Beretta model: Vertec 92A1 other: Fiber Optic type: Front. 2. Quickview. The Beretta 92 series has been in continuous production in one form or another since 1976, but its popularity in the US really began in 1985 when the 92F was officially adopted by our armed forces as the M9. However, in recent years, Beretta has made a return to serving some of the more niche interests among 92 fans, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Centurion variant offered again at some point in the near future. This feature didn’t last for long, however, and the second iteration of the 92 series — the 92S — debuted with a slide-mounted safety lever. But the M9 maintains the flat cover like the 92FS used to. One of the first users of this style slide was the US Border Patrol, who ordered the Brigadier version of the 96D in the hopes that the pistol would better hold up to the hot .40 S&W duty loads they issued at the time. View All Close. Early Christmas for me this year, a new WC Vertec for my 75th year. 171 Posts . Berretta Model 96 by Tallball posted Sep 9, 2018 at 8:24 AM, http://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02_RFTS-Newsletter.pdf, https://civiliandefender.com/2016/04/01/low-light-red-sights-and-tom-givens-glock-35/. The 92FS Compact L has been in Beretta’s catalog on and off ever since. Several versions of the 92 and 96 Centurion were produced beginning in the early 1990s, but Beretta discontinued all of these models when 92 series offerings were trimmed back in 2004. Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gregp74, Dec 19, 2018. The Elite IA was similar but utilized the Vertec’s straight backstrap grip design and railed frame. All Rights Reserved. Early versions of the 96 were known to wear out quickly, but Beretta later strengthened the frame of all 92 and 96 pistols in places where the high pressure of the .40 S&W cartridge was causing problems. The frame is anodized with a dye to match the silver appearance of the slide. $217.65. Discussion Starter • #1 • Nov 15, 2018. With other improvements now made standard on the frames of all 92 and 96 pistols, it’s debatable whether the Brigadier slide actually improves the gun’s longevity. 0 Reviews. For many years, the 92G was only available as a special order option for government contracts but, eventually, Beretta would begin to produce limited runs of 92G variants for the commercial market. Beretta 92/96 Vertec - posted in Semi-Auto [Handguns]: Does anyone have experience these guns which are now discontinued? This slide is reinforced at the locking lugs for greater durability, creating a trademark “hump” in the slide’s contour when viewed from the side. Despite this, however, I’ve found that there are a lot of misconceptions about the Beretta 92 that seem to pop up again and again. 3) Automatic Firing Pin Block. SKU: Current Stock: Perfect Impact Guarantee. Among the more popular 92 variants over the years have been the “Inox” models. Allows the user to load the chamber one cartridge at a time should the magazine be lost or damaged. The popular 92G-SD was the first to combine a railed frame with the standard 92 grip contour, beveled mag well, and aggressive grip texture from the Elite II. The Beretta 92D has no safety/decocking lever at all and, instead, relies on a double action only trigger for safety, which is what most cops at the time were already accustomed to. I know most of the Beretta 92 series slides and frames are standard and will fit with each other. It quickly became a popular choice in American law enforcement and on the commercial market. The Beretta 92FS Vertec Inox combines the benefits of the thinner The result was the 92F, dubbed the “M9” by the US armed forces. Weighing in at 32 ounces unloaded, and with an OAL of 8.3 inches, the 92G Vertec/Brigadier Tactical ships with three 15-round magazines. In place of the slide-mounted safety/decocking lever that has become one of the trademarks of the series, it had a frame-mounted safety similar in appearance to the thumb safety found on the M1911. Beretta 3 Vertec 96g Slide Asp Dot BY Beretta 3 Vertec 96g Slide Asp Dot in Articles Beretta 3 Vertec 96g Slide Asp Dot On Sale . Mentally keeping track of all of the present and past 92 models is nigh impossible, so we’ve created this handy chart that includes the most common models (and a couple of those that aren’t so common). The 4.25-inch barrel of the 92 Compacts is closer to the length of most full-size pistols than it is to other popular mid-size compacts like the Glock 19 and Sig P229. During that first decade of its existence, the Beretta 92 underwent many critical changes to its design before it eventually became the iconic 92FS that we’re so familiar with today. The Elite LTT was introduced by Beretta in 2018, in conjunction with firearms trainer Ernest Langdon. $225.00. Eventually, the 92SB Compact L was replaced by a compact version of the 92F and then the 92FS in 1990. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. One of the very first variants of the 92 series ever offered was the 92SB Compact L, which came along in the very early 1980s. In the meantime, some Beretta owners may be tempted to create their own “Centurion” by mating their 92 Compact slide to a full size 92 frame, but Beretta does not recommend it. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The pistol is easily recognizable as a variant of the proven Beretta 92 pistol. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. The 92A1 has a replaceable front sight along with some internal slide design changes that were originally used on the 90Two, an odd 92 variant with a drastically restyled external appearance. Purchased a few to replace my regular 92FS Inox slides because I much prefer the three white dot sights on the Vertec slide instead of the three red dot sights that came on my regular 92FS Inox slides. Add to Wishlist. I also wanted to try the Beretta Vertec Tritium M9A3 Night Sights on this slide and that combination worked out well too. Another conspicuous attribute of the first Model 92 was the heel-mounted magazine catch, which was common among European-designed pistols of that era, instead of a thumb-activated magazine release button. View All Close. Beretta answered with the M9A1 which borrows features from the 92G-SD’s frame, leaving the slide of the original M9 largely unchanged. Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings of the Beretta 96 Vertec pistol. Quickview. This makes for better hand fit. This was originally done to strengthen the frame of the Beretta 96 .40 caliber, and Beretta decided to do the same with the 92FS as well. Is it that other slides won't fit on the A1 frame, or the A1 slide won't fit other frames or both? FWIW, one of my favorite pistols is a Beretta 96 "Frankenstein gun". The 92G and 92D were among the more popular law enforcement variants. The 92D was a similar story. As the US military’s sidearm selection process lumbered forward from the late 1970s into the mid-80s, feedback from military personnel led to many other small changes in the 92’s design. Ratings Snapshot 4.5. out of 5. It appears the only differences from the standard Beretta 92/96 or M9 is the slimmer handle and light rail. Beretta’s exclusive Bruniton non-reflective matte black finish is a superior corrosion resistant coating. While other sights give off a hazy glow making it difficult to focus, DP sights offer you the sharpest picture. A popular modification made by 92 series owners (and also found in some factory models) is to replace the standard hammer spring used in F and G models with the lighter “D spring” in order to slightly reduce the weight of the double action trigger pull. The latest update to the 92 series is the M9A3, and it may be the most feature-rich 92 model yet. Beretta 92D Inox Vertec Slide. slide is reinforced at the locking lugs for greater durability, creating a trademark “hump” in the The primary difference is that the back strap is straight and smaller in cross section than the standard Beretta 92. While the 92FS is the most common variant, there were several 92 models that preceded its introduction in 1985, and countless variants have been produced since, including several that have directly addressed some of the more common gripes folks had with the 92FS. It was essentially the same as the 92SB with the barrel shortened from 4.9 to 4.25 inches and the length of the grip reduced, which lowered the magazine capacity from 15 rounds to 13 (full-size Beretta 92 magazines may be used, though they will protrude from the grip slightly). Additionally, the barrel was shortened from 4.9 inches to 4.7 inches while retaining the same slide length as the standard 92FS, thereby eliminating the barrel protrusion that had always been a visual trademark of the 92 series. As a result, the Brigadier design has been used in many 92 variants designed with high-performance action pistol competition in mind. Would recommend this product. Add to Cart. However, many users have noticed that the Brigadier slide provides the unintended benefit of reducing felt recoil and muzzle rise. Is there really a difference with Dawson Precision sights? Not Yet Rated Sold Out. Beretta 92G Slide Assembly. A lot of people are only aware of the 92FS version, and many of the criticisms and complaints about the 92 revolve around this particular model. With a short reach trigger and a drastically reduced backstrap, the Vertec model was a radical deviation from previous 92 models ergonomically speaking. gregp74, Dec 19, 2018 #1. I remember something about the 92A1 being the oddball of the family, but can't remember what won't work. Beretta offered the 92G, which is identical to the 92FS except the slide-mounted safety lever functions only as a decocker. For 92 fans looking for that “holy grail” pistol combining the best of all of the above features, Beretta and Wilson Combat joined forces to offer the 92G Brigadier Tactical in 2014. Like the 96, most 92 variants have been offered with Inox as an option at one time or another. $257.00. For a very brief period in the early 2000s, Beretta produced limited-run special edition compact models called the Custom Carry (a 92 FS Compact L with a single-sided safety lever) and the Custom Carry II (a 92FS Type M Inox with a single-sided safety lever and Novak rear sight). FL-NC Member. So I’m devoting this week on the blog to a brief study of this old workhorse to hopefully clear up some of the confusion. White dots were added to the sights and the shape of the trigger guard was changed from a rounded profile to a more squared design. The Elite II was a near copy of the original Elite but used Novak rear sights, a target crown barrel, and introduced a frame with aggressive grip texture. It's been a while since we first released the results of our... Henry X Model .357 and .44 Magnum: Classic Meets Modern, Self-Defense Ammo: Ballistic Gel Test Update. It includes a railed frame but, unlike the M9A1, uses the standard grip serrations of the original 92FS. $275.00. Beretta. In Stock. Not Yet Rated Sold Out. BERETTA SLIDE ASSEMBLY 92FS VERTEC BLACK. That said, the accessory rail, replaceable front sight, and flared magazine were welcome changes that have been utilized in many other models. The pistol also includes a wraparound style rubber grip to mimic the feel of the standard M9A1 backstrap. This first Model 92 is recognizable as part of the 92 family but just barely. For the first half of this year, Wilson Combat offered the Beretta 92G Compact Carry with a target crown barrel and Wilson Combat grips and rear sight. BERETTA 96 VERTEC : 1) Open Slide Design. Following another trend in law enforcement, in the early 90s, Beretta began offering a version of the 92 chambered in .40 S&W called the Model 96. Not Yet Rated In Stock. When you start with a larger-than-average full-size pistol, it’s no surprise that the compact version also ends up being a bit large compared to its counterparts from other manufacturers. Create New Wishlist × Description. Speaking of sights, the Vertec's iron sights are another area where Beretta listened to their customers. The LTT uses the Vertec slide with front cocking serrations on a modified M9A1 frame, and wears Langdon Tactical G10 grips. The competition-oriented 92G Elite combined the Brigadier slide with replaceable front sights, 4.7-inch barrel, and beveled magazine well. Around the same period, the US military requested some changes to the original M9 design. The 92SB is the gun that evolved into the 92F. Viewed in profile, the Type M appears to be identical to the standard Compact L, but closer inspection will reveal a slightly narrower grip to accommodate a single stack 8-round magazine. This pistol is heavily based on the 92G-SD, but also includes, among other things, a rounded trigger guard, 4.7-inch barrel (which some shooters believe offers better accuracy than the standard 4.9-inch barrel), a Trijicon replaceable front sight, Wilson Combat rear sight, and VZ grips. Even after 40 years of evolution and innovation, it’s clear that we haven’t seen the last changes to the 92 series, and we probably won’t for many years to come. Notify Me When Available. Beretta 92G Slide w/Rear Sight . The truly innovative feature of the M9A3 is a redesigned slide that allows the pistol to be converted between an FS and G configuration by an armorer with a conversion kit. During the course of our series on double action semi-autos, I mentioned a couple of times that I’m a fan of the Beretta 92 pistols, and it’s one of the guns I’ve been spending a lot of time with at the range this year. The 92D was never much of a success commercially, but it has made a lasting impression in the development of the 92 series thanks to the lighter hammer spring Beretta used in these pistols. Beretta 92FS Slide. MSRP: $825.00 $771.40. The French national police, or Gendarmerie, requested a version of the 92FS with no manual safety. The butt of the 92 Compacts is roughly the same length as other compact models, but the ammo capacity is only 13 rounds of 9mm, compared to the 15 rounds you’ll usually get from other guns. This disparity in size and ammo capacity has prevented the 92 Compact from being a popular option among today’s concealed carry pistols, but fans of the full size 92 often find that the Compact L offers just enough reduction in size to make the 92 manageable for concealed carry while still retaining most of the larger gun’s shootability. In the early 2000s, as Beretta struggled to compete with other manufacturers in the crowded law enforcement market, one of their major efforts was the 92 Vertec. You bet there is! The 92S and 92SB appeared with the now familiar slide mounted safety-decocker (also stolen from the P-38 design). I put some rounds through the Beretta 92 Vertec Inox 9mm and go over the features of it and what I think of it overall. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Beretta rolled out dozens of limited-production variants of the 92FS with interesting features that would eventually find their way into major updates of the design. Legal Disclaimer. The Vertec also modernized the 92 design by including an accessory rail on the frame, a beveled magazine well to accommodate quick reloads, and a dovetail cut in the front of the slide to allow the use of different aftermarket front sights. With a full-size Beretta 92 frame and a compact slide and barrel, the Centurion has often been considered analogous to the Colt Commander 1911. This feature was retained on the 92S, but after the US armed forces expressed interest in the 92S, Beretta changed the layout of the pistol’s controls. With a production period of just a few years in the mid-2000s, the 92G-SD would become a sought-after fan favorite and would go on to influence the design of future 92 variants. Taken from the French word “inoxidable”, Inox Berettas have a stainless steel slide and barrel. The following model 92SB went into production with the mag release moved to its more accessible location behind the trigger guard. In fact, since the turn of the century, most new editions of the 92 series have essentially mixed and matched various features originally found on the Vertec and Brigadier. To kick-off this mini-series, I thought I’d give a brief history of how the Beretta 92 has changed over the years. In 2010, Beretta released an updated commercial version of the 92FS, somewhat confusingly called the 92A1. © 2009-2021 LuckyGunner, LLC. Since then, the majority of 92 variants produced have also been made available as a 96 option, sold both to cops and commercially to non-uniformed citizens. Shortly after introducing the 92F, Beretta released the updated 92FS, which included a minor internal safety improvement. First unveiled at SHOT Show in 2015, the M9A3 has a replaceable front sight, railed frame, and a Vertec style backstrap combined with aggressive grip texture. The slide is marked with Wilson Combat’s logo and specially serialized “to ensure it’s place in Beretta history,” the presser says. Do they shoot like the standard Beretta 92/96 or M9? Previously, this kind of conversion could only be performed by a gunsmith which is both expensive and permanent. 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