The Italian engineered Beretta ARX 100 is added to NATO’s arsenal. The weapon is a 5.56x45mm caliber firearm. It’s not only used for NATO but also is standard issue for the Italian Army’s ‘Soldato Futuro’ program. Beretta has teamed up with the army to produce this weapon for soldiers. It includes a rifle sight, that can be utilized for day and night with optical and IR sight features. It also utilizes a visible or IR laser pointer. The Beretta ARX 100 also has the capability for a 40mm single shot grenade launcher that can be mounted on the rifle with a picatinny rail. It is a great stand alone firearm with an added detachable pistol grip, with a telescoped stock.
The Beretta ARX 100 is set apart from other weapons in the M16 and M14 family as a conventional piston operated action. This piece has a rotating, gas operated bolt action with a mag capacity of 30 rounds. A major benefit of the Beretta ARX 100 is the interchangeable barrels. Owners can quickly exchange barrels by pressing the release button on the right side of the receiver just in front of the magazine housing. After pressing the release, the shooter can pull the barrel forward to separate the component and put a new barrel in.
Another great feature that comes with the Beretta ARX 100 is that it has the option of using a right or left ejection system with two ejection ports, one on each side of the assault rifle. It also can change the movement of an empty case with the cross-bolt button available above the pistol grip.
The Beretta ARX 100 assault rifle fires from a closed bolt and single shots and automatic selection and has ambidextrous toggles. This helps accommodate the different ergonomic preferences for the shooters sights. The type of sights can be iron, telescopic or even red dot and electronic sights. The Beretta ARX 100 is also ergonomic with its retractable but stock that is plastic.
The Beretta ARX 100 is lubricant free meaning it is manufactured to help optimum performance and little distraction from build up from certain environmental conditions. It may seem like a feature that you can do without but its dual ejection system will come in handy and help with rapid ejection as also help cool the aluminum materials. The Beretta ARX 100 is a walk in the park with a simple streamlined field stripping and doesn’t have a firing pin. Not having a pin makes it more convenient and quick to break down the Italian made Beretta ARX 100 for cleaning or for mechanical replacements.
Every gun owner comes to love their weapons based on the grip and weight of their gun. The Beretta ARX 100 already met its quota with the dual ejection system but also has a six swivel points to maximize options for comfort and ease. The stock is retractable and is the norm among tactical assault rifles but the Beretta ARX 100 also has a folding stock, making it very convenient for storing the weapon.
With the many options available the Beretta ARX 100 is a “smart” assault rifle with its new added features. It’s a reliable weapon that is built for tactical engagements and will only evolve with more great features as Beretta continues to build quality assault rifles.
This is my favourite Assault rifle right now! Cheers!