The series 92 Beretta pistols are semi-automatic firearms functioning on the short barrel recoil principle and using a falling block locking system.
The Locking System with falling locking block and the barrel short recoil operation are a warranty of long-life and shooting accuracy.
The Double Action offers the advantages of the revolver. In the rare instance of misfire due to a faulty primer, it is sufficient to pull the trigger again to repeat the percussion on the cartridge and fire the round.
Using good quality ammunition combined with preventive maintenance will make the pistol perform flawlessly through years of service.
To prevent malfunctioning always visually inspect each cartridge for external damage before loading.
The pistol is designed and tested to withstand continued shooting with all brands and types of commercial ammunition manufactured to standard (C.I.P., S.A.A.M.I., etc.) specifications.
Beretta does not recommend extended use of +P, +P+ or submachine gun ammunition because the chamber pressure may reach or exceed proof load pressure decreasing the major components service life expectancy.
The warranty does not cover the use of reloaded and/or hand loaded ammunition.