Tag Archive: Beretta


Who Wants To Be U.S. Army’s New Gun — Again

 

 

 

 

” The Italian gunmaker Beretta wants to be the U.S. Army’s standard-issue handgun one more time. Beretta has been supplying the Army with its M9 handgun for the last 30 years.But the Army is now looking for a new gun and is holding a contest of sorts for gun makers.

  However, Beretta is not going to step aside without a fight. It is entering the competition with a new design — the M9A3.

  The new gun can hold two more rounds than the M9, and has more modular features for adding accessories, like scopes and lights, according to Gabriele de Plano, vice president of military marketing and sales at Beretta, a gunmaker with a long history that has been around since 1526.

  The Army’s decision to replace its current standard issue handgun is a rare and lucrative event for the gun industry. It’s been using the M9 since 1985, and the Marine Corps has used a slightly different version, called the M9A1, since 2006.”

 

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Beretta Presents: Human Technology

 

 

 

Published on Nov 13, 2014

” Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun. A poetic journey through sterile robotic rooms is blended with five centuries of Beretta’s history, culminating in the final assembly by the gunsmith, ever the wise guardian of the art of manufacturing.

  Learn more on http://HumanTechnology.Beretta.com

  Follow Beretta on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerettaItalia
We are also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerettaItalia
…and on Instagram: http://instagram.com/berettaitalia “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beretta USA To Locate New Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

 

 

” Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year. 

  Beretta is the world’s oldest manufacturing dynasty, operating since 1526 in Italy. The company is privately owned and operated by members of the 15th and 16th generations of the Beretta family. Beretta supplies quality sporting and self-defense firearms to consumers worldwide. The company manufactures the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol, the standard sidearm of U.S. soldiers since 1985. Beretta will make firearms at the new Gallatin plant from both their sporting and tactical product lines. 

  Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.  Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.  Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel.  Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit Beretta.com “

 

   Good for Beretta , good for Tennessee , good for gun owners everywhere . Thanks Martin O’Malley , you didn’t need the jobs anyway .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts To Follow In The Firearm Industry

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts to Follow in the Firearm Industry

 

 

 

” The Shooting 50 is our list of the most influential Twitter profiles in the firearms industry.

  The list includes nonprofit organizations, firearms manufacturers, media, journalists, and shooting sports athletes. Their Twitter profiles help their users navigate the complex firearms industry through engaging and informative conversations.

  The majority of these movers and shakers will gather next week in Las Vegas for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show, January 13-14, 2014, the largest shooting, hunting and tactical trade show in the world. Wide Open Spaces will have boots on the ground at SHOT Show bringing you complete coverage of the latest and greatest firearms products.

  Throughout 2014, Wide Open Spaces will have similar lists of influential figures, organizations and companies in other outdoor sports industries, including hunting and fishing.

  So, without further ado, here’s The Shooting 50:

 

1. The National Rifle Association – @NRA “

 

 

See the rest at Wide Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beretta Passes On Building Factory In Va Over McAuliffe Gun Control Stance

 

 

 

” Until Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) was elected on November 5, Beretta USA had the Old Dominion on a short list of states in which it could build a new factory. 

The USA side of Beretta has been based in Maryland, but Governor Martin O’Malley’s (D) gun control push convinced them to move to a more gun-friendly climate. “

 

 

Beretta walks the walk … show your support .

 

 

 

 

 

 

For The Big Game Hunter In Your Family – The Beretta SS06 EELL

 

 

” Big game hunting, for those who partake in it, is an extraordinary and enthusiastic experience. For dedicated hunters worldwide, a Beretta Express Rifle in the hand means a trophy on the wall. Express Rifles are not ordinary firearms. Beretta’s almost five centuries of gunmaking help create Express Rifles that deliver a potent combination of ultra-strong receivers and carefully crafted barrels to comfortably handle today’s powerful ballistics with remarkable accuracy.

  

 

Beretta SSO6 Express

 

 

” Based on the configurations of the famous SO over-and-unders, the SSO6 Express Rifles have an exceptionally sturdy receiver with side-locks and cold hammer forged barrels, fully rifled inside for the maximum accuracy. Fitted with a blade front sight and a V-notch rear sight with a folding leaf, the SSO6 barrels can be custom ordered with claw mounts for a factory-fitted Zeiss® scope, sighted in at 100 meters. Hand finished, hand checkered stocks and fore-ends are made from selected walnut or walnut briar with a cheek rest. A special trapdoor compartment for extra cartridges is fitted inside the stock, and an area under the pistol grip cap holds a set of spare front sights.”

 

Beretta SS06

Note the typos in the above announcement : These guns are rifles , not shotguns.

 

 

 

    Like all Beretta products this rifle is exquisitely crafted and a work of art in and of itself . It is available in calibers 9.3x74R , .375 Holland & Holland Magnum and .458 Winchester Magnum . A little investigation has revealed that the suggested list price of this beautiful firearm ($61,200.00) puts it out of our league but we’d surely welcome one as a Christmas gift . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A300 Outlander From Beretta

 

 

” The key to superior performance in semiautomatic shotguns is simplicity.

In keeping with the Beretta tradition, the new A300 Outlander is a soft-shooting gas-operated system semi-auto which combines the reliable Beretta bolt with falling block (locked breech) with an improved gas valve with a self-cleaning cylinder and piston, so that excess pressure caused by the most powerful cartridges can be decreased automatically.

The rugged A300 outlander it is elegant, yet efficient. Sleek yet strong. With slim, graceful lines that leave an indelible impression at first sight.”

 

 

 

” The receiver: Completely and precisely machined from a solid block of special light alloy aluminium, it has moveable parts in steel, and high quality light alloys, assembled with particular care, checked and polished to ensure exceptional operation. All metal parts are protected by special finishes against wear, and tear and rusting. The ergonomically rounded back of the light alloy receiver fits smoothly into the stock, enabling rapid and instinctive target acquisition. The top of the receiver is designed to accept (with an optional base) optics and other aiming system. Constructed using a special aluminium alloy, the A300 Outlander receiver has undergone an anodic oxidation process that protects the firearm from rusting and scratching. The safety button can be reversed for left-handed shooters.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Someone Asks You Who Is The Original Creator Of The “Collapsible Stock”, You Tell’Em It Was Beretta.

 

 

 

Beretta Folder

NRA National Firearms Museum

 

” This snaphaunce pistol features a folding stock to enable its owner to conceal it under a cloak.

Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A., the world’s oldest gunmaking and industrial firm, has been producing firearms in northern Italy since the days of Leonardo DaVinci and Christopher Colombus. Evidence suggests that Bartolomeo Beretta, a master barrel maker, operated an iron forge in the Val Trompia Valley as early as 1500. Beretta-manufactured arms were used by the Venetian Republic in its war with the Ottoman Turks in 1570, and after the region was occupied by France in 1797, the Berettas were awarded a “Good Service Certificate” from Napoleon Bonaparte for their part in supplying 40,000 muskets annually for the French Emperor’s Grande Armee. Over the past four hundred years, the company has produced every type of firearm from arquebusses to wheel lock and flintlock pistols to modern automatic rifles, semi-automatic pistols, and fine sporting arms, as well as machinery used in the manufacture of guns. Many arms from Beretta’s early period survive in museums and private collections.”

 

 

 

More info here , here and here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beretta M12 Subgun: The Spaghetti Uzi

 

 

 

 

” The Italian firm of Pietro Beretta has long been known in this country for their semi-auto pistols of all sizes. What you may not know is that they also marketed some of the most popular submachine guns of the past century—for which they are very well known outside the US.  One of these is the crowd-pleasing M12.”

 

 

 

 

” Beretta was one of the first companies in the world to manufacture what are considered submachine guns today. In fact, their wood-stocked M1918 9mm was the first conventional subgun ever issued to troops in combat and it was during World War One! Their later M1938 was one of the better subguns of WWII and is still in somewhat limited service around the world. With a lineage like this, it was almost predetermined that in 1953, the company would invent a new pistol caliber select fire burp gun for the modern age—and that’s where the M12 came in.

With a design team led by Domenico Salza (the engineer who later modified the M1 Garand into the popular BM59 box magazine 7.62mm NATO battle rifle) work progressed throughout the 1950s.”

 

 

 

 

NRA 2013: New From Beretta The Pico .380

(The Nano’s Little Brother)

 

 

” The Pico.  Beretta’s new .380 pocket pistol is a departure from their traditional line of steel framed concealed carry guns, but completely in line with the aesthetic of the Nano.  It is sleek, slim, and completely snag free.

But the Pico doesn’t sacrifice function for form, the way a lot of the micro .380s do.  It locks back when empty and has a slide release.  The take-down is also easily accomplished by means of the small flat-head screw.

All of the Picos, at this point at least, have stainless slides. The polymer frame has a steel insert, which is the serialized part.  So frames can be swapped out to meet your whimsical fashion needs, or to include a laser from Lasermax (which is built into a frame), or a similarly situated flashlight (which has not yet been released).”

 

 

 

Lots more here 

 

 

 

 

 

Beretta Leaves Maryland Because Of Stricter Gun Laws

 

 

 

” New legislation is forcing gun manufacturing company Beretta to uproot and take their business elsewhere.

Established in 1526, Beretta holds the distinction of being the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world. The U.S. factory is located in Accokeek, Maryland, and has been a staple of the local economy for years.

Beretta warned that stricter gun control laws would push the company outside of state lines, but that didn’t stop Maryland legislators. Jeffrey Reh, a spokesman for Beretta who also serves as the President of Stoeger Industries under Beretta, announced that the company would begrudgingly uproot and take its business elsewhere.

Beretta’s bold move is regrettable but understandable. Reh told reporters, “Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” “

 

 

 

 

 

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BERETTAS DON’T BLUFF’: MAJOR GUN COMPANY THREATENS TO LEAVE MARYLAND OVER NEW GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS

 

 

 

” Beretta USA is threatening to leave Maryland over new gun control proposals, the Washington Post reports, and they would take hundreds of jobs along with them.

“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta, asked.

The Washington Post explains:

Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the [civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces] and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production. “

Gun Review: Beretta Nano

 

 

 

 

 

 ” My first impression of the Beretta BU9 Nano: awwww, it’s a baby Glock! Even the artful swage line running from the rear to the front of the Nano’s slide can’t hide the fact that the baby Beretta is an Austrian-style chunky monkey. At second glance, the Nano is a soap bar that’s been left in the shower for a couple of weeks. It’s small, slim, sleek and sexy; a snag-free concealable shooter with low-profile sights and beveled edges. There’s no slide stop to be seen; the reversible mag release is the pistol’s only protrusion. You could even say the striker-fired Nano looks like a Glock to be named later. Not that that’s a bad thing . . .

Like any little single stacker, the Beretta Nano challenges its owners to concentrate [even more carefully] on shot placement. The Nano packs a scant 6+1 rounds of your favorite flavor of nine mil. Fortunately, Beretta includes a spare magazine in the deal, encouraging Nano packers to double-up on ammo for any worst case scenario. Combat reload? Good luck with that.

Along with the Kahr CM9, the BU9 is +P rated. You can use hotter ammo, but you better hold on tight. The Nano is strictly a two-finger salute to Mr. Bad guy. The gun leaves smaller-handed women (like yours truly) struggling for pinky purchase. Depending on the size of your mitts, the Nano’s report may be best appreciated as the sound of one hand defending.”

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Sightmark Rolling Out New Mini Shot Pro Spec MRDS And Rear Sight Pistol Mounts

 

Mini Shot Pro Spec mounted on a M&P pistol with other mounts shown

 

 

” Sightmark is proud to announce a new version of their Mini Shot red dot sight, the Pro Spec and a slew of rear sight mounts for a spread of popular service pistols. The new mini red dot sight (MRDS) is improved in a handful of ways that make it a good optic for both-eyes-open shooting whether you’re running a rifle or shotgun.

The new Mini Shot Pro Spec features a new glass reticle, an integrated hood and improved digital controls. From the press release:

“The fused double pane glass makes the Mini Shot series of products an extremely accurate reflex sight,” said Jonathan Horton, Sightmark product developer. “The reticle is 100% accurate not only in the center, but also along the lens edges. With the addition of the protective hood and digital switch, the Mini Shot Pro Spec is better protected and easier to use, making it perfect as a primary or secondary weapon sight.” “