In order to react to the quickly changing threats faced by police forces all over Europe, especially those threats presented by Islamic terrorist, law enforcement needs to quickly rethink its armament. The recent terroristic attacks have proven, today’s police side arms are not able to cope with an opponent armed with military assault rifles and bomb vests.
This is the main reason for the development of the Universal Service Weapon (USW). It was to designed to be a weapon which enables the first responder, thus the normal patrol officer, to intervene effectively in the event of a terrorist event. It is also a sidearm that is suitable for every kind of “normal” police work.
The USW will be available in two versions. A preset striker fired version will be available Winter 2017.
- Caliber: 9 x 19 mm
- System: Browning system
- Operation: Semi automatic
- Length Min/Max: 255 mm / 470 mm
- Width: 43 mm with closed stock
- Height: 170 mm
- Barrel Length: 110 mm
- Weight: 980 g
- Stock Pull: 360 mm
- Sights: AimPoint NANO
- Thread Pattern: M13.5x1 left
- NAR Rail: 1
- Magazines: 17, 19 and 30 rounds
- Foldable Shoulder Stock
- B&T APL Advanced Pistol Light
- AimPoint NANO
- one 17 round magazine
Pre-order only, the USW is estimated to be available around mid to late April.
- Brand: B&T
- Product Code: BT-430003
- Availability: 3