The 92 series includes great handguns no matter your level of experience with firearms. The Beretta 92 FS compact is one of the most iconic pistol in the world. NATO-certified Beretta 92FS is designated M9 by the US armed forces. With extraordinary accuracy and reliability, the time-proven 92FS is simply the World Defender. 

The Beretta 92FS Compact Pistol is considered to be on the larger side of compacts, but it’s still pretty concealable and has a good holster, which makes it great for self-defense.

Why is Beretta so popular?

Beretta owners explain it very simply:

  • Easy to shoot
  • Easy to disassemble
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to reassemble
  • Solid, reliable, and accurate


One of the owners of the Beretta 92FS Compact who preferred not to mention his name said that this gun feels great in his hands, and the additional weight of the aluminum frame helps to soften some of the recoil.

Beginners may feel more confident firing a heavier, all-metal pistol contrasting to one with a polymer frame, and more enthusiastic shooters will enjoy learning to master the DA/SA transition. 

As with any firearm, make sure you do your own research before making a purchase. If you are unfamiliar with double action/single action pistols, it will take some time to familiarize yourself with the mechanism.

According to,  Beretta 92FS offers a variety of tactical features that make it equally safe, easy to use and dependable in the holster or at the range. Its reversible magazine release lets you use either hand for strategic magazine changes, while the safety-de-cocker makes it compatible for both right- and left-handed people. 

Buying a gun is a serious matter, even when you go with something iconic like the Beretta 92 FS Compact, there are many things to consider. It might be wise to talk to a gun owner personally and maybe even try a few rounds before making a final decision. 

And, if you do decide to go with the Beretta 92FS Compact and want to upgrade to a stainless steel guide rod, contact us. We also carry Glock guide rods, rods of stainless steel for Smith & Wesson SD40VE and many others.

Here at Stainless Steel Guide Rods, people are always asking us what kind of gun we would recommend for them. There are so many quality handgun choices in the marketplace these days – from the Smith & Wesson SD40VE to a CZ 75 compact – choosing can be a bit difficult. There are lots of good choices you can make, depending on who you are shopping for and what they might want to use the gun for. 

If you’re looking for a popular every day carry or EDC piece, you might want to consider the venerable KEL-TEC P-11 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This would be a double action only or DAO firearm.

You can have the best blaster in the world. But if you don’t have it with you when you need it, what good is it? Therefore, a small-caliber handgun that is easy to carry all day will do more for you when the chips are down than a powerful large-caliber handgun that is a bear to tote around. You are likely to leave the latter at home in the safe. 

The KEL-TEC Advantage

In you carry a gun for self-defense, you need a reliable handgun that you can rapidly put into action. If you’re facing an imminent threat, you’ll be awfully glad to have a “point and shoot” pistol. 

Defensive handgun afficionados have been intrigued with Kel-Tecs since George Kelgren, the company’s founder and president, released his first official production semi-automatic pistol, the 9mm P-11, in the 1990s. This semi-automatic 9mm pistol has been significantly improved and made more reliable over the years as the kinks have been ironed out. 

Advantages of today’s KEL-TEC P-11: 

  • It is affordable. Street prices for a new P-11 average between $250. and $300.  
  • The P-11 is a low-profile subcompact pistol that is small in height (4.3 inches), length (5.6 inches) and width (1 inch).
  • It is quite light weight (14 oz. unloaded/20 oz. loaded), but still packs a punch.
  • Reliability

Our stainless-steel guide rod for the KEL-TEC P-11 is made from the finest 304 stainless steel. As with all of our guide rods, our KEL-TEC P-11 guide rod is measured to the manufacturer’s factory specifications, and we ensure the finest fit and finish on all of our parts. This is a great upgrade to the guide rod in your KEL-TEC P11.