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whitecloud
June 2, 2011, 12:45 AM
I'm thinking of purchasing a Beretta 92A1 or Beretta M9A1. Theres a price dif. but I don't see the dif nor do most friends of mine. The only dif I can possibly think of is the protective coating that the M9A1 mags have...is that the only dif? Both have the rail, same weight, mag cap. is dif 17(92A1) vs 15(M9A1). Please help as my purchase will happen quite soon. Thanks for any help offered!:cool:

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KurtC
June 2, 2011, 01:10 AM
http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=13

george d dennis
June 2, 2011, 07:16 AM
the 92a1 is a nice pistol.

Shipwreck
June 2, 2011, 08:30 AM
Here is text I typed a few months ago on a thread in the Beretta section of Glocktalk:

M9A1 - Railed frame with a 92FS slide (3 dot sights). The front of the frame (where the rail is at) looks like the Vertec model. But it has the standard 92FS grip. The magwell also has a slight bevel, and the rear and front backstraps have a light checkering on them. Available in 9mm only, and this gun is only made in the USA.

This gun comes with two specially PVD coated 15 round magazines (which are expensive when bought separately).



90-Two - Commonly known as the "90-Dash-Two" or "The Dash." This is a redesigned version of the 92FS that came out in 2006. The slide and frame were redesigned. The guiderod is captured, and there is a recoil buffer built into the frame. It also has a front, dovetailed sight. Several of the small parts are totally different from the standard 92 design (hammer, mag release, trigger bar, slide safety switches).

The biggest difference is the grip. While the gun is not polymer, it does come with a polymer, slip on grip. This gun will be in limited production for 2011 (so get one now if you want one). There is hardly any aftermarket support, and the lack of aftermarket grips is really hurting sales. These are ONLY made in Italy. Available in 9mm and 40 cal. The gun comes with factory 17 round mags (in 9mm)

(I personally do not like the polymer grip - too slippery)



92A1 - Newest release of the 92 - Released in the summer of 2010. This design takes some of the best aspects of the 90-Two... The rail, internal recoil buffer and dovetailed front sight (all great changes), and puts it into a more "normal" 92 frame. The 92A1 (and 96A1) will use standard Beretta 92 grips. The trigger guard is curved; however, like that of the 90-Two. The guiderod is also captured (which is a pro or con, depending on who you ask).

In addition - the slide is a little bit beefier than a standard 92 slide.

The gun is available in 9mm and 40 cal (the 96A1), and the 9mm version comes with THREE 17 round factory mags (the same mags that come with the 90-Two). These guns are only made in Italy.

(This is a such better choice to the 90-TWO, IMHO)

There are several differences between the 92A1 and M9A1. However, for someone not really familiar with Berettas, I can see how it would be hard to tell some differences.

I think the M9A1 is the coolest railed model. But, the checkering is not deep on the frame, like it is on a 1911. I personally prefer the regular serrations.

My two 92A1's are probably the most accurate out of all 8 of my Beretta 92s. not sure why, but they are. With the new features, I'd get the 92A1 over the M9A1 in a heartbeat, if its down to a choice of only those two (and you are not buying both, like I did)



M9A1:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/M9A1-9001.jpg




92A1:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/92a1-02.jpg

cl4de6
June 2, 2011, 09:58 AM
The major difference to me is the rounded trigger guard on the 92FSA1. I like the M9 or the old 92FS because I prefer to wrap my non-firing index finger around the trigger guard. You can't do that with the 92FSA1.

cougar1717
June 2, 2011, 03:10 PM
That is very informative. For years I thought the M9 was more expensive just because it was a "military" gun, with Beretta just making more on the gun from the name.

KurtC
June 2, 2011, 04:18 PM
The 92A1 and 90-Two use a different slide than the 92/M9/M9A1. They are not interchangeable. (This is only important to those who swap slides to create their own model).

Shipwreck
June 2, 2011, 05:01 PM
That is very informative. For years I thought the M9 was more expensive just because it was a "military" gun, with Beretta just making more on the gun from the name.

Realize the M9 and M9A1 are two different guns.

There is not much difference between the 92FS and the M9. the shape of the dustcover and rear strap, and the rear sight are the only differences. In actuality, the M9 and 92FS SHOULD cost the same. But most places do sell the M9 for more.

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