This rifle was overlooked by most people at AUSA but…


This rifle was overlooked by most people at AUSA but was one of the few truly ALL NEW products on display. It is called the NRX180 and looks like it is an attempt at the competition for a PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). It doesn’t take many parts from anything else out there. The stock is adjustable and folds over to collapse the length, which would come in handy if the military asked for a shorter barrel. This one was about 16″, suggesting that…. Beretta could sell a semi-auto version to the civilian market!

The forend barrel cover is also part of the upper receiver. It is hard to say if the action borrows from anything, but there is a chance that this is something completely new – we weren’t actually able to take it apart :). The charging handle can be switched to either side, adding to the ambidextrous feel of this rifle. The pistol grip is smooth (different these days), reminiscent of an HK G3-style grip. The controls are ambidextrous, which is appearing to be an important requirement for gun manufacturers these days, and this rifle had four sling location points (suggesting a use with many different types of slings) and standard flip-up sights. The Aimpoint CompM3 featured in the picture is for display purposes only. With this length of barrel, this rifle could be easily set up for longer ranges of 100-yards-plus.

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  • Nick kentonis

    The arx160 and nrx160 is a multi use weapon . It comes in 5.56,6.8,7.62 calibers and can be changed in the field in under 30 seconds.
    This beretta is currently one of the best assault rifles in world.
    The Arx-160 is currently available. The Nrx-180 will be available next year.
    The 5.56 is good with an eotech 1moa up to 400 metres
    The 6.8 & 7.39×39 with an eotech 1moa up to 700-800 metres

    But if you want a long range we recomment a snipper rifle.

  • Brice Dyal

    Interesting looking weapon. Another 5.56 weapon in a world flooded in 5.56. Have we as a nation become incapable of handling a 7.62 Main Battle Rifle or 7.62 Carbine?

    An interesting quote: “With this length of barrel, this rifle could be easily set up for longer ranges of 100-yards-plus”
    Does this mean the author can not hit beyond 100 yards with an aimpoint?
    Does this mean the general public can not shott beyond 100 yards either?
    My own short 5.56 was zeroed with a 2moa cmore at 250 yards 10+ years ago and never moved for over 10,000 rounds. 0-300 yards in a 7 inch circle with a dead on hold.
    Why do we shoot high velocity cartridges like the 5.56 at short range and then ignore the ballistic advantage it was designed for by means of velocity?
    Many of us managed to shoot expert with irons out to 500 meters with the M16A1 and M16A2 before the current crop of M4 experts were limited to 300 meters.
    Maybe we need to go back to irons occasionally to remember how to shoot?

  • robertson0311

    Does this thing have a caliber, release date? any more info?