Beretta 92/M9 in .45 acp. Would you buy one?


October 20, 2013, 02:24 AM
I've always wanted beretta to run a line of their classic 92 look in .45 acp They did it in .40, but only the Cougar style in .45. Even if it required a larger frame like glock 21/20. Just wondering if anyone else on here would like to see that.

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David E
October 20, 2013, 02:33 AM

October 20, 2013, 02:36 AM

October 20, 2013, 02:42 AM
I think that by the time you got done sizing everything up to .45, it would be a completely different animal than the 92/96 series. I'm not saying it wouldn't be a good pistol, just that it would have to stand on its own merits rather than simply inherit all of the good qualities of the 9mm/.40 versions.

October 20, 2013, 03:11 AM

george d dennis
October 20, 2013, 06:22 AM
I would buy a .45. Love my 92a1, But a .45 would be great.

October 20, 2013, 07:02 AM
I wouldn't buy one, heck half the time I question why I still own my 92G 9mm.:o

October 20, 2013, 07:37 AM
I'd buy one for sure.

October 20, 2013, 07:55 AM
No, too big and bulky.

October 20, 2013, 08:34 AM
I would love to own a Beretta 92 in 45acp

David E
October 20, 2013, 08:56 AM
If the .40 holds 11 in the magazine, how many would the .45 version hold? 9, possibly 10 which aren't enough to justify a bigger, bulkier handgun with a longer trigger reach.

October 20, 2013, 09:02 AM
Nope. Never liked the ergonomics of the M9 -- wouldn't buy one in any caliber.

October 20, 2013, 10:06 AM
The locking block design would be the biggest drawback... and you'd end up with something like a MK23.

If they could have made it the same size, maybe... but I doubt I would buy one. I have quite a few Berettas (four, and I am not selling any of them being I'm happy with them), but the company isn't doing anything I'm interested in (other companies are, and giving better options, in my opinion).

October 20, 2013, 11:05 AM
No. Don't like them in 9mm. Don't really like anything in .40. Can't see that a .45 is going to change my opinion. They're pretty, but don't really do it for me.

October 20, 2013, 01:10 PM
I think it would be bulkier than the CZ97. As a novelty, or range gun, it would be fine, but I think I'd find myself carrying a smaller, lighter gun for general purposes.

October 20, 2013, 01:59 PM
As it is, Beretta 92 already has a fat ass, imagine them with 12 rounds of .45. It would have to be at least 12 rounds to make me try her over other .45s.

October 20, 2013, 02:07 PM
How about the 45GAP? They would fit in the existing frame

October 20, 2013, 03:15 PM
How about the 45GAP? They would fit in the existing frame
Still have to enlarge the locking block area...

October 20, 2013, 05:32 PM
What do you have against the Cougar in 45?
The grip, frame and controls are almost identical to the M9.
Just looking at mine, it almost looks like the M9 slide would fit on the Cougar frame, it's that similar.

October 20, 2013, 06:37 PM
Nope, 1911 suites me. M9 is bulky for caliber already.

October 20, 2013, 07:27 PM
I love, love, love the 92 in 9mm. The width of the slide, to necessitate bulking up the locking block for the higher recoil, would make the gun mucho big. Ad, there will never be a 45 caliber Beretta 92 gun. This has been talked about for over 20 years now.

October 20, 2013, 09:00 PM
It would be El Gordo.

el Godfather
October 20, 2013, 11:36 PM
I would if:
A. Holds 12rds with 3 mags
B. Safety setup moved to frame like pt92
C. Come with night sights
D. Threaded barrel with protector
E. Inox

It always felt to me that 9mm in beretta seems like an heavy body suv with small car engine. However, I like the 96 in 40 idea.

October 21, 2013, 12:31 AM
No, I've never cared for the Beretta 92's anyway. One in .45 would have to be a real gee-whiz success story in order to get my interest.

October 21, 2013, 04:40 AM
No. The 92/96 series is already quite big, and going to 45 ACP would just make that problem worse.

October 21, 2013, 08:19 AM
I want to add that I get pure enjoyment out of dragging my 92FS to the range. I'm not completely sure why, as it is bigger and clunkier than some of my other 9's, but it may be the challenge of the "older school" design, or the way it seems to guide me to the target....I seem to hit faster and more frequently than with the other guns. If I had the same result from an oversized Beretta in .45, I'm sure I'd like it for the same reasons. (

October 21, 2013, 08:53 AM
The cougar / 8045 is an excellent pistol. If you want a .45acp and you like Beretta, the trigger and safety are essentially the same.

Outlaw Man
October 21, 2013, 10:22 AM
If it was single stack and had a frame mounted safety, I'd buy two or three.

October 21, 2013, 02:23 PM

The 92FS/M9 is a great gun in 9mm, but I have zero interest in a .45ACP version.

October 22, 2013, 03:33 PM
If it was an all stainless steel, Beretta Steel I style gun or Billenium style, I'd love to own one in 10mm.

.45acp???? Nah, there are smaller packages for that caliber.

October 23, 2013, 04:33 AM
I would not be interested. I like the 92 in 9m.m. and use it as a house gun. I also, used to carry the 96D in .40 S&W. It was very accurate and absolutely reliable.
They were just too big and bulky. The idea of making one even bigger is just beyond me.


October 23, 2013, 05:39 AM
Yes,I would love if Beretta made a 45acp in a 92/96 style gun! Oh, the Cougar is a different design than the 92/96 series. Beretta no longer puts it's name on that model,It's a subcompany that starts with an" S". You can get a PX- STORM in 45.

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