beretta 92fs edc everyday carry concealed carry ccw pocket dump

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.

15 COMMENTS

  1. My wife has that same ESEE but in pink. Nice knife. I did a different paracord wrap on the handle for her though.

    I’d like to like that knife but it just doesn’t fit my hand.

    • That’s my problem with most fixed blades the ones small enough to carry everyday are too small for my hand, those that fit are too big to carry.

  2. Don’t jack around with what works.

    Simple is better.

    Slow is smooth.

    Smooth is fast.

    Fixed blade is ALWAYS the right choice.

    Best dump in a long while

  3. The M9A1 Compact is a relatively new gun (only been around for 5 years or so). By calling that “old school,” I guess anyone who carries a Gen3 Glock is like ancient.

  4. Very pretty gun. The Inox is hard to find…and expensive. I’ll still end up with a compact Inox like that one day

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