Beretta APX Centurion Review

Today we’re doing a Beretta APX Centurion review, where we’ll take a comprehensive look at this compact-sized carry pistol from Beretta. The APX Centurion has awesome features that make it a great choice for a concealed carry gun.

When I started the Beretta APX Centurion review, I was skeptical about the gun. I’ve always liked Beretta’s products, but that’s been confined to traditional double-action/single-action semi-autos. The idea of Beretta making a striker fired gun seemed off to me, and made me skeptical. During the review I fired 1,747 rounds out of the APX Centurion, including at the 2018 IDPA Nationals, so I got an excellent idea of how the gun performs. I also used it as my regular carry gun.

The APX Centurion has a lot of features that I like a lot, starting with the trigger. Out of the box, I discovered during the Beretta APX Centurion review that it had one of the best factory, striker fired triggers I’d ever used. Far better than what you’d get on a Glock or M&P. Plus, with the addition of Beretta’s “Competition” striker spring, the trigger gets even better. I also like the factory serrations on the slide. While they look a little goofy to the eye, I think they make the gun stand out, and they’re also functional. It’s easy to manipulate the slide even if your hands are wet. I also like the overall size of the gun – the short barrel is easy to conceal, but I’m still able to get a full firing grip on the pistol for easy shooting.

I did find a couple of things I don’t like during the Beretta APX Centurion review, but they’re minor details. Like all polymer guns, I wish there was checkering higher up the frame, but that’s fixed with a trip to Boresight solutions. I also found the lack of holster support for the APX Centurion to be a little frustrating, however that’s also been addressed, as JM Custom Kydex now offers holsters for all APX sizes. With those conditions addressed, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Beretta APX Centurion as an excellent choice for concealed carry.