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Beretta 92FS worth getting?

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

  1. EBShooting

    EBShooting Well-Known Member

    I swear by mine. Even my wife who has smallish hands loves to shoot it. I've never had a hiccup with it. As other have said, it is solid as a rock. To me, there is just something about the lines of the gun that appeal to me.
    The only thing I don't like, and I know that they have fixed it on the Vertec, 92A1, and a couple of others, is the front sight machined in with the slide. I am debating about sending the slide to Tooltech to have Trijicon sights installed.
    In all honestly, I am a big Sig fan. But I am more in love with my 92FS than I am with my P226.

    Just my .02.
  2. contactcole

    contactcole Well-Known Member

    The 92fs is one of my most pleasant 9mm guns to shoot.
  3. NavyEngineer

    NavyEngineer Active Member

    You won't regret getting it - as others have said, the grip is wide, but shooters with average size hands can easily manage it. It will serve your intended uses well. I would keep it well lubricated (CLP works fine). Although big and bulky, they're sturdy, reliable, accurate pistols. I don't know what the Army did to this one before they issued it to me to take to Afghanistan - it was ugly, but fired every time, and was accurate. I wouldn't be surprised if it's serving over there again.[​IMG][/IMG]
  4. UniversalFrost

    UniversalFrost Well-Known Member

    my wife loves one of the 92FS models i own and she has no problems with it . the grip is fine for her and when i put a set of hogue panels on it she liked it even more (the panels and not the wrap arounds) ...

    i actually shoot a 92 brigadier in a practical tactical league and consistently score in the top 5. all the other shooters are running glock, xd, m&p plastic guns and i am the only one shooting a full sized metal gun.. so you can run a 92 as a competition gun

    only detractor with accuracy on a 92 is the shooter... some quick and easy upgrades are wolff springs and especially the "D" spring or wolff trigger conversion unit http://www.midwayusa.com/product/11...-beretta-92-96-taurus-pt92-pt99-reduced-power ...

    when i carry my 92 or 96 i leave the hammer down and safety off.. that way the gun is ready to go in DA (I must admit i have a habit of always cocking the gun when drawing due to years with a 1911 where i left the hammer down)...

    also, if you have the plastic guide rod i would recommend a metal one. one of the best guide rods out there is a Dedair Stainless Guide rod I have several for all my berettas and most of my Sig's http://guiderod.com/customer.html

    anyway, the price on the gun is a high for normal pricing, but is actually a decent price for the craziness right now. mags are cheap and plentiful and you can pick up the sand resistant mags cheap (they are mil-surp and checkmate offloaded a lot on to the market a few years back)...
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  5. TX Plinker

    TX Plinker Active Member

    What did they do to that Beretta? :barf:. But as long as it goes bang every time and is accurate, then that's all that matters. How often should I clean and lubricate it?
  6. TX Plinker

    TX Plinker Active Member

    That sounds awesome, but I think the only competition I'm going to be doing is outshooting my friends' 1911s at the range or in my backyard. If your wife can handle it fine, then I should have no problem, too.
  7. NavyEngineer

    NavyEngineer Active Member

    What did they do to that Beretta? . But as long as it goes bang every time and is accurate, then that's all that matters. How often should I clean and lubricate it?

    I'm not sure what they did to it - I never saw another like it. My guess is a refinishment attempt by an armorer didn't turn out well. But it tore the centers out of targets on the range, so I became pretty fond of that ugly pistol. The only trouble I ever had with it was in predeployment training - I dropped a mag in the sand. Since I was on the clock for a qualifying run, I inserted the dirty magazine and hit the slide release. The slide didn't go fully into battery. I slapped the rear of the slide to push it into battery, then fired 15 rounds without further incident. It's hard to say how often you should clean and lubricate it. I'd suggest as a minimum after every trip to the range, or at least once a month if you don't fire it. A lot depends on the environment it's exposed to. In Afghanistan, I cleaned my M9 every day or two if on base, and every time I returned from outside the wire. Even over there, a lot of people thought that was overkill, but the sand and grit seemed to get into every crevice at it, and it gave me peace of mind to know that it was clean and well lubricated, and wouldn't choke if I needed it. Here in New England I don't carry my replica M9, but keep it handy as a home defense pistol. The once a month lube and wipedown schedule works fine for me for that.
  8. lono

    lono Well-Known Member

    Had one for years. Completely reliable, eats all ammo, not as accurate as my higher end 1911s but still accurate enough. Overall good gun, I would buy one again.
  9. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I actually like the way that looks
  10. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Well-Known Member

    Were you supplied by a navy unit? All of ours on deployment looked like yours.
  11. UniversalFrost

    UniversalFrost Well-Known Member

    the upper has been refinshed at one point (was parkerized) and the lower is the original bluing.
  12. squid841

    squid841 Member

    I have one and it's my general carry in a old faithful Iwb holster. Someone mentioned holding it and dry firing it the test the "fit" I have found out that ALL guns have two fits. Dry firing & live firing. I had a baby desert eagle that I liked holding, but it was hard on my hand after 10 rounds or so. If you can find someone who has one, try to run a few Mag's. through it. I love mine. Goofing around one day at the 100 yard range after sighting in my 30-06, I pulled it out and put the entire mag into a full size man silhouette. Not rapid fire, and I was trying to be as accurate as I could
  13. NavyEngineer

    NavyEngineer Active Member

    No, Army issue at Fort Jackson, SC (I was an Individual Augmentee).
  14. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Well-Known Member

    A few months ago used, fired or not, were bringing in 450-500 with extras. M9's were selling used for 550.
  15. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member

    I have a m9 (92's brother) and 96 - love them both - 14 year old daughter does too. Very accurate, very light shooter. Never had one jam in either. I did replace the main spring in the m9 to lighten the DA pull but the 92 should have the d-spring already i believe.
  16. miles1

    miles1 Well-Known Member

    That price does seem high.
  17. spacesheep9mm

    spacesheep9mm New Member

    $660 is quite high for a 92fs. I bought my M9a1 for $645.

    Just some thoughts I wish to share about the gun:

    Consider buying the "D hammer spring" (alone or with the steel trigger combo) as DA/SA pull will be much lighter due to the spring. I didn't mind the factory pull but that spring makes things go from okay to awesome :) You may also want to consider getting the skeleton hammer. If you have the money and want a smaller grip you could buy the aluminum checkered grips (these freaking grips are amazing... makes me wonder why Beretta doesn't just put these grips over the plastic ones).
  18. Which aluminum grips do yuoyu speak of?
  19. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Well-Known Member

    From where can the D hammer spring be purchased? Would Wolff springs have them?
  20. Auto426

    Auto426 Well-Known Member

    Damn threads like these. They now have me thinking of buying a new commercial M9 as a companion piece for my planned upcoming AR projects. :banghead:.

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