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Beretta’s New 92X Guns & Langdon 1301 at SHOT 2020

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Beretta's 2019 was a big year for their product line with the introduction of their collaborations with Langdon Tactical like the Langdon 1301, the new 92X line of pasta pistols, and even a factory threaded 21A.

Beretta 92X Full Size

Since we are suckers for the 92 series, stopping by the Beretta booth to check out the latest iteration of the classic pistol was a must. Since the 92 series was adopted by the military, it has become a favorite of those willing to indulge in nostalgia.

The 92X full size on display had Beretta's new wrap-around polymer grips specific to the 92x fitted to give the Vertec-style frame the same feel as the original 92. You can also swap those out for more traditional Vertc style grips should you have hands on the smaller side of the spectrum.

Beretta 92X Specs:

Action Single/Double Single/Double
Barrel length (mm) 119 119
Barrel length (in) 4.7 4.7
Caliber 9×19 (PARA) 9×19 (PARA)
Firing Mechanism Semiautomatic Semiautomatic
Grip Width 1.5″ 1.5″
Magazine 10, 15 or 17 10, 15 or 17
Overall height (mm) 137 137
Overall height (in) 5.4 5.4
Overall length (mm) 211 211
Overall length (in) 8.5 8.5
Overall width (mm) 38 38
Overall width (in) 1.5 1.5
Rail Yes Yes
Safety G – Decock Only F – Decocking Safety
Sight radius (in) 6.1 6.1
Sight radius (mm) 155 155
Sights High Visibility Orange/Black High Visibility Orange/Black
Slide Finish Bruniton Bruniton
Weight unloaded (g) 945 945
Weight unloaded (OZ) 33.3 33.3

The 92X Full-Size carries an MSRP of $899 and should be on dealer's shelves now. Find more information about the Beretta 92X on the Beretta website.

Beretta 92X Performance

While the updates 92X FR and GR are a welcome improvement over the older 92 series models, the one that we are most excited about is the Beretta 92X Performance.

With a thumb safety, the 92X Performance is capable of being run cocked and locked like a 1911. The pistol also has a railed dust cover which Beretta had the new Streamlight TLR-9 mounted to.

Other enhancements on the 92X Performance are a gas pedal style takedown lever, reshaped slide stop, the large thumb safety, and sawtooth style slide serrations.

Beretta 92X Performance Specs:

Action Single/Double Single/Double
Barrel length (mm) 125 125
Barrel length (in) 4.9 4.9
Caliber 9×19 (PARA) 9×21
Magazine 15 15
Overall height (mm) 148 148
Overall height (in) 5.8 5.8
Overall length (mm) 222 222
Overall length (in) 8.7 8.7
Overall width (mm) 48 48
Overall width (in) 1.8 1.8
Weight unloaded (g) 1350 1350
Weight unloaded (OZ) 47.61 47.61

The Beretta 92X Performance carries an MSRP of $1399, which may seem steep until you compare it to the pricing on some of the out of production thumb safety 92s on the secondary market. Find more information about the 92X Performance on the Beretta website.

Langdon Tactical 1301

Another one of the releases this last year was a collaboration with Langdon Tactical, the Langdon 1301 shotgun.

Using a Beretta 1301 Tactical as a base, Ernest Langdon fits some of the best accessories on the market to the shotgun giving those looking for the best semi-auto shotgun out there currently a turnkey solution.

Langdon will fit an Aridus Industries CROM with the Rob Haught modified rear sight if you choose that option. Avalible is an RMR version or one that works with the Aimpoint Micro footprint. We hope that the CROM mount options expand to include the new Holosun HS 409T as well as the Aimpoint ACRO in the near future.

The optional Aridus universal QDC side saddle is almost a must-have. With interchangeable shell carriers, you can reload your onboard ammo supply by hitting the latch and replacing the carrier entirely with a fresh loadout. Unlike ammo cards that rely on velcro, the Aridus QDC will never accumulate dirt that prevents it from staying in place.

Improving the fit of the base 1301, Langdon uses the well regarded Ariduc Industries stock adapter and a Magpul Zhukov handguard modded by Aridus to fit the 1301. The M-Lok slots are a welcome feature and make mounting lights or lasers a snap.

The Langdon 1301 is avalible directly from Langdon Tactical's website and starts at $1599 without the Aridus Side Saddle and CROM mount. Considering the Beretta 1301 Tactical carries an MSRP of $1275, the $324 premium is well worth the extra coin in our opinion.

About the Author

Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video he spends his time with his wife, son, and dog.

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