Beretta A-9000S (Anics)

Beretta 9000S Thundercat (9 mm)

Beretta A-9000S (Anics)
Replica Of:
Beretta 9000S Thundercat (9 mm)
Made In:
177, lead pellet, 22-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
extra magazine, pellet seating tool, jam clearing tool
Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo or RWS Hobby
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.1, 6.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, polymer
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
10.5 (DA), 7.7 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, adjustable (windage)
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB):
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.392
Manufactured Dates:
2005 - present
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This air pistol is made by the Russian firm Anics under license from Beretta and is a faithful replica of the Beretta Thundercat firearm. Anics has done a good job of giving the A-9000S the fit and finish typical of Beretta pistols. The A-9000S uses a 22-shot "conveyor belt" magazine similar to the Anics Skif A-3000. This leads to a heavy double-action trigger pull and makes it difficult to cock the hammer for SA firing. When using SA mode, the two-stage trigger has a crisp break at 7.7 lb. The piercing mechanism is effective and provides the gun a clean profile. The A-9000S is a good plinker with decent power and acceptable accuracy.

Manual for Anics A-9000S (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 7/31/06 at a temperature of 82 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (8.0 gr). The highest velocity measured was 377 fps, the lowest was 329 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 353 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.84". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile:
Front View: The rifled steel inner barrel is covered by an orange plastic outer barrel.
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading Pellets: Pellets are held in a 22-shot elevator style magazine. A tool is supplied to ensure proper seating of each pellet in its chamber. The magazine can also hold lead BBs, but it is not recommended. RWS Hobby pellets are a good fit for this magazine because of their wide skirts. The pellet loading tool that comes with the gun is designed to compress the skirts of pellets (nominal width = 0.182") so they will fit into chambers designed to hold BBs (nominal width = 0.171"). This deforms the skirts of pellets and contributes to the relatively poor accuracy of this gun.
Loading CO2:




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