We had really high hopes for this gun, mostly based upon the price point of $800+. However it came up a little short–even for a plinker. The gun looks great. It’s got clean lines with a stylish flair, textured wood grips, attractive slide design and controls – in short, everything you would expect from a mid to high-price point firearm from Beretta.
It feels good too. For a small-frame gun, the grips are robust enough to fill the hand. The trigger is spot on and not too heavy or too light for a plinker. While we did not get the opportunity to disassemble the gun, we understand that it is as easy as the 92fs for cleaning and maintenance.
The sights are fixed so it will be up to you to make the existing sights work for you, but we found that with minimal adjustment to the sight picture, it manages to hit the target groups pretty well.
Anyone who has shot a Beretta 92 or 92FS will have no problem at all transitioning to this pistol because of its familiar feel and controls on the platform.
So why is the gun so low on the list of the top ten? Reliability issues: feeding problems and dirty gun syndrome cause this gun to fall short when compared with the others.