Gunsport of Colorado | Class 3 FFL Dealer | 1707 14th St, Boulder, Colorado 80302 | 303.938.1396
B&T USA had their new APC9K sub guns, recently chosen for a hard-fought U.S. Army contract, on display for the crowd at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indy.
The APC9K was chosen for a small run of guns, dubbed “Sub Compact Weapons,” to arm the military’s Personal Security Details. The contract, which saw as many as 13 gun makers express interest, required firearms, “capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal and accurate fires at close range with minimal collateral damage.”
The final award, $2.5 million for 350 SCWs, with an option for up to 1,000 of the weapons, stressed that the winner needed to be as compact as possible.
The standard APC9 is a 9mm blowback action three-position select-fire SMG that fires from a closed bolt at a cyclic rate of 1,080 rounds-per-minute. The APC9K, with the final letter in the designation short for “kurz” or short, is a more compact version with a 5.4-inch barrel and 13.6-inch overall length with the stock fully collapsed.
Interestingly, B&T reps told Guns.com the APC9 series lower receiver can be configured for use with either B&T’s proprietary double-stack detachable magazines, Glock mags, or Sig Sauer P320 9mm magazines. It should be noted that the Army is currently moving to the M17 and M18 series of pistols, made by Sig, which is based on the P320.
The military originally courted designs from a literal A-to-Z in compact gun makers including Angstadt, Colt, CMMG, CZ, Heckler & Koch, Lewis Machine & Tool, Noveske, PTR, Quarter Circle, and Zenith Firearms before choosing B&T. The company, with Swiss roots, plans on a semi-auto version of the APC9K.
The post Army’s New B&T Sub Compact Weapon on hand at NRAAM appeared first on Guns.com.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb last Friday signed a carry reform bill into law while delivering a speech at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
The measure, HB 1284, passed the GOP-controlled state Senate 37-7 and the House 64-17 earlier this month before it was sent to Holcomb. The bill slices fees on carry licenses, allows applicants to register to vote during the licensing process, and expands self-defense protections in the state.
“Removing any and all barriers for lawful carry in our state is significant for the many Hoosier gun owners who want to protect themselves and others,” said Holcomb before signing HB 1284 in front of a crowd full of NRA members at the Lucas Oil Stadium. “This is an important bill. This is an important next step.”
The new law removes all state fees on regular permits, which the measure lengthens to five years from the current four. The price for lifetime permits will be $50, reduced to $40 if the applicant already has a short-term permit. The new fees will go into effect in July 2020.
As part of the bill, Indiana State Police locations, as well as local law enforcement offices that process carry permits, will be designated as voter registration offices, allowing applicants easier access to that process. Further, the new law allows license holders to carry a firearm during religious services at places of worship on school grounds, a practice that was formerly illegal.
Importantly, the bill provides immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances and requires courts to award a defendant’s legal fees when a lawful gun user has to back up their actions in court. “Previously, an undue burden was on the defendant in exercising the right to self-defense,” noted the NRA on the move. “Under the new law, that burden is shifted.”
The post Indiana Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill at NRA Event (VIDEO) appeared first on Guns.com.
The National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting always brings out the celebrities. From YouTubers to politicians to movie stars, you never know who you might find mingling on the showroom floor. Guns.com played paparazzi this past weekend in Indianapolis, snapping pics of the stars we encountered on the NRA floor.