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Beretta 92FS worth getting?

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

  1. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Any Parts supplier will have them. (Midway, Brownells, Numrich, etc. etc) Your just using the spring from the 92D - DAO version.
  2. UniversalFrost

    UniversalFrost Well-Known Member

    midway has the springs and also the conversion spring...
  3. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much! Just so that i understand,please let me know precisely which springs and parts to order from Midway?
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  4. Welding Rod

    Welding Rod Well-Known Member

    I think the 92FS is one of the best built main stream pistols available. I am not keen on the 9mm cartridge, but the gun itself is hard to beat.

    It is interesting to me how the mag in this gun holds the awaiting cartridge almost inline with the breech. I would imagine this is a big factor in its stellar reliability.

    I don't worry too much about problems experienced with military guns. In my experience many of them are just clapped out and should have been retired long ago. And many are "maintained" by poorly trained soldiers who really aren't motivated to properly taking care of a firearm. Both guns and magazines need to be taken out of service once they are worn out, and unfortunately the military sometimes lags on this.

    My only real gripe about the platform is I don't like having a non-ergonomic slide mounted safety, and would much prefer a decock only option.

    I have tied a half dozen or more 92s / M9s an most had outstandingly clean single action trigger pulls. The double action pull benefits greatly with a 13 pound Wolf spring.

    My 92FS pistols have never had a malf of any kind, eating a variety of loads.

    Price does seem a little steep for a used gun, but with the extra mags there is no real reason to pass it up if the gun is like new and inspects well. You probably will save $50 or so in sales tax with a private sale, and the mags probably add another $100 or so in value.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
  5. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    First choice from Dave.


    Wolff 16#

    Beretta is out of stock, if you have a newer gun with the plastic covered trigger get this kit.


    Brownells is out of stock
  6. wxl

    wxl Well-Known Member

    Cannot comment on current 92FS as I have the 92S. This is the model submitted for Army trials with mag release at bottom of grip aka standard in Europe. Army requested relocation of mag release. Great shooter,good trigger, reliable. Have several 1911s in 45acp, 10mm and 9mm but was always a bit more accurate with the 92S. One of original reasons Army went with Beretta over 1911, recruits could not qualify with 1911 but less use it in combat. Yes, many in military love the 1911 but the majority could not shoot it. Same reason M1 Carbine was brought into service for those in MOS required to carry the 1911. Hey, I LIKE my 1911s.
  7. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Well-Known Member


    Where in the world do you get the idea that "recruits could not qualify with 1911" and "the majority could not shoot it"?

  8. Critical J

    Critical J Well-Known Member

  9. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Well-Known Member

    The Beretta 92 is an excellent and refined pistol. It has very little recoil and shoots like a laser. Parts and accessories are readily available and you can easily find used Beretta 92's in the $450-500 range. It is a classic.

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