Tampa, FL (August 22, 2022) – B&T USA is honored to announce the State of Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has purchased B&T APC9 PRO platforms equipped with Glock lower receivers, folding stocks, Aimpoint Micro T1 sighting systems, 22mm B&T quick-detach mounts and Vertx Ready Pack 2.0 carriage systems. These compact 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” stated Irving Luce, President, B&T USA. “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” stated Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “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, compact, versatile platform utilizing a hydraulic buffer system to drastically reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise and is the workhorse of the APC PRO line. The platform offers functional features to include 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.


About Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, located in Hillsborough County Florida is the 10th largest county law enforcement agency in the United States for total law enforcement and civilian staffing, employing over 3,500 personnel, nationally ranking it 61st in sworn law enforcement personnel, and second largest in the State of Florida.


HCSO provides effective, efficient and professional law enforcement services, detention, court security, child protective service investigations and warrant services for approximately 1.45 million residents county-wide, and patrol and investigative response to calls for police service for the 988,250 residents of unincorporated Hillsborough County — all while maintaining the highest standards of integrity, accountability and community service.


About B&T USA

B&T USA, a Florida-based firearms, silencer and accessories manufacturer operating under license of B&T AG SWITZERLAND, which was founded in 1991 as a designer and manufacturer of advanced suppressors. Under the leadership of Karl Brügger, B&T AG has evolved into a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of technologically advanced, high-performance weapons systems. From the comprehensive APC (Advanced Police Carbine) line — recently adopted by the United States Army — to the new 9mm USW® (Universal Service Weapon) and USW conversion kits; B&T weapon systems are used globally by police, Special Forces, and elite military units. For more information about B&T USA, please visit: www.bt-usa.com