Beretta 92fs and accuracy


March 8, 2009, 06:46 PM
I purchased a 92fs recently, and have found for me it is hard to shoot straight. I also picked up a RIA 45 and it is alot easier to shoot accurately. I read that the 92 was supposed to an accurate gun, and am wondering if they are sensitive to certain ammo. I have been using wwb and brown bear, and some reloads. My groups are at least 10" at 20 yards, and tend to be left. Not so with the RIA.

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March 8, 2009, 07:22 PM
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I've never seen a Beretta that bad, so I am inclined to say it is your trigger control. The Beretta trigger is far from the best service pistol trigger around, with lots of pre and over travel. A nice 1911 trigger will always make shooting easier.

March 8, 2009, 09:42 PM
It may just be that the Beretta doesn't fit your hands as well.


March 9, 2009, 07:07 AM
If you can't shoot a beretta well you can't shoot.

be safe

March 9, 2009, 01:19 PM
Well johnnylaw, you may be right there, except I find shooting my RIA 1911 to be very accurate. But, I am new to auto pistols. If I use a rest with the Beretta it does help, but it should not be that difficult to be decntly accurate.

March 9, 2009, 01:42 PM
Might be the different feel of each weapon. I've never run into a 92FS that naturally grouped that bad. The 1911 may just fit you better. The Beretta trigger does take some getting used to.

Coltman 77
March 9, 2009, 04:36 PM
Hi guys, new member here. Glad to be aboard. :)

I got my first 92FS back in the late 1980's and was pretty disappointed with its accuracy out of the box.

I took it to a good gunsmith and he did a "trigger job" on it. This made a world of difference for me.

Something to consider BUGUDY...

March 9, 2009, 06:03 PM
Bring along a friend who you know is a good shot, and see how they do with it. They shoot em' at Perry so if there's a problem with yours it can certainly be corrected.

falling down
March 9, 2009, 06:22 PM
The 92 was the only pistol that I couldn't shoot well - frustrating.
Loved the looks & the company but just didn't work with my NFL frame and jumbo hands.

March 9, 2009, 10:27 PM
If you can't shoot a beretta well you can't shoot.

I can't shoot the 92fs if my life depended on it. It just does not fit my hands, but I can shoot any M911, HK, Sig or Glock accurately.

Different people have different hands, not all guns will fit yours.

March 9, 2009, 10:38 PM
I learned to shoot w/ a 92fs -- although i had been shooting for a good while before. Anyway, now, the 92fs always feels & shoots naturally -- one of my more accurate handguns

March 9, 2009, 10:57 PM
I qualified with my 92 for my CHL and am as accurate with it as I am with most of my other pistols. If you purchased it used first thing I would check is the sights to make sure they are the right ones, as whoever owned it previously may have had them changed for their own particular needs.

March 10, 2009, 09:15 PM
I can shoot my 92FS fine, but it feels "odd" compared to my EAA Witness and my Astra A-100. I think it's the longer trigger. All three seem to be 100% reliable.

March 10, 2009, 09:20 PM
I've owned 3 different 92's over the years and have found that all 3 behaved very differently. The triggers felt completely different on all 3. One was super accurate, the other 2 were acceptable. I actually like the way they fit my hands, but since I had way too many guns, and too many different types of mags to keep up with, I sold mine to simplify my life a few months ago.

March 10, 2009, 09:30 PM
I have owned a 92FS since '94. It sat dormant for many years because I love larger calibers. I decided to bring it to the range one day and give it a run. Much to my surprise, the accuracy was excellent with WWB 115gr and 147gr Black Talons. YMMV

John M

March 10, 2009, 10:13 PM
Before shooting at 20 yards, what are your groups looking like at 7 yards?

March 11, 2009, 02:02 AM
being able to shoot a 1911 well, doesn't automatically mean you can shoot another gun well...not not being able to shoot a 1911 well, does usually mean you're a bad shot. :)

reading the original post, 2 things jumped right out:
1. the gun doesn't fit your hand or you're holding it wrong.
2. you're snatching at the trigger

the beretta is a very accurate gun and soft shooting too, but it's also a very wide gun and doesn't fit everyone.

if you're shooting low and left, your jerking the trigger trying to make it go off "now"

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