The 92 series of semi-automatic pistols operates on a short recoil, delayed blowback system with a safe and time-proven double/single action. Chrome-lined barrels provide extreme corrosion resistance and a deeply recessed combat muzzle crown to protect the rifling. The open slide design virtually eliminates jamming and stove piping and allows the chamber to be loaded one cartridge at a time. The attached disassembly latch simplifies field stripping. The user may retract the slide single-handedly by pushing the rear sight against the edge of a table, door, etc. The external hammer design provides the energy to the firing pin, virtually eliminating the possibility of misfires due to light primer, and provides immediate indication of cocked/uncocked status. Each pistol features a lightweight, forged frame made from extremely strong aircraft-quality aluminum alloy. These Inox models have a stainless steel slide and barrel with an exceptionally corrosion-resistant and durable gray-anodized frame to match the color and finish of the stainless components. The other metal parts (trigger, hammer, safety, magazine, etc.) are black finished.