Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has purchased B&T USA B&T APC9 Pro platforms equipped with Glock lower receivers, folding stocks, Aimpoint Micro T1 sighting systems, 22 mm B&T quick-detach mounts and Vertx Ready Pack 2.0 carriage systems. These compact firearms packages are destined for use within the department’s School Resource Officer program, Detective Bureau and other specialized units within the Sheriff’s Office.
“HCSO has well-earned reputation for professionalism and top-tier service to its substantial population,” said B&T USA President Irving Luce. “B&T could not be more honored to provide the hardworking Deputies of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with our specialized equipment to help them with their challenging assignments as they effectively serve their communities.”
“Many of our specially selected Deputies have been employing B&T USA APC9 models for several years now, and the feedback I have received from them is they couldn’t be more satisfied with the performance of these modern, compact and versatile 9mm platforms,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister of the HCSO. “Given the complex nature of some of the more specialized calls for service we have been responding to, expanding the issuance of this high-performance platform provides deputies with a necessary tool to ensure the security of those we have been entrusted to protect.”
The APC9 PRO is a lightweight and compact platform using a hydraulic buffer system to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise and is the workhorse of the APC PRO line. The platform offers features such as a dual auto-folding, non-reciprocating and ambidextrous charging handles, ergonomic lower feature sets that include a side positioned bolt hold open/release and a replaceable M4 compatible grip.
HCSO, located in Hillsborough County, Florida, is the 10th largest county law enforcement agency in the United States, as measured by total law enforcement and civilian staffing. It employs more than 3,500 personnel, nationally ranking it 61st in sworn law enforcement personnel, and second largest in the state of Florida.