So Beretta *finally* made another SAO 92
“Did you see the Single Action?” he asked in lieu of a greeting. The man posing the question was a friend of mine, long involved in the behind-the-scenes R&D and market research at Beretta and now with another similarly large and distinguished European gun maker in whose booth we were standing at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
In fact, I had not seen the new Beretta 92 XI, or “9211” first-hand but I had heard of its existence from a fellow gun writer who had gone to the media day for the gun the day prior. It was a small community and news always traveled fast, especially in the digital age.
“So I take it you had a hand in that?” I asked.
“Why did it take so long to do that? Folks loved the Billennium,” I said, speaking of the limited run of SAO Beretta 92s released in 2001. These guns are often described as the best 92 ever made.
Heading over to Beretta shortly after speaking to my friend about everything his new company was working on, I encountered the 92XI and was impressed.
More in my column at Guns.com.
It’s so lovely. One of those pistols that really makes me ache that we can’t have them here. There were some fantastic firearms at this Shot Show. That Henry Homesteader is another I liked but can’t have.
I just picked up my Beretta 92s XI Launch Edition. The trigger is creepy as hell. Reset is nothing to brag about either. It is going back to the factory if they ever return my email. It’s been 3 days.
With all the hype I expected a trigger that didn’t disappoint. Big fail.
Hate to hear that. They *looked* nice at SHOT. Sad