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Beretta M9/92FS accuracy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Slater, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Slater

    Slater Participating Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Flagstaff AZ
    What kind of accuracy have you M9/92FS owners been getting with your weapons?
  2. glockman19

    glockman19 Senior Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Mine shoots slightly 1" to the left. I need to give the rear sight a good whack to the left to correct it. otherwise the groups are tight.
  3. Joey_the_Wolf

    Joey_the_Wolf New Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    "Sunny" Florida :)
    I own an Italian made 92FS Inox. I bought it used, so I don't know how many rounds it had through it, but it looked very clean and well taken care of. It shoots slightly left and down. Once I adjust my aim, it is dead on. The farthest I've shot it is 70 feet, and I get rounds on target every single time. Very very smooth and accurate. The only complaint I have are that the sights are kinda tiny, but otherwise, it's an excellent pistol that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good full size 9mm.

    Also, don't buy into the whole "Beretta pistols jam" hype. I've put well over 1000 rounds through mine, often dry and filthy from range ammo and I have yet to have one jam.

    Again, excellent pistol :)
  4. Airman193SOS

    Airman193SOS Member

    May 21, 2007
    My experience with the M9 is that it's a piece of garbage. Of course, the ones that I have fired are all clapped out and abused. The Guard gets the stuff that the Active Duty people don't want anymore. The good ones are saved for deployments.

    Every time they take a group out to the range for qualifying something breaks, either frame separation, locking block failure, firing pin, anything. As a result, my opinion of the M9 is not very good. That's not to say that I'm not willing to be convinced otherwise, however. Anybody want to go with me to the range and dissuade me? :)
  5. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    NE PA
    Yeah, I'll take you to the range and show you what a 16 year old, heavily shot Beretta 92FS can do. The only thing that broke was the locking block, and that was a couple of years ago. I have shot a lot....and I mean a lot of rounds through that pistol over the years.

    I've never seen any of the problems you describe, and I was in a PA Hational Guard Unit a few years ago. There were never any problems or issues with the Beretta's. The problem with Gurard units is that the weapons are not maintained very well. We actually shot ours dry whenever we qualified with them. Oh and our pistols were not retreads from active duty, they had been issued to the unit brand new.
  6. Steve C

    Steve C Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Shooting at the Man Logo at the bottom of a B12 target at 10 yds. The man survived. :) Guess I need to adjust the rear sight a bit to the right for this ammo. Groups are typical for this range and cheap ammo. It does better with Winchester Ranger.
  7. GRB

    GRB member

    Feb 25, 2005
    If you are doing all things correctly, such as good grip, good finger pressure, aiming correctly, then your sights do need adjustment; although I for the life of me cannot figure why though you would want to move your rear sight to the left. That would only make matters worse.

    As to the Beretta 92FS, it is accurate. It is also very dependable. I have shot thousands of rounds through mine with no parts failuers. I love em, but wish they had a high polished deep blue finish instead of the one they have.

    All the best,
    Glenn B
  8. JP from Phoenix

    JP from Phoenix Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Well i'm a crappy shot but I dont think its my 92fs fault lol, I go to the range by myself and dont really get no pointers from anyone. Ive only been shooting a couple of times, at least i hit the targets basically every time just havnt gotten to the level of nice little groups yet.
  9. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    I have 2 Italian made 92s and I've played w/ both out to 100 yards (not that I was any good to that distance, just that I shot them to that distance :eek: ). Any, at normal combat distances, they're very very accurate ;)
  10. Lone Star

    Lone Star Participating Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    SW USA
    My son had one commercial that he liked, and he is very familiar with the M-9, having used it in Iraq and in various stateside assignments. He has killed three men with one, and said that the 9mm works better than some would have us believe. One was running toward him with a Degyterov (sp?) sniper rifle, with which he had just been shooting at other US troops.

    He says that if you use only original Beretta magazines or Meg-Gar mags and keep it in good order, the Beretta works very well.

    Be aware that the miiltary reportedly did NOT buy the newer locking blocks, which have radiused corners, and are much more durable than the older style.

    Accuracy is said to be good, and reliability is very high on guns with good magazines.

    Lone Star
  11. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Elder

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.

    I was an asst armorer in Germany in 1992 when we switched out our 1911s for M-9s. Not only did I see all of the problems you describe in NEW Berettas I PERSONALLY unpacked from cosmoline, they were also susceptible to problems like say, over-curious E-7s taking the grips off, playing with the springs, and putting them in backwards.

    As for accuracy, I never put one in a rest, the only shooting I ever did with them was flawless knocking over man-size targets. If I ever missed one, I don't recall. The M-9 is as good as any other 9mm I've fired for having a great SA trigger pull and bouncing right back to target. But the fact that it's very large for the round, the other problems I mentioned, and the fact that there are just too many other better pistils out there mea that I don't ever see myself using one again by choice.
  12. Navy joe

    Navy joe Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I despise them really, kinda big, awful DA pull and aluminum framed to boot. That said, I owned one for a year and found it to be a perfectly reliable and accurate weapon. I never shot from a rest for accuracy, slowfire DA I can keep the black of a B-8 target at 25 yards, Shooting normally I can keep a full mag in the head of an IDPA/IPSC target, the same as I expect from my Glocks. With the military M-9 I shoot 240/240 on the Navy qual, which isn't saying much except it is accurate enough for it's purpose.

    Usable accuracy is another matter, you really have to commit to learning the DA stroke as well as the DA/SA transition with rapid follow-up. I credit my Beretta with helping me to learn to shoot my revolvers.
  13. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    Greeley, CO
    While I carried a Beretta around in the USMC, I prefer the Taurus version, but seeing as how it's pretty much the same gun, I feel I can accurately say that I like them. They are a little big, and I am not a superfan of the DA, but other than that I like the design, particularly the ease with which they can be broked down to clean. I have not had any issues with accuracy with either the Beretta or the Taurus.
  14. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Senior Member

    May 25, 2006
    MA :(
    the spelling is Degtyarev and its a machine gun not a sniper rifle. i suspect you meant Dragunov which is a sniper rifle :)
  15. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Arlington, Republic of Texas
    Lone Star, what's your son's MOS? Is it one where they don't issue rifles, like medics?

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