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Beretta 92FS worth getting?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TX Plinker, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. fanchisimo

    fanchisimo Well-Known Member

    I love mine. I'm pretty accurate with it too. On my ccw qual I put all 20 shots into the smallest circle of the target @ 7 yds. Well minus 2 in the head just for kicks. I'm with hAKron and gunnuttery in that $660 sounds like a lot.
  2. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Why the heck not.
    You are getting decent price. Although i personally prefer 92Inox or 92 Combat Combo.
    Shoot the snot out of it and if you do not like sell it out.
  3. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    $660 seems a bit high, I have seen them at stores for $549-599, but that was pre-panic. And i guess you are getting 3 additional mags with it, that typically sell for $25-40. So I say go for it. I love my 92FS.
  4. Zardaia

    Zardaia Well-Known Member

    Also not a fan, carried m9 for nine years as AF cop. I've had it jam up solid during training. Also got back from the field one day to find the slide release had fallen off entirely. Shoots ok, but I don't care for DA/SA action. I can shoot any of my personal full sizes better than the berreta, gimme a 1911 and I'd have gotten my pistol ribbon but not with berreta. For those that are saying "our millitary uses them" please don't think that's an automatic plus. It's only a sidearm and won the contract decades ago, they're just too cheap/broke to buy somthing better for standard issue.
  5. fanchisimo

    fanchisimo Well-Known Member

    The only times I hear of the Beretta 92 family having issues is in the military, with the pistols having gone no telling how many rounds, in various ungodly conditions. Personally, my M9 never had a hiccup and always got me an expert rating. However, OP, since you are very unlikely to put them through this kind of torture test and round count, you will not be disappointed.
  6. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Well-Known Member

    A darn good deal!

    I've owned my Beretta 92FS for more than two decades and never had a problem with it.

    If you like the feel and how it shoots, this is an awesome deal. I say go for it!
  7. Madcap_Magician

    Madcap_Magician Well-Known Member

    Beretta did fix the locking block issues and the sand-jammed mag issues with the 92A1. Not sure what they coated the mags with, but literally nothing seems to stick to them. Love my 92A1.
  8. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    I dont think it matters what got him/her interested.. Just the fact that we can welcome a new responsible shooter to the fold. A lot of the younger generation where brought up on video games, etc. hence their draw to guns in games.

    My first rifle purchase was a 336 because it looked similar enough to The Riflemans 1892. Same premise, just different generations.

    Ive owned 92's in one form of fashion since the 80's. I still own 3 versions, and one of my favorite pistols that I own is a compact. Just slightly smaller yet makes a huge difference.
  9. fpgt72

    fpgt72 Well-Known Member

    I have also had mine for about 20 years, and god only knows how many rounds I have put in it. I have also not taken the best care of it....not cleaning after every outing and things like that.

    It is still the most reliable gun I own.
  10. minutemen1776

    minutemen1776 Well-Known Member

    tarosean, good points. I don't get the condescending attitude that often follows a young shooter's candid explanation that he is drawn to a particular firearm because he saw it in a video game. Ultimately, what's best for a shooter is learned through experience and exposure to several different firearms, but there's nothing wrong with being drawn to shooting sports through various types of entertainment. How many guys bought a single-action revolver or lever-action rifle because of Western movies? How many bought a 1911 because of WW2 movies? Specific to the Beretta 92, how many bought them in the '80s because Mel Gibson used one in Lethal Weapon?
  11. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the real world of the firearms. And i mean that. Welcome. The 92 is Very easy to disassemble and clean. Mine was extremely accurate. $660 is a little steep. My advice is pick one up and try it. There will be a ton of people on here rave about a 1911. And I can not dispute they are fine weapons. But I can NOT shoot one to save my soul. But put my XD 45 in my hand and I can hit human steel silhouettes at 85 yards all day long. It just fits my hand perfectly.

    Translation.... You have to get what works for you.

    P.S. Talked a friend of mine into building the exact gun off Resident Evil. I'm not a gamer. Never owned anything past the original Nintendo. But when he showed me the gun he told me he wanted to build an airsoft version. I used my powers of suggestion and reason to convince him to build a real one and man it is one SWEET looking gun.
  12. cja245

    cja245 Well-Known Member

    They are definitely a quality piece

    But the trigger is kind of terrible and the grip feels somewhat like holding a summer sausage to me. Just my opinion.

    The good part of that deal is the 5 magazines. That's got to be worth a small fortune right now.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  13. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    My local gunstore sells a brand new one, made in Italy, for only $608. It looked very intersting, but after shooting my CZ75, I don't feel I need another full sized steel (aluminum) framed pistol. Otherwise, it is an excellent gun.
  14. Russ Jackson

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  15. returningfire

    returningfire Well-Known Member

    If the price is OK for you, buy it. You really can't go wrong with this Beretta, it will hold it's value, unless you beat it up, and shoots like it means it. I have had several Berettas and still have three, with no more maintenance issues than with any other quality firearm. Will give you years of pleasure.:D
  16. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Well-Known Member

    The 92 platform has always been a favorite of mine, in all of it's various forms.

    I have one of the "Turk" made 92f Centurions, metal guide rod and trigger. It is one of my favorite pistols to shoot. In fact, I met a fella who is a custom leathersmith at a gun show a few months back. He built me a custom shoulder rig for it. Beautiful dark chocolate brown with a maroon hi-light.

    I digress, sorry...

    If you like it, get it.
  17. D-rob92

    D-rob92 Member

    Hi I'm new to the forum.
    But Anyway I just bought a beretta 92fs 3 days ago and have 120 rounds through it
    And I personally love it. It's accurate, it seems reliable and it's just a great looking gun.
    I paid 629.99 for mine. But by all means if your in the market for a good shooting , good looking, accurate pistol. Then buy one!
  18. grptelli

    grptelli Well-Known Member

    Grab it. My 92fs has been wonderful and just put a set of hogue wrap around finger groove grips. Also got a px4 storm to keep the 92fs company...

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  19. edwardcii

    edwardcii Active Member

    I have a 92a1 and it is my favorite at the moment. Got it for $650 plus tax, brand new, with 3 17 round mags.

    Fine quality, seems sturdy, and I shoot it as accurately as any pistol I own.

    I would say your price is steep. Have you looked at a 92a1? Easier option if you want night sights.

    I prefer the beretta over the czs, sigs, and glocks I have for range use. Still trust the glocks most, so use those for carry. But loving the beretta.
  20. chanroc

    chanroc Well-Known Member

    A 92SF is on my list to get. I had an old school Taurus PT-92 that I regret selling. I'd like to replace it with the real thing. I don't have large hands, but it fit me just fine.
    As to the Resident Evil bit, how many of you wanted a Smith and Wesson 29 after Dirty Harry came out? How about a Walther PPK, when James Bond came out? All forms of media can bring in new shooters. As someone else pointed out, it's our job to welcome and nurture them. Why else are we here, but to learn from each other. (End of Rant)
    Anyhow, back to the Beretta, I say go for it if it feels good in your hands. They are super easy to break down and clean. Good luck!

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