Wilson Combat and Beretta Team to Offer 92G Brigadier

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Wilson Combat has been expanding its offerings for the Beretta 90-series handguns. Their latest offering is a direct partnership on the 92, the 92G. While externally similar to the production 92, the 92G’s ambi safety levers act as de-cockers only. They are not functional safeties. The Brigadier model includes a match barrel, heavier safety, and Wilson Combat grips and sights.

Only 1,000 will be part of this special run. The 92G Special Edition is available only from Wilson Combat and their dealer network. Base price is $1195.

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Full Press Release Below:

Beretta and Wilson Combat Collaborate on Custom 92G Brigadier Tactical
(Accokeek, MD) Beretta and Bill Wilson, founder and owner of Wilson Combat – a world leader in custom 1911 and other high-end firearms, have collaborated on a special edition of the Beretta 92 Brigadier. This out-of-the-box, Beretta built, Wilson Combat customized pistol will initially be produced in a limited run of 1,000 total and will bear a model specific serial number starting with “WC”.”It is very unusual for Beretta to collaborate on a custom gun project, but the experience, expertise, and passion brought to the project by Bill Wilson and his team was impossible to ignore,” said Rafe Bennett, Vice President of Product Marketing for Beretta USA. “This collaboration shows that the Beretta 92 is relevant, effective and delivers an incredibly high performance level, and it also shows that Beretta is capable of manufacturing a production pistol to a custom standard – that of Mr. Bill Wilson.”

Bill Wilson, a name most often associated with the 1911, has been a long time enthusiast and avid collector of Beretta pistols – specifically the 90 Series. Over the years Wilson has won many national and international competitions using the Beretta 92 is open with his praise, noting that, for out-of the-box reliability and accuracy, the 92 is his first choice.

In early 2014, Wilson and Beretta began discussions about a limited-edition pistol, which would be manufactured by Beretta to Wilson’s specifications. The idea was to combine some of Wilson’s favorite Beretta parts and features with some of his custom 90 Series parts. The result would be the 92G Brigadier Tactical.

Rich Grimes, Director of Manufacturing for Beretta, and his team worked tirelessly with Wilson Combat to produce this milestone pistol in just six months. “It was certainly a challenge, but it has resulted in a very special pistol that makes us all very proud,” according to Grimes.

From its stainless steel match barrel and heavyweight Brigadier slide to the custom, Wilson Combat grips and sights, the 92G Brigadier Tactical is designed for maximum accuracy and practicality. Like all Beretta 90 Series pistols, the 92G Brigadier Tactical is built upon the same accurate, reliable and proven platform as the Beretta M9 – proudly serving as the official sidearm of the U.S. Military for nearly three decades.

Beretta is pleased to produce the Wilson Combat special as part of its ongoing focus on the 90 series pistol as recently seen with the re-introduction of the 92G and 92FS Brigadier models.

The 92G Brigadier Tactical is available through Wilson Combat and Wilson Combat master dealers.

Product Specifications: • 9mm 4.7″ black coated stainless steel match barrel with target crown

• Custom M9A1 full size frame with M1913 Picatinny-compatible rail, rounded trigger guard and enhanced checkering

• Carry beveled G- decocker Brigadier slide with Wilson Combat rear sight and removable Trijicon front sight

• Skeletonized hammer

• Oversized magazine release

• “D” hammer spring for lighter double action trigger

• Wilson Combat fluted steel guide rod

• Wilson Combat VZ grips

• 3 Beretta sand resistant,15 round magazines

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.Beretta.com.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • markgreenman

    That’s a handsome sidearm.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      One thing the 92/M9 does excellently 😉

  • BattleshipGrey

    That’s a sweet set up. Not that I’d ever spend $1200 on a 92, but a G version would be nice since decocking is all I use my safety lever for anyway. I’m glad to see the Beretta get some extra aftermarket support and service.

  • Joshua

    Nice to see Wilson actually fixing all the issues with the M9.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Congrats on the Lance-level posts lately.

      • Joshua

        Not sure how you get that conclusion. The brigadier slide fixes slide cracking. Wilson runs modified trigger return springs which fixes the issues of those breaking, and they have different recoil springs reducing strain on the locking block.

        So how am I being Lance? This model fixes the issues the M9 is most prone to have.

        Beretta has never fixed the trigger return spring, they stopped making the brigadier, and they stick to the same recoil spring.

        • Lance

          Hay man no hard feelings.

          Id say good for Wilson they make a awesome upgraded pistol.

        • Ethan Shi

          “Stopped making the Brigadier”
          It’s back.
          http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/13383

          • Joshua

            I had no idea, thanks so much. Now if only they would push this on the Army and actually remove all cases of slides breaking.

  • iksnilol

    How does this compare to a CZ Accu-Shadow? Will most likely get the CZ in the future but I am still interested.

  • Nicks87

    I’d like to see Wilson give this treatment to the 92D, double action only, Beretta. Maybe I will call them and see if they will do it to mine when I get a little extra disposable income.

  • USMC03Vet

    10lbs pistol.

    • Manny Fal

      One thing I haven’t heard mentioned is that the size of a pistol does affect it’s ability to intimidate a would be attacker to backdown. And that’s a good thing as it makes it less likely you will need to shoot anyone.

  • erwos

    The only special run worth doing is one with a frame safety, Get on it, guys!

    • James

      Jawohl!

  • Adam

    I’m not crazy about the price but all things considered I think I could live with myself if I spent that much for one.

  • Paradox

    Sigh…. get rid of the fugly rounded trigger guard and I’ll buy 3.