Beretta APX Centurion: First Impressions

The Beretta APX Centurion is a compact, striker-fired pistol that locks into the hand via a grip with horizontal lines to and fro opposed by stippling along the sides.
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The Beretta APX Centurion is a compact, striker-fired pistol that locks into the hand via a grip with horizontal lines to and fro opposed by stippling along the sides.

As a result, the gun immediately feels good in the hand and bringing the sights on target comes naturally.

The Centurion Breitbart News is testing is chambered in 9mm. It holds 15 rounds in the magazine plus one in the chamber, for 16 rounds. Out of the box the gun was easy and fun to shoot, and was accurate as well. We have run hundreds of rounds through it–including various types of ammo–without a single hiccup, miss-feed, or failure to fire.

The Centurion is weighs in about five ounces heavier than a Glock 19 but is slightly shorter, a result of the compact nature of the gun.

We are carrying the Centurion in a CrossBreed Holster SnapSlide and the gun sits perfectly under a t-shirt without printing.

Our first impression of the gun is that Beretta is on to something. They were by no means an early comer to the striker fire phenomenon, but they may certainly have some say in what we can expect from striker fired, concealed carry handguns going forward.

The Centurion is accurate, dependable, and smooth. We will continue putting it through its paces.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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