The Beretta U22 Neos is a semiautomatic, single-action pistol designed and manufactured by the Italian firearms company Beretta, chambered for the .22 Long Rifle.


The Beretta U22 Neos was launched in 2002, debuting in a cover story in the American Rifleman magazine. It was designed for first-time pistol shooters, but could also be used for mainstream shooting training and even for experienced users. It possesses a modular, futuristic design, which was the result of "a collaboration between Beretta engineers and Giugiaro Design stylists". This makes it easy to modify with many options and accessories. A notable aspect in its design is the rail on top of the barrel, which telescopes over to the rear bolt, and which is capable of holding adjustable sights and a scope mount.


  • Cartridge: .22 Long Rifle
  • Weight: 907 g. (32 oz.), 1,021 g. (36 oz.), 1,162 g. (41 oz.)
  • Length: 224 mm. (8.8 in.), 262 mm. (10.3 in.), 300 mm. (11.8 in.)
  • Barrel Length: 114 mm. (4.5 in.), 153 mm. (6.0 in.), 191 mm. (7.5 in.)
  • Capacity: 10 rounds

Neos VariantsEdit

U22 Neos DLXEdit

  • A deluxe model of the Neos, possessing cosmetic and performance improvements.
  • Triggers are adjustable for pre- and over-travel.
  • Debuted in 2003, but discontinued four years later.

Carbine Conversion KitEdit

  • Used to transform the Neos from a pistol into a carbine rifle.
  • Includes the following:
    • Abutt stock that replaces the pistol grip
    • A separate fore-end assembly that replaces the barrel
    • A fiber-optic front sight that can be mounted on the barrel
    • An integral Weaver-style rail that includes an aperture rear sight


On Beyond BordersEdit

Onario Alighieri (Il Mostro) used a Beretta U22 Neos during a standoff in the home of Carmela Tafani.

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