[SHOT Show 2020] NEW Beretta 92X Series – Performance, Full, Centurion & Compact

   02.11.20

It was back at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings 2019 (NRA Annual Meetings – NRAAM) that Beretta unveiled to the world for the 1st time the Beretta 92X; a firearm in an entirely new class of quality from the Italian arms maker. Now fast forward to SHOT Show 2020 (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade Show) and Beretta has expanded the 92X into not just a singular firearm, but an entire line-up of pistols for shooters to choose from. While out at SHOT Show, we took a look at all of them and will walk you through them today!

Beretta 92X Performance

The Beretta 92X Performance is meant to be the highest tier from this new family of sidearms. This pistol is built top to bottom to be a competition firearm for whoever holds it. It boasts a steel frame mated to a heavier Brigadier slide, and a superb Extreme-S trigger system. The Extreme-S trigger reduces the reset by 40%, has a 3.3 Lbs single-action trigger pull weight, and a 6.6 Lbs double-action trigger pull weight. Those traits along with a skeletonized hammer make for an incredibly smooth shooting firearm. The rest of the specifications can be read below as presented by Beretta:

  • Replaceable Front & Rear Target Sights
  • Smooth Cocking Serrations
  • Nistan Alloy Finish
  • Skeletonized Hammer
  • Frame Mounted Safety
  • Thin Grip Panels & Reduced Circumference Grip

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  • Front & Backstrap Checkering
  • Beveled Magazine Well
  • Reversible Oversized Magazine Catch
  • Competition Magazine with Rubber Bumper
  • Tactical Takedown Lever

The MSRP for the Beretta 92X Performance, in a 15-round or 10-round magazine configuration, goes for $1,399. The end goal of the 92X Performance from Beretta was speed and accuracy with the ability to fall into multiple IPSC competition classes for competitive shooters, and it achieves all of this. The biggest question is what do you think? Shout out your thoughts in the Comments below!

Beretta 92X Full Size

The Beretta 92X Full Size is the flagship model from this line of enhanced Model 92 pistols. It has 8 different permutations within the Full Size line that include a Decocking Safety version (F), Decocking Only (G), Red Dot Optic option (RDO), and multiple magazine capacity choices based on the restrictions in your municipality or state. The rest of the specifications can be read below as provided by Beretta:

  • F (Decocking Safety) or G (Decocking Only) Action types available
  • Reduced Vertec Frame Size
  • Removable Front Sights
  • Flush Barrel with Target Crown
  • M1913 Picatinny Compatible Light Rail

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  • Rounded Trigger Guard
  • Enhanced Texturing on Grip Panels
  • Enhanced Checkering on Front & Backstrap
  • Three (3) 17-Round Magazines

The MSRP pricing for all of the different variations available is a flat $899, but that does not include two RDO versions. The Red Dot Optic (RDO) versions of the Beretta 92X Full Size currently do not have a suggested retail price set for them. Surely, that will come sometime soon. For now, what do you think? Let us know your thoughts and if you would potentially open your wallet for one in the Comments below!

Beretta 92X Centurion

The Beretta 92X Centurion carries over all of the same specifications, qualities, and desirable traits as its Full Size counterpart except shooters are dealing with a barrel length of 4.3″ versus 4.7″, and the overall height gets trimmed by a minuscule 0.1″ in size (from 5.5″ down to 5.4″). Once again, all of those specs can be read below as presented by Beretta:

  • F (Decocking Safety) or G (Decocking Only) Action types available
  • Reduced Vertec Frame Size
  • Removable Front Sights
  • Flush Barrel with Target Crown
  • M1913 Picatinny Compatible Light Rail

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  • Rounded Trigger Guard
  • Enhanced Texturing on Grip Panels
  • Enhanced Checkering on Front & Backstrap
  • Three (3) 17-Round Magazines

The MSRPs remain the same similar to the spec list by punching in at $899, and no current pricing is unfortunately available for the Red Dot Optic (RDO) versions yet. Sometimes people like to have the sweet middle ground of size that accomplishes both concealed carry and performance at the range well, and this Centurion version might be able to do that for people. Chime in on the Comments below and let us know what you think!

Beretta 92X Compact (With or Without Rail)

Last, but not least we have the Beretta 92X Compact that is available in two main models: with a rail or without. You still get your choice of a Decocking Safety version (F) or Decocking Only (G), but then you also can choose between a railed or non-railed option. Beretta goes on to explain how this version came to fruition:

The concealed carry version of the 92X builds upon the storied 92 Compact Type L. The low snag design allows for easy concealment and the ergonomic upgrades and fully dovetailed slide make the gun easy to handle no matter the shooter’s hand size. Available with a classic non-railed frame for the most non-permissive carry scenario or a full-sized M1913 accessory rail that accepts a full-size light.

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The railed versions of the 92X Compact will retail for $899 while the non-railed options have a slightly cheaper price-point of $800. Between both options, they look to be incredibly compact while still paying homage to the classic 92 design. So far we have thrown a lot of information at you as Beretta has expanded out their series of the 92X into 4 main models with dozens of possibilities within each. While many manufacturers are drifting strong to striker-fired actions Beretta is remaining vigilant with their hammer-fired designs. What do YOU think though? Is this something you would want to add to your collection? Do you wish they did something different? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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