Help with 92 Compact series


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lastditch
March 17, 2011, 06:36 PM
I've always loved the Beretta 92 series 9mm's, its just their to big for my hands. Today I shot a buddys 92 Compact, I think it was an M or MM, not sure. Nice gun but I still wouldn't classify it as a compact. Any help you could give me in understanding the nomenclature of the Compact series and a few recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

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The Lone Haranguer
March 17, 2011, 06:46 PM
I've heard of this gun (essentially a downsized, slimmed-down 92 series, with a single-stack, 8-round magazine) being called a "Type M." Not many of them were made.

IdahoLT1
March 18, 2011, 09:28 AM
The Vertec models are better suited for those with small hands. By far Berettas best model IMO. It sucks production was stopped in '06.

group17
March 18, 2011, 11:08 AM
If you like the 92 compact check out the new Stoeger 8000 compact. Very nice price as well.
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger_cougar.php

Zundfolge
March 18, 2011, 11:13 AM
Any help you could give me in understanding the nomenclature of the Compact series and a few recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

The Wikipedia page on the Beretta 92 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_92) has lots of useful info.

Shipwreck
March 18, 2011, 11:28 AM
The type M is the thinner grip.

The compact model is still double stack magazine - just a tiny bit shorter... (13 rounds instead of 15)

The type M is out of production, but you can probably scrounge a used one up online

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