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B&T SMG APC9 and APC45 Pro Submachine Gun Packages with Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating, Folding Charging Handles and AR-15 Pistol Grips. Accepts Glock Pistol Mags with Lower Receiver Swap! (Video!)

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

May 12, 2019
Last updated on 5/13/19.

B&T (formerly Brugger and Thomet) recently introduced an upgraded variant of the B&T SMG APC9/45 lightweight submachine gun system at SHOT Show 2019 called the B&T SMG APC9/45 Pro, and DefenseReview (DR) got to take a quick look at it. The new B&T SMG APC9 Pro and APC45 Pro have a non-repicrocating, ambidextrous (dual) folding charging handle and a remobable AR-15-style pistol grip. The APC9/45 Pro SMG’s lower can also be swapped out for a “Glock lower” that acceps Glock pistol mags. We assume this applies to both the APC9 Pro AND APC45 Pro, but we’ll try to get confirmation on this.

The B&T SMG APC9 Pro and ACP45 Pro’s barrels appear to feature a quick-attach/detach mounting system for a muzzle can (silencer/sound suppressor). B&T of course also manufactures their own SMG cans.

Defense Review finds it interesting that subguns (submachine guns) appear to be making a comeback with both law enforcement agencies AND the US military, specifically the US Army. The B&T SMG APC9K subgun recently won a nice little US Army contract over five other companies’ weapons, including SIG SAUER’s MPX, which now gives the APC SMG series some importance in the US.

Until very recently the logic was that a suppressed select-fire AR SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) was the better way to go for dynamic CQB/CQC (Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat), but it looks like folks are realizing just how effective a suppressed pistol-caliber SMG can be in 9mm and .45 ACP, particularly with quality +P or +P+ JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point)  ammo, for this purpose.

Editor’s Note: Check out DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch’s article on this topic. It’s a good read.

Company Contact Info:

B&T AG
Tempelstrasse 6
CH-3608 Thun
Tel: +41 33 334 67 00
Email Contact Form: https://www.bt-ag.ch/site/eng/kontakt/kontaktformular
Website: https://www.bt-ag.ch

B&T SHOP THUN
Zelglistrasse 10
CH-3608 Thun
Tel: +41 33 334 67 30

B&T SHOP ZÜRICH
Widenholzstrasse 1
CH-8304 Wallisellen
Tel: +41 43 443 32 00

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