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Beretta Launches 92X Pistol

Beretta has launched the 92X as the latest addition to the 90-series pistol platform. Coming in Full Size, Centurion (mid-size) and Compact configurations, the 92X family of guns features the Vertec-profile frame; wraparound or flat stock panels included. All three sizes come with dovetailed front sights boasting a high-visibility orange dot, a black serrated rear sight, and a reduced-power D-Hammer Spring to help maintain sight picture throughout the trigger-pull process. Despite the newly rounded trigger guard, the 92X shares the same overall profile as its predecessors, and thus will fit any holster designed for a previous, similarly dimensioned 90-series variant (unless it is a holster molded specifically to the trigger guard). Each pistol ships with three magazines (17- or 15-round versions for the Full Size and Centurion; 13-round variants for the Compact; and 10-round magazines available for all three); a beveled magazine well and extended magazine release expedite the reloading process. A stretch of M1913-compatible Picatinny rail provides for the attachment of accessories, though the Compact is available with a standard dust cover for ease of carry. Finally, the universal slide design can be converted between safety-decocker (FS) and decocker-only (G), depending on personal preference. The 92X Full Size is currently available, while the Centurion and Compact models are expected to ship late summer/early fall of 2019. The pistols will retail at a price of $899 for railed models, and $800 for the non-rail Compacts. For more information, please visit beretta.com.

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BERETTA 92X REVIEW AFTER 2 MONTHS & 2,000 ROUNDS

WHAT IS THE 92X?

Unveiled this year by the historic Italian gunmaker, the 92X series is an American-born descendant of the now-classic combat pistol that first debuted in the 1970s and is produced at their Gallatin, Tennessee plant. Announced in July in Full-Sized, a slightly shorter Centurion  and handy Compactvariants– the latter both with and without an accessory rail– the new handgun line is packed with features and upgrades not found in the more basic 92FS/M9 pistols while coming in at a price that is more affordable than the M9A3 and the semi-custom LTT/Wilson Combat 92G series guns.

Built on the Vertec profile frame with a straight backstrap and updated grip options, the guns all feature a round trigger guard, beveled magazine well, chrome-lined barrel with a recessed target crown, front and back cross checkering on the grip frame, and combat sights with dovetailed fronts. The guns use a steel trigger and mag release.

Expanding on the original line, the 92X series is backward compatible with all 92-series magazines and railed accessories while the front sights and grip panels are compatible with M9A3 models. Internal components are square with legacy 90 series parts of similar size while the double-action/single-action types (F/S, G) can be swapped. While some scoff at external safety levers, those searching for guns that sport them are in the money.

CARRY

Since late September, we have been shooting and evaluating a new Beretta 92X, specifically the Compact variant with the smooth dust cover.

While the standard/full-sized 92X uses a 4.7-inch barrel to produce an 8.5-inch long handgun that tips the scales at 33.4-ounces while unloaded, the smaller Centurion is a more Commander-style offering with a shorter 4.25-inch barrel which boils down to a 7.75-inch overall length.

Going even shorter, the 92X Compact has the Centurion-length slide and barrel on a shorter frame (5.25-inches high, versus the standard 5.4-inch) to produce a handgun more suited for concealed carry.

Due to the chopped down frame, the Compact has a smaller mag capacity — 13 rounds– but also comes in a little lighter, hitting the scales at 27-ounces, unloaded. This puts the Compact in roughly the same class, size-wise, as guns such as the Glock G19Sig Sauer P229, and S&W M&P M2.0 Compact.

When it comes to carrying, the size makes it a bit tough for some to use the Beretta 92X Compact in an IWB appendix carry holster unless you go awkwardly high-waisted, but if carrying strong-side in the 3′ or 4′ o-clock position with a good belt then you are good to go. We carried the test gun for nearly 400 hours in such a manner without issue during both winter and summer weather as well as in urban and field conditions. Likewise, pocket, ankle, and small of the back carry can be ruled out unless you want to shuffle in a comic book-worthy gait or print like a 1900s daily newspaper.

We used an older Kramer IWB leather holster for a 92FS as we had one on hand and had no issues with the gun. Carrying a spare mag gave us 27 rounds of 9mm on hand.

Be warned that, should you use a holster without a barrier between the grip and the user, the texturing on Beretta’s factory grips is aggressive and will chew at your side. This can be fixed with aftermarket grips or by sanding down the factory panels. Also, the open-barrel construction and pinky extension magazine pad are collection points for dust, grime, and clothes lint, so be sure to inspect your 92X regularly if carrying one. Likewise, as we used an open-bottom holster, the face of the muzzle, which has a recessed target crown, showed some wear after a month or so.

In the course of six range visits, we sent 2,000 rounds of factory 9×19 Luger through the Beretta 92X Compact. This included a selection of loads from WinchesterFederal, CCI (Blazer), Wolf, and PMC in weights between 115- and 147-grain with a mix of various training and self-defense ammo in standard commercial, military, and +P velocities.

Source: GUNS

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BERETTA EXPANDS 92X SERIES WITH FOUR NEW PISTOLS

Beretta  on Thursday expanded their 92X series by adding four new handgun models, each one tailored to fit modern shooting needs. The new 9mm 92X guns, in Full-Size, Centurion, Compact and Compact Rail configurations, are intended to be an ideal fit for those who need a handgun for dynamic shooting or defensive purposes.

Built on the Vertec profile frame with a straight backstrap and updated grip options, the guns all feature a round trigger guard, beveled magazine well, chrome-lined barrel with a recessed target crown, front and back cross checkering on the grip frame, and combat sights with dovetailed fronts. The guns use a steel trigger and mag release.

The 92X Centurion is fundamentally a Commander-sized companion to the Full-Size with a shorter 4.3-inch barrel length that translates to a 7.75-inch overall length and a sight radius that is 6-inches flat. This trims the weight down to 28.5-ounces while keeping everything else on the Full-Size models, including the $899 MSRP.

The 92X Compact, offered in both an M1913 railed model and one with a classic smooth dust cover for those who aren’t looking to add accessories, has the Centurion-length slide and barrel on a shorter frame (5.25-inches high, versus the standard 5.4-inch) to produce a handgun more suited for concealed carry. Due to the chopped down frame, the Compact has a smaller mag capacity — 13 rounds– but also comes in a little lighter, hitting the scales at 27-ounces.

Beretta tells us the Compact is backward compatible with standard and extended capacity 92-series mags, they just won’t flush with the bottom of the mag well. MSRP on the railed 92X Compact is $899 while the one with the smooth dust cover is $800

“Beretta USA is proud to introduce the new 92X family. This new line of pistols add to the long and rich heritage of the 90 series line. The new 92x family is a true combat-proven, modern classic,” said Erik Stern, Tactical and Pro Shop Product Manager.

The four new models complement the 92X Performance, which was teased at trade shows earlier this year. Coming in at a hefty 48-ounces due to its steel frame and heavier Brigadier slide, features Beretta’s new Extreme-S trigger mechanism which decreases trigger reset by up to 40 percent — down to just millimeters of travel back from the wall. MSRP on the 92X Performance is $1,399.

Source: Israel Defense

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Italian Army starts to receive Beretta APX pistols

The total amount that will be delivered is not known, but reports say there will be an initial supply of 20,000 pistols with an option for an additional 67,000. Italy’s Beretta is starting to deliver the 9x19mm Beretta APX service pistol to the Italian Army, German military website Soldat & Technik reported. The total amount to be delivered is not known, but reports say there will be an initial supply of 20,000 with an option for 67,000 more. 

Originally developed for the XM17 Modular Handgun System program of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Beretta APX is a firing pin lock pistol with a polymer grip and controls on both sides. In addition to an interchangeable back strap, the weapon has a MIL-STD-1913 rail on the underside of the frame. It is available in colors such as black, sand, olive and gray.

The website claims that the configuration of the weapons now being issued to the Italian Army is still unclear. Those currently being delivered have a mounted red dot sight and a barrel thread to accommodate a signature reducer. It is therefore quite possible that it is a special version intended for special forces troops.

The delivery to the Italian Army is Beretta’s second large-scale transaction involving the pistol in recent months. In December 2020, Israel Defense reported that the company won a tender from the Brazilian Ministry of Justice to supply 159,000 APX pistols to Brazilian public security units.

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Gun Gear Beretta 92/96 Magazines

Beretta has an exclusive make your own package for our readers. Purchase any three (3) Beretta 92/96 magazines and get a free Beretta Magazine Extension for 92 Series magazine (value $24.90) with coupon code “AMMOMGEXT” at check out. At the time, this was posted this bonus deal was working on already discounted sale magazines!!

To make this deal happen you need to first add any three (3) Beretta 92 or 96 pistol magazines to your shopping cart, then add one (1) Magazine Extension for the 92 Series magazines to the cart. On the view cart page please enter the coupon code and wait for the page to refresh or proceed to check out.  Check out our shopping cart image below to see how we did it.

The Beretta 92 series base pad is designed for the Beretta 92 Magazines. This Extension base pad add 2 extra rounds to the magazine 10, 13, 15 & 17 standard 9mm magazines. The base pad itself is machined out of billet aluminum and is hard anodized to ensure durable long-lasting appearance. All machining and manufacturing are done in Italy.

– Easily attaches and detaches from the magazine.
– Standard 2mm key wrench is needed for assembly the devices and disassemble.
– Two pieces design
– Designed specifically for the Beretta 92 series.
– CNC machined from billet aluminum.
– Hard Anodized.
– Made in Italy

The Beretta factory magazine extension is designed to fit within the “box” for competition use, and as such, when installed on a magazine and inserted into the pistol, the total external dimensions must not exceed 225mm x 150mm x 45mm. Note that this must comply with these dimensional requirements to be competition legal.

Due to the design of the extension internally, a magazine speedloader may be required to fit the last cartridge into the magazine.

If you add this magazine extension on a Beretta 15rd magazine, we would suggest the use of the extra power 20rd magazine spring – P/N C53848

Source: Ammoland