The Beretta .22 LR Practice Kit is designed by Beretta specifically for the Beretta 92 series pistols. It’s main purpose according to Beretta USA is to facilitate practice shooting and training with the already familiar 92 Series. The 22 conversion kit features a matte black finish and includes the steel .22LR barrel, an aluminum slide with FS manual safety and firing pin block, recoil spring, recoil spring guide, a 10 round techno-polymer magazine and a magazine loader. Extra magazines are available, currently with a suggested retail price of about $40.00. Fully adjustable rear and fixed front sights are standard features, and the locking system becomes blow-back. The overall kit, according to Beretta USA, is sold for $349.00.
The .22 LR kit converts all standard frame 92 series pistols which include Target, Brigadier, Centurion and Elite versions of models 92SB, 92F, 92FS, 96, 98F, 98FS, 92G, 96DG, 93D and the 98F CAL. 7.65 MM PARA. They are not meant for the Compact L and M due to shorter frames, 92A1 and 96A1 as well as the Combat, Stock and Billennium versions which are entirely different systemsta .22 LR Practice Kit fires .22 LR caliber cartridges, has a magazine capacity of 10, its barrel length is 5.1 inches (130 mm) and its sight radius is 6.8 inches (172 mm).
My wife decided to take on the Beretta .22 even after firing off some nice rounds with a 9mm Glock; she felt as if she might do better with a lighter cartridge, though I was absolutely impressed by her precision with the 9mm. Nevertheless, she took aim at both the head and the chest, and beautifully connected on both counts. The photograph shows only the shots that connected with the chest, because…. you get the picture and I’ too lazy to edit another photograph. but you can see the target results in the video. Overall, she was happy with the accuracy but felt the gun could do little more than some light target shooting. And as Beretta suggests, this is a practice shooting and training caliber with the main advantage being the overall cost savings from using the much lighter and less expensive .22.