In the handgun stakes, Beretta wins - hands down. The automatic choice of marksmen, sportsmen, law enforcement and the military worldwide, Beretta pistols carry with them their own cachet and reputation. Deservedly so: a Beretta pistol is both a triumph of design and reliable performance, offering the user the optimal combination of form and function. Beretta Pistols are available in four distinct categories: sub-compact, compact, full size, and target/plinking.
Beretta Sub-Compact Pistols
Although light and super compact,
these Beretta semi-automatic pistols are no less precise. Beretta sub-compact
pistols are as secure and reliable as their bigger, more famous relatives. The
blowback locking system and open top slide are common features as is the tip-up
barrel, which allows a rapid inspection of the barrel and maximum safety in
reloading cartridges in the chamber. All models of these Beretta handguns have
a “V” rear sight and a blade front sight for rapid acquisition of the target.
Beretta Compact Handguns
Beretta Compact Handguns are the
result of experience and technical knowledge that Beretta has acquired and perfected
over time. The Beretta compact pistol range was principally designed for personal
defense, offering great fire capacity, reliability, durability, and low maintenance.
Nearly all the features of the famous Beretta 92 model pistols are present in
these models: the open top slide, single or double action, automatic safety
and manual safety on both sides with decocking lever.
Beretta Full Size Pistols
The “full size” Beretta pistols
(92 model and its derivatives) were specifically designed and manufactured for
the military. The great firing capacity of these Beretta handguns unites with
their total reliability and safety to make an ideal combat pistol. The Beretta
92 model handguns offer a long list of qualities that make it the best in its
category: single or double action, alloy frame, no glare finish, ambidextrous
safety lever, reversible magazine release, open top slide, chamber loaded indicator,
unique triple safety, rear sight for impromptu aiming and much more. These Beretta
pistols offer an incredible combination of powerful firing, precision, safety,
Beretta Target/Plinking Pistols
Beretta U22 Neos semiautomatic pistols
are single action, 22LR caliber handguns. Designed for the entry-level pistol
shooters, it is ideal for training and plinking but can be adapted to the advanced
shooter’s needs and sells for an affordable price. Designed for competition
and training, Beretta’s 87 Target pistol is the heir of the famous 76 and 89
I prefer the Italian made Beretta 92FS, to it's american made counterpart. I have an Italian made 92FS, and it is extremely accurate and on tartget. Others I khow who have bought the american version, so not report the same tight target groups. - W. R.