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, Cal. 9 mm x 19

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 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.

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-430001


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9 mm x 19


Browning system


Semi automatic

Length min./max.

257 mm / 473 mm


44 mm with closed stock


170 mm

Barrel Length

112 mm


1170 g

Stock Pull

368 mm

Primary Sighting System

Aimpoint NANO

Suppressor connector

M13.5 x 1 left

NAR Rails



17, 19 and 30 rounds



Shoulder stock


Also included

B&T APL Advanced Pistol Light, one each 17, 19 and 30 round magazine, duty holster, cleaning kit, sling, manual, case.



Article-no. Description Price CHF
BT-430032 B&T magazine for USW 17 rounds, cal. 9 x 19 mm 34.50
BT-430033 B&T magazine for USW 19 rounds, cal. 9 x 19 mm 37.50
BT-430103 B&T magazine for USW 30 rounds, cal. 9 x 19 mm 44.50 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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