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Old 08-21-2020, 08:14 PM   #1
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Beretta 92X Performance Production Standard

Yeah thatís the full name on the case. Itís a long one lol.
Just brought her home today and thought Iíd share it with a few comparisons against my Legion 226 SAO RXP.

The 92X Performance comes in a nice looking case with a combination lock. Manual says itís approved for travel.
Unlike Sig cases, the born on date isnít printed on it. Searching Berettas sight will only show it being of 2020 manufacture, so Iím choosing a date of 4 July 2020.



Once I opened the case I felt a bit of disappointment, the same disappointment I felt when opening the new Legion case and the 225-A1 case. The foam isnít cut out like the old Sig cases that spoiled me. The pistol and magazines are free to slide around.



Inside the case was the pistol, two Beretta 15 round mags of Italian manufacture, a wrap around grip for those who prefer the bigger humped grip of old, a lock, a mag loader, and of course all the books/paperwork.

Being my first Beretta, I took the time to read the instructions before anything else. Interestingly from what I read, even though this is a DA/SA pistol, Beretta intends on you carrying and using it as a SAO pistol. It states not to lower the hammer on a loaded chamber as the hammer doesnít have a half cock notch and could slip and discharge. Hmmm, guess I got me another SAO double stack 9mm.
But....the hammer actually has a half cock/intercept notch. So do as you want with it, itís your choice.

This all steel pistol is heavy. Beretta says 47 ounces. The 226 feels like a lightweight next to it. Both have good feeling grips even though they are shaped differently. I think the Vertec grips on the Beretta are smaller and flatter.



As a lefty, the safety on the 226 needed breaking in before I could even set it to on with my left thumb. The right side safety lever was a lot stiffer than the left side lever to operate, still is.
On the 92X P the safety levers have the same stiffness on both sides and are easy enough to operate.




Racking the slides, the 92X P feels lighter than the 226 SAO. For one, the recoil spring feels lighter. Secondly, the 226 barrel has to unlock and cam downwards while the Beretta barrel only moves straight back a bit. Less resistance that way I think. With the 226, I rack the slide with my hand going over the top. With the Beretta, it seems more natural and easier to use the front cocking serrations from the bottom. Iíll call that a draw.



Iíve read that right handed people have trouble hitting the slide lock with their shooting hand. As a lefty I find it just as easy as the 226.

Field stripping is just as easy on both pistols, although the Berettas locking block being part of the barrel is a little different.

Being supposedly a DA/SA trigger on the 92X P, itís trigger has a curve to it. With the trigger in SA mode, itís more vertical than the 226 SAO trigger.



SA trigger pull out of the 226 Legion SAO is 3 lbs 6 ounces.
The 92X P SA pull is 3 lbs 9 ounces with a DA pull of 6 lbs 7 ounces.
For the SA pull I have to rate the 226 the winner.
The 226 trigger has absolutely no creep, about the same distance to reset, but once it resets it is instantly on the wall.
The 92X P has just the slightest amount of creep, and once reset has a very small amount of take up before hitting the wall.

The Legion 226 SAO RXP came with 3 15 round mags.
The 92X Performance came with 2 15 round mags.
Needing one more mag to even things out, I picked up a 20 round Mec-Gar and a 30 round Beretta mag. Never had a 30 round pistol mag and it was there so why not.

Planning on continuing this comparison at the range Sunday.
Do I really have to choose a favorite between these two?



Either way, Iím not kicking either gal out off bed!!!


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Excellent write up and again, congrats on a fantastic find!
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Always liked a Beretta.
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Great comparison with great pics! You certainly picked a nice pistol for your first Beretta. I love 92s. I just ordered another one myself. A Langdon. 92G Elite LTT. It should get here next week. But, I lust for a 92X Performance!
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WHOA! Is that a frame mounted safety/decocker on a Beretta? SWEEET!
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Great comparison with great pics! You certainly picked a nice pistol for your first Beretta. I love 92s. I just ordered another one myself. A Langdon. 92G Elite LTT. It should get here next week. But, I lust for a 92X Performance!
A few months back, I was able to compare the Langdon to the new 92X Centurion. Both very nice. If it wasnít for wanting the Performance, I would have chosen the Centurion and sent it to Langdon for his full treatment. The Vertec frame just feels good in my small hands.
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WHOA! Is that a frame mounted safety/decocker on a Beretta? SWEEET!
Itís a frame mounted safety. No decocker. I understand that Beretta had a frame mounted safety on an older model a long time ago. It sure got this old 1911 guys attention lol.
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Great comparison with great pics! You certainly picked a nice pistol for your first Beretta. I love 92s. I just ordered another one myself. A Langdon. 92G Elite LTT. It should get here next week. But, I lust for a 92X Performance!
Were you able to compare the Langdon to the Wilson Brigadier Tactical by any chance? I was curious how they compare.
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Nice write up, thank you (she's a beauty)
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That Beretta is gorgeous......been in love with my M9, for many years....
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Were you able to compare the Langdon to the Wilson Brigadier Tactical by any chance? I was curious how they compare.
No, I havenít handled that Wilson. A friend has a Langdon that I have shot well. I basically ordered one to see how it compares to my current 92s and the upgrades that I have done to them. I expect this one to be a tad smoother with a bit lighter trigger. It will be interesting. The 92s I have are great shooters for me and pretty silky after I tuned them up a bit.
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i thought you were going to quit doing this, seems the lgs has your number on speed dial!!

congratulations!

**footnote** great pics + evaluation.
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Congrats~ I really like it. I have a few Berettas and no complaints.

The closest to this is my 92FS Inox but it is a far cry from your new beauty. I have found the Beretta slide smoother and easier than on the other semiauto's. The INOX frames are heavy as you mentioned.

Your range report should be most interesting.
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i thought you were going to quit doing this, seems the lgs has your number on speed dial!!

congratulations!

**footnote** great pics + evaluation.


I’m done! I’m done!!!

I was only there to buy another pistol rack for the safe. I need to sue them for the whiplash I got when I spied this out of the corner of my eye!!!
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Congrats~ I really like it. I have a few Berettas and no complaints.

The closest to this is my 92FS Inox but it is a far cry from your new beauty. I have found the Beretta slide smoother and easier than on the other semiauto's. The INOX frames are heavy as you mentioned.

Your range report should be most interesting.

The Inox caught my eyes some years back. I really loved the looks and wanted one. Unfortunately the frame just didnít fit my hands. A member here had told me to check out the Vertec frames but a Vertec Inox just wasnít made that I knew of.
After I gave my grandson my only all steel 9mm (S&W 3906) for his wedding present, I started looking again and saw this on a Shot Show video. Itís been a long wait to finally see one in person lol.
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