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Anyone here a fan of the Beretta 92FS?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Triggernosis, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Triggernosis

    Triggernosis Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a police trade-in for a measley sum, mainly to build a National Match Bullseye gun out of. But doggone, it feels so nice in my hand and doesn't seem to be any bigger than the typical revolver that I carry around the farm/woods that it may become my everyday knockabout and home defense arm.
  2. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with the 92, could be one of my next buys also..
  3. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    I was not much of a fan of the Beretta because I think it is too big and bulky a gun for a 9mm.

    A while back I came across a Taurus PT 99 AFS. After shooting it a while I liked the gun and if Crimson Trace made a laser for it I'd use it for a HD gun.

    So lately I've been looking to get the Beretta. CT makes a laser for the Beretta.
  4. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Bought one, once. Sold it nine or ten years later without ever firing a shot through it. Not for me.
  5. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Action like buttah. Racking the slide on mine is a sensual experience. However it's huge through the grip frame and I'm not enamored of the safety/decocker placement or movement; gets in the way when racking the slide.

    But I still dig the gun.
  6. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    Mine is a 92F and its a great gun. Full sized service pistol not "big" like many say, just not a compact. Smooth action with good accuracy. Magazines and other accessories are easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Handles +P+ Ranger and milder ammo with equal reliability. What's not to like?
  7. uh-oh

    uh-oh Well-Known Member

    I am a huge fan of Beretta firearms. For a bullseye gun, be prepared to spend some major dough on accurization as there are few people who are experienced in working the guns to the level needed to win those NM Bullseye competitions.
  8. SigP229R

    SigP229R Well-Known Member

    I have a 92f it is the pistol I used to qualify for my CCW with and was the first semi-auto I ever owned. It is a little large on the grip but it's a keeper.
  9. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Well-Known Member

    The Beretta 92FS is probably my favorite handgun of all time. I love mine, and it's seriously one of the smoothest operating semi-autos I've ever fired. If you accept the fact that it's just too big and bulky for comfortable concealed carry, you'll really appreciate it for what it is. A full-size, rugged, reliable, and beautiful service weapon with a long and proven history.
  10. TheProf

    TheProf Well-Known Member

    Super reliable. Super safe. Super accurate. 100% recommendation as a house gun. (Too bulky for CCW...but great bed side gun.)
  11. Action_Can_Do

    Action_Can_Do Well-Known Member

    They work fine now but the gun does have a dubious past. You might want to look into it, especially if you have an older model.
  12. buy guns

    buy guns Well-Known Member

    I had a 92fs Inox and loved it. I wish I had never sold it.
  13. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    I am not a fan for two reasons

    1- the double action triggerpull is horrible

    2- the safety works the wrong way (up for FIRE is idiotic)
  14. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    The gun is way too big for a 9mm. Grips are gorilla size.
  15. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I agree with all of the complaints listed above. It's too bulky for a 9mm design that can't ALSO be a .45 design. It has a long DA pull. I don't like 'positive' slide-mounted safeties. I do NOT like the grip shape.

    Having said that, I could conceal it just fine if I had to. While I don't like the DA pull, I don't really ever plan on using it, the vast majority of the time I think I will have time to cock the hammer. And while I might not PREFER the positive safety or the DA pull, I know how to operate both just fine. The SINGLE action trigger is about as good as it gets. The bulk and weight make it very stable to shoot. I remember the first time I shot one, I couldn't believe how it bounces right back to the point of aim as you shoot it rapidly. As a service arm, I think there are more durable options, but if you test it, and it works, and keep it clean and check it frequently it will be fine. (My main complaint about it as a sidearm is the NATO ammo. If I were allowed to use 147 gr jhp ammo I would like it just fine.)

    I just shoot 1911s better. And I don't rely on handguns for HD.
  16. chopper180

    chopper180 Active Member

    What dubious past? Never heard of them being anything but reliable. Never owned one but several friends have and they've never had any problem with them. Didn't know there was an issue. Was there a recall or something?
  17. James T Thomas

    James T Thomas Well-Known Member

    what's not to like?

    I've never owned one, and prefer revolvers, however.

    I do like the design.
    The open slide where the breech is exposed.
    The all steel construction.
    That grip does look good.
    I'm supposing the lock up is the Browning design as on the High Power, and there for -good as well.

    I may be talking myself into getting one.
  18. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I was an assistant armorer in Germany when we switched to M-9s. I immediately started having problems with them, but it was mostly from soldiers taking them apart and playing with them. There are stories about the slides breaking, where the thin sections band around the barrel, resulting in the slide shooting off the back and hitting the shooter in the teeth, because the army allowed cheap alloy for the contract guns, but I never saw, nor know anyone who ever saw this.
  19. flinch

    flinch Well-Known Member

    World Class gun. Never fails on you. You get little girly men who can't hold the grip. Dont touch it except to shoot it.
  20. Dave in PA

    Dave in PA Well-Known Member

    I have a 92FS. I can conceal it IWB with my regular gun belt and an untucked T shirt as easily as my G23. I shoot IDPA with it, as 9mm is cheaper than 40S&W. I like the grip, the trigger, the safety to me operates by pushing the end of it forwards with the tip of my thumb, so that is good too, for ME. Plus, it is accurate! For me, it is a natural pointer. In short, I like it.

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