OUR TOP PICK
Arguably one of the cornerstones of the handgun world, the Beretta 92FS is nothing short of an icon. Its curved barrel and slender grip echo its Italian heritage and remind us of what it would look like if Sophia Loren designed a pistol. The classic black finish is understated yet elegant and is absolutely timeless. The slender barrel and thinner handgrip is a joy to shoot for those with smaller hands and also has a bit more of a delicate look than most guns in its class.
Looks aside, the 92FS boasts an impressive reputation as the go-to handgun for militaries and government agencies worldwide. Even after thousands of rounds, the 9mm round feeds effortlessly – and without a thorough cleaning – performs with unparalleled accuracy. When it comes time to do routine maintenance, the Beretta is a joy to fieldstrip and actually makes cleaning a pleasurable experience. Throw in an ambidextrous magazine release and safety – and it’s clear that the 92FS is perfect for just about anyone.
Simplicity to operate, even in a time of confusion or panic, makes the 92FS a top contender for home defense – although it’s also more than capable of holding its own at the range as well. The lack of a grip safety may also be a relief for those of us with smaller hands, as the constant depression of the grip safety can become tiresome after long shooting expeditions. The 92FS is an excellent choice for anyone looking to buy a handgun that they won’t grow tired of and can rely on in any situation.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Barrel Length: 4.9 inches
Length: 8.5 inches
Unloaded Weight: 33.3 Ounces