The BEST Beretta M9/ 92 Mod?!? (2023)


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So do that was good, we could have burned through a lot of ammo what's going on guys, you're watching the hungry handgunner.

And if you didn't pick it out, um by the intro, the beretta m9a3 has gotten an upgrade.

And that is courtesy of langdon tactical.

So check the mail today very excitedly.

And I had my new, uh, landon, tactical, red dot ready slide.

So if you're a beretta guy, and if you've been watching the channel for any length of time, chances are that you know that I am a big fan of the m9 and definitely the m9a3.

There was really only one other way to put a red dot optic on your beretta.

And that was to use one of those dinky little dovetail, uh, rear sight.


You get the height way over bore they're, not great.

I've tried them before anybody said, well, you should try one.

I've tried them don't like them.

So ernest, langdon over at langdon, tactical technologies, actually redesigned the beretta slide to make this work.

So I have got the optic on.

And it is zeroed.

It comes with the mount for the rmr pattern optics.

So this holosun 507c goes on there, just fine.

It does have a built-in rear sight and a suppressor height, front sight or high front sight that allows you to get a co-witness through the optic glass.

So that's, good that's, something I'm a fan of the debate rages on whether that's important or not.

So all I did, uh, took the slide put my guide rod and recoil spring and my barrel in there and uh, we're gonna find out just how good it works over the course of next.

However, long that I get to play with this thing.

So while I'm doing that, I am also going to be reviewing if I plan where I put the dang mag, um, the springer precision, plus 4 base pad.

So the m9a3 mag is a 17 round magazine with this little extension it now becomes a 21 round magazine.

So we'll be playing with those two in the coming weeks.

And letting you guys know if there's any problems, etc, what sort of things to watch for so let's play before the rain rolls in uh, let's.

Go, see.

How many I got left in this one looks like 10, maybe 11 rounds left in this mag and the holes go from 10 to 12 guys, not that I can't count, but let's have fun.

Uh, first, shot, double action, like the good lord intended there.

This is going to be a lot of fun.

This is really the only way I think you could improve on this gun and that's, not going to be in a fanboy that's, just I like it.

And it does come with the g, series, uh, d-cocker.

So no safety.

It springs back up to the fire position.

It is a decocker only which is good.

I actually did that myself on the other side.

So even little swingers are easier to hit with this thing.

Oh yeah, oh yeah.

This is gonna be a lot of fun.

Guys, um, go over to the table.

I'll, give you guys a better close-up talk about some of the differences in the slides because there are some and then we'll, probably shoot it.

Some more all right? So first thing I want to note here is there are no forward serrations on the m9 a3 side as it comes.

They fixed that on the langdon version.

So that's nice over here, if you wanted to color fill the red dot, you could it's throwing me for a loop because I'm used to seeing it there, not a big deal.

I don't really care that much about it, but you do have dovetailed front sight.

So that's, nice, if you wanted to change that out, you could the rear sight is obviously built into the optics plate.

So I'm, not complaining, though just a way to securely mount the optic on this pattern.

Firearm is pretty stinking awesome.

Uh, looking at it again.

Over here, give you guys kind of a side by side there.

So it really is just a phenomenal design.

A phenomenal thing to be able to do these guns are venerable pistols.

Uh, I like them.

I know a lot of people my age, gravitate towards striker guns.

And a lot of people in general there's, something about a d8sa gun.

So really the absence of a red dot is really the only thing that this gun was missing in my opinion.

And now that you can do that and do it.

Well, I might add is a fantastic thing.

So very cool, very straightforward, very easy, install there will be links in the description to lane and tactical's website for you guys to peruse possibly pick one up yourself.

They aren't cheap so know that going in, um, if you want to put a red dot on a beretta pistol, though, this is really the only way to do that.

Well in my opinion, so, and you are getting, um, some really cool craftsmanship.

So I will put more stuff in the description as far as just the specifics on what ernest langdon has done with this.

I am very impressed with it very excited about it so excited, in fact, that we're gonna shoot it some more all right.

So really the only downside for me at this point is that I am going to have to modify, um, my m9a3 holster to carry this.

Once I get some drills run with it and things like that, not the end of the world.

But there is that so we're, not doing any time.

Drills today, I'm, just, uh, familiarizing myself with the gun.

The forward serrations, wow, never know what you're missing right, very cool.

So play around some more here.

Let's go way out there.

We're gonna take about a 40 yard double action shot.

I've had no reliability issues so far, which, I know, we're still early on.

But I thought I would say that hit a little swinger double action.

So much fun it's, literally like taking one of your favorite toys, or whatever and then finding there's a way to make it even cooler.

Oh, we didn't want to return the battery there could be breaking in.

I don't know, I haven't cleaned and oiled it in a while either.

So there is that, but it did go forward.

This is the plus 4 base pad, too so find out some more double action.

Not bad three rounds left.

We'll do three more double action.

Shots I'm, just gonna practice on this rack missed.

My first one hit with the last single action shot anyway, guys, stay tuned.

I'm gonna be putting this thing through its paces as fast as I can and ammunition dependent very very excited about this it's, awesome.

Innovation, awesome stuff from langdon, tactical.

They do so complete firearms.

So if that's something you're interested in check their website out guys, if you are into beretta's, ernest langdon is the man so stay safe.

Keep shooting and I'll.

See you next time? So bye.


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  4. Beretta 92FS Stainless 9mm.

What is the most powerful Beretta? ›

Beretta 96A1: Ultimate Tactical Firepower

The 96A1 is an evolution of the legendary 92FS (M9), one of the world's most successful pistols for military, law-enforcement and self-defense use. Chambered in the powerful . 40 S&W, it comes with three 12-round magazines to deliver impressive firepower for any tactical use.

Which is better M9 or 92FS? ›

The key difference in trigger between these two gun models is in the grip ergonomics and trigger reach. Because the 92FS is designed with an undercut near its beavertail, it is slightly easier to grip than the M9's more traditional squared grip, even for those with smaller hands.

What Beretta did the Navy Seals use? ›

The Beretta M9, officially the Pistol, Semiautomatic, 9mm, M9, is the designation for the Beretta 92FS semi-automatic pistol used by the United States Armed Forces. The M9 was adopted by the United States military as their service pistol in 1985.

What is better Glock or Beretta? ›

Shooters with smaller hands may prefer the Glock 17 over the Beretta. The Beretta 92FS's has a larger, wider grip making it necessary for some people to use two hands on the grip. Not always a problem, but it can be in the right (or wrong) situation.

What Beretta does John Wick use? ›

John Wick uses a variety of firearms in the John Wick movie series, including Beretta 92FS pistols, Heckler & Koch P30L pistols, FN Five-seveN pistols, a Colt 1911 Commander pistol, and some custom models.

What is the Beretta 92 lethal weapon? ›

The Beretta 92FS, used by Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon 2, 3, and 4. The Beretta 92 is a series of semi-automatic, 9mm pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy, first introduced in 1975. It is the primary weapon of Martin Riggs. In Lethal Weapon, his police issued sidearm was his Beretta 92F.

Is Beretta better than Sig Sauer? ›

Either handgun is quite accurate; however, the SIG is the more accurate firearm. It isn't unusual for a SIG P226 to place five shots into 1.5 inches at 25 yards with premium ammunition. The Beretta may be counted on for 2.5 inches.

What is the most famous Beretta pistol? ›

The Beretta 92FS was adopted by the US military (and other militaries) and dubbed the M9 in their nomenclature. It has served well in that role. The 92FS is also one of the most popular service pistols for police officers. It isn't the easiest gun to carry, but you'll know why it's so popular.

Do Navy SEALs use M9? ›

In the mid-1980s all uniformed services would adopt the M9 as their primary handgun. But within the U.S. Navy SEAL community, because the M9 had some mechanical and performance issues during testing, the SEALs decided to go their own way and find a handgun that would work in their operational world.

Why is the Beretta 92FS so popular? ›

The 92 isn't just an icon—it's a gun that shoots like no other, offering a refined sense of poise and purpose that translates into effortless accuracy. Sure. There are more accurate guns than a Beretta 92. But I'm not sure any other gun offers up its signature recipe for accuracy so willingly.

Which is better 1911 or Beretta M9? ›

Ultimately, it depends on what you want. The 1911, on paper, is great if you want a big gun that can be carried a bit more easily and don't mind the reduced capacity. The M9 is great if you don't mind a big gun or aren't planning to concealed carry it.

What Beretta did James Bond carry? ›

The Beretta 950 Jetfire pistol is used in James Bond films by several Bond women and once by 007 himself.

What pistol do Army Rangers carry? ›

The M9 Beretta pistol is essentially the military version of the civilian 92F.

How many rounds will a Beretta 92 last? ›

10, 13 rounds (Compact L)

What is the most accurate pistol? ›

Glock 19. "The Glock 19 is one of the most accurate and reliable handguns available.” The Glock 19 is likely the most popular 9mm handgun of all time—and with good reason. The 19 pioneered the compact size category, but it still comes standard with 15-round mags (it can also accept 17 to 33-round mags).

Why the Beretta M9 is the best? ›

Furthermore, the M9 utilizes a fixed barrel design, in contrast to the tilting barrel like we see on most pistols today. This feature, combined with the added weight, makes the Beretta M9 a very accurate firearm that is surprisingly easy to shoot for its large size and bulk.

Is the Beretta 92 more reliable than the Glock? ›

Both are proven, reliable and rugged service pistols. Some features on the standard Beretta 92FS give some people problems in ways that a Glock doesn't…but that's only the standard 92. Ultimately, it comes down to preference. Which one is a better fit for YOU.

What is John Wick's favorite pistol? ›

TTI Glock 34: Wick uses a Glock 34 pistol as his primary weapon in the first film. The Glock 34 is a 9mm handgun with a long slide and barrel, which gives it improved accuracy over shorter-barreled models.

What is John Wick's favorite gun? ›

If you're wondering what the original John Wick's weapon of choice is, this is it – the HK P30L hammer-fired DA/SA 9mm pistol developed by the German gun manufacturing company.

What pistol does the Marines use? ›

Marine Corps Pistol

The Marine Corps (USMC) followed the Army and Air Force in adopting the M18 pistol in 2019. Previously, the military branch had relied on the Beretta M9 pistol.

What Beretta 92 has a rail? ›

92 Compact With Rail Inox is a smaller and lighter variation that features an attractive and super-resistant stainless-steel (Inox) finish. This handgun offers a great number of useful tactical features, without compromising on its military-style sturdiness and toughness. 31.6 oz.

Do Marines use Beretta? ›

Oftentimes this rifle marksmanship badge is accompanied by another badge, indicating the Marine is qualified with the Beretta M9 service pistol.

Why did U.S. military drop Beretta? ›

In the mid-2010s the Army started up a competition for a new handgun. Although Beretta had a newly redesigned M9A3 waiting in the wings the Army declined to evaluate it, citing a history of reliability and design problems with the original M9.

What replaced the Beretta M9? ›

Army Picks Sig Sauer's P320 Handgun to Replace M9 Service Pistol.

Is the Beretta M9 good or bad? ›

Postscript. Still, despite the aforementioned M9 imperfections and near-future replacement with a more modern sidearm, Beretta's M9 is a good, reliable firearm when taken as a whole. It remains a popular civilian firearm as well, often used as a personal defense weapon.

What is Beretta best known for? ›

Beretta is known for its broad range of firearms: side-by-side shotguns, over-and-under shotguns, semi-automatic shotguns, hunting rifles, express rifles, assault rifles, submachine guns, lever- and bolt-action rifles, single- and double-action revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

What is the most used pistol in the military? ›

Because of their reliability and their modularity, the P320 line is one of the most common handguns for defense or sport. The P320 line not only comes in its standard 9mm caliber, but also . 45ACP and 10mm. This pistol is perfect for not only the military, but for the needs of any user.

How many Beretta 92 models are there? ›

The Beretta 92s are full size pistols. The following is a list of 54 Beretta 92 models and the 93, 96, 98 and 99 models which are based on it.

What pistol does the FBI use? ›

So when the new agents come to us, the Firearms Training Unit, we train them on three specific types of weapons. Their primary weapon, their sidearm, is a Glock 19M; it's a brand new weapon—that's predominantly what we're going to teach them with.

What pistol do Green Berets use? ›

Despite the standardization of the M17/M18 across the military, Special Operations Command has elected to standardize the Glock 19 as its handgun of choice. From Navy SEALs to Green Berets, the Special Operations community overwhelmingly prefers the original Austrian design.

What pistol do Navy SEALs carry 2023? ›

The P226 MK25 is identical to the pistol carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs, the fleet's special warfare operators. The railed P226 chambered in 9mm and engraved with an anchor on the left side of the slide is the official sidearm of the SEALs.

What is special with Beretta 92FS? ›

Superior Reliability

The 92FS is a double/single-action semiauto pistol that employs an open-slide, short-recoil delayed locking-block system, which yields a faster cycle time and delivers exceptional accuracy and reliability.

Do cops use Beretta 92FS? ›

Serving the Los Angeles, California area, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the largest Sheriff department in the U.S. It employs over 16,000 employees and has over 9,000 sworn deputies. Since 1988 they have carried the Beretta 92FS as their sidearm of choice.

What is the difference between the Beretta 92S and the 92FS? ›

The Beretta 92S is mostly like the 92FS, except the magazine release button is at the left heel of the grip instead of up where it's easily accessible. The 92S were made in the late 70's to early 80's, replaced by the upgraded 92F, and then replaced with the slide-strengthened 92FS (aka as the M9 in the US military).

What are the flaws of the Beretta M9? ›

GAO also found that: (1) M9 had 14 slide failures, causing injuries to four shooters; (2) the contractor believes that the failures resulted from firing incorrect ammunition, but the Army believes that metal fatigue is the primary cause of failure; (3) there was no evidence that the Army attempted to cover up the ...

Is Beretta M9 good for concealed carry? ›

Carried by military and law enforcement worldwide, the Beretta M9 in the M9 series is the perfect firearm for you to have a dependable and concealable carry.

How accurate is the Beretta 92? ›

The gun is perfect for reaching out beyond 25 yards. Out to 50 yards, the Beretta can hit the chest of a man-sized target. Of course, that target has to be standing completely still. It's still a very accurate gun, and the new 92X series aims to make the Beretta a competition standard.

What pistol does MI6 use? ›

The first being that Bond's Beretta 418 got hung up in his holster, nearly resulting in his demise, in the previous book—From Russia With Love. That's when MI6 gives him his Walther PPK while also giving him no choice but to accept his new issue sidearm.

What pistol did Sean Connery use? ›

The deactivated semi-automatic Walther PP pistol, which along with its smaller model the PPK became one of the film franchise's best-known images, was used by Connery in the movie “Dr. No” in 1962. Connery, the first James Bond in the franchise, died on Oct. 31 at the age of 90.

What pistol was used in SkyFall? ›

The Walther PPK was the weapon of choice for James Bond from the films Dr. No to Tomorrow Never Dies (except Moonraker and Octopussy) and again in Quantum of Solace, SkyFall and SPECTRE and probably No Time To Die.

How far can a 9mm Beretta shoot? ›

A 9mm bullet can potentially cover up to three miles. At that range the bullet will not retain remotely sufficient kinetic energy to reliably incapacitate a human-size threat. And while a 9mm bullet may travel three miles under optimal conditions, whatever it actually hits at that distance is totally up to chance.

Is Beretta 92 Hammer fired? ›

Both the 226 and 92 are big, bulky, hammer fired 9mm pistols.

What is the most famous 9mm pistol? ›

The Glock 19 is likely the most popular 9mm handgun of all time—and with good reason. The 19 pioneered the compact size category, but it still comes standard with 15-round mags (it can also accept 17 to 33-round mags). It's famously durable, and the Gen 5 version of the sidearm features a great trigger.

Why did US military drop Beretta? ›

In the mid-2010s the Army started up a competition for a new handgun. Although Beretta had a newly redesigned M9A3 waiting in the wings the Army declined to evaluate it, citing a history of reliability and design problems with the original M9.

What is the max effective M9? ›

according to the US Army the maximum effective range of the M9 Beretta pistol is 50 meters and the maximum range is 1800 meters.

Do special forces use M9? ›

The M9 is carried by many US Special Operations Forces (SOF) including the Rangers, Special Forces, AFSOC Combat Controllers and MARSOC Marines.

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