Its firearms are used worldwide for a variety of civilian, law enforcement, and military purposes. Sporting arms account for three-quarters of sales; Beretta is also known for marketing shooting clothes and accessories. Founded in the 16th century, Beretta is the oldest active manufacturer of firearm components in the world. Val Trompia , a northern Italian river valley in the Province of Brescia , Lombardy , has been mined for iron ore since the time of the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages , Val Trompia was known for its ironworks; after the Renaissance it came to be a center for the manufacture of weapons.
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The Beretta 92 also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98 is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The model 92 was designed in and production of many variants in different calibers continues today. The United States military replaced the MA1. The Beretta 92 pistol evolved from earlier Beretta designs, most notably the M and M From the M comes the open slide design, while the alloy frame and locking block barrel , originally from Walther P38 , were first used in the M
Checkered grip panels provide a positive hold in all environments. The Beretta 92FS utilizes a short recoil, delayed blowback system, and an open top slide that virtually eliminate jamming. Disassembly latch simplifies fieldstripping the 92FS into 4 main components for maintenance. Spring-loaded, ambidextrous safety lever doubles as a decocking lever, and a visible chamber loaded indicator can be felt by touch. A reversible magazine release accommodates right- and left-handed shooters.
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