Following up on the APX A1 series introduced last year, Beretta has a new full-sized 9mm that is ready for red-dot use right out of the box.

The new APX A1 FS is a striker-fired 9mm with what Beretta calls "a crisp, class-dominating trigger" as well as improved ergonomics, more aggressive slide serrations, full ambi controls, and a straighter grip profile with 360-degree texturing. 

Beretta APX A1 FS
Using a 4.25-inch barrel, the new Beretta APX A1 FS is 7.5 inches overall with a weight of 33.1 ounces. Offering a 10+1, 15+1, and 17+1 capacity, it is roughly the same size as a Glock 17. (Photo Beretta)
Beretta APX A1 FS
Billed as ideal for personal protection, LE, or competition use, the APX A1 FS is optics ready and is shown by Beretta with a Steiner and Burris sight fitted. (Photo Beretta)

"Building on Beretta’s knowledge and history of performance, the APX A1 offers the most competitive feature set available today on the market,” said Nicola Lorenzi, pistol product manager. "The APX A1 takes the proven ergonomics and reliability of the APX family to the next level with integrated features derived from feedback from military, law enforcement, and tactical shooters. It aims for the highest levels in performance, safety, and quality to operate for any shooter in the field."

Asking price on the new APX A1 FS is $529, and the gun ships in a pistol case with three interchangeable backstraps, two magazines, and other accessories.

James Reeves has the scoop, below. 

All in all, the company seems to be making a special effort to put red dots on everything in the catalog, with optics-ready models of the M9A4 Centurion, 92X Performance Defensive, and 92X RDO Compact all arriving with the feature. Beretta's budget line, Stoeger, is seeing similar expansions. 

Beretta APX A1 FS
The MSRP on the new Beretta APX A1 FS is $529. (Photo Beretta)
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