By John Farnam
Opinion, John relays his experince with Beretta customer service anda Beretta APX Pistol repair.
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- I’ve been carrying my copy of the Beretta APX Pistol for six months, and it has several thousand rounds of 9mm ammunition through it, all brands, most of it +p.
The APX is Beretta’s version of the GLOCK G17. It’s an 18-shooter. I really like the ergonomics and trigger, and my APX has never hiccuped.
Several weeks ago, during a DTI Vehicle Defense Course in FL, I was demonstrating a tactical exercise in front of my students, using my Beretta APX Pistol. When I fired the fourth round, at a pace of one round per second, the chambered case ruptured at the base, leaking high-pressure gas into the receiver.
Ammunition was 115gr +p, factory, from a main-stream, and very reputable, manufacturer.
Like all modern pistols, the Beretta APX is designed to protect the shooter when something like this happens (which does occasionally, with all pistols). Leaking gas is channeled into the magazine well, which usually results in the magazine itself projectile-ejecting. In my case, the magazine body stayed inside the pistol …Read the Rest