Berreta 92fs????


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ohio shooter
October 31, 2011, 03:54 AM
What are the running these days. And does anybody still like them. I was thinking about picking one up just for nostalgia.

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Shipwreck
October 31, 2011, 07:14 AM
You should do a search on old posts here. You'd be surprised - Beretta 92s get talked about all the time on this forum and others.

After owning all sorts of guns over the years - I find the 92 is my fav platform... I carry one every day too...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/newberettawheel1.jpg

Sonic82
October 31, 2011, 08:22 AM
I think you can get them around $560. in either Italian or USA made. Both are nearly identical and readily available. They are a great gun. You definetly feel you got something for your money. Solid, all metal, well crafted, reliable and you can always find parts. I noticed at Cabella's yesterday they are making the INOX (SS) version with a silver controls again. They had made them with black controls for a while which didn't look nearly as nice.

But, the all black bruniton looks great too!

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Normansg/DSCF0949-Copy.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Normansg/P1000346-Copy.jpg

KAS1981
October 31, 2011, 08:50 AM
Where I live a new one is about $600 at any shop.

I picked mine up lightly used for $425. Love it!

ohio shooter
October 31, 2011, 10:07 AM
@mhunt its a nostalgia thing the berreta has a small peice of my heart from my childhood. My father is a LEO berreta must have the pistol of my hero. I already have one like his back up glock.

jonn5335
October 31, 2011, 08:40 PM
I own a 92A1 and it's the best pistol I have shot

KAS1981
October 31, 2011, 10:07 PM
Since we're posting pictures.......my 92FS:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/KAS300/Beretta92FS2.jpg

Jon Coppenbarger
October 31, 2011, 10:19 PM
Sold my last 92fs about 2 months ago and dang if I did not walk into a pawn shop a couple of weeks ago and they had a real nice 92S for $400 out the door so I guess I still have a 92 now. LOL

triplebike
October 31, 2011, 11:10 PM
My local shop has them for $489 NIB. If I didn't have two already I would have picked one up from there. Between my two 92fs's I have fired well over 10,000 FLAWLESS rds. It is truly one of the finest machines ever made, pure class.

KAS1981
November 1, 2011, 12:36 AM
My local shop has them for $489 NIB. If I didn't have two already I would have picked one up from there. Between my two 92fs's I have fired well over 10,000 FLAWLESS rds. It is truly one of the finest machines ever made, pure class.
That's a crazy good price.

JoeCaputo
November 1, 2011, 01:14 AM
What are the running these days. And does anybody still like them. I was thinking about picking one up just for nostalgia.
I 'm retired from a Sheriff's Department and was a State Certified Firearms Instructor for Twenty years. I have shot them all and the Beretta 92F and 92fs have always been my favorite Duty gun. I have Several Bertta 92 FS guns that have each had over 10000 rounds put though them and they not once ever jamed or failed in any way. I have my Beretta Duty Guns equipped with either Crimson Trace or Laser Max sights and it makes for one fine Duty gun. The only problem I have encountered with the Beretta 92F is that it is a problem for anyone with really small hands but with proper gripping and practice proficiency is acquired.

I for one have to consider a Beretta Mini-magnum in 9mm, .40 caliber to be a great Detective's gun choice and ideal as a off duty choice. The Mini Magnum requires a a bit of instruction and practice to become proficient.

J_McLeod
November 1, 2011, 01:57 AM
And does anybody still like them.

Obviously it's still pretty popular, but I for one do not like them at all. Too big for the round, the grip is too big for my hand, more complicated than pistols like the Glock or XD, very heavy DA trigger pull, and don't like the open top slide.

EAJ
November 1, 2011, 10:03 AM
Pleased with my Inox, although admittedly, I haven’t shot her much since I prettied her up. :)

http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/beretta92_02.jpg

Baba Louie
November 1, 2011, 02:08 PM
EAJ
That INOX is frickin beautiful! Pray tell, what did you have done to it in way of "beautification"? Blued this n that, slide???, smooth wood grip panels?... nice. Very nice.

skwab
November 1, 2011, 03:12 PM
Does anybody still like them? Heck yeah! My beretta 92FS was the first pistol I bought on my own and still have it - it's what I compare everything else to. Yes it's big and heavy, but man is it nice to shoot. Never had an issue with mine - absolutely love it.

dsink
November 1, 2011, 03:30 PM
I shoot in a tactical match every month at our local range. Normally we have between 50 to 60 shooters and im one of the few that still use a steel hangun. I would'nt take nothing for my big'ol Beretta.

jmr40
November 1, 2011, 03:46 PM
The Beretta is a good gun, a very good gun. I've owned a few, have a lot of respect for them, but don't like them as well as some other brands. If you like the gun, and can get one at a good price, you could do a lot worse.

Like you I wanted one simply because it was our official miltary sidearm. I could find no real fault in the gun, other than just liking others better. I eventually sold it but would never hesitate ot recommend one if someone likes them.

goingape
November 1, 2011, 03:54 PM
I picked up a 92A1 a month ago. Shot 250 rounds through it and it is perfect. feels great, very accurate. Because of how much I love it, am going to get a M9A1

Strykervet
November 1, 2011, 04:11 PM
They are well made pistols. The slide/frame mating is very slick. But they have the WORST customer service of any arms maker, bar none. I got a Vertec to find that I couldn't pull the trigger DA too easy... If parts are easy to find, I never did find a replacement frame. The factory was not helpful at all. I finally sold it to a friend years later, he had smaller hands and loved the pistol and could fire it DA.

You also should change out all the springs in it every 5,000 to 15,000 rounds. You don't hear that often, but if you want it to stay in top notch condition, you will need to do that. They do sell spring rebuild kits, at least you can find those.

I still liked the M9 though, I used one in the army and they were rugged pistols. Accurate too. Had I not had such a HORRIBLE experience with the company, I'd have bought another M9 or 92FS. As it is, I am unloading all my Beretta stuff, I still have a new Galco shoulder rig and several mags for sale, and I'd rather sell them than have to deal with Beretta again should I have a problem.

A better or at least as good 9mm pistol in my opinion would be the CZ75. Similar features, no Beretta company to deal with.

Bobson
November 1, 2011, 04:38 PM
What are the differences between the M9 and the 92FS?

MidwestRookie
November 1, 2011, 05:01 PM
The M9 doesn't have a radiused backstrap on the grip area of the frame (not all 92FS do either, but most will), and the M9 comes from the factory with a 2-dot snowman style sighting system instead of the 3-dot. Those 2 things and the rollmarks are the only differences.

OregonJohnny
November 1, 2011, 05:08 PM
Those 2 things and the rollmarks are the only differences.

Don't forget the 92FS (since about the early 2000's) has a slanted dust cover and the M9 still has the straight dust cover.

MidwestRookie
November 1, 2011, 05:10 PM
Also a 'not always' thing..

Some regular 92's were floating around recently with what were thought to be overrun M9 frames with the straight dust covers. Also, some older models may or may not have the straight dust cover. But yes, 90% or more of the time that's correct.

OregonJohnny
November 1, 2011, 05:37 PM
Yes, I heard about those.

I kind of wish they never went to the slanted dust cover on the 92FS. I like the classic looks of the straight dust cover frame on the M9, but I also prefer the radiused back strap and 3-dot sights of the 92, plus I like to see "Made in Italy" on the left side of a Beretta pistol slide. ;)

mesinge2
November 1, 2011, 05:42 PM
Hey, Ship. Never get tired of the Beretta wheel :)

My 92fs is the most accurate and reliable 9mm I've ever used. I have sold off all my other 9mm pistol but the Beretta and SA XDm-9 Compact. The Beretta is a permanent addition to the collection.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/My%20heaters/NoSN269mmBeretta92FS.jpg


14 yards:

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/My%20heaters/Grouping21105ft9mm475inchbarrel.jpg

Shipwreck
November 1, 2011, 05:57 PM
Hey, Ship. Never get tired of the Beretta wheel

Thanks... I took some "twin" pics today :)

92A1s:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/92A1-twins2.jpg


M9A1s:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/M9A1-twins.jpg


92 Compacts:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/92compact-twins.jpg


92FSs:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/92FS-twins.jpg

mesinge2
November 1, 2011, 06:03 PM
Ship, you've probably answered this for me before but is the only difference between the 92A1 and the M9A1 the markings and extra slot on the rail of the 92A1.

Oh wait, the M9 looks like it may have some checkering on the front and backstraps.

Shipwreck
November 1, 2011, 06:10 PM
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).

I think the M9A1 is the coolest LOOKING railed model. But, the checkering is not deep on the frame, like it is on a 1911. I personally prefer the regular serrations, as I find that they give a better grip purchase.



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.

IMHO, the 92A1 balances the best in a 1 handed grip out of any of the railed models. I also personally find the 92A1 is my second fav Beretta 92 variant - right behind the standard 92FS (which balances the best 1 handed, IMHO).

There is also finally aftermarket night sights for the 92A1 from Trijicon now. And, while others may disagree - I personally like the regular front and rear strap serrations over the checkering on the M9A1. The checkering is rather shallow - so its not nearly as grippy as checkering on a 1911. I think the standard serrations on the front and back strap give a better grip.

mesinge2
November 1, 2011, 07:40 PM
Thanks. Personally, I like the features you described on the 92A1 better.

You always make be want another Beretta, dang gotta buy a 92A1.

Shipwreck
November 1, 2011, 08:08 PM
dang gotta buy a 92A1

Buy TWO http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_lol.gif

Bobson
November 1, 2011, 08:14 PM
How's that FN P90, Shipwreck? Everything a man could ask for? :P

Sal1911A1
November 1, 2011, 08:21 PM
My 92 With very rare Gunner Grips

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/sal1911a1/Beretta001.jpg

Shipwreck
November 1, 2011, 09:14 PM
How's that FN P90, Shipwreck? Everything a man could ask for?

Heck yea - I like it enough that I have two of those too :neener:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/2xPS90-2.jpg

Bobson
November 1, 2011, 09:48 PM
Did you get an NFA stamp and have em full auto? Or are they semi? Pretty sweet man.

lono
November 1, 2011, 09:50 PM
I have one that I gave $550 for a couple of years ago at Buds, Buds is my local shop. Nice quality gun, shoots well and fires every time you pull the trigger.

Shipwreck
November 1, 2011, 10:07 PM
Did you get an NFA stamp and have em full auto? Or are they semi? Pretty sweet man.

Not possible. You can get a tax stamp and short barrel them. as they came out in the 1990s, there is no legal way to make them full auto as per the US gun laws. Sorry

Bobson
November 1, 2011, 10:43 PM
Oh, I assumed they were full auto. Oh well :p

Sorry for hijacking the thread though. Got caught up in the wonder of FNH.

Sonic82
November 2, 2011, 02:17 PM
Nice bunch of Berettas Shipwreck!

allaroundhunter
November 2, 2011, 02:51 PM
My jealousy button gets pressed everytime Shipwreck posts a picture......

ohio shooter
November 3, 2011, 05:52 AM
Shipwreck those are to of my favs love the ergo on the P90 just wish I could afford one for myself but every now and again I have a friend that brings his out. LOVE IT

EAJ
November 3, 2011, 11:56 AM
EAJ
That INOX is frickin beautiful! Pray tell, what did you have done to it in way of "beautification"? Blued this n that, slide???, smooth wood grip panels?... nice. Very nice.

Thank you Baba Louie, mod's include:

Bedair Checkered Steel Recoil Guide Rod, Wolff (INS) RP Trigger Conversion Unit, Beretta Elite II Skeleton Hammer, Beretta Extended Knurled Mag Release, "D" Hammer Mainspring, Beretta Presentation Deluxe Grip Set (P/N UD99016), Hogue Extreme Stainless Hex-Head Grip screws and polished barrel, extractor and fire controls.

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