Beretta has debuted the newest addition to its venerable Model 92 family of 9mm pistols, the red-dot-ready 92X Performance Carry Optic.

Debuted over the weekend during the 2022 USPSA Carry Optic National Championship at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, the newest 92X Performance series pistol is compliant with all USPA division regulations for Carry Optics, as the name implies. Shipping with two magazines with extended base plates, two Toni System optic plates – compatible with four optic mounting patterns – and a wraparound grip, it also has a low-profile USPA-compliant frame-mounted safety lever, a competition mag release, and a skeletonized hammer. In addition to the optics cut, it comes standard with an adjustable rear sight and a high-vis fiber-optic front. 
 

The new Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic
The new 92X Performance Carry Optic was on-hand at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optic National Championship in Talladega over the weekend. (Photo: Beretta)


Like the rest of the 92X series, it uses Beretta's Vertec slim grip frame and, as a continuation of the 92X Performance line, is Italian-made with a hefty 47.6-ounce (unloaded) steel frame as opposed to the aluminum-alloy frames seen on other 92s, a higher beavertail grip, and a Nistan finish. It also uses Beretta's Xtreme-S trigger, which is fully adjustable for take-up, break, and overtravel. The company bills the Xtreme-S as providing a 40-percent reset reduction in travel compared to the standard 90-series triggers. The trigger components are DLC coated for reliability. 
 

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The new Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic
The new Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic uses a 4.9-inch barrel and has an overall length of 8.7 inches. (Photo: Beretta)
Beretta 92X standard model
The 92X series was introduced in 2019 as basically a 4th generation for the classic platform with Tennessee-made standard alloy-framed models in matte black and Italian-made steel-framed Nistan-coated Performance models. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 

Banner image: The new Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic (Photo: JJ Racaza/Beretta).
 

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