TFB’s favorite German garage gun inventor is back with another devilishly clever device. It’s well known that the Beretta 92FS’s slide-mounted safety lever has a serious drawback: When the slide is racked vigorously, it is very easy for the safety to engage into the “ON” position, preventing the gun from firing and decocking the hammer. For many people, this characteristic is undesirable, but what to do about it?
Well, TroubleShooterBerlin has the answer:
Simply put, the rear sight is removed and a special piece inserted into the dovetail of the slide, along with a modified rear sight. This special piece adds protective guards to the slide’s countours, which not only help prevent accidental engagement of the slide-mounted safety on the Beretta, but also help improve purchase on the slide itself.
It’s a solution as simple as can be, adding zero moving parts to the (already complex) Beretta safety mechanism and allowing the gun to be immediately fired after racking a round into an empty chamber or performing emergency malfunction clearance.
It’s true that TroubleShooter’s invention comes a little late to have much effect on the 92FS’s career as a first-line sidearm, but it’s still a creative solution to a nagging problem.