Beretta and Bill Wilson, founder and owner of Wilson Combat – a world leader in custom 1911 and other high-end firearms, have collaborated on a special edition of the Beretta 92 Brigadier. This out-of-the-box, Beretta built, Wilson Combat customized pistol will initially be produced in a limited run of 1,000 total and will bear a model specific serial number starting with “WC”.
“It is very unusual for Beretta to collaborate on a custom gun project, but the experience, expertise, and passion brought to the project by Bill Wilson and his team was impossible to ignore,” said Rafe Bennett, Vice President of Product Marketing for Beretta USA. “This collaboration shows that the Beretta 92 is relevant, effective and delivers an incredibly high performance level, and it also shows that Beretta is capable of manufacturing a production pistol to a custom standard – that of Mr. Bill Wilson.”
Bill Wilson, a name most often associated with the 1911, has been a long time enthusiast and avid collector of Beretta pistols – specifically the 90 Series.
Over the years Wilson has won many national and international competitions using the Beretta 92 is open with his praise, noting that, for out-of the-box reliability and accuracy, the 92 is his first choice.
In early 2014, Wilson and Beretta began discussions about a limited-edition pistol, which would be manufactured by Beretta to Wilson’s specifications. The idea was to combine some of Wilson’s favorite Beretta parts and features with some of his custom 90 Series parts. The result would be the 92G Brigadier Tactical.
Rich Grimes, Director of Manufacturing for Beretta, and his team worked tirelessly with Wilson Combat to produce this milestone pistol in just six months. “It was certainly a challenge, but it has resulted in a very special pistol that makes us all very proud,” according to Grimes.
From its stainless steel match barrel and heavyweight Brigadier slide to the custom, Wilson Combat grips and sights, the 92G Brigadier Tactical is designed for maximum accuracy and practicality. Like all Beretta 90 Series pistols, the 92G Brigadier Tactical is built upon the same accurate, reliable and proven platform as the Beretta M9 – proudly serving as the official sidearm of the U.S. Military for nearly three decades.
Beretta is pleased to produce the Wilson Combat special as part of its ongoing focus on the 90 series pistol as recently seen with the re-introduction of the 92G and 92FS Brigadier models.
The 92G Brigadier Tactical is available through Wilson Combat and Wilson Combat master dealers.
• 9mm 4.7” black coated stainless steel match barrel with target crown
• Custom M9A1 full size frame with M1913 Picatinny-compatible rail, rounded trigger guard and enhanced checkering
• Carry beveled G- decocker Brigadier slide with Wilson Combat rear sight and removable Trijicon front sight
• Skeletonized hammer
• Oversized magazine release
• “D” hammer spring for lighter double action trigger
• Wilson Combat fluted steel guide rod
• Wilson Combat VZ grips
• 3 Beretta sand resistant,15 round magazines