Beretta 96A1

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- SKU: J9A4F10

Originally designed in 1972, the Beretta Model 92 has since been produced in a number of different calibers with a number of different variants, one of which was eventually adopted by the United States Armed Forces as the Beretta M9.

Essentially a military specification Beretta 92F, the M9 faced a series of grueling trials as part of the Joint Service Small Arms Program before its adoption. Only after being exposed to extreme temperatures, submerged in salt water, buried in various compositions and dropped repeatedly on concrete was the pistol deemed reliable. More than a quarter of a century later, Beretta felt the need to make the platform even better. So they designed the Beretta 96A1.

Born from one of the world's most tested and trusted designs, the Beretta 96A1 builds upon the iconic Beretta 92FS with a score of new features designed to increase modularity, reliability and service life. The semi-automatic platform, which utilizes a short recoil, delayed blowback system of operation, combines a smooth double-action/single-action trigger mechanism with form and function for a pistol that looks to continue the dominance of its predecessor while making no compromises. Based on the model name, which begins with "96", we know that this pistol is chambered for the .40 S&W cartridge. It ships with three 12-round magazines and a plastic carrying case.

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Beretta, also known as Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta, is an Italian arms manufacturer established in 1526, making it the oldest active arms manufacturer today. Also noteworthy, is the fact that the company has remained family-owned since its inception. Beretta is known for its wide range of firearms, which include handguns, rifles, shotguns, submachine guns and much more, each of which find markets with the military, law enforcement and paramilitary agencies and civilians the world over. The company even has an American subsidiary and production facility, Beretta USA, which is stationed just a few miles down the road in Accokeek, Maryland. Today, however, we are concerned with the original plant in Brescia, Italy, as it is there that the Beretta 96A1 is manufactured.

Considering Beretta has been around for more than 450 years, it is probably safe to assume that the company produces a fine product. Having said that, I would still like to take this time to discuss what really makes the Beretta 96A1 worth your time.

As noted, the Beretta 96A1 along with the counterpart Beretta 92A1 marks the evolution of a platform that began in the early 1970s. Designed in 2010, the Beretta 96A1 combines the most desirable elements of the Beretta 92FS and the Beretta 90-Two with a variety of new features designed to increase modularity, reliability and overall service life. Among these upgrades are higher capacity magazines. The Beretta 96A1 ships with three 12-round magazines. Moreover, the pistol is completely interchangeable with all other magazines in the 92 Series designed for the .40 S&W cartridge. As for modularity, the Beretta 96A1 features a removable front sight, which allows shooters the ability to replace broken sights or install an aftermarket upgrade. There is now also an integral MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail for the attachment of tactical lights and lasers. Other upgrades include an internal recoil buffer designed to increase service life by reducing the stress taken by the receiver, a captive recoil spring assembly designed to simplify the takedown process and a rounded trigger guard.

The Beretta 96A1 features a 4.9-inch barrel and an overall length of 8 1/2 inches. Its chrome-lined barrel provides enhanced protection against rust, corrosion and pitting. Though the pistol boasts a steel frame, it weighs in at 34.4 ounces, just over two pounds and easily manageable by shooters of all skill levels. The Beretta 96A1 also includes several safety features, one in the form of a manual safety that doubles as a decocking lever. Other features include a fixed, three-dot iron sight system with the aforementioned removable front sight, black synthetic grips and an exclusive Bruniton™ non-glare finish. As noted, the pistol ships with three 12-round magazines.

Grab your Beretta 96A1 today for only $679.95.

Action Type Double, Single
Caliber 40S&W
Barrel Length 4.9 Inches
Number of Mags 3
Capacity 12+1
Safety Ambidextrous
Grips Checkered, Polymer
Sights Fixed
Condition Factory New
Construction Steel
Finish Non-Glare Bruniton
Accessory Rail Yes - Weaver Style
Overall Length 8.5 Inches
Height No
Weight 34.4 Ounces
Manufacturers Part Number J9A4F10
Restrictions Age - 21+
Returns Accepted Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used