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OMG!!! IT LIVES!!! News, information and reviews on the Beretta ARX-100...
deserteaglexxx  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By Bullet_:
I meant, how does it compare in ease of use to an AR or, say, HK, Sig556, etc?


The safety is far better than the AR's I have, it made me order a couple of bad ass 45* safety's. I don't think the gun is that much bigger than an AR functions great and all controls are just right for me.
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SKY-PUP  [Member]
Originally Posted By HardShell:
Game changer! Says so right in the title!

Interesting read, thanks for the link, I'm a pretty big fan of all things Beretta.



I today shared my personal thoughts on the soon-to-be-released Beretta ARX100, via E-mail, with Beretta U.S.A. Corp. VP, Military Marketing & Sales (previously, VP, Tactical Products Development), Gabriele de Plano:

"Dear Mr. de Plano:

A long-time admirer of the Beretta "passion," I join the multitude anxiously awaiting the release of the sporting/tactical carbine for the 21st Century: Beretta's highly-innovative ARX100.

Meanwhile, it's Beretta ARX100 "Teaser Time," on the Internet:

1, "BERETTA ARX100" heading, followed by a blank space, on the Beretta official Site.;
2, "ARX100 test 1 - Beretta" page, on the BERETTA official Site, which offered an image of the new ARX100, along with a full list of its desirable features, but without specifications (Page recently removed).;
3, "BERETTA ARX100 - Teaser" video, "Ready for anything . . . Full-length video coming up soon. . . .";
4, "BERETTA ARX100 or IWI Tavor" Poll.

I dare state that the long-awaited Beretta ARX100 is on track to receive the extraordinary reception that the recently-introduced IWI Tavor SAR has, to date. I submit, however, that if Beretta is serious about introducing a welcome game-changer, their quick-change ARX100 has to offer, among the current tired, old-hat chamberings, a companion 21st-Century cartridge. And, the present consensus makes that the can-do 6.5 Grendel (shares the same Breech Bolt as the 7.62x39mm). And, as an extra advantage to the Consumer, low-cost steel case 6.5 Grendel ammo will be hitting dealers' shelves, third quarter 2013. All in all, I see the all-new Beretta ARX100, combined with the multi-purpose 6.5 Grendel, as the go-to combo for today's, tomorrow's wide-ranging sporting/tactical challenges.

Competition: it's what moves our shooting world, forward. Thank you, Beretta!

Sincerely,"

ronin556  [Member]
Pretty sure guy just deleted sky pups email without looking at it

SKY-PUP  [Member]
I today received the following E-mail-Reply from Gabriele de Plano, Beretta U.S.A. Corp.:

"Thank you for your interest in our ARX100... as the VP of our military division, I am more focused on the ARX160, but I'm sure the semi-auto version will be a great success. I am aware of the 6.5 Grendel, but my military customers have shown more interest in the .300 BlackOut, so I obviously have to defer to them... I'm sure that the market (with useful suggestions like yours) will drive us towards the development of all the optimal calibers --- fortunately, our multi-caliber platform is ready to accept most of them! I have forwarded your comments to my commercial colleagues.

Best regards,

Gabriele de Plano
Vice President of Military Marketing & Sales
Beretta U.S.A. Corp."
eodcolret  [Team Member]
The ARX-100 is on the cover of June 2013 Guns & Ammo Magazine. Article says it will be introduced at the NRA show and is in the warehouse. MSRP is $1950 and Beretta asking dealers to honor this price. Hopefully will start seeing them available this month. No mention of a FDE version but hopefully will come out.
Bullet_  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By eodcolret:
The ARX-100 is on the cover of June 2013 Guns & Ammo Magazine. Article says it will be introduced at the NRA show and is in the warehouse. MSRP is $1950 and Beretta asking dealers to honor this price. Hopefully will start seeing them available this month. No mention of a FDE version but hopefully will come out.

Damn ! Well, there goes any chance of it being a sales leader

Awesome ! needs to be out ASAP

Shit ! more waiting
SKY-PUP  [Member]
Originally Posted By eodcolret:
The ARX-100 is on the cover of June 2013 Guns & Ammo Magazine. Article says it will be introduced at the NRA show and is in the warehouse. MSRP is $1950 and Beretta asking dealers to honor this price. Hopefully will start seeing them available this month. No mention of a FDE version but hopefully will come out.


eodcolret,

Thanks for the update! I had a sense that the release of the ARX100 was imminent. Did the article indicate which caliber(s) will be available, initially?

Gamma762  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By eodcolret:
MSRP is $1950

eodcolret  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By SKY-PUP:
Originally Posted By eodcolret:
The ARX-100 is on the cover of June 2013 Guns & Ammo Magazine. Article says it will be introduced at the NRA show and is in the warehouse. MSRP is $1950 and Beretta asking dealers to honor this price. Hopefully will start seeing them available this month. No mention of a FDE version but hopefully will come out.


eodcolret,

Thanks for the update! I had a sense that the release of the ARX100 was imminent. Did the article indicate which caliber(s) will be available, initially?


Sky-Pup,
Here is quote from article.
"... Beretta...,says it will offer ARX spare barrels from the get-go, including a .300 blackout kit that is expected to retail for $499. ...am told that other calibers like the 6.8 SPC could appear in spare barrel kits sometime next year. ... 12 and 16 inch barrels are going to be standard in the U.S.".
_DR  [Team Member]
Picking up my ARX-160 in .22LR today!

Wonder if they will put out a .223 conversion kit!

ETA picked it up.

First impressions, like the light weight, trigger is ok, stock is very solid, nice balance.

Don't like the flip up irons (made of polymer), although they do have multiple aperture sizes, they feel cheap, like the Magpul MBUS, which I don't like either. But then I think all sights should be made of metal, that's a personal preference. They are spring loaded, and they do not lock in the up position, though the springs keep them up. They do lock manually in the down position, took a while to figure out how to push the tab in to lock them down. It will be getting a red dot so that's no biggie. Charging handle is a bit small if you have big meaty hands like me, the brass bump might be a bit of a knucklebuster because of that, I could see looking for an upgrade here.


Tons of picatinney rail real estate, almost too much. Will be nice if you like to hang stuff off of a rifle (I don't).

Overall, very nicely done and can't wait to shoot it. It is full ambi configurable. the LOP goes quite small, I can see this working well with kids and small adults, also extends out far enough for big adults. Locks securely in the side-folded position.

Comes with lock, manual, 1 20 rnd mag and sight adjustment tool (which is needed; Front sight cannot be adjusted by hand.)

Haven't figured out if the Flash Hider is set screw only or set screw with threads. Has German proof marks on it, seems to be well made.
556Cliff  [Member]
Originally Posted By eodcolret:
The ARX-100 is on the cover of June 2013 Guns & Ammo Magazine. Article says it will be introduced at the NRA show and is in the warehouse. MSRP is $1950 and Beretta asking dealers to honor this price. Hopefully will start seeing them available this month. No mention of a FDE version but hopefully will come out.


This is an exciting turn of events.
SKY-PUP  [Member]
IT'S HAPPENING!

Just today, the Beretta USA official Site added to their "Rifles & Carbines" > "Tactical" Page, "Beretta ARX100 5.56x45mm 30 rnd., $1,950. MSRP.";
Just today, Google "Beretta ARX100" and you're now directed to the Beretta USA official Site on the ARX100 and two videos, thereof!
Bullet_  [Team Member]
ARX-100 LINK

Nice catch SKY_PUP, This was not here last night.


ETA: the video clearly shows and states that:

1 ~ only smooth sided mags, like the MP E-Mag will fit.
So Lancer, P-mags and others that get thick below the standard AR mag well don't fit.
Lancer, Gen 1 and 2 P-mags fit Gen 3 P-mags do not.

2 ~ the safety is of the 90 degree type, no more 41 degree safe to semi.

3 ~ the back up sights are built in, just like the 22lr ARX-160 and the FA issue rifle.

4 ~ 300Blk is coming out immediately.

5 ~ The Bolt Release is clearly improved and looks to be the best in the business.

6 ~ 100% made in the USA, no 922r bullshit


[YOUTUBE] http://youtu.be/c5h0DUETOoc
N1Rampage  [Team Member]
So much plastic... Charging handle didn't seem that sturdy. Looks like another plastic fish gun with an absurd price tag.
556Cliff  [Member]
Why are the handguards on the ARX-100 shorter than we have seen on all of the previous models of the ARX-160?
Gastonite  [Team Member]
Bummer about the pmags not fitting. That's kind of a deal killer for me since I have like a hundred or so. Guess I'm trying out the Tavor!
vanvideo  [Member]
Would it have something to do with this?
Beretta unveiling a new product live:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2269746/new?utm_content=f8faf141-e97b-44b1-8928-8f2747d5ff49&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook
Gamma762  [Team Member]
Yup, they fuxxored the safety

And appears they shortened the handguard. Seems they are stuck in the past in weapons manipulation, especially with their airsoft looking tactical video, at least they could find someone that knows how to shoot. They should probably spring for non-airsoft optics for their promo videos too.

Originally Posted By Gastonite:
Bummer about the pmags not fitting

Another strike against it.
Bullet_  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Yup, they fuxxored the safety

And appears they shortened the handguard. Seems they are stuck in the past in weapons manipulation, especially with their airsoft looking tactical video, at least they could find someone that knows how to shoot. They should probably spring for non-airsoft optics for their promo videos too.

Originally Posted By Gastonite:
Bummer about the pmags not fitting

Another strike against it.


Considering that this is the " A3 " variation of the rifle, I'd hazard a guess and say they shortened to make weight.
The A2 variant is the one that's seen action in Afghanistan, so the A3 is the result of that feedback.

I have an ugly feeling that either the ATF, company lawyers, or both are behind the 90 degree safety.
Seriously, what large gun maker makes a rifle with a 45 degree safety standard?
Only a few boutique makers offer it as an option IIRC.

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Never understood the blind love of Pmags.

They are nowhere near as durable as steel and are known to break at the spine.
Worse, they can't be left loaded for long periods without the cover to support the lips.
Furthermore, IMHO if it isn't clear or smoke, you are gaining nothing over a metal mag in terms of functionality.
I could care less about free replacements, broken now is useless, now.

The only poly mags I trust have steel reinforcements, sadly the AR15 lancer is out too.
They would have completed this rifle.

ETA: rightwing87 below has pointed out that Beretta representative on YT says that Pmags work, so either the rep on YT is wrong or the Video on the site is old.


rightwing87  [Member]
Beretta says it works with Gen3 PMags in the comments section of this video: ARX100: Alpha Team Training

Doesn't help you if you have older Magpul mags, but you're not completely stuck with GI mags. I imagine there will be some design revisions if this thing sells well.

ETA: The newer Lancer L5A series magazines are compatible too according to Lancer's website.
Gamma762  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By Bullet_:
Seriously, what large gun maker makes a rifle with a 45 degree safety standard?

Beretta's own ARX160 in 22lr for one as well as military ARX160s.

Sig 550~556, SCAR, HK rifles of all types, FAL rifles of all types, just as a quick list. My pistols have about a 15 degree travel safety. 45 degree travel safety was specified for the SCAR trials and was done the same way in the ARX160 for the same good reasons.

It was clear from previous material posted that they changed the safety so as to be the same as AR15s.

I have an ugly feeling that either the ATF, company lawyers, or both are behind the 90 degree safety.

ATF? Please. Don't be ridiculous.
Bullet_  [Team Member]
Originally Posted By Gamma762:

It was clear from previous material posted that they changed the safety so as to be the same as AR15s.

I have an ugly feeling that either the ATF, company lawyers, or both are behind the 90 degree safety.

ATF? Please. Don't be ridiculous.


I made it clear in my post that I was guessing off of gut reaction.

As far s them stating they changed it to be more like the AR 90 degree safety, they also say in the second video that the rifle only takes smooth sided mags like E-Mags,
yet the Beretta Rep posting on You Tube contradicts that by saying it DOES take P-Mags.
Who's right?

What's ridiculous here?

Until today when Beretta does a Q&A and people ask the right questions, or this gets out to the public, we won't know.

The_Hammer  [Team Member]
The more I see this thing the more I dislike it It just looks to much like a toy for my tastes. Then again, that's how the old timers felt about the AR.
Spade  [Member]
The quick switch from left to right for the charging handle and ejection is really neat.

Not 1950 neat though.
HardShell  [Life Member]
I am hoping there will be a sample on hand at the Beretta booth at the NRA show today.

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