Beretta 93R

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Beretta 93R
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TypeMachine pistol
Place of originItaly
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
Designed1970s[1]
ManufacturerBeretta
Produced1979–1993
Specifications
Mass1170 g (empty)[1]
Length240 mm[1]
Barrel length125 mm (156 mm with compensator)[1]

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum[1]
Caliber9mm
Rate of fire1100 round/min (3-round burst)
Muzzle velocity380 m/s
Effective firing range50 m
Feed system15- or 20-round box magazine[1]
SightsIron sights

The Beretta 93R is a selective-fire machine pistol, designed and manufactured by Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta in the 1970s for police and military use, that is derived from their semi-automatic Beretta 92. The "R" stands for Raffica, which is Italian for "volley", "flurry", or "burst" (sometimes spoken "R" as "Rapid" in English).

History[edit]

The Beretta 93R was designed to be used by the Italian counter-terrorism forces of Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza and Gruppo di Intervento Speciale but was also adopted by other police and military forces who required a concealable weapon with rapid fire capabilities.[2][3] The pistol is a development of the Beretta 92 design.

Mechanics[edit]

The Beretta 93R is mechanically similar to the Beretta 92. It can be selected to fire either a three round burst or single fire. A selector switch enables the operator to alternate between the two firing modes. The pistol is fitted with a vertical foregrip at the front end of the trigger guard to provide better stability when firing.[3] A folding steel buttstock can be attached at the heel of the grip.[4] The 93R is considered difficult to control when being repeatedly fired in burst mode because of the 1,100-round-per-minute firing rate.[2]

Users[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2005-11-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c Thompson, Leroy (2012). The Beretta M9 Pistol. Osprey Publishing. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-1-84908-837-4.
  3. ^ a b Fowler, Anthony (2007). Pistols, Revolvers, and Submachine Guns, p. 136.
  4. ^ McNab, Chris (2004). The Great Book of Guns, p. 145.
  5. ^ "World Infantry Weapons: Algeria". 2015. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35th edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.

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