Beretta U22 Neos

The U22 Neos looks like a science fiction weapon but it is a very accurate .22" target pistol.


Beretta U22 Neos with 6.0" Barrel and black grip section.

Beretta is the world’s oldest gun manufacturer with been contracted to make gun barrels for the Venetian Navy in 1526.  However, there design language is certainly not stuck in tradition.  In fact in the 1990s Beretta actually hired the Italian design firm Giugiaro.  The firm is best known for its car designs including: the original Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, and Scirocco; Lotus Esprit, Ferrari 250 GT, Maserati Ghibli and DeLorean.   This Italian flair for design was applied to the Beretta CX-4 Storm carbine, UGB-25 Xcel Shotgun; and the 9000, 90 Two, and U22 Neos pistols.

The U22 Neos was Beretta’s first pistol designed in the U.S. Like most target 22s it is a single action delayed blowback design.  Since it was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it is very futuristic looking.  It is also a fully modular design.  Barrels were initially available in 4.5”, 6.0”, and 7.5”, with integrated full length weaver rails; though the 7.5” has since been dropped.  Grip modules have been offered in black, gray, blue, and red.  There is also a carbine version with a thumbhole stock and 16” barrel.  Deluxe versions were offered with rubber grips inserts to replace the standard integral polymer grips.  Finally, the pistol has been offered in both blued and nickeled versions.  Being relatively heavy due to the full length weaver rail, recoil is almost non-existent and accuracy is very good.














Specifications

Version - U22 Neos with 6.0” Barrel

Caliber - .22” Long Rifle (LR)

Frame - Polymer

Slide - Steel

Action - Single Action direct blowback

Grips - Integral with Polymer Frame

Barrel - 6.0”

Overall Length - 10.3”.  

Weight - 2.26 lbs unloaded.

Magazines - 10rd detachable box.  

Sights - Adjustable Notch and Blade and integral Weaver full length weaver rail.

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