Beretta 90two

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Beretta 90two
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9mm Beretta 90two with accessory rail cover attached
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Italy
Production history
Manufacturer Beretta
Unit cost $700
Produced 2006–present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 921 g (32.5 oz) (unloaded)
Length 217 mm (8.5 in)
Barrel length 125 mm (4.9 in)
Width 38 mm (1.5 in)
Height 140 mm (5.5 in)

Cartridge
Action Short recoil of barrel, semi-automatic, locked-breech
Muzzle velocity 381 m/s (1,250 ft/s)
Effective firing range
Feed system

Detachable box magazine:

Sights

The Beretta 90two is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. It was released in 2006 as an enhanced version of the Beretta 92, and is produced in 9×19mm, 9×21mm IMI and .40 S&W versions.

Overview[edit]

The most obvious difference between the 92 series and 90two series pistols is the appearance; the 90two series have an "ergonomically enhanced" design, with a "technopolymer" interchangeable wrap-around style grip allowing users to choose grips that work better with either large or small hands.[1] Also notable is a dust cover on the accessory rail of the pistol, allowing various light/laser accessories to be attached. Similar to the 92 series, the frame is constructed of a light alloy, and the slide and barrel are constructed of steel.

The slide is also in itself a whole new design. The rough edges in the previous 92 models were smoothed out, for a more "snag-free" design. Included with the pistol is an accessory rail cover, which protects the rail when an accessory is not attached.

Magazine capacities available for the 90two 9×19mm are: 10-round single-stack, 15 or 17-round double-stack; the 90two 9×21mm IMI: 15 round double-stack, the 90two .40 S&W: 10 or 12 round double-stack.

The 90two also features an internal recoil buffer and upgraded sight points, with a 5 mm increased length between them.

Specifications[edit]

  • Caliber: 9×19 mm, 9×21 mm IMI, .40 S&W
  • Magazine capacity: 17 rounds (9×19mm), 15 rounds (9×21mm IMI), 10 or 12 rounds (.40 S&W)
  • Length: 8.5 in (215.9 mm)
  • Height: 5.5 in (139.7 mm)
  • Width: 1.5 in (38.1 mm)
  • Barrel length: 4.94 in (125.5 mm)
  • Weight unloaded: 32.5 oz (921.4 g)

Variants[edit]

Calibers[edit]

The 90two series of pistols comes in 9mm, 9×21mm IMI, and .40 S&W versions. The model name and number do not denote caliber.

Operation[edit]

Type F is a double/single action (DA/SA) pistol with a manual safety that also serves as a hammer decocking lever. It operates in the same way as the Beretta 92F (M9) service pistol. Pushing the slide mounted safety lever down returns the hammer to its "down" position and also disconnects the trigger so that the pistol cannot be fired until the safety lever is pushed up into the "fire" position. There is also a half-cock safety notch.

Type G is a DA/SA pistol similar to the Type F, but there is no manual safety feature. The "safety" lever serves only as a hammer decocker. This action is similar to that of most SIG pistols.

Type D is a double-action-only (DAO) pistol. The hammer follows the slide to the uncocked position with every shot, requiring a double-action trigger pull for each shot. There is no manual safety, half-cock hammer notch, or hammer drop lever. The Type D is a self-loading pistol that operates like a "hammerless" double action revolver. The Type D has an exposed hammer but it cannot be manually cocked.

Beretta 92A1[edit]

Announced at the 2010 SHOT Show, the Beretta 92A1 incorporates the internal design and Picatinny rail of the 90two with the overall shape and styling of the 92FS.

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