Gunning for some of Glock’s subcompact market share:
My thoughts on the features:
Striker deactivation button? Ahahahah if I knew someone that had that on their pistol, I’d deactivate it if they had it laying around and then tell them about it later just to teach them a lesson. I know pulling the trigger to disassemble a firearm feels kind of counter intuitive initially. But it’s not really a safety issue if you are ABSOLUTELY sure the gun is empty. Having this extra “feature” on the Nano to me could be more dangerous as someone could disassemble a loaded gun, then reassemble it not remembering that it was loaded, and not bothering to check. Maybe there is some safety in place that won’t let disassembly take place with a round in the chamber though?
Set screw holding in the sights? Meh.. not a bad idea I suppose. Can’t say I have the urge to switch out my sights often enough to feel that feature is a godsend.
Ambidextrous magazine catch and slide lock? Its been done before obviously, but I like the idea of left handed shooters being able to shoot and manipulate a firearm with as much ease as right handed shooters.
Modular chassis system? (Frame isn’t the serialized part) This is badass… i like this a lot! More manufacturers should do this.
The tech specs say the width is 0.90″. When compared to the 1.18″ width of the Glock 26 you realize that the single stack magazine gets you a significantly slimmer gun. The length of the Nano is listed at 5.63″, compared to the 6.29″ height of the Glock 26. They are both listed as having a height of 4.17″. For the size differences alone, I am looking forward to handling and shooting this pistol.
Call me a diehard Glock guy, but I still think all these polymer guns are still just trying to imitate Glock’s style and function. That said, i’m sure Beretta will sell a bunch of these for concealed carry purposes, to those that want a single stack 9mm without sacrificing grip height.
The pistol is currently listed on the Beretta website with a price of $475. Beretta’s comments on the youtube video suggest it will be released in October.
Anyone have any thoughts? Got some money put aside to buy one?