Review of the APC556 PDW by Milcomp


The boys from Milcomp visited us in order to test the APC556 PDW. Here is their review:

B&T pistol USW-A1 Compact, Cal. 9x19mm

In order to react to the quickly changing threats faced by police forces all over Europe, especially those threats presented by terrorist, law enforcement needs to quickly rethink its armament. The recent terroristic attacks have proven, today’s police side arms are not able to cope with an opponent armed with military assault rifles and bomb vests.
This is the main reason for the development of the Universal Service Weapon (USW). It was to designed to be a weapon which enables the first responder, thus the normal patrol officer, to intervene effectively in the event of a terrorist event. It is also a sidearm that is suitable for every kind of “normal” police work.
The USW-A1 Compact is the perfect choice for all those who carry their weapon concealed (protection teams, Air Marshals, undercover cops, intelligence, etc.)

Additional Information
Versions of this weapon that comply with country-specific regulations for end users are available. Please contact the B&T Distributor in your country (, within Switzerland the B&T shops.

Article-no. BT-430004


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Browning system


Semi automatic

Length min./max.

257 mm / 473 mm


44 mm with closed stock


152 mm

Barrel Length

79 mm


1020 g

Stock Pull

368 mm

Primary Sighting System

Aimpoint NANO

Suppressor connector


NAR Rails



13, 15 and 26 rounds



Shoulder stock


Also included

B&T APL Advanced Pistol Light, one each 13, 15 and 26 round magazine, duty holster, cleaning kit, sling, manual, case.



Article-no. Description Price CHF
BT-430030 B&T magazine for USW 13 Compact rounds, cal. 9x19mm 32.00
BT-430149 B&T magazine for USW Compact 15 rounds, cal. 9x19mm 35.00
BT-430135 B&T magazine for USW Compact 26 (13+13) rounds, cal. 9x19mm 41.00 Requires special permit

All prices shown incl. taxes.

As we are constantly developing and improving our products, individual illustrations and information may differ from the actual state of delivery.


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