Beretta USA have introduced a new pistol to their venerable 90 series, the red-dot optic-ready 92X RDO. The new Beretta features a slide cut to mount five optics plate options. It also boasts a short reset trigger, front slide serrations and aggressively textured Vertec-style grips. The launch of the 92X RDO comes as an optics-ready M9A4 was introduced last week.
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Here’s what Beretta USA had to say about the new pistol:
Accokeek, MD – Beretta USA is excited to announce the launch of the new 92X RDO – the newest iteration of the venerable 90 series family. The 92X RDO aims for top performance ideal for competitive dynamic shooting and defensive purposes with a red-dot optic ready slide and dovetailed combat sights for optimal sight options, a short reset trigger, and the Beretta Vertec frame with included aggressively textured Vertec-style thin grips that ensure a more natural fit for all shooters.
“We are proud to launch the latest variant of the new 92X family of pistols”, Gabriele de Plano, Vice President of BDT Marketing & Operations, said. “This launch continues the long history of success of the Beretta 92 series, now integrating features modern shooters demand.”
Proudly built in the USA, the new 92X RDO continues the evolution of an iconic series. The red-dot optic ready 92X RDO features integral slide cuts to allow for the mounting of optional optic plate styles. Shipping with blanking covers, the end-user can purchase one of five different plates to mount all of the most popular optic variants on the market today.
The 92X RDO features a short reset trigger for faster trigger pulls.
Front slide serrations enable the end-user to manipulate the slide easily in any weather and lighting conditions. With aggressively textured Vertec-style thin grips and front and backstrap checkering, the 92X RDO allows for instinctive control and pointing, highly prized by tactical competition shooters, and makes for consistent and accurate target acquisition.
The beveled magazine well allows for quick magazine changes to be performed easily with one hand regardless of lighting conditions.
The 92X RDO’s universal slide design features Vertec configuration dovetail sights and an easily replaceable control lever that allows the user to convert from safety-decocker (F) to decocker-only (G) and back.
The 92X RDO also features a removable front sight for tactical shooters who have a distinct preference for sight picture, material, or construction. In addition, a variety of accessory options are possible thanks to the built-in 3-slot Picatinny rail located in front of the trigger guard, which enables the easy attachment of a variety of tactical lights, laser devices, and other accessory options.
This new pistol comes with two 18-round, anti-friction coated magazines, with 10 and 15-round magazine capacity options available for capacity-limited states.
The Beretta 92X RDO is now available for purchase and retails for an MSRP of $699.
Find out more about the 92X RDO here.