More Information About the Beretta Nano 9mm for CCW As the Beretta Nano release gets closer we learn more and more about it. Here is a well written article from the Gun Mart Blog that doesn’t have any new information but reemphasizes what we already know. I take that back, mention is made of the Beretta Nano being made in 9x19mm, .40 S&W, and 9×21 IMI. I haven’t verified that the Nano will be available in 9x21mm yet but the 9×21 round is new to me so I looked it up. This definition exerpt from Wikipedia
“9×21mm From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Israel Military Industries cartridge. For the Russian military cartridge, see 9x21mm Gyurza.
The 9x21mm pistol cartridge (also known as the 9x21mm IMI or 9 mm IMI) was designed by Israel Military Industries for those markets where military service cartridges, like the 9x19mm Parabellum, are banned by law for civilian use, such as Italy and Mexico.
Based on the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, the casing was lengthened from 19 to 21 mm. The bullet sits slightly deeper, which results in almost the same overall length as the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge dimensions.
As it is a rimless round, the 9x21mm is used in USPSA/IPSC competition in Open class firearms. The reasoning is that the semi-rimmed case will not lock together in a double-column magazine, causing a malfunction. The 9x21mm decreased in popularity in the United States for competition use, but it is still widely used in the rest of the world.”
To read the original article go to Wikipedia.
Here is an article with a little More Information About the Beretta Nano Micro 9mm Pistol
Article from the Gun Mart Blog:
“The newest issue of Guns & Ammo showed up at my house yesterday… on the cover was the new Beretta Nano. Since I have yet to actually see one of these new guns in person, I was very excited to get the chance to read their run down on the new blaster. Its a great read, and if you are interested in the new Nano, you should pick up an issue and check it out for yourself.
One thing that I thought was very cool was the fact that they pictured the gun on the cover actual size. I have long wondered why gun rags have not been doing this with handguns all along, and I think it is a great way to showcase pocket guns and this new crop of mini 9s.
In the article they point out that the Nano is designed around an aluminum serialized frame that is removable from the “Tupperware” grip – ala the Kel-Tec or the Sig 250. They hinted at the idea that you would be able to switch out the grip frames for different sizes, but we will have to wait and see if that materializes…. I suspect that there might possibly be FDE or OD color variations in the future.
A couple of other things I didnt know about the Nano are that the magazine release is reversible. Also, there is an internal magazine catch that will hold open the slide after the last round is fired… although you can not lock the slide open without the use of an empty magazine. Also, I think the magazine will be officially called a “single column rapid reload magazine with ultra-concealment flat basepad”. No kidding… thats what they called it in the article and it literally made me laugh out loud. The sights are adjustable and easily replaceable by means of a hex wrench. There is also no magazine disconnect for the pistol. The Nano will also be making an appearance in .40 S&W and 9x21mm IMI.
The thing I found most interesting is that there is a striker deactivation button that is located near the back of the grip frame. It is used to deactivate the striker before disassembly and must be depressed with a punch or other similar devise.
For the record, they said the gun was ‘very comfortable’ to shoot.”
The Beretta Nano looks great and I for one am interested enough to buy one. To read the original article go to the Gunmart Blog
For additional information read the post Beretta Nano For Sale