I ended up on the Beretta APX web landing page and immediately decided I would never buy one of these for self-defense. The problem isn’t the firearm, it is the marketing. The entire message is about being designed for Military and Police, and then all about “operators” and “professional end users”. There is nothing about civilian self-defense. It is a turn-off seeing a manufacturer “dis” the civilian self-defense user, as well as a legal concern that if forced to use the gun in a defensive scenario a prosecutor could rub the marketing message in the jury’s face. Contrast this with S&W’s approach, which makes it very clear the M&P line is for professionals and consumers despite the M&P trademark.
So are there guns that are obviously intended for/seem good for self-defense that you would never consider buying for that purpose? Why?