Beretta Launches Optic Ready 92X RDO Pistol
23 Sep 2021
There is still more news about the Model 92 series from Beretta. Following in the heels of the release of M9A4 handgun last week, Beretta also introduced an updated 92X pistol which they introduced two years ago, the 92X RDO (Red Dot Optic). With most competitors optics now being optic ready, it is just but logical for Beretta to update one of their more recent releases.
The main change of course is the red dot ready slide. Before 92x owners can purchase a red dot ready slide from a third party such as the LTT RDO from Landon Tactical Technology. In this case, the 92X RDO has a slide cut to for mount plates for five compatible of optics so that means owners of the 92X RDO will need to get the mount plate for their desired optic.
Just like the new M9A4 it has an aggressively textured Vertec-style thin grips, short reset trigger, front slide serrations for easy manipulation of the slider, beveled magazine well for quick mag changes, 3-slot under rail for mounting weapons accessories, and universal slide design with the Vertec configuration dovetail sights and an easily replaceable control lever that allows the user to convert from safety-decocker (F) to decocker-only (G) and back.
Press release from Beretta USA below that includes pricing information and magazine options:
Accokeek, MD – Beretta USA is excited to announce the launch of the new 92X RDO – the newest iteration of the venerable 90 series family. The 92X RDO aims for top performance ideal for competitive dynamic shooting and defensive purposes with a red-dot optic ready slide and dovetailed combat sights for optimal sight options, a short reset trigger, and the Beretta Vertec frame with included aggressively textured Vertec-style thin grips that ensure a more natural fit for all shooters.
“We are proud to launch the latest variant of the new 92X family of pistols”, Gabriele de Plano, Vice President of BDT Marketing & Operations, said. “This launch continues the long history of success of the Beretta 92 series, now integrating features modern shooters demand.”
Proudly built in the USA, the new 92X RDO continues the evolution of an iconic series. The red-dot optic ready 92X RDO features integral slide cuts to allow for the mounting of optional optic plate styles. Shipping with blanking covers, the end-user can purchase one of five different plates to mount all of the most popular optic variants on the market today.
The 92X RDO features a short reset trigger for faster trigger pulls.
Front slide serrations enable the end-user to manipulate the slide easily in any weather and lighting conditions. With aggressively textured Vertec-style thin grips and front and backstrap checkering, the 92X RDO allows for instinctive control and pointing, highly prized by tactical competition shooters, and makes for consistent and accurate target acquisition.
The beveled magazine well allows for quick magazine changes to be performed easily with one hand regardless of lighting conditions.
The 92X RDO’s universal slide design features Vertec configuration dovetail sights and an easily replaceable control lever that allows the user to convert from safety-decocker (F) to decocker-only (G) and back.
The 92X RDO also features a removable front sight for tactical shooters who have a distinct preference for sight picture, material, or construction. In addition, a variety of accessory options are possible thanks to the built-in 3-slot Picatinny rail located in front of the trigger guard, which enables the easy attachment of a variety of tactical lights, laser devices, and other accessory options.
This new pistol comes with two 18-round, anti-friction coated magazines, with 10 and 15-round magazine capacity options available for capacity-limited states.
The Beretta 92X RDO is now available for purchase and retails for an MSRP of $699.