Optics Ready Berettas: The NEW 92X RDO Compact and M9A4 Centurion

Nic L
by Nic L

For a long time, people were spending good money to have their Beretta pistols cut for optics. Now, the Italian gun company is introducing more optics-ready versions of their updated handguns. Beretta just announced two new models for 2022. These are the brand new 92X RDO Compact and M9A4 Centurion.

Beretta news @ TFB:

The Beretta 92X RDO Compact

Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of an additional size configuration for the new 92X RDO pistol family – the 92X RDO Compact. Launched in September of last year, the Beretta 92X RDO aims for top performance ideal for competitive dynamic shooting and defensive purposes with a red-dot optic ready slide, a short reset trigger, and aggressively textured 92X-style thin grips for instinctive control and a more natural fit for all shooters.

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The 92X RDO Compact uses a plate system to give shooters a variety of choices with the optic they want to run. You can actually get a free plate by registering your purchase with Beretta. The gun features front slide serrations, a short reset trigger, and different grip options. The magazine well is beveled for smoother reloads. The 92X RDO Compact also allows users to switch between a safety/decocker system or a decocker-only one. The gun ships with two 15-round magazines and has an MSRP of $729.

The Beretta M9A4 Centurion

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Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of an additional size configuration for the new M9A4 pistol family – the M9A4 Centurion. Launched in September of last year, the M9A4 blends the proven design of the M9 with modern features such as a red-dot optic ready slide and dovetailed tritium night sights for optimal sight options, a beveled magazine well, and a Beretta Vertec frame with included aggressively textured 92X-style thin grips that ensure a more natural fit for all shooters.

The M9A4 uses the same optics plate system that the 92X RDO uses, which gives users the option of five different optic footprints. This model comes equipped with the Xtreme Trigger System, a DLC Coated fire control, and a short reset trigger. The slide is the decocker-only G version. Magazine capacity sits at 18 rounds, but 15 and 10 round magazines are available for restrictive areas. MSRP is $1,099.

If either of these gets your sauce boiling, you can find more information on the Beretta website. Be sure to follow Beretta on all of their social media pages, as well. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Nic L
Nic L

Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic's passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19. @the_brutal_rooster

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  • Voronalis Voronalis on Feb 02, 2022

    Glad to see they're still keeping the worst safety and MRDS mounting system bar none still...

    • Andrew Andrew on Feb 02, 2022

      @Voronalis A) the safety is pretty easy to use if you flick it forward rather than attempt to contort your thumb.
      B) get the G model (M9A4) or G conversion, and you won’t have to worry about it. The M9A4 in the article isn’t even available with a safety, just a decocker.

  • Displacement Displacement on Feb 03, 2022

    Why fuck with the triggerguard? It's so iconic, I doodled it so many times as a kid because it was such a great shape. Why turn it into a square or round it off?

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