The word on the street is that the Beretta ARX-100 will be officially introduced at this year’s NRA Show. They are supposedly sitting in warehouses waiting to ship this month. This isn’t exactly a secret or insider information. I’m just glad it is finally happening and that the price has held steady from what Beretta was originally promising when it showed early versions of the rifle at SHOT Show 2011.
The ARX-100 is essentially the semi-auto civilian version of the Beretta ARX-160. It reminds most people of next generation rifles like the FN SCAR with one notable difference… The MSRP will be under $2000 ($1950).
The ARX-100 will feature a tool-free quick change barrel, ambidextrous controls and ejection port, pin free assembly, an adjustable length folding stock, and a lot more. Best of all, it takes AR mags. If this performs like everyone hopes it will, it has the potential to be a real giant killer.