While the market for sub-guns with law enforcement died out alongside Rainbow Six sales, they have seen a resurgence as pistol caliber carbines have proved their worth in making accurate engagements in the gap between 15 and 100 yards. Tampa, Florida’s B&T USA— the American branch of Switzerland’s Brugger & Thomet AG — has had some success in recent years with selling their APC9 series guns to police for use in response teams and with detective types.
The latest to adopt the little 9mm is the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, the 10th largest county law enforcement agency in the country. HCSO will use them for, among other things, school resource officers.
As detailed by B&T, the APC9 PRO is a lightweight, compact, versatile platform utilizing a hydraulic buffer system to drastically reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise. The platform features include dual auto-folding, non-reciprocating and ambidextrous charging handles, ergonomic lower feature sets that include a side positioned bolt hold open/release and a replaceable M4 compatible grip