Gun Report

Beretta Model 96 Vertec .40 S&W

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Ultimately, this gun proved to be one of our favorites in terms of absorbing the often harsh recoil of the .40 S&W round.

Beretta Model 96 Vertec .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Vertec models come with a full-length Picatinny rail for attaching a light or other accessory.
Beretta's combat sights were clear and easy to find. Combined with the flat-sided Vertec grip, our Model 96 pointed like a cue stick.
The 96 wasn't much wider than a custom 1911 pistol despite packing a double-column magazine.

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