Built with the same design and features as the 92 FS, the most tested and trusted personal defense weapon in history, the Italian-made 96 FS Duotone is a Gander Mountain exclusive. 96 Series Pistols are semi-automatics and operate on the short recoil, delayed locking block system, which yields a faster cycle time and delivers exceptional accuracy and reliability. Each features a lightweight, forged frame made form aircraft-quality aluminum alloy. The open top slide virtually eliminates jamming or stovepiping and allows the user to load the chamber one cartridge at a time should the magazine be lost or damaged. The 96 FS has a light aluminum frame with a combat-style trigger guard that's squared off and grooved for a firm grip using one or two hands, even when wearing gloves. The front and back of the grip are grooved, and the grip frame is flared slightly at the base to enhance pointability and control. The automatic firing pin block prevents any forward movement until the trigger is pulled completely back. A reversible magazine release button is positioned next to the trigger guard for either right or left-handed shooters and the ambidextrous manual safety is spring loaded so it's either positively on or positively off. The safety levers on the slide also function as the pistol's decocking levers. This pistol has an attractive duotone finish and holds 15 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition.