Beretta 92X Performance Defensive

Beretta 92X Performance Defensive


Beretta 92X Performance Defensive




DESCRIPTION OF Beretta 92X Performance Defensive

Beretta 92X Performance Defensive-  The new Beretta 92X Performance Defensive has been especially designed to take your competition performance to the next level. Specifically built for IDPA competitors, the 92X Performance Defensive features the ergonomic features of the popular 92X Performance platform with a lightened steel frame and slide, a red-dot optic ready slide, and aggressively textured 92X-style thin grips.

Action Single/Double
Barrel length (mm) 125
Barrel length (in) 4.9
Caliber 9×19
Firing Mechanism Semiautomatic
Grip Width 1.5″
Magazine 15
Overall height (mm) 148
Overall height (in) 5.8
Overall length (mm) 222
Overall length (in) 8.7
Overall width (mm) 4
Overall width (in) 1.8
Rail No
Safety Frame Mounted – Non Decocking
Sight radius (in) 6.7
Sight radius (mm) 171
Sights Fiber Optic Front/Target Adjustable Rear
Slide Finish Nistan
Weight unloaded (g) 1210.5
Weight unloaded (OZ) 42.7

Beretta 92X Performance Defensive Taking the iconic 92-series to the next level, the Beretta® 92X Performance Semi-Auto Pistol was designed for competition shooters, with speed and accuracy in mind. Aiming for top performance, the 92X Performance features a heavy Brigadier slide and a skeletonized hammer for reduced weight and improved balance. Sawtooth slide serrations offer effortless slide manipulation, even with gloved or wet hands for enhanced reliability on the go. The competition hammer spring and Extreme S-trigger mechanism deliver fast, precise follow-up shots. Plus, aggressive front and rear grip checkering, in addition to an oversized hilt drastically improve handling for the best possible grip and control. Offering unrivaled performance and reliability, the Beretta 92X Performance is the ideal, best-in-class competition pistol.

  • Brigadier slide
  • Sawtooth slide serrations
  • Oversized hilt for improved hold
  • Extreme S-trigger mechanism for decreased reset

Beretta 92X Performance Defensive Review

To the average non-shooting citizen — yes, they exist — a gun is a gun is a gun. Sheesh! How can anyone have such an opaque opinion towards one of the greatest inventions of all time?

There’s a handgun for every application, each with their own requirements. Besides action types, there are handguns for concealed carry, hunting, home defense and competition, to name just a few. Beretta 92X Performance Defensive

It’s this last category, competition, we’ll be discussing as we take a first look at the new Beretta 92X Performance.

Speed & Accuracy

When it comes to competitive shooting, speed and accuracy are the name of the game, and Beretta sought to provide just that with their new 92X Performance pistol. Let’s start with speed.

While it might seem counterintuitive, weight is a good thing when it comes to competition handguns. Weight increases stability and reduces muzzle flip, which keeps the muzzle flat and on target when firing, allowing for faster follow-up shots vital for achieving top scores. Compared to the classic Beretta 92 FS or the more modern 92X, the 92X Performance is a heavyweight contender, weighing in at 47.1 oz. — more than 14 oz. heavier.

This increase in weight can be attributed to its Vertec steel frame and heavier Brigadier profile slide, both finished in a Nistan tin-nickel alloy that is corrosion-resistant and easily cleaned. The frame features front and backstrap checkering for a positive grip during rapid shooting while the slide sports vertical serrations fore and aft of the company and model logos for easy slide manipulation and press checks. Beretta 92X Performance Defensive

To further increase the pistol’s speed, the 92X Performance has a skeletonized hammer with a competition hammer spring and steel spring recoil guide rod to go along with Beretta’s new Extreme-S trigger mechanism. With a 3-lb. single-action/6-lb. double-action trigger pull out of the box, the mechanism keeps the striker automatic safety latch active while decreasing trigger reset by up to 40%. This also ensures the safety of the pistol in case it falls, which can happen when running and gunning in competition. Trigger overtravel can also be regulated through adjustment screws located inside the magwell.

Next, let’s talk about accuracy and performance. Under the slide is a 4.9″ black burnished barrel, on top of which sits a red fiber optic front sight and adjustable black rear sight with serrations. Together, these deliver a clear and consistent sight picture for match-grade accuracy downrange.

Other competition-friendly features include an oversized magazine release that can be switched from right to left, and allows for a smooth drop of the two provided 15-round 9mm magazines with rubber base pads. The safety is full ambidextrous and available in three different sizes for a custom fit and feel, as well as different IPSC divisions. Beretta 92X Performance Defensive

The raised profile of the 8.7″ long, 5.8″ tall and 1.8″ wide frame enables the hand to sit higher and tighter under the extended beavertail grip, further improving grip. An accessory rail is also located under the rail.

If you’re a competitor looking for an edge or simply a target shooter seeking a new toy, highly consider the speed and accuracy of the Beretta 92X Performance.


Beretta 92X: A Great Self Defense Gun? You Decide.

While there have been many copycats of the legendary Beretta 92, nothing has ever lived up to it—until now! Beretta recently upgraded their much-loved model to create the 92X. They kept all the key features that users loved about the original, forty-plus-year-old model, but made the ergonomic improvements that people asked for. The result is a dependable 9mm handgun that is perfect for self-defense and competitive, dynamic shooting!

The 92X comes standard with a high-visibility orange front sight and a black rear ledge sight. They work very well for target acquisition but can be easily adjusted or replaced if they aren’t quite doing it for you. The rear, dovetailed sight features a serrated back surface and a short front ledge, making it slightly angled to get an ideal view with your front sight. It comes with a three-slot Picatinny rail, and there’s lots of aftermarket support if you’d like to replace them with a red dot sight.

Accuracy is about what you would expect from a 9mm self-defense handgun. From fifteen yards, my average five-shot group was just around two inches. It’s very reliable, and you shouldn’t have any issues with feeding, firing, or ejecting.

One improvement Beretta has made can be seen in the grip. There’s the perfect amount of front and back cross-checkering on the polymer Vertec grip’s frame, and you can choose between a flat or wraparound grip. If you like the grip on the original 92 handgun, I’d recommend going with the wraparound. It very closely resembles that traditional, arched housing.

The Beretta 92X’s barrel is chrome-lined and includes a recessed target crown. If you’d like a barrel that’s ready for a suppressor, you can order one directly from Beretta. You’ll have either a fifteen-, seventeen-, or ten-round capacity, depending on which model you choose, and the 92X ships with three of them. The extended, reversible magazine release is very easy to use, and the handgun features a beveled magazine well for better consistency.

The trigger is still double/single-action, with a double-action pull around eleven pounds and a single-action pull around six pounds. Although it’s a bit heavy, the double-action pull is smooth and the single-action is crisp, with about a half-inch reset.

Unloaded, the full-size 92X weighs around thirty-three ounces. The barrel is 4.25 inches, and the overall length is 8.5 inches. It’s a bit large for pocket concealed carry, so you might want to try using a leather holster attached to your waist instead. The Beretta 92X MSRPs for $699, which is the price you’ll find it for at most retailers.

Beretta has crafted an excellent semi-automatic, 9mm pistol with the 92X. There’s tons of aftermarket support, both from Beretta and third-party retailers, and it’s as accurate and reliable as a defense handgun can get.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Beretta 92X Performance Defensive”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *