Photo by Alex Landeen
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.
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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.