Question about new springs for my 92fs


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10-Ring
January 15, 2003, 12:07 PM
Just bought a new pack of springs for my 92fs. What is the purpose of having a "extra power firing pin spring"?

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bountyhunter
January 16, 2003, 07:33 PM
Lawyers. If you sell somebody an extra power recoil spring, it means the slide could have a bit more energy coming forward into battery. If the FP spring was to weak, there is an infinitesemally small chance the FP could come through the breech and ignite a round without a trigger pull.

The genuinely silly part is that the Ber 92 has the most foolproof firing pin blocking safety of any gun. Even if you didn't install the FP spring, you could not get an AD from FP inertia.

10-Ring
January 16, 2003, 08:12 PM
Thanks bounyhunter :cool:

4v50 Gary
January 17, 2003, 01:31 PM
I think it's marketing. If you put a pricetag on it, a cop will buy it. That's what we observed of ourselves as young rookies. If there was a possibility of an unintentional discharge, a lawsuit would almost certainly ensue. Knowing this, the engineers at Beretta designed to gun to meet specific levels of performance that includes both safety & reliability. My own personal belief is that folks are trying to make $ by "improving" upon an existing product. Sometimes it works and exceeds that done by the factory. The 100 round C-mag, many of the nite sights and that recently developed rear sight with grasping handles for the disabled come to mind. Sometimes they're pure schlock (anything from the now defunct Federal Ordnance comes to mind).

Part of the problem of the "aftermarket" industry is that they don't have the engineering staff the factory does. For instance, the Germans not only test the strength of a spring, they also graph the compression to ensure a smooth and gradual increase. No sudden "peaks" for them. Also, when you change the springs, you monkey around with the engineering. A firing pin spring must be overcome before the firing pin strikes the primer. OK. If the gun is dirty (you don't have it serviced annually), debris could build up and the chances of a misfire increases with that stronger spring. Beretta will take you take it out and replace it with a factory spring.

10-Ring
January 17, 2003, 03:03 PM
4v50 Gary - thanks! Knowledge is a wonderful thing :D

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