By: Friedrich Seiltgen

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B&T, formerly known as Brügger und Thomet, was formed in 1991 by Karl Brugger and Heinrich Thomet. B&T is based in Thun, Switzerland, and was initially a manufacturer of firearms parts and accessories for several manufacturers, and B&T produces suppressors for H&K. According to their profile, B&T owns over 500 different types of firearms to engineer accessories for them. In 2004 they unleashed their outstanding engineering department and started producing weapons like the MP9 submachine gun, its civilian counterpart, the TP9, the APR sniper rifle, and a 40mm grenade launcher. B&T has evolved into a manufacturer of some of the world’s finest tactical firearms systems.


The all-new APR8.6 is a specialized tool for missions requiring a heavy-hitting projectile optimized for whisper-quiet precision out to 400 yards. Equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated sound suppressor, the APR8.6 blends the ultra-low signature of the B&T SPR300 PRO with the mid-range precision, intuitive controls, and sophisticated ergonomics of their APR-series to create a hybrid suppressed sniper system capable of intermediate barrier penetration at extended ranges.


8.6 mm Blackout, also called 8.6 BLK or 8.6 Creedmoor, is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by the firearms manufacturer Q, LLC. It utilizes a shortened case from the 6.5mm Creedmoor necked to an 8.6 mm caliber projectile.


  • Fully Adjustable Stock / Cheek Riser
  • 30 MOA Picatinny Rail
  • Integrated Suppressor
  • 400 Meter Effective Range
  • Barrel Length: 12 inches with M18x1.5 Thread Pitch & Integrated Suppressor
  • Caliber: 8.6 BLK (Subsonic)
  • Twist Rate: 1:3


Type: Bolt Action Rifle

Caliber: 8.6 BLK

Magazine capacity:

Sights: 30 MOA Picatinny Rail

Barrel Length: 12 Inches

Overall Length: 39.67 Inches

Weight: 13.45 Pounds

MSRP: $7-8k



Chambered for the subsonic 8.6 BLK, the Advanced Precision Rifle is a specialized tool for missions requiring a heavy-hitting projectile optimized for whisper-quiet precision out to 400 yards.

The APR8.6 BLK will be produced in limited quantities, so get your order in quickly.

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.

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