I’ve always been a fan of Beretta firearms. They make top quality long rifles, handguns and shotguns. There’s been news floating around the web about the new concealable 9mm Beretta Nano semi-auto pistol.
The market has seen a lot of pistols in this category lately to include the Keltec PF9, Ruger LC9, Kahr PM/CM 9, Sig Sauer P290 to name a few. Beretta’s decision to get into the pocket 9mm is great news as it gives us another option and helps keep the competition strong. If you’re familiar with the Sig Sauer P250 series pistols, then you’ll understand how the Nano works. The gun is made modular which allows the owner to swap out the frame to varying sizes. The serialized component is the sub-frame (chassis) which allows you to use different barrels, slides and frames without changing the serial number of the gun. This is great as they’ll most likely have different size grips for it to accommodate various shooters hand sizes.
The frame is made of a fiberglass reinforced polymer frame which should hold up well to use. One of my biggest pet peeves with polymer guns is that some polymers scratch if you look at them wrong so hopefully their polymer will be resilient to wear.
Here are the tech specs for the gun:
Model No: JMN9S15
Overall Length: 5.63”
Overall Height: 4.17”
Overall Width: .90”
Barrel Length: 3.07”
Sight Radius: 4.92”
Sights: 3-Dot Low Profile
Frame Chassis: Stainless Steel Insert
Grip Frame: Technopolymer
Slide Material: 4140
Slide Finish: Pronox
Capacity: 6 + 1 Rounds
Weight Unloaded: 17.67 oz
Some additional info courtesy of Guns & Ammo regarding the Nano:
- No pulling trigger for disassembly
- Completely snag free design
- Totally ambidextrous
- No external slide lock
- Different frame sizes
- Sub-chassis .40 cal capable
- Frame employs modern thermoplastic technology through the use of fiberglass reinforced technopolymer
With the MSRP at $475, hopefully we’ll see them under $400 on the market. I can’t wait to get mine.
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