US Army selects APC9K sub-compact for security details

The US Army has selected Brugger and Thomet’s APC9K sub-compact weapon to arm its security soldiers with, excluding many famous firms.

Brugger and Thomet, USA won the competition over Sig Sauer and four other companies that had been vying for the job. Their APC9K was the winner, according to an update on, a US government business website.

The small submachine gun is chambered in 9mm and variants of the weapon are in use with police units such as Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT teams.

The gun can fire in both semi- and full-automatic modes, and has a collapsible stock and rail system for accessories such as aiming lights and lasers.