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The ARX100: Beretta's Tenacious Tactical Rifle

At first glance, the ARX100 looks like something from a science-fiction movie. But once you get your hands on it, you’ll realize it’s something much more.

The ARX100 features a constant-contact, short-stroke gas piston system that makes it feed and fire under the most unforgiving conditions. The lightweight technopolymer receiver allows for reliable operation with virtually no lubricants.

To make maintenance easy and trouble-free, this rifle has no pins and can be completely disassembled in a matter of seconds with no tools at all.

The ARX100 was also designed to be completely ambidextrous, and all the critical controls on it may be operated right- or left-handed. These include the two-position safety, magazine release, bolt release and charging handle as well as the case-ejection selector, which determines whether spent brass is ejected to the right or left side.

The flip-up backup sights that come standard on the ARX100 are also versatile, offering an easily adjustable diopter system ranged from 100 to 800 yards. The barrel is also easily replaceable in seconds, making is possible to use different lengths and calibers without any tools required. Lastly, the folding stock is adjustable for length of pull at the touch of a button, using a simple and rugged telescopic construction.

Beretta recently unveiled a short-barreled configuration of the ARX100 with a 10.5-inch barrel. It features the same ambidextrous controls and tool-free disassembly.

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