Beretta Releases APX Compact and APX Centurion Pistols

The Italian gunmaker has added mid-sized and concealed-carry versions of it's popular striker-fired handgun.

The Beretta APX Compact holds 13 rounds in 9mm and 10 rounds in .40 S&W.
The Beretta APX Compact holds 13 rounds in 9mm and 10 rounds in .40 S&W.mfg photo

Beretta’s rejected submission to the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System trial has caught on in the civilian market and is one of the top polymer guns out there. So it should come at no surprise that the company has released two new variants of the APX platform, both more suited to concealed carry.

The new APX Compact and APX Centurion are Beretta's compact and mid-size offerings.

The striker fired pistols include the trademark aggressive slide serrations and a trigger that breaks at 6 lbs. with a short reset.

It looks like the smaller models retain the original APX pistol’s ergonomics and low bore axis with an ambidextrous slide catch and a reversible magazine button release for left-handed shooters.

And, like the original APX, the grip frame housings can be easily swapped.

Both the APX Compact and the APX Centurion are available in 9mm or .40S&W with a flush fit magazine. The APX Compact can also accept both full and Centurion-size APX magazines.

The APX Compact is out now and Beretta says the Centurion will be available next month.

The new APX Compact has a 3.7" barrel and weighs in at just over 26 ounces.
The new APX Compact has a 3.7" barrel and weighs in at just over 26 ounces.mfg photo

Beretta APX Compact Specs

  • Action: Striker fired
  • Barrel Length: 3.7"
  • Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W
  • Magazine: 9mm: 13 or 10 rounds, .40: 10 rounds
  • Overall Height: 122mm
  • Overall Length: 6.97"
  • Overall Width: 1.30"
  • Sight Radius: 5.7"
  • Weight Unloaded: 9mm: 26.4 oz., .40 S&W: 27.2 oz.

Beretta APX Centurion Specs: NA

The mid-sized Beretta APX Centurion will be available with a 15+1 (9mm) or 13+1 (.40S&W) capacity with a flush fit magazine. It will also be able to accept the full-size APX magazines.
The mid-sized Beretta APX Centurion will be available with a 15+1 (9mm) or 13+1 (.40S&W) capacity with a flush fit magazine. It will also be able to accept the full-size APX magazines.mfg photo