The Beretta 92FS Brigadier is designed to be a low-recoiling, high-durability version of the standard 92FS (M9) combat pistol. To minimise recoil, the slide features a heavy profile—which also enhances durability—and the grips are Hogue soft rubber wraparound panels that greatly absorb the momentum of the pistol upon firing. The Brigadier also features dovetailed front and rear sights that you can be replace easily, without tools, and a 10-round magazine capacity (9mm Parabellum). The blued version has the added durability of being corrosion resistant.
The safety can be easily operated by right- or left-handed shooters; also, the ambidextrous safety makes it possible to operate it with a variety of shooting/gripping methods. The magazine release button is reversible by the user, making this tactical pistol easy to use both right- and left-handed.
Regardless of the wonderful reputation it may have, the true test for a tactical pistol’s worth is at the range. The 92 family consistently bests the US military requirement of a 10-shot group of 3” or less at 50m. This type of match-grade accuracy is impressive and Beretta knows that precise tolerances keep performance consistent shot after shot.
Like the standard 92FS, the 92FS Brigadier is a double/single-action semi automatic pistol that employs an open-slide, short-recoil delayed locking-block system, which yields a faster cycle time and delivers exceptional accuracy and reliability. In particular, the open-slide design practically eliminates “stove-piping” and helps flawless cycling and feeding – even after thousands and thousands of rounds.