Beretta BU-9 Nano Pistol

    The Beretta BU-9 Nano pistol has been officially announced by Beretta. The 9mm sub-compact carry pistol will go on sale in late October.

    The most interesting feature of this gun is that the serial number is not attached to the polymer frame. The serial is attached to an inner steel chassis. In the future, owners of the Nano will be able to purchase aftermarket frames without having to worry about FFL transfers.

    The Nano has no external safety (it does not a Glock-style trigger ‘safety’) but does have a striker deactivator, allowing the gun to be decocked before disassembly without having to pull the trigger.

    The serialized steel chassis.

    The pistol has the sleek Beretta Strom look. Its frame has no protruding levers or buttons for a snag-free draw. The slide has a ProNox black nitride finish and user removable/adjustable sights.

    Caliber 9mm
    Capacity 6+1 Rounds
    Finish Pronox slide finish
    Barrel 3.07”
    Overall Length 5.63”
    Overall Height 4.17”
    Overall Width .90”
    Weight 17.67 oz
    Sights 3-Dot Low Profile
    MSRP (Price) Not yet announced.
    Availability $475

    The MSRP is $475. A .40 S&W will be released in the near future.

    [ Many thanks to Darryl for emailing me the info. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!