As I mentioned below, I picked up a spanking new Beretta 92D Centurion yesterday. It’s slightly different from the model pictured in the link, in that instead of the standard DA/SA trigger, it’s sporting a DA-Only trigger. Some people hate double-action only autos, and I can sort of understand that point of view; but for me I hate the safety on the Beretta 92 series even more.
I’ve mentioned my hatred of the Beretta safety before, and how it factored into me getting a Taurus PT92 for my home defense gun; the Beretta 92D has no safety whatsoever. Oddly enough, that was sort of the appeal for me; I was going to build a Taurus to replicate the dimensions and specs of the Centurion, but then I saw one at Gander Mountain for about $250 less than it would have cost me to build the Taurus.
For me, this Beretta is a serious carry gun; hence why simplicity of action was an important factor. There are no external safeties to mess with, no DA/SA transition on the trigger, and the factory Beretta DA trigger isn’t bad anyway. With the Centurion slide and barrel, it’s about an inch shorter than a full-size Beretta/Taurus, and I swear it feels smaller in my hand than the Taurus.
I’ll take it to the range this weekend, where like every other Beretta I’ve handled, it will function with 100% reliability out of the box, feed everything I jam into it, and print small groups.