigger pull, RDS-ready slide, and greater modularity.

APX A1 Carry Specs

The following descriptions come via the manufacturer.

IMPROVED TRIGGER PULL

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.

RED-DOT OPTIC READY SLIDE

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, and Holosun Series.

IMPROVED MODULARITY

With user optimization in mind, the APX A1 Carry is built on a modular chassis that allows for customization, such as the attachment of optics and the switching of the grip frame housing for one of our three available grip frame colors: Flat Dark Earth (FDE), OD Green, and Wolf Grey.

AGGRESSIVE SLIDE SERRATIONS

Aggressive front slide serrations enable the end-user to manipulate the slide easily in any weather and lighting conditions.

Beretta APX A1/Carry Model at USCCA

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2021

This is where The Mag Life crew first saw the weapon, which we hope to review for you soon. 

The first time we put eyes on the APX A1 Carry model was a the 2021 USCCA Expo.
The first time we put eyes on the APX A1 Carry model was at the 2021 USCCA Expo.
Some of the various colors of APX A1 Carry (without optic attached).
Some of the various colors of APX A1 Carry (without optic attached).

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APX A1 Carry magazine and its intended CCW pistol.

Unloaded examples of APX A1 Carry pistol magazines at the USCCA Expo.

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