Beretta Model 96

The Beretta Model 96 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in .40 S&W. The M96 has a larger caliber than the 92FS, aka the M9 – the US military’s standard issued handgun.

Otherwise it has almost exactly the same features such as an open slide design, so the barrel shows through. An external hammer that when cocked back changes the trigger pull from double-action (long pull) to single-action (short pull).

Its ambidextrous safety acts as a de-cocking lever. A second safety feature is its visible automatic firing pin block, which prevents any discharge if it’s accidentally dropped. It has three-dot fixed sights, but tritium night sights are available.

Where it evolved from the original, the front sight post is interchangeable and it has a Picatinny rail for mounting a light or laser.

Beretta recommends the M96 for law enforcement and personal defense.

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