At the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, held in Gateway, Colo., I was introduced to a gun that I haven’t stopped thinking about. Based on Beretta’s 92F the gun has a barrel which measures .75 inches shorter running on a full size frame. The result is a slick and fast-handling gun called the Beretta/Wilson Combat 92G Centurion Tactical Pistol.

The pistol is a joint collaboration between Beretta and Wilson Combat, where Wilson Combat will be the exclusive distributors for the 92G Centurion Tactical.

G Conversion Decocker

Speaking with Wilson Combat’s Guy Joubert at the Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, I found out just what kind of work goes into the Centurion.

One of the more interesting and practical modifications is the G conversion decocker. Joubert explained that reloading the gun and racking the slide can sometimes inadvertently engage the slide mounted safety/decocker, leaving the shooter with a charged chamber but dead trigger.

The Wilson Combat G conversion replaces the safety/decocking lever with a spring-loaded lever. It pops back instantly to its up position after decocking the hammer. It does not push the trigger bar out of engagement, so the shooter will never be left with a dead trigger.

The conversion does not act as a safety, but it’s not a big deal as the gun is a double action semi-auto. In the event the shooter inadvertently hits the G conversion lever, it will only decock the hammer but the gun will fire the next shot double action.

The 92G Centurion Tactical Goods

Another worthwhile Wilson Combat part and modification is the mag guide, which attaches to the heel of the Centurion’s frame. The low-profile part aids dramatically in increasing speed reloads without dramatically increasing the gun’s footprint.

Wilson Combat smiths polish the engagement surfaces of the hammer and trigger once they arrive from Beretta. Wilson Combat action tune kits are also installed and all of the springs are replaced with silicon springs.

According to Joubert, the Centurion’s double-action trigger pull will run between 6.5 and 7 pounds. Meanwhile, the single-action pull is a crisp 3.5 pounds.

The 92G Centurion Tactical uses a Wilson Combat rear Battlesight. The front sight is an Ameriglo with a big dot Tritium dot surrounded by a florescent orange ring. The sight is designed for all-light use.

Range Performance

I found the 92G Centurion Tactical to be an amazingly slick gun to shoot. It has perfect balance and the front sight was easy to pick up on presentation.

Shooting at steel targets set out at 15 yards, I don’t think I ever missed even as I tried to speed up. (Confirmed video footage: Mike did not miss a single shot — watch here.)

Also noticeable was the Wilson Combat slim line G10 grips, which made the Centurion feel not so “M9-ish.”

While the world is awash in 9mm service style semi-autos the Beretta Centurion, as modified by Wilson Combat, is an example of everything a fighting sidearm needs to be.

MSRP for the new pistol is $1,250.

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92G Centurion Tactical Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 17 or 20 rounds
  • Barrel Length: 4.3 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.75 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.75 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Width: 1.5 inches
  • Weight Empty (with 17-round magazine): 33.2 ounces
  • Weight Loaded with 18 rounds: 40.7 ounces
  • MSRP: $1,250

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