TroubleshooterBerlin’s “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Fix for the 92FS’s Safety Problem

    TFB’s favorite German garage gunĀ 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.

    M92 left side

    The safety guard can be seen caught in the sunlight in this image. This guard would enable reliable Israeli-style carry, if desired. Image source: troubleshooterberlin


    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.

    M92 right side

    Image source: troubleshooterberlin


    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.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]