Beretta 92 FS Question


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rugerman07
May 27, 2008, 03:50 PM
I just got back from the range with my new Beretta 92 FS. I put a 150 rounds of Winchester 115 grain FMJ's through it and it performed great!

One thing I noticed was, when the slide is locked in it's rearward position the barrel is a little loose (it has some play in it). But, when I release the slide into it's foreward position, it locks the barrel up tight. Is this normal or do I have a problem?

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SimpleIsGood229
May 27, 2008, 03:57 PM
Absolutely normal. You'll notice the same thing in virtually every other (center fire) autopistol, too.

Enjoy that Beretta!

rugerman07
May 27, 2008, 04:07 PM
Absolutely normal. You'll notice the same thing in virtually every other (center fire) autopistol, too.
Thanks for your reply, it had me concerned.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 27, 2008, 04:32 PM
Here's an even better one; when someone that was unfamiliar with handguns would be handling a Glock in the store, invariably, with the slide locked back, they'd say that the barrel was bent.

Nope, it's just tilted, like 95% of all semi-automatic handguns out there it uses a tilting barrel action; it's just a lot more pronounced on the Glock.

Now if your Beretta had the reverse, lose barrel when slide closed and ultra tight when slide opened, then I think you'd have a definite problem.

Enjoy your 92; shoot the heck out of it.

rugerman07
May 27, 2008, 04:51 PM
Here's an even better one; when someone that was unfamiliar with handguns would be handling a Glock in the store, invariably, with the slide locked back, they'd say that the barrel was bent.

Nope, it's just tilted, like 95% of all semi-automatic handguns out there it uses a tilting barrel action; it's just a lot more pronounced on the Glock.

Now if your Beretta had the reverse, lose barrel when slide closed and ultra tight when slide opened, then I think you'd have a definite problem.

Enjoy your 92; shoot the heck out of it.
Thanks for your reply as well. I know I can always rely on my Brothers In Arms here on THR.

SimpleIsGood229
May 27, 2008, 10:48 PM
No problem! :)

Confederate
May 27, 2008, 11:08 PM
Berettas are great guns. Wish they came in stainless, but I've seen them only in the compact models. I particularly like the nickel plated dress pistols.

Berettas are so flawless because they have an open ejection system and virtually no ramp for the bullet to climb. It comes directly off the top. I liked the Italian ones the best, but the design is far better than the 1911.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 27, 2008, 11:19 PM
but the design is far better than the 1911.
Wow, that's a whole 'nother discussion.

Idano
May 28, 2008, 01:19 AM
Berettas are great guns. Wish they came in stainless, but I've seen them only in the compact models.

They do it is called the 92FS INOX (http://www.berettausa.com/product/product_pistols_main.htm)/. I have had mine about six years.

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/beretta92fs.jpg

IdahoLT1
May 28, 2008, 03:04 AM
OP: Good choice for a firearm. Keep buying the WWB ammo. My 92F loves it. Im around 2200 rds in 2 years that ive owned it and havent had a single hiccup. Im a former Glock owner(23C and 19) and although they are awesome functioning firearms, the ergonomics didnt fit my hand. I held a Beretta and havent looked back. I recommend them to anyone looking for a new sidearm.

Alot of people dog on the Beretta, but i attribute some of that to them being 1911 fans and are upset that the pistol was replaced. Most of the bad stuff you hear about Beretta is from people who havent even handled them, just relaying what they heard from a buddy.

Although this site will probably answer most questions about a Beretta, it doesnt hurt to check out other places. Berettaforum.net is a good forum. Its setup similar to this forum. Good group of people on there too. They arent opinionated and dont think Beretta's are Gods gift to the firearm community. Most of the people there, like myself, have a well diversified gun safe.

IdahoLT1
May 28, 2008, 03:10 AM
Berettas are great guns. Wish they came in stainless, but I've seen them only in the compact models. I particularly like the nickel plated dress pistols.

If you like nickel plated pistols check out the Billenium. Only 1000 made, so its more of a safe queen. They price around $1200
http://i29.tinypic.com/28tet6u.jpg

berettaprofessor
May 28, 2008, 02:04 PM
IdahoLT1, you find one in new or near new condition for $1200, you let me know please. I've seen them between $1800 and $2000 for over a year....very sought after gun.

1KPerDay
May 28, 2008, 02:33 PM
If you like nickel plated pistols check out the Billenium. Only 1000 made, so its more of a safe queen. They price around $1200

Ugh... terrible.

Confederate
May 28, 2008, 05:29 PM
IdahoLT1: No, thanks. I'd want one just like that dress pistol on A Few Good Men. I don't like all the markings and indents. Smooth and all silver fer me. No contrasty black parts, either.

I had a Beretta 70S hard chromed not too long ago. I really love the results!


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/Beretta70S_2.jpg

I'd love to have a white pair of grips on this!

biggiesmalls
May 28, 2008, 05:42 PM
actually on a beretta 92, it should only wobble a little forward and back, not up and down. if your barrel actually tilts like a glock or xd i'd say you have a problem. the beretta's barrel stays straight when the slide locks back.

MT GUNNY
May 28, 2008, 11:37 PM
96 Brig stainless I have,
Dont make em in stainless Haa!!
:)

1KPerDay
May 28, 2008, 11:39 PM
I had a Beretta 70S hard chromed not too long ago. I really love the results!Now that's pretty. What a graceful little gun. What caliber? 7.62? .380?

plexreticle
May 28, 2008, 11:56 PM
but the design is far better than the 1911.

This may not end well.

IdahoLT1
May 29, 2008, 03:05 AM
Now that's pretty. What a graceful little gun. What caliber? 7.62? .380?

I believe the model 70 was a .32cal and the 70S was a .380. They are a fairly rare firearm

IdahoLT1
May 29, 2008, 03:07 AM
IdahoLT1, you find one in new or near new condition for $1200, you let me know please. I've seen them between $1800 and $2000 for over a year....very sought after gun.

Ive only seen one for sale, ever. It was about 3 years ago and sold close to $1200

Mad Magyar
May 29, 2008, 08:12 PM
I just got back from the range with my new Beretta 92 FS. I put a 150 rounds of Winchester 115 grain FMJ's through it and it performed great!

Kudos on a great pistol...I've been thinking about trading for one in spite of my "nagging spouse"...:D

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