Carrying a big Beretta 92 isn’t for everyone. But as Craig A Wildfeuer Jr tells it, he’s come back to where it all began for him . . .
Sometimes, you just end up going back to where it all started for you. My first carry pistol was a Beretta 92F. After carrying and using an M9 in the Army, I wanted something that I was familiar with, so the 92F was the choice. And it was cheap.
It was always reliable, but the one thing that bugged me was where the safety/decocking lever was. The safety being on the slide never made sense to me. And I wasn’t a fan of a safety on a DA/SA handgun. After a while, I moved onto the Sig P series, because the decocker is in a superior location.
Fast forward almost 20 years, and I decided that I needed a Beretta 92 again, after handling and shooting a Wilson Combat Beretta. After finding out that Beretta sells a kit to convert the safety to a decock only, I was sold!
Lo and behold, the 92FS Compact you see here, has become my go to EDC. It’s not light, but any stretch, and it doesn’t have the tacticool operator street cred that a G19 has, but this is just a helluva lot sexier. And I know it will be reliable. Nothing like going old school when everyone else is going operator.