Beretta introduces the new and stylish 80X Cheetah concealed carry in a special bronze color edition

The classic open slide design guarantees maximum reliability to the Beretta 80X Cheetah's. Note the ambidextrous safety on the frame.

Of course, the new pistol from Beretta is currently a hot topic at the SHOT Show in the USA. That's why it can't be missing from our presentation of new products, even if it is initially a topic for the Italian market. And before it become the most comfortable and controllable pistol in the world, it was made a Beretta: the lineage is obvious at first glance. Redesigned for today's needs, the 80X Cheetah is a compact single/double-action semiautomatic pistol based on a reliable blowback system. It includes a Vertec-style slim, ergonomic grip profile, a dust cover rail to mount electro-optical and aiming devices, single action/double action trigger, skeletonized hammer, 13+1 round capacity and red dot ready slide. The launch version features a stainless steel barrel and a different, Bronze color frame finish.

Beretta has built a pistol that specifically appeals to professionals who need concealed carry and enthusiasts who prefer a compact-sized gun that is comfortable to carry and agile in use.

With a slide that is easier to manipulate thanks to new cocking serrations and fine-tuning of the masses: the perfect weight balance of the moving masses and operating springs, combined with the new ergonomics, make the 80X Cheetah perfectly manageable and extremely effective in live fire use. In short, a handgun that through technology and design achieves emphasizing functionality, speed and control to the fullest. All summed up in a unique style: the Beretta style. 

The main features of the Beretta 80X Cheetah.

Let’s briefly summarize the main features of the new Beretta 80X Cheetah defense pistol.

A two slot Picatinny rail is built in the dust cover of the Beretta 80X Cheetah for accessory mounting. Magazine release is reversible.
  • Sophisticated trigger group
    Short, adjustable reset with "crispy" feel; ambidextrous external safety lever with half-mounted decocker function. Carefully finished trigger group components for smooth, consistent pull and crisp break.
  • Optics-ready slide with interchangeable sights
    Interchangeable sights; lightened recoil spring; front and rear sawtooth handling serrations; Red dot ready plate; integrated rear sight in the optic cover plate; skeletonized hammer.
  • Vertec alloy frame
    Vertec-style lightweight aluminum alloy body; "combat" trigger guard with flattened profile; reversible magazine release button; aggressively profiled grip surfaces; oversized beavertail.
  • Standard 13-round magazine
    Compact size and ergonomics optimized for concealed carry.
  • Stainless steel barrel
    The barrel of the Beretta 80X Cheetah is made of stainless steel and measures 99 mm, a carefully engineered length to deliver the highest energy that the .380/9mm Short cartridge caliber is able to express.
A detail of the optics ready cover plate, with the rear sight. It allows the optional red dot sight to be mounted in a lower position.
  • Aqua Tech Shield finish on the slide
    The innovative and environmentally friendly Aqua Tech Shield finish is designed to provide maximum protection from aggressive and harsh environments.

The Beretta 80X Cheetah is initially available in the market in a fascinating bronze color scheme, an intriguing feature of the launch edition, to be followed by a more utilitarian black version. Other color options are also under consideration.

The launch version is released in Italy in an initial batch of 100 pieces at a price of 919 euros including VAT. 

Also on display at SHOT Show 2023: The Beretta 80X Cheetah in all-black color scheme.

Beretta 80X Cheetah specs and price

80X Cheetah

9 Short (.380 ACP)

Barrel Length: 
3.9"/99 mm
Single and double, external hammer
Bronze frame, black slide
Magazine Capacity: 
13 rounds
Dimensions (WxLxH):
173x124.5x35.5 mm
Weight (unloaded): 

709 g

Fixed rear notch and adjustable with white dots
Optics Ready: 
Price (MSRP in EU):

919 euro

Many other novelties could be found at the Beretta booth at SHOT Show 2023. For example, the Beretta A300 Ultimate Patrol shotgun and the Beretta APX A1 Tactical and Beretta 92 XI pistols.

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