Beretta 92FS Made in Italy vs. American made


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tackleberry45
January 11, 2010, 08:30 PM
Is there a difference in the Italian made vs. American made?
Who installs night sights for these pistols, I know it requires dovetailing the front?

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StarDust1
January 11, 2010, 08:52 PM
Many believe the Italian manufactured 92's to be superior, I certainly do. The night sights do not need to be dovetailed(front), just send in your slide(contact trijicon)and they'll drill a hole in the front post and fill it with tritium(encased)...

blkbrd666
January 11, 2010, 09:10 PM
I don't know if there's a difference or not...probably not. My Inox FS is Italian...wanted it that way for the novelty of it. I picked up an unfired blued SB a month or so ago that's an Italian manufactured Berben import...that was just being at the right place when the collector traded it in...luck.

REAPER4206969
January 11, 2010, 09:29 PM
Italy.

mordechaianiliewicz
January 11, 2010, 10:22 PM
I think the Italians do it a scoche better.... not a lot. But a little.

jhco
January 11, 2010, 10:27 PM
the americian one has some plastic parts from my understanding

Kangspec
January 12, 2010, 12:05 AM
does newer models are made in USA? or just some models?

Morgo
January 12, 2010, 12:25 AM
If your looking to buy one and have the option, get the Italian one.

tommyintx
January 12, 2010, 10:56 AM
i also agree. get the italian one if you have the choice

REAPER4206969
January 12, 2010, 11:13 AM
does newer models are made in USA? or just some models?
There has been a recent influx of Italian imports due to the obama scare.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/082442818986.html

blkbrd666
January 12, 2010, 11:28 AM
the americian one has some plastic parts from my understanding


Now that you mention it, the recent "Made in USA" models I have seen have a plastic guide rod. I wonder if the new Italian models also have this?...anyone know?

REAPER4206969
January 12, 2010, 11:35 AM
I have seen have a plastic guide rod.
The polymer guide rod was put in by the request of the U.S. military. Yes the Italian ones have them as well. It is an upgrade.

wbwanzer
January 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
I went through this about two weeks ago although I did not ask on this forum. I posed this question on the Beretta forum and the SIGforum. I found the responses to be about even for both versions of the gun.
I ended up getting an Italian 92FS Inox. Mine is a little older ('95) and has no warnings on the slide. All controls are stainless.

czhen
January 13, 2010, 12:11 AM
REAPER4206969 is correct new 92fs black italians come with plastic parts as well as american. I wonder how can be an upgrade when changes were made to lower the cost, beside the polymer guide rod.

Czhen,
FL

MAKster
January 13, 2010, 01:23 PM
There is no quality difference between current U.S. and Italian made 92FS guns. There have been recent imports of Italian pistols because the Akkokeek, MD plant is busy filling the U.S. military order for 400,000 pistols. The old Italian 92s from the 1980s had a nice polished blued finish but the recent ones have the same Bruniton finish found on the U.S. made guns.

jackpinesavages
January 14, 2010, 05:43 PM
Shoot them together, one after the other, and you'll feel and see the difference with the + to the Italian 92. A huge difference.

Jim K
January 14, 2010, 06:20 PM
The Italian guns never had some of the problems of the U.S.-made ones. I bought Italian.

Jim

czhen
January 14, 2010, 09:46 PM
Jim,
What were the problems, I did not shot my prima donna yet.
When mine, I got a good deal at right time (same rice) and choosed the italian.

Czhen
FL

Runningman
January 14, 2010, 10:31 PM
Is there a difference in the Italian made vs. American made?
Can remember looking at Italian made 92s at gun shows in the 1980s and admiring them.

I can still remember the 1st time I looked at an American made Beretta 92 in the late 80s or early 90s. Shocked is the word. Sad to say that thing looked like it had been carved out with a hammer & chisel by a caveman. There was tool marks all over that thing exterior looked very rough.

Jeff23
January 14, 2010, 10:54 PM
Well this is an interesting thread, especially since I'm in the market for an M92. Think I'll shop around a bit and also see whether I can find anything authoritative--does anyone have any hard evidence of actual differences in manufacturing or perhaps comparative gun tests? MAKster's post about the U.S. factory being busy makes sense.

Full Metal Jacket
January 14, 2010, 11:17 PM
brazil.

http://www.gundirectory.com/guns/20263-1.jpg
:eek:

Pate
January 14, 2010, 11:29 PM
I own a American 92FS and an Italian 96F and see no huge difference in quality.

Hacker15E
January 15, 2010, 06:54 AM
The generally accepted opinion is this:

Older Italian 92s had a better finish/better workmanship than the first Ackk 92s, and were preferred for many years.

In the last decade, though, that has changed.

Here's a recent thread that has some relevant posts on this topic:
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/430601935/m/969105562

Wayne G
January 15, 2010, 09:50 AM
I looked at both Italian and American made 92 FS pistols. I bought an Italian made 92 FS Inox, the fit and finish seemed superior.

It had the plastic recoil spring guide rod which I have replaced with a dual action spring assembly from EFK. Now the only plastic is the grips.

Jeff23
January 15, 2010, 10:14 AM
The thread from the Sig forum pretty much makes it seem like a wash, eh? Pate, do either of your guns like a certain brand of ammo or jam with another kind? Accuracy, point of aim about the same?

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