New For 2023: Beretta APX A1 Tactical

posted on July 1, 2023
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Beretta upgraded its APX pistols with A1 features in 2022. For 2023, the company is adding a Tactical model.
Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

Beretta jumped into the striker-fired, polymer-frame handgun market in 2017 with its APX, updating the model with an A1 version last year. New for 2023, Beretta is introducing what it calls “the cream of the crop” of its APX pistol line-up with the APX A1 Tactical pistol.

The APX A1 Tactical is a full-size 9 mm Luger handgun that has all of the features of Beretta’s A1 upgrade of the APX design, including a more ergonomic grip, improved grip texture and an improved trigger pull and reset. The slide has narrower, more traditional serrations and is cut for optics mounting, using a plate system for attaching a wide variety of optics (specific plates are available for purchase as an accessory with an MSRP of $29 each).

Left side of the black and green Beretta APX A1 Tactical pistol, shown with an extended 21-round magazine.The APX A1 Tactical has all of the recently upgraded A1 features, plus a suppressor-ready package and extended capacity magazines. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The APX A1 Tactical, which Beretta says that it developed with insights from Italian special forces, adds the following features over the standard APX A1 pistol: it is suppressor-ready with its extended 4.8” barrel having its muzzle threaded 1/2 x 28 TPI. Sights are of suppressor height, so that there is a clear sight picture with a suppressor installed and also co-witness with a red dot optic.

The right side of the Beretta APX A1 Tactical shown, with its slide locked back and an extended magazine installed.The extended barrel of the APX A1 Tactical is threaded 1/2 x 28 TPI Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The pistol is supplied with three 21-round extended magazines, but the gun is compatible with standard 17-round full-size APX magazines. The pistol’s olive drab frame uses black, removable backstrap inserts (three sizes are supplied with the APX), and the slide and barrel have a black nitride finish. Unloaded, the pistol weighs 29.6 ozs.

The Beretta APX A1 Tactical sitting inside a black, plastic carrying case, along with spare magazine and interchangeable black backstraps.The APX A1 Tactical comes supplied with three interchangeable backstraps and three magazines. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The Beretta APX A1 Tactical has an MSRP of $549. For more information, visit


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