Beretta USA Celebrates 496th Year with Anniversary Giveaway

Beretta USA celebrates its 496th year with an anniversary giveaway.

posted on October 11, 2022
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Beretta USA is extending its 496th Anniversary celebration with a Beretta Anniversary Giveaway. During the promotional event four lucky winners will receive a $200 store credit to use on, and one Grand Prize winner will receive a new APX A1 Full Size pistol and a $500 store credit.

From now until Nov. 3, 2022, participants can enter to win through the dedicated giveaway entry page by submitting the requested information. Participants will be limited to one entry that will be eligible for either the weekly prize or the Grand Prize. Beretta will randomly select one winner each week from Nov. 4 to 25, with the Grand Prize drawing occurring on or about Nov. 28.

Beretta’s legend began in 1526, when Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta (1490-1565/68) of Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia, Italy, received payment from the Arsenal of Venice for arquebus barrels. It likely wasn’t the first sale of a Beretta product, but this one is documented. Today the company is among the most trusted and familiar names in the industry. The fourteenth and fifteenth generations of the Beretta family are now in charge of the Beretta companies and remain committed to the “quality without compromise” core value established nearly five centuries ago.

The Beretta APX A1 is the next evolution of striker-fired pistols made by the longest-standing name in firearms. Built on the heritage of the original APX platform that passed MHS testing for the U.S. Army, the APX A1 delivers a crisp, class-dominating trigger, improved ergonomics, aggressive slide serrations, and MRDS Optics cuts right out of the box.

As for the pistol’s performance, Shooting Illustrated’s Kevin Creighton tested one. “I found the APX A1 Full Size to be an excellent defensive pistol,” he wrote. “Its larger size means you’ll have to pay some careful attention to holster type, carry position and cover garment, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a well-made pistol that continues Beretta’s long heritage of making world-leading firearms for, and with an MSRP of $529, you won’t have to be a world leader in order to afford one.


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