The Beretta Model 93R is mechanically similar to the Beretta 92. It can be selected to fire either a three round burst or single fire. A selector switch enables the operator to alternate between the two firing modes. The pistol is fitted with a foregrip at the front end of the trigger guard to provide better stability when firing. A folding steel buttstock can be attached at the heel of the grip. The Model 93R is considered difficult to control when being repeatedly fired in burst mode because of the 1,100 round per minute firing rate.