MARCH 23, 2023

B&T USA APC223 PRO Headlines On Target "Personal Defense" Issue

Tampa, FL – B&T USA is excited to announce that its APC223 and RBS556 suppressor has been selected by On Target Magazine for its cover and cover feature article within the publication's popular Personal Defense issue hitting newsstands next week.

“Media entities and their readership have an ever-growing number of .223/5.56 platforms and accessories to choose from and we are honored to have both our new APC223 PRO and our state-of-the-art reduced backpressure system (RBS) 556 suppressor selected for a cover feature by such a prestigious publication” said Chris Mudgett, Vice President of Marketing, B&T USA. “The APC223 PRO has received functional updates to include a lighter weight handguard and barrel profile, dual non-reciprocating charging handles and fully ambidextrous controls — just to name a few. Paired with our RBS556 suppressor, this combination all but eliminates excess blowback to the shooter, equating to a healthy and pleasant range experience for the user.”

“The recoil impulse generated by the APC223 is comparatively soft, thanks partly to its hydraulic buffer, and reliability throughout testing was 100 percent with all ammo” proclaimed Dave Bahde, On Target Magazine contributor. “The RBS suppressor was very quiet, and backpressure and gas in the shooter's face were virtually nonexistent. Combined, this is about as effective as a 5.56mm PDW package you could assemble. The B&T APC223 also backed up its mechanical precision with outstanding downrange results.”

The APC223/556 utilizes a piston operating system optimized for use with a suppressor and can be regulated by way of an adjustable gas valve. It can be tuned as the platform becomes increasingly fouled due to heavy firing schedules or prolonged use with a suppressor. The piston design not only increases the reliability of the operating system in adverse conditions, but also traps less gas within the system. What gas remains is expelled forward of the shooter, making the platform not only more comfortable to shoot suppressed, but it’s also healthier for the shooter.

Just like the APC9, the APC223/556 rifle caliber platform utilizes a hydraulic buffer system to significantly reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise, all while providing increased terminal performance, intermediate barrier penetration and sheer energy on target — all in a size optimized for discrete deployment.

APC rifles caliber platforms are compatible with a myriad of B&T accessories to include folding/telescoping stocks, interfaces, handguard enhancements, optic mounts, and suppressors. Thanks to the modularity of the system, APC223/556 accessories are quickly and easily replaced/installed at the user level, allowing you the ability to configure the platform to your specific mission.

B&T’s sound suppressors are world-renowned by professionals as being of the highest quality, most technologically advanced in both material and design, while being rugged enough to withstand the harshest environmental conditions and high-volume firing schedules imaginable. Our product line extends from .22 caliber suppressors for civilian sport shooting all the way to .50 BMG sniper suppressors used by tier one anti-terror teams. Our line also includes specialized suppressors for light and medium caliber machine guns. Numbering nearly 500 different models for platforms of all kinds, our suppressor line can succinctly be described as thorough.

About On Target Magazine

On Target Magazine is one of the industry’s leading shooting, hunting and outdoor publications. Its staff tests and reviews guns, ammunition & accessory products, and presents the results in a straightforward, no-nonsense format that provides all the information consumers need to make educated purchasing decisions. The print version of On Target can be found at newsstands across the country or picked up compliments of the nearly 2,500 high-volume firearms and hunting retailers across the nation that also distribute the magazine.

About B&T USA

B&T USA, a Florida-based firearms, silencer and accessories manufacturer operating under license of B&T AG SWITZERLAND, which was founded in 1991 as a designer and manufacturer of the industry’s most advanced suppressors. Under the leadership of Karl Brügger, B&T AG has evolved into a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of the most technologically advanced, high-performance weapons systems in the world. From the comprehensive APC (Advanced Police Carbine) line, recently adopted by the United States Army, to the new 9mm USW® (Universal Service Weapon) and USW conversion kits; B&T weapon systems are used globally by police, Special Forces, and elite military units. For more information on B&T USA, visit:

Press contact:

Chris Mudgett

VP, Marketing