Beretta is set to unveil its new PMX 9 mm sub-machine gun (SMG) at the Milipol 2017 exhibition in Paris from 21-24 November.
The PMX will replace the company’s venerable Model 12 series of 9 mm SMG developed in the 1950s and its subsequent successor models, which are no longer in production.Beretta's new PMX 9 mm sub-machine gun is around 1 kg lighter than the company's venerable Model 12 series weapon. (Paolo Valpolini)Beretta's new PMX 9 mm sub-machine gun is around 1 kg lighter than the company's venerable Model 12 series weapon. (Paolo Valpolini)
Designed with improved reliability, accuracy and safety in mind, the PMX is a blowback-operated weapon that adopts a closed-bolt design and can be stripped on the field without tools. Although the new weapon’s tubular frame shares some aesthetical similarities with its predecessor, it is fully ambidextrous with the exception of the hold-open catch, which is located on the left side.