Would I Carry a Beretta 92? The Beretta 92X Compact Review

Would I Carry a Beretta 92? The Beretta 92X Compact Review

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the Beretta 92X Compact. This is a smaller and modernized version of the famous Beretta 92, with more features, better ergonomics, and maybe a better trigger? The venerated old-school Beretta 92 was good enough for John McClane and Martin Riggs in the 1980s, but does the Beretta 92X evolution make it a contender in 2020? And would James carry it? All that and more today on TFBTV.

0:00 Intro
2:07 Beretta 92 Overview and History
3:14 Beretta M9/92 Reliability
4:32 New Features of the Beretta 92X
7:05 Beretta 92X Specifications, Features
9:49 Is the 92X Compact Concealable?
12:23 Range Review
13:56 Brannon LeBouef’s (USMC Shooter) Opinion
15:00 Accuracy
17:39 92X Compact vs. Glock 19 vs. Sig P365XL
18:22 Would I Carry the 92X?
19:09 Who is the Beretta 92X For?
22:52 Conclusion

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  1. Allen wrench on March 10, 2023 at 2:42 am

    great range gun – but if you end up having to carry this – your tactics are Sh*t ……

  2. Arliss on March 10, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Beretta lists the gun’s UNLOADED weight at 27.2 oz., you compared the glock 17’s loaded weight to beretta’s unloaded. The true comparison is 21.69 to 27.2 oz.

  3. Walter Johnson on March 10, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Have you tried the Langdon Tactical 92 Compact yet? 15 round capability, size between glock 17 and 19, spurless hammer, RDO available.

  4. AdoptDontShop on March 10, 2023 at 2:43 am

    @00:42 Oh dam I could swore I saw Team Gen X: Triple H, Chyna, HBK, X Pac, 😛

    – 🙅‍♂️

  5. Jb's Workshop on March 10, 2023 at 2:43 am

    what was the SACO

  6. Ranger Smith on March 10, 2023 at 2:45 am

    But the Sig P226 (labeled here as the SACO) went 1,100 rounds more, and was only non-selected because of its higher price tag. I’m pretty neutral on the 92 series since I only carried one for 18 months total (when I was assigned to a NATO mission in the Balkans and when I served with US forces in NE Africa), but I really like my Sig P229 (in .357 Sig and .40 S&W). It’s too heavy and bulky for warm weather concealment, but I might give it a whirl this Fall and Winter.

  7. Cosmic Insane on March 10, 2023 at 2:45 am

    I just picked up one today and mine came with 2 15 round mags.

  8. Ralph Porcelli on March 10, 2023 at 2:45 am

    When it comes to handguns everyone has a preference or a favorite. Some people love the Glock 19, some the Sig P320, even the Beretta PX4 storm is nice. I love my 92FS, I’m most accurate with it than my Sig or Springfield, it feels great in my hand. And I love the way the open slide looks. Oh yeah, I cannot leave out that on the slide it says: “ Mod. 92FS-CAL .9mm Parabellum PATENTED. Yes! I love the word Parabellum! Which in Latin means “Prepare for war” it’s the main reason I wanted the 92FS and not the M-9!! M-9 doesn’t have Parabellum written on it. I do want to upgrade with the bigger magazine release, metal guide rod, skeleton hammer, and G series de cocker which flips the safety back up automatically. Because I’ve evolved as a gun owner and understand now that the best safety is between our ears. Also, you won’t have the danger of a dead trigger in a emergency situation, and the first double action shot, is a longe trigger pull, so if you fire it from the DA position, it’s DEFINITELY not an accident!! In the words of Sootch 00
    “Be strong, be of good courage. God Bless. Long live the Republic.”

  9. anthony caldi on March 10, 2023 at 2:47 am

    You produce some of the best firearm videos! Well Done!

  10. totljag1 on March 10, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Nice 👍

  11. Jaybird Taps n Racks on March 10, 2023 at 2:48 am

    What was the SACO?

  12. John Jackson on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Calling the 1911 a "piece of shit" is unamerican and shows your arrogance. Go comb your hair pretty boy.

  13. Civilian Commandos M.U.L.S.A on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 am

    I carry off body in a bag. I carry the full size. I love it. I like the capacity it has and how the grip feels.

  14. The Tinker Wins Prods on March 10, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Too many “pluses” to ignore. Next carry piece…..ty.

  15. jasonreis1974 on March 10, 2023 at 2:58 am

    My 92x compact holds 15 and msrp is $699?

  16. Jon Piraino on March 10, 2023 at 2:59 am

    James knocking 13+1 capacity while I’m stuck here in California trying to train with single shot pistols because that’s where this dumpster fire of a state is headed…

  17. Mark Rogers on March 10, 2023 at 3:00 am

    It is my carry , I carry in a shoulder rig , Prefer over my G 26 .

  18. Jason Bannan on March 10, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Excellent review. Thank you

  19. scotch n stogies on March 10, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Ban stater here: we only get 10 rounds so capacity doesn’t matter to me in my carry choice. I have this gun and love it. I carry it almost daily. Funny thing is with the grip being the most printable portion of a CCW, it’s barely taller than my M&P shield 9 with the 8 round mag inserted. Fatter? Yeah. But if you don’t dress around your concealed any gun is obvious. I highly recommend the 92x compact for any style of carry. Carry on, people. 👍🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. Robert Dawson on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Try this when carrying concealed and someone asks what the bulge is. Tell anyone who ask that it’s a colostomy bag.

  21. beantown_billy on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    2:36 lol

  22. See the butter on March 10, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Very interesting, thanks

  23. Blake Hernandez on March 10, 2023 at 3:10 am

    You drew from that belly band holster with the hammer cocked back? Braver than me 😂

  24. 🇷🇺Jesus Christ is Lord on March 10, 2023 at 3:10 am

    i don’t like striker fire plastic guns. there. i said it. i feel better.

  25. john on March 10, 2023 at 3:10 am

    At least you admit your a metro sexual James 🤣

  26. Troy Thueson on March 10, 2023 at 3:11 am

    People will think you are tucking the weirdest boner ever. Classic.

  27. grantorino2009 on March 10, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Just rewatched this again. I couldn’t help but notice that at 12:22, the Beretta was cocked in your holster when you drew it from concealment. Not good.

  28. Alex J on March 10, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Maybe because years ago I used to carry a full size 92, but to me this gun does not feel impossible to carry. Mec-Gar makes 15 round magazines that are flush like the stock 13 round ones, so capacity is not an issue. I have a 92 Compact Inox, very similar to this gun, a bit thicker as it’s not Vertec, and it’s still usable for EDC. Definitely not an AIWB favorite, but it’s perfect OWB with a leather pancake holster (like the Beretta one). I can even carry it AIWB with a T1C holster. Now, do I prefer carrying a Hellcat during Summer? Sure, much easier to conceal… but I also carry a CZ P-01, and don’t really have any problems, even with my relatively small frame.

  29. Roger Stegall on March 10, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Are shooting with one eye closed 😂

  30. Michael Placzek on March 10, 2023 at 3:15 am

    The problem about buying guns is that there is so many good ones

  31. Personify Creation on March 10, 2023 at 3:16 am

    799 dollars for 13+1 no thank you.

  32. dr. dangle on March 10, 2023 at 3:17 am

    sweaty boi

  33. Larry Frye on March 10, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I carry the 92X Compact with LOK grips and an LTT trigger job AIWB and have no problem concealing in anything but workout clothes. Mec-Gar makes mags the same size as stock but with 15 rd capacity. My Centurion came with two 18 rd mags that fit flush in a 92FS though the FS comes with 15 rd mags. Not sure why Beretta does that.

    I would argue that the gun is an ideal carry gun for non-manlets and non-metros who want their carry gun to double as a range toy. As James says, the gap between the shooting enjoyment of the Compact and full size is not large, but for me at least the gap between for instance the Glock 19 and the 17 is enormous (I would never buy a 19).

    Lastly, I challenge anyone to find a better DA/SA trigger than a Beretta 92 with an LTT trigger job with the match hammer option.

  34. 1337topgun on March 10, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Guns not politics. I love this so much.

  35. Ralph Ralpherson on March 10, 2023 at 3:21 am

    "Unless you’re a Walther P5 and some idiot designed you" 🤣💀 Dude….ahahahahahaahha. Killed me with that LOL!

    In Walther’s defense, I do own a PPS-2 in 9mm and it is a smooth little handgun. Shoots almost just like the Sig P365 (I have both) and you can barely tell the difference at the range. The Sig has a VERY VERY slight advantage because of the manufacturer’s name and larger magazine (and if you have the cool glowy green sights), but if anyone wanted a super-cheap 9mm EDC pistol which conceals beautifully, I heartily recommend the PPS-2. (It’s literally HALF the price of the Sig P365)

  36. Crumply on March 10, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Mekgar and beretta sells 15 round mags for this gun with a pinkie extension. You can also use old surplus beretta mags for cheap and the 17 rounders.

  37. flexathillcrest1 on March 10, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Thank you for the review. Just bought one from Beretta Dallas

  38. Larry Frye on March 10, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Took a new shooter to the range not long back. Female and of rather short stature. I rented a Glock 19 for her per recommendations, while I shot my 92 Centurion. She had a hard time controlling the 19 though she said the aggressive recoil aided in her stress relief, while wrap-around grips on my Centurion were too large for her. I unholstered the 92X Compact I was carrying and she started grouping pretty impressively for a new shooter (using SA only) with visibly less sideways movement in the oscillation of the muzzle compared to the G19. She took the 92X Compact target home. Take that for whatever it may be worth.

  39. Dustin Hogle on March 10, 2023 at 3:28 am

    It’s a beautiful gun.

  40. TunedLGT on March 10, 2023 at 3:28 am

    THANK YOU! I’ve searched high and low for an ACTUAL measurement of the 92X grip width since I haven’t found one locally.

  41. TriclopsGamer593 on March 10, 2023 at 3:28 am

    2:37 Like their backwards cars I bet the British eject on the wrong side of the gun too. Losers.

  42. Lester M. on March 10, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Use centurion 18 rd mags. Problem solved.

  43. Ted L on March 10, 2023 at 3:34 am

    A–endix carry!!! HAHA!

  44. Prepper319 on March 10, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Beretta is just an awesome gun guys.

  45. Blake Davis on March 10, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Seems like a good truck gun

  46. FM57 on March 10, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Right, 1911 guys? Right, Glock fanboys? Right, Sig 365 fanboys? Right, CZ fanboys? Notice that I didn’t use HK fanboys because we’re better than all of you.

  47. JSG ll. . . God, Guns & Liberty on March 10, 2023 at 3:38 am

    what your saying is true but you left out a few important facts. . . the handling and staying on target with less muzzle flip comparison, trigger, oh shtf scenario’s, nightstand gun, plus a few more, etc…bla bla bla,
    lots of variables you forgot to mention, maybe your source is coming from You Tube ?
    Beretta makes a very nice handgun quality and dependability wise, right up there with Glock. Peace

  48. Fred Freddy on March 10, 2023 at 3:39 am

    I have a 92FS circa 1994. It came with an old-school 20 LB hammer spring. I recently changed it to a 16(?) LB D spring. I like the Beretta so much now.

  49. ELIJAH WALLING on March 10, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I have 15 round mags in my 92f compact…….

  50. SealTeamRick on March 10, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Im late to the game. Just binging gun content but have a question for the community.

    the military test trial that the beretta was apart of. There was a manufacturer called "SACO" that had a better reliability percentage than the M9. what was that gun?

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