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The Brügger & Thomet APC556 (Advanced Police Carbine) is a carbine designed and manufactured by Brügger & Thomet. It is intended to be used by police and security forces, but it is believed that a military version is planned.

Design details[]

The APC556 is gas-operated selectively-fired weapons of similar design. Both employ short-stroke gas piston located above the barrel, and multi-lug rotary bolt which locks into the barrel extension.[1] The gas system is equipped with a manual regulator to ensure reliable functioning with or without sound suppressor. The gas system of the APC-556 is designed to handle all types of 5.56 to.300 whisper ammunition (subsonic or supersonic) without any manual adjustments.

Variants[]

APC300

Version chambered in .300 Whisper (7.62x35mm) intended to be used in suppressed applications, offering better ballistics, accuracy and striking power compared to suppressed submachine guns or pistols.

APC308[2]

Version chambered in .308 Winchester. Intended to be a designated marksman rifle so only semi-automatic fire is provided.

PDW

Short-barreled version with collapsible stock.

APC223 and APC300[3]

Civilian versions.

See also[]

  • Brügger & Thomet APC9

References[]

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