It became famous after having been used as the "Auto-9" in RoboCop.
The 93R is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a triple action Beretta, due to its capability of 3-burst fire or even in some cases, depending on manufacturing purposes, fully automatic. It fires 9x19mm Parabellum rounds and has a magazine capacity of 20 rounds; the latter being an extended magazine designed to fully take advantage of its rapid firing capability. It features a folding stock that could be attached on to the very end of the grip and would unfold backwards and lock in place so it would then be in the ready position. Every 93R would come standard with a collapsible foregrip attached.
Back in the early 1980s there were constant assassination attempts on important figures throughout Italy. One of the biggest issues was the weaponry of their bodyguards. While the assassins wielded fully automatic weapons, the bodyguards left in an unprepared position are left with their pistols because they either lacked any heavier weapons or lacked the opportunity to go to the trunk where more than likely would only be a shotgun. The Beretta 93R addressed this problem.
Beretta 93Rs in the United StatesEdit
Civilian-legal Beretta 93Rs are very rare in the US; possibly as few as seven "transferable" examples exist, commanding in excess of $75,000 each.
The 93R appears in:
- Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
- Resident Evil 5
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II (as the B23R)
- Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
- Battlefield Bad Company 2
- Jurassic Park: Trespasser
- Parasite Eve II
- Battlefield 3
- Battlefield 4
- 007 Goldeneye (wii) (Nicknamed Kanera V)
- Combat Arms
- Jagged Alliance 2
- Four Brothers