The Beretta 92 is arguably one of the company’s most recognizable pistols—and most popular. However, the company is not one to rest on its laurels and is always looking for ways to improve. For this reason, Beretta released the 92XI SAO with performance enhancements like an optic-ready slide, flat-faced trigger, and frame-mounted safety.
The Beretta 92XI SAO
Carrying forward the aluminum Vertex style frame, the 92XI maintains the iconic look that Beretta shooters expect from a 92. Offered in standard and Launch Editions, the standard slide features a Cerakote finish, while the Launch Edition slide has a Bruniton finish. As a result, each pistol offers rugged longevity under hard use.
Providing ergonomic enhancements, the grip features a straight backstrap while keeping the slight curve on the front strap. However, it does keep the familiar textured grip panels and checkered frame on the front and back straps. As a result, the 92XI offers a secure grip while firing, whether wet or dry.
One noteworthy enhancement is the long-awaited ambidextrous frame-mounted safety. In addition, a 3-slot Picatinny rail is included just forward the trigger guard for the mounting of lights, lasers, or other accessories.
Riding atop the frame is the familiar 92 slide with an exposed 4.7-inch barrel. The slide features forward and rear cocking serrations, for enhanced manipulation. Offering an ample 6.1-inch sight radius, the 92XI includes a fiber optic front sight coupled with a full serrated black rear sight. However, it also includes MRDS mounting capability for the addition of an optic.
Chambered in 9mm, the 92XI comes with your choice of 18-, 15-, or 10-round magazine. Rounds are sent downrange via the Xtreme-S single action only, 4.5-pound flat-faced trigger. The trigger components are DLC coated to ensure long life and smooth action.
The 92XI is available in two colorways, the standard in two-tone and the Launch Edition with Hogue walnut grip panels.
The Beretta 92XI SAO is available now, with an MSRP of $949.00 (standard) and $1,199.00 (Launch Edition). For more info, please visit Beretta.com.
Beretta 92XI SAO Specs
Barrel Length: 4.7 inches
Firing Mechanism: Semi-automatic
Grip Width: 1.5 inches
Magazine: 18, 15, or 10
Overall Height: 5.4 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Safety: Frame Mounted Safety
Sight Radius: 6.1 inches
Sights: Fiber Optic Front Sight + Full Serrated Black Rear Sight
Slide Finish: Cerakote (standard), Bruniton (Launch Edition)
Weight Unloaded: 33.3 ounces
MSRP: $949.00 (standard), $1,199.00 (Launch Edition)