Taurus pt92: Is it worth it?


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Bammy34
June 7, 2011, 09:59 PM
I'm considering the Taurus pt92 (not sure blued or ss).
Any thoughts, suggestions, or complaints?

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Josh45
June 7, 2011, 10:04 PM
I have heard a lot of good things about the PT-92. Some say it was some of Taurus best. Others say other things....Because it is a Taurus.

I have no personal experience with the PT-92 but I do own a new PT-145 Pro and I can say it so far is pretty good minus the fact of 5 FTF with 3 different mags.

As far as the PT-92 goes, I never really heard any issues. You might wanna try the Taurus Armed.Net site and see what they have to say.

Bammy34
June 7, 2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I've read mixed reviews about the pt92 and about Taurus all together. It really feels like a good quality gun though. And the price is good.

Josh45
June 7, 2011, 10:22 PM
Taurus does have competitive pricing but a lot of people will tell you they lack in Customer Service and in Quality of their firearms.

It has become a hit & miss to what I understand. Of course, You have the Lifetime Warranty in case of anything.

If it's a good deal and you feel good about it, Buy it. Research it some more before you make the leap and find out what is good and bad.

Then make sure you are willing to deal with it. If its gonna be a CCW then I really reccomend that you make sure it work's like it should. If it's gonna be a plinker / range gun, I wouldn't worry about it to much and iron out the mistakes when you can.

Hope this helps any.

JTQ
June 7, 2011, 10:26 PM
The PT92 has the best reputation in the entire Taurus line-up. It really is made on the original Beretta machinery.

The late Mr. Camp's review of the PT92

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=302255&highlight=hilton

Tennessee Ned
June 7, 2011, 10:31 PM
I've had the PT99af for about 20 years and it's been top notch.

GCBurner
June 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
I've got the adjustable sight version, the PT99. Very accurate, very reliable, and very large. It helps to have big hands. For open carry it's great, for concealment, not so much.

NG VI
June 7, 2011, 10:34 PM
Ditto JTQ, the PT-92/99 family is pretty much universally recognized as Taurus' best. I haven't had one, but if I'd seen one in person for a good price I would have snapped one up.

Probably a bad carry gun, seeing as it is a Beretta 92 for all intents and purposes.

Lazyshooter
June 7, 2011, 10:38 PM
I have a PT92C and a PT99. I've never had an issue with either one of them. Both of them are accurate and reliable.

rule303
June 7, 2011, 10:45 PM
My PT99 (same gun, adjustable sights) is the only gun I own that has never-not even once failed or jammed in any way. I have run just about every kind of ammo out there, factory and handloads and it just runs. Mine is also surprisingly accurate. They are rather big and bulky by todays standards, but that seems to make them easy to shoot (but a bit tough to concealed carry).

Tomcat47
June 7, 2011, 10:54 PM
Uh! :uhoh: Sharpie....PT92 ^ Is All Steel/Aluminum....No polymer there!

Have had several....all great!

Still have several.....all great!

Recently .... PT 92AF Stainless Hi Cap 17 round mags!

Swwweeeeeett! :)

Bammy34
June 7, 2011, 11:39 PM
Lazyshooter

What type of groups are you getting?

Bammy34
June 7, 2011, 11:41 PM
I thank all of you for your comments.
Are the adjustable sights on the 99 necessary?
Or are the fixed on the 92 sufficient?

Tomcat47
June 7, 2011, 11:46 PM
I think either way you wont be dissapointed. I like adjustables myself, but have no complaint on either.

Tomcat47
June 7, 2011, 11:54 PM
Here Bammy34...from a little while back when I bought the 92..and mine is 17 round capacity model.

Please note post #5

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=570955

Its at aproximately 500 round count now! .....Running perfect!

No Failure to Feed , Fire , Or Eject

Running Winchester Hollow, Federal Premium FMJ (Wally World), Speer Lawman 115 and 147gr.

AKElroy
June 8, 2011, 12:01 AM
I've had the PT99af for about 20 years and it's been top notch.

Ditto. Although, 20 years ago I paid $250 for my PT99AF; it is still a fantastic shooter, and I do not recall a single malfunction. That said, the new ones are nearly as pricey as the M9. I would still prefer the Beretta if price were similar, as in within $100 due to the likely greater future value. I do like the frame mounted safety on the Taurus though.

Tomcat47
June 8, 2011, 12:08 AM
I also like the Berettas, however I prefer the safety on the frame where it belongs!

And My Taurus variants have always run as well as my Berettas!

Just Fact!

Shawn Dodson
June 8, 2011, 12:13 AM
I prefer the PT92's frame mounted hammer drop safety to the Beretta's 92's slide mounted hammer drop safety.

In addition the PT92 can be carried cocked and locked.

Josh45
June 8, 2011, 01:01 AM
The sights is a personal thing. I prefer adjustable in case well...They need to be adjusted. You never know when it is your gun shooting off center instead of you.

Bammy34
June 8, 2011, 01:13 AM
Bringing in the Beretta, would that be the better route to take since it's not much more expensive? Is the quality that much better for the added price? From what I've read the finish is better on the Beretta right?

Thanks

Bammy34
June 8, 2011, 01:41 AM
I appreciate all the help.:D haha

kozak6
June 8, 2011, 05:12 AM
I don't know. The PT-92 is supposed to be one of Taurus's best pistols. However, their customer service and quality control really spook me.

I do like the frame mounted safety better, though.

I'd pass unless I got a really good deal.

MikePaiN
June 8, 2011, 06:51 AM
My Taurus PT92 was an excellent weapon, the pistol ate everything and was very solid. Its was also damn accurate. (Why did I sell it? :banghead: )
Here it is in matte stainless sporting a Beretta 92 black barrel.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/DSC03002.jpg

capreppy
June 8, 2011, 09:02 AM
I just bought a PT92 AFS. I love it. The aluminum frame definitely keeps it light weight. I did a fair amount of research before pulling the trigger and found it to be everything that I read an more. As others have said, the PT92 is definitely one of Taurus' best firearms. From what I've read, the PT1911 is second (also considering this for a cheap range duty 1911).

A couple of notes. The combat sights on the PT92 AF/AFS are calibrated for 124/125gr projectiles. The more common cheap commercial round with 115gr projectiles WILL shoot low. WWB 115gr FMJs it shot an 1/2 to 1 inch low. I currenty load 125gr LTCN and my PoA is exactly my PoI. Recoil is great and double taps are more than acceptable.

I would not hesitate to get another. Really wanted a "Combat" Matte Stainless, but got a good deal on the Stainless (AFS).

wally
June 8, 2011, 10:07 AM
I prefer the PT92's frame mounted hammer drop safety to the Beretta's 92's slide mounted hammer drop safety.

In addition the PT92 can be carried cocked and locked.

Same here.

1KPerDay
June 8, 2011, 11:48 AM
I have the .40 version, adjustable sights. Only issues I've ever had was that the rear sight pin came out 2x (you can see it's out in the pic).

MY personal experience with Taurus cust-serv has been stellar. I don't know that I'd buy a newer style/polymer taurus but most people I've read about have had no issues.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/048d704f.jpg

JustinJ
June 8, 2011, 12:25 PM
"The PT92 has the best reputation in the entire Taurus line-up."

That's like saying someone is the best student on the short bus.

Bammy34
June 8, 2011, 12:37 PM
Alright, the pt92 is pretty much my choice, but what finish do ya'll suggest?

Bammy34
June 8, 2011, 01:46 PM
My Taurus PT92 was an excellent weapon, the pistol ate everything and was very solid. Its was also damn accurate. (Why did I sell it? :banghead: )
Here it is in matte stainless sporting a Beretta 92 black barrel.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/DSC03002.jpg
That's a great looking gun

Myles
June 8, 2011, 02:12 PM
32,000 rounds through mine. Taurus replaced a broken DA return spring, and also replaced all of the springs at 20k, fairly quickly and very friendly service. At 30k the DA return spring broke again, and I replaced it myself from Numrich parts, rather than ship it out.

SGW42
June 8, 2011, 08:14 PM
Does anyone know if they still make the 92 model without the rail on the bottom? Didn't see it on their website.

MikePaiN
June 8, 2011, 09:41 PM
That's a great looking gun
Thanks...I wish I had never sold it
Well, lets look at a few more ...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/Pt92%20complete/DSC02965.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/Pt92%20complete/DSC02962.jpg

Shovelhead
June 8, 2011, 09:48 PM
Finally got mine back last weekend from my SIL. (loaned to him 2 years ago as a house gun)
It cost me a used Mossy 500 as a replacement...... it was worth it. :D

Bammy34
June 8, 2011, 10:59 PM
Thanks...I wish I had never sold it
Well, lets look at a few more ...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/Pt92%20complete/DSC02965.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/Pt92%20complete/DSC02962.jpg
What was the trigger squeeze like on it (SA and DA)?

The black barrel looks so sweet with the matte stainless

MikePaiN
June 9, 2011, 03:03 PM
Bam, the was trigger was really nice and crisp in SA, with a long heavy DA. It shoot really well....
Now this is it. I'm not looking in this thread anymore, the pics and conversation are making me miss my old PT92 AFS Combat too much.

AKElroy
June 10, 2011, 11:00 AM
"The PT92 has the best reputation in the entire Taurus line-up."

That's like saying someone is the best student on the short bus.

That's funny right there. Entirely false, but funny!

axeman_g
June 10, 2011, 12:00 PM
PT(2 is my preferred verison of the weapon. I have owned 4 copies and the Taurus have all shot as well as, held up as well as and cost a heck of a lot less then the Berettas. I am in complete agreement with the frame mounted safety.

I personally like the PT92 AFS in matte if you can find one. Then I go blue. I am not a fan of the Taurus bling. There will be another in my nar future.

Tomcat47
June 11, 2011, 12:48 AM
92AFS Matte! That really sold the pistol for me....It was my first gun with accessory rail also.

Happy Camper! :)

ET
June 11, 2011, 09:25 AM
I like this gun. Taurus bought the Beretta factory and "cleaned" up the gun. My neighbor didn't exactly like the Beretta when he was in the service, but said that he would own the Taurus version of it. Might be the next purchase, unless I run across a 1911 that I like, then there is that Glock 35 & 20 that I've had my eyes on lately...

mole
June 11, 2011, 10:18 AM
My pt92 and sks are the only guns that I've shot a lot that didn't have a failure of some sort.

mole

Storm
June 12, 2011, 11:06 AM
While I own many of what most folks would consider "nicer" guns, the PT92 has served me well on and off for many years. My first one was acquired in the 80's and was a PT92AF. I passed many, many rounds through that gun with only one malf, a stovepipe, which as intentional shooter error. That pistol was my home defense gun for a good number of years and on one occasion induced a burglar to to rethink the error of his ways and exit my home. Foolishly I later sold that gun blinded by my lust for an early .357 Desert Eagle. It always bothered me that I had sold such a great performer and a gun that had pulled my fat out of the fire.

Three years back I decided that I had to pay penance for having ditched such a good friend. I searched for the right PT92AF, one that was identical to my old one. I found one locally that was mechanically outstanding but was cosmetically challenged. While the frame was like new the slide had some issues which ppeared to be a large amount of realtively light pitting probably from having been stored in a holster. I paid $200 for the gun and sent the slide and barrel off to Mac's for some paint. He did a great job blasting the slide removing the pitting and applying a coat of black paint. Ths gun shoots as well as my first one, if not better. I lightened the hammer spring with a Wolff's reduced spring which really lightened both the DA and SA pull. Funny thing is that as I have shot the gun the pull has improved which makes me believe that this gun was never really broken in to begin with. While I do have the hard rubber factory grips for mine they tend to make for a rather thick grip. I have put thinner Hogues on the gun (not the fingergroove type) and it is one sweet feeling gun. Accuracy is quite good.

Some say that the PT92 is a gun equal to or better than the original Beretta. I can't comment on that as my only experience with the Beretta was a short run with a 92-Two. I do know that the PT92 AF is worth every penny and more.

threefeathers
June 12, 2011, 04:33 PM
aterrific gun. It will take abuse and keep on ticking.

Nathanael_Greene
June 12, 2011, 05:23 PM
My PT99 (same gun, adjustable sights) is the only gun I own that has never-not even once failed or jammed in any way. I have run just about every kind of ammo out there, factory and handloads and it just runs. Mine is also surprisingly accurate. They are rather big and bulky by todays standards, but that seems to make them easy to shoot (but a bit tough to concealed carry).

I'll second that. I have a PT-99 in satin nickel; bought it when Reagan was president, I think. Great little pistol. Many trips to the range, never a malfunction.

45Fan
June 13, 2011, 12:16 PM
I bought one last Christmas for my wife. It was used, and the clear coat on the frame was a little less than perfect, but the pistol has run excellent since the day it came home. It is accurate, reliable, and affordable. I even found a great deal on beretta mags, and modified them to work in her pistol.

I like it so much that I have considered looking for a PT100/101 for myself.

Baba Louie
June 13, 2011, 08:08 PM
A point to ponder perhaps... Prices on used PT92s are downright cheap. So... if resale is ever an issue and/or your capitalist within wants a profit somewhere down the line... ;)

Good gun. Great design. Check the locking lug every once in a millenia on all 92 designs... just because.

It's a 92, should run all day long, every day with a little TLC.

VP
June 13, 2011, 09:37 PM
My cousin owns a PT92 and I loved it. It is what made me look into Taurus firearms.

I picked up a Taurus PT 917C lightly used for about $300. Two mags, one of which is 20+1. Worth looking into. It takes any type of ammo I've put in it and never a problem.

10X
June 13, 2011, 10:17 PM
I had a PT99. I bought it used for about $300. It was a good gun.
It reliably fed all ammo, it was accurate (3" groups were easy at 25 yards).
The adj. sight helped considering all the different loads available.

Double action was smooth and not too long. Single action had a slight creep.

The down sides, I found the gun too long, wide and slightly too heavy for a 9mm.
I prefer a Browning or a gun with a 4" barrel in 9mm.

19&41
June 14, 2011, 08:54 PM
I've owned two, always reliable and well built. I also thought they were a bit large for a 9mm. Only reason I traded them off.

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