Beretta USA keeps raining new 92-series updates on its hands and on Wednesday announced the new 92X Performance Defensive model.
Essentially an update on the top-shelf 92X Performance competition pistol, which hit the market a couple of years ago, the new 9mm was specifically designed for IDPA competitions. New to the model is a lightened steel frame and slide, a red-dot optic ready slide, and aggressively textured 92X-style thin grips.
The new model popped up in Italy a few months ago, and it has finally made it to American shores in time for the 2021 IDPA Nationals in Colorado. Notably, while other 92X-series guns are produced here in Beretta's Tennessee plant, the 92X Performance line is all-Spaghetti.
“Beretta USA is excited to finally present the new 92X Performance Defensive, a line extension specifically designed for IDPA competitions," said Nicola Lorenzi, Beretta's business development manager. "The Defensive represents the state-of-the-art design for SA/DA pistols to compete in SSP, ESP, and CO divisions. The feature set speaks for itself as it introduces the most innovative characteristics for a competition gun."
There is no MSRP available currently but the original 92X Performance has an asking price of $1,499 for a guideline.