New Beretta APX full size FDE , what a deal

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  1. glockguns

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    I agree. I had G19.4 but traded it off and what a great move. The more I learn about the firearm and the testing it underwent along with the history of Beretta, how can you not be impressed ? The APX is so darn fun to shoot. One of the major well known holster companies ( Vedder) will now be making holsters for the APX. I think that's a great sign.
     
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  2. triaxle

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    I have a few Desantis leather open top holsters that work and look made for it , also a Galco open top for a Sig 229 I think . This gun conceals well for a full size . Beretta needs to get more mags and holster items out into the market .
     

  3. MrS&W

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    I have CZ',s Glocks, XD/XDM's, M&PS 2.0, etc, and I must say I like the APX much better. Then when you throw in the build quality, trigger, and all the other pros that the APX has out the box that everything else other than the P320 doesn't have, it's a no brainier... Then when you can get it for $100-200+ cheaper than Glocks and HK's, Walthers, etc, it's a must buy....

    I just took my APX Centoriun to the range with my modded up M&P 2.0 with Trijicon xd hr night sights ($150ish), full Apex trigger kit ($110+), and a threaded Faxon barrel ($120+), and the APX with stock sights, trigger, everything was out shooting it. Actually, the only thing I changed out on the APX was to a green competition striker spring that only cost me $13.

    I just purchased another one, the fullsize FDE, from on Monday and it should be here tomorrow. Next on my list is the Combact Centoriun and the APX Target.
     
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  4. Glockster17

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    I’m sorry, did I miss the pictures? It didn’t happen with out the pictures! Lol
    Congrats on the new pistol.
     
  5. jim goose

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    I’ve dry fired one and I really liked the reset.
     
  6. Will Rudy

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    Had an APX and didn't like the difficult field-strip compared to the SIG P320. Also had hiccups with feeding. I like Berettas and am waiting for the 2.0 version when they get the bugs out.
     
  7. Matt VDW

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    I want to see a side by side picture of a Glock slide and an APX slide to convince me that the APX is not actually as thick and chunky as it appears. I suspect that the APX slide is only a bit wider than the Glock slide but it looks thicker because it's sitting on a relatively narrow frame.

    If Beretta does make an APX 2.0, they should re-contour the slide to get rid of the rebar look.
     
  8. sizziano

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    You want to see it next to a 19 slide?
     
  9. bueshy

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    Ive never broken down a SIG P320, but what do you find difficult about the APX breakdown?
     
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    Sure. Any of the non-slimline 9/40/357 slides would work since they are all the same width.
     
  11. GlockWheeler

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    I have found the APX to be rather easy to disassemble. Not sure what is difficult about it.
     
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  12. sizziano

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    Ever so slightly wider. It's a P80 but dimensions should be pretty close to a OEM slide.
     
  13. MrGlock21

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    $339 for an APX is a steal. Well played.
     
  14. Matt VDW

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    Thanks for the pictures.

    Is that hole in the rear of the APX's slide for a cocking indicator?
     
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    Can be done one handed. You drop the mag, push in on the lever on the right while turning the lever on the left, pull the trigger.... It's different, but not rocket science. Not sure why this rumor keeps popping up. I think some early YouTubers who did not read the manual started it.
     
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    I and many others like the look of the APX. Seems the issues many have with the APX is that it's not cookie cutter. They don't like that the slide doesn't look like all the other slides on the market. They don't like that the take down isn't like everything else on the market as well. To me, they look cool and are functional. It differentiates it from the rest of the pack.

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  17. 45caldan

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    Yes its different but certainly not difficult!
    Anyone who finds it difficult should never be allowed near power tools!
     
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    One of the features of this Beretta full-size gun is a loaded chamber indicator which is a small pin protrusion from the rear of the slide which indicates the chamber is loaded.

    From: https://www.usacarry.com/beretta-apx-full-size-9mm-review/
     
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    So what's the experience shooting it ?? Most reviewers claim it's very flat shooting & controllable ...I'm getting interested in the Compact model. Thoughts ???
     
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    It's excellent. By far the best shooting gun I own. I have both the full sized and compact models.
     
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