NEW Beretta M9A4 Optics Ready Pistol

Doug E
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Beretta has just released their latest version of the famous 92 series, the Beretta M9A4, which comes as an improvement over the M9A3. The primary difference between the A3 to the M9A4 is the addition of factory optics cuts on the top of the pistol’s slide, which was previously only achieved via aftermarket services or products. Beretta’s M9A4 webpage states that there are five different optics mounting plates available, and at the time of this publishing, Beretta stated that M9A4 buyers can get an optics plate for free upon registering their pistol.

Beretta @ TFB:


Action Single/Double
Barrel length (mm) 129.54
Barrel length (in) 5.1
Caliber 9×19 (PARA)
Grip Width 1.3″
Magazine 10 – 15 – 18
Overall height (mm) 137.16
Overall height (in) 5.4
Overall length (mm) 220.98
Overall length (in) 8.7
Overall width (mm) 38.1
Overall width (in) 1.5
Sight radius (in) 6.3
Sight radius (mm) 160
Weight unloaded (g) 944
Weight unloaded (OZ) 33.4
Factory optics cut Beretta M9

The following is from Beretta’s website:

Red Dot Capability: The red-dot ready M9A4 features integral slide cuts to allow for the mounting of optional optic plate styles. Consumers can receive a free optic plate from Beretta upon the registration of their purchased firearm or purchase an additional one aftermarket. Shipping with blanking covers, the end-user is able to purchase one of five different plates that allow for mounting of all of the most popular optic variants on the market today.

Aside from the new optics ready feature, the M9A4 uses the “Vertec” grip angle which is narrower front to back than the original Beretta 92 style. It will also be available with 10, 15, or 18 round magazines. The M9A4 will come with the “G” style decocker-only lever as opposed to having a manual safety and decocker combination. The M9A4’s MSRP is listed at $1099.00, but as of yet, no mention of how much the additional optics plates will cost outside of users getting one free when registering with Beretta. You can view the product page HERE, or visit to see all of their products. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

What do you think of the new Beretta M9A4 pistol? For those of you who didn’t pull the trigger on the M9A3, does the M9A4 tempt you?

Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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  • Mig1nc Mig1nc on Sep 18, 2021

    Sort of wish they had built the optic mount like the Taurus TX22 Comp which has an open top slide, granted the Walther P-38 action barrel does move a little bit. It's nothing like the whole slide moving.

  • Jason Adams Jason Adams on Sep 18, 2021

    First notice that co-witness with this implentation looks to be a problem. Another issue I would note is the height above the center of the bore. I had a dovetail mount on a 1911 with an optic that was good for bowling pin matches as it could be dialed in for the typical range. But as the height above bore increases the more you will have to compesate for distance.

    Just the facts ma'am and you can't spin geometry. But I do love the 92F even if this is just another attempt at tacticool.