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Beretta APX

RugerFanRugerFan Senior MemberPosts: 2,212 Senior Member
1 of my son's is wanting a pistol to keep in his car. He found a new Beretta APX  at a local pawnshop for $359. Academy Sports has it listed for 349 so the local price is decent.

What are your opinions on this gun and Beretta handguns? 


  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,680 Senior Member
    No first hand experience, but the APX seems to be an also-ran in the world of striker fired guns. It's probably just fine, but didn't do anything well enough to unseat Glock/Sig/S&W. 

    I'm sure it would serve him well, but factors such as spare parts, accessories, mags, etc are a consideration. At that price, I personally would get a used Glock or S&W. 
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,182 Senior Member
    edited August 1 #3
    I'd get the Ruger SR-9c. I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine and it was $329. Trigger breaks glass clean at about 4.5 to 5 pounds and it feels great with the 10 rounder and you can get the 17 rounders (it comes with one of each and the spacer for the 17 rounder.)

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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    Thanks. There are cheaper options. But, a lot of stores around here have little inventory. 

    I was in a nearby Academy Sports Thursday and their handgun inventory is about 20% of normal. 
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    I was just thinking availability may have a lot to do with it.....
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,772 Senior Member
    Is it the full size APX or the smaller APX Carry model.
    I haven't used or handled either one  but some of the reviews seem promising.


    APX Carry

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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    No idea which 1 he looked at
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