Just Released Beretta/ Wilson 92 G Compact

Phil White
by Phil White

Earlier Wilson introduced the Beretta Brigadier with Wilson refinements. Now for 2016 Wilson has just released the 92G compact carry in 9mm. Considering the base cost of the pistol with all the Wilson custom additions the MSRP of $1095.00 seems reasonable. Checking Gunbroker the average Beretta Elite is running about $1200 for a used one. This makes the Wilson more appealing to me.

For those who have shot or owned the Beretta Elite from the late 90s this compact will look familiar. What Beretta did was add additional steel into the sides of the slide which add some weight for control as well as increase its service life. Beretta also made the Elite as well as the Vertec. The Wilson pistol seems to have some features of each with Wilson custom touches.

Decocker only if you wish

I’ve never been fond of the rail on a 92 of any kind. It’s really good to see this one has a clean frame with no rail! The ambidextrous control levers are also decockers only which is another feature I like. It’s simply easier to use than the typical Beretta 92 safety.

Other pluses are the steel decockers,trigger,guide rod and mag release. In other words it’s optimized for a long service life for those who might use it in competition. It is approved for IDPA stock class competition. This is one Beretta I want to take a hard look at to add to my collection. Complete specifications are listed below. Current shipping time is six weeks.

You can see the extra thickness of the slide

New for 2016, the Wilson Combat/Beretta 92G Compact Carry features sought after custom Beretta parts and features, specially selected by Bill Wilson to enhance performance as a concealed carry pistol.

features of the limited Italian production Wilson Combat/Beretta 92G Compact carry include steel ambidextrous decocker-only levers, a checkered compact frame with rounded trigger guard, beveled magazine well and Wilson Combat G-10 grips. A steel guide rod and extended steel magazine catch improve handling while the match-grade, blackened stainless barrel with recessed target crown ensures match-grade accuracy. The 92G Compact Carry also features a 16# hammer spring for lighter trigger pull weight, a white dot integral front sight and a Wilson Combat rear battlesight.

The 92G Compact Carry is finished in Beretta black Bruniton coating and marked with the Wilson Combat logo and is specially serialized to ensure its place in Beretta history.

The 92G Compact Carry has been optimized by Beretta to meet the needs of high round count tactical shooters. For discriminating customers further customization and finish work is also available through Wilson Combat.

“In my opinion, the 92G Compact Carry is the ultimate Beretta 92 concealed carry gun and I am pleased we were able to bring this exciting model to the marketplace. This selected combination of sought after custom features and the legendary reliability of the 92 platform will ensure that our version of this classic gun will be a top choice for all-around defensive use”-Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat

This model is exclusive to Wilson Combat and only available from Wilson Combat and Wilson Combat dealers.

Beautiful work


Compact frame with 92FS round trigger guard profile and improved checkering
92G Compact slide
Enhanced slide to frame fit
White Dot front sight post
Stainless barrel with recessed crown, 4.3”, black finish
Oversize steel magazine release
Steel de-cocking levers
Skeletonized Elite II hammer
D hammer spring
Lanyard loop pin
Lanyard loop, aluminum
Steel trigger
Wilson Combat rear u-notch battlesight
G10 Gray/Black grips with Wilson Combat logo medallion
Wilson Combat logo on slide
2 13rd Beretta Compact magazines
9mm caliber only
More Info:

G configuration ambidextrous decocker only
All steel components (decocker, trigger, magazine release, guide rod)
Checkered frontstrap and backstrap
Beveled magazine well
Special serial number range with WC prefix
IDPA Stock Service Pistol approved
USPSA Production Division approved

Wilson website

Phil White
Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I'm retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: pete.m@staff.thefirearmblog.com you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.

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  • John John on Dec 24, 2015

    The price is a bit much for what you get. The integral front sight is a complete blunder of a move. I do want to get the full size Wilson 92 but this one I'll pass on.

  • Claymore Claymore on Dec 26, 2015

    Nice I have one of the original "compact" 92 FS L with the wood grips. Got it in the late 80's and have since added a threaded barrel and original Hush puppy suppressor with the plastic replaceable wipes. Makes a nice sized suppressed 9mm since the original hush puppy is so short. It's still one of the quietest suppressors ever but you do have to replace the wipes fairly frequently.