Beretta Guns for Sale
92A1 & 96A1
Beretta Guns History
Founded during the Italian Renaissance, Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A. is one of the most respected names in the firearm industry. Since its humble beginnings in the 1400s, Beretta has produced the highest quality firearms with an Italian flair that has made them a favorite of military, sporting and home-defense shooters.
The Beretta company officially began in 1526, when gunsmith Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta delivered an order of 185 arquebus barrels to the Venetian Arsenal in northern Italy. The arquebus was an early muzzle-loaded gun which came into use during the Renaissance and was a predecessor of longarm guns like the musket, the rifle, the shotgun and the carbine.
During WWI, Beretta began producing submachine guns for the Italian army. The Beretta Model 1918 was the first standard-issue sub machine gun, and came equipped with an overhead inserted magazine, while the Model 1918/30 had the more traditional underneath magazine placement and included a bayonet.
In WWII, Beretta manufactured rifles and pistols for the Italian military, and even when the Nazis seized the Beretta factory during the German occupation of Italy, Beretta guns continued to operate at a superior level to their German counterparts.
After the war, Beretta modified the American-made M1 Garand and created the Beretta BM-59 rifle, which rechambered the M1 to fit NATO-standard ammunition and included selective fire capabilities.
Today, the Beretta 92FS pistol—designated the M9—is the primary side arm of the United States Army, Marines and Air Force. With an output that includes rifles for hunting and competition, semiautomatic rifles, semiautomatic pistols, and assault rifles, Beretta continues to apply its unmatched pedigree to making world class guns.
At GrabAGun, we are dedicated to carrying on the proud Beretta tradition with our generous selection of impeccably designed and crafted Beretta guns and accessories.