Beretta Releases Limited Editions of Iconic 90 Series Pistols

(Accokeek, MD November 4, 2014) The Beretta M9 and 92FS are among the most widely recognized firearms in history, and the most notable models from Beretta's iconic 90 Series. The Beretta 92 was submitted in 1980 for the XM9 program conducted by the U.S. Military to seek out a replacement for the M1911.

During a five-year testing period these pistols were subjected to the most extensive military pistol test program ever conducted. In 1985, the Beretta M9 - a model from the legendary 90 Series, was adopted as the official sidearm of the U.S. Military and has served there ever since.

Beretta has produced many variants of the 90 Series since then and today is very excited to announce it will manufacture a limited number of selected models from this iconic series.

"In 2015 Beretta celebrates the 100th anniversary of its semi-automatic pistols and the 30th anniversary of the M9, so this is a wonderful time to re-introduce some of our most popular and significant 90 Series models," said Rafe Bennett, Vice President of Product Marketing for Beretta USA.

Over the past year, Beretta USA product management has been working to incorporate desired features that consumers have been requesting into some 90 Series models. These features include the "G" decocker, removable front sights and different slide profiles, to name a few.

Two exciting pistols from the 90 Series now being offered are the 92G and the 92FS Brigadier. The 92G offers a decock only action while still retaining two safeties, including the firing pin block and the rotating striker mechanism. The "G" model is preferred by many professionals and enthusiasts because it starts in a simple double-action mode right from the draw making the gun simpler and easier to use without having to disengage the thumb safety. The 92FS Brigadier features a heavy slide profile that reduces the felt recoil to the shooter and a removable front sight for easy aftermarket replacement and customization.

John Tamborino, Tactical Product Manager for Beretta USA commented: "We are thrilled to let Beretta 90 Series fans know that we have been listening to their feedback. The 90 Series is the flagship of Beretta pistols and is well known throughout the world as one of the most accurate, reliable, and proven pistols on the market. These classic, limited-run models will kick off our anniversary celebration and lay the groundwork for additional 90 series models to be developed in the near future."

Product Specifications:
• DA/SA hammer fired pistol

• Features spring loaded safety that provides a decock only action

• The 92G still retains 2 safety features including the rotating striker mechanism and the firing pin block

• 3 dot sights

• 15/10 round capacity

92FS Brigadier
• DA/SA hammer fired pistol

• Heavy slide profile for recoil reduction

• Replaceable 3 dot sights

• Available in Blued or Inox Models

• 15/10 round capacity

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces - The Beretta M9. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visi

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