Everything about Beretta 96

Beretta 96

About Beretta 96

The Beretta 96 was introduced in 1990 to balance the high-capacity restrictions in the civilian market place. It's a larger caliber for more bullets. The Beretta 96 s chambered in .40 S&W.


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About Beretta 96

The Beretta 96 is a semi-automatic pistol, chambered with .40 S&W ammunition. The frame is made of aluminum alloy. Slide and barrel are either made of carbon steel or stainless steel. The use of the material depends on the model variation. The pistol is intended for off duty police or pistol carry permit holders who seek a highly concealable but also reliable pistol. The model was designed for self-defense and therefore can be carry comfortable, with high rate of concealment. It’s fitted with a frame-mounted, thumb-operated sear-locking safety system, that blocks the slide. It can be applied with the hammer fully down or cocked. The hammer has a half-cock safety system. The Beretta 96 was designed without any extractor. It is relying just on blowback inertia in order to remove fired cases from the chamber. Concealed carry options and its suitability are very subjective. However smaller versions can be concealed easier but may be more difficult to handle. More powerful ammunition has greater stopping power but it’s more difficult to fire accurately.

Beretta 96 facts

Beretta summary

Type: semi automatic

Caliber: .40 S&W

Weight: 964g

Length: 8.5 in

Barrel length: 4.9 in

Magazine capacity: 10 rounds


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