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New Beretta 92FS Combat combo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Morgo, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who prefers the slide mounted safety?

    Not that the frame mounted is bad or wrong, just not my preference.

    Still a sweet looking gun.
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Yes. :D
  3. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    I find the frame mounted safety is a nice change, it just feels more natural being on the frame for me.
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    This solves over half of my gripes with the platform. If I could use premium JHP ammo with it, I would probably shut up and tell everyone else to do the same.

    My problem with the slide-mounted safety is, when you rack it overhand, it is far too easy to move it to 'safe' inadvertently, which could cause life-ending complications if you ever had to clear a malfunction under fire. I had to train myself to rack from the front of the slide.
  5. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    But at the same time, I have no need for the bushing system, it already shoots well with the regular barrel in single-action.
  6. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    This happens with almost every new shooter I let have ago of a beretta as well, especially during and drills with speed involved.
  7. CZ57

    CZ57 member

    Another very nice pistol you have, Morgo! I could live with that 92 Combat! ;)
  8. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate, I'm very happy with it :)
  9. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

    iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns Well-Known Member

    That thang looks suhweeeeet! Congrats! I too, really like the frame-safety on it, looks like a real nice shooter. Enjoy! Let us know how you like it and how it shoots :D
  10. biohazurd

    biohazurd Well-Known Member

    Kind of reminds me of the heavily modified 92s from the movie equilibrium. I too had no previous knowledge of the combat model, But i have to say that is one slick piece. What did that run you if you dont mind me asking.
  11. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate, will do :)
  12. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    I paid about $1350 AU for it which was well under half what they used to be :)
  13. *GunNut*

    *GunNut* Active Member

    I would not mind owning one of those bad boys!! Congrats on a great buy.
  14. Morgo

    Morgo Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate :)
  15. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    I always make it a point to sort pull up on the safties when charging my 92fs compact. That definitely alleviates your issue.
  16. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    On second thought, just pulled the gun out of the safe to check out your theory... Wow, that's eye opening... if the safety is even the slightest bit in the downward position while racking the slide the gun is effectively designed to rack into safe mode... I guess it still doesn't effect me much though as I use my thumb and index finger to grip the safeties in order to rack the slide. Not my whole hand as others may. This method naturally leads me to pull up on the safeties... Hm... I have friends who carry barettas, I'm going to be sure to let them know.
  17. Rittmeister

    Rittmeister Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I've fired a few Berettas and found them to be quite accurate but haven't owned one yet; hopefully someday - this might make the list.

    I have to say I would prefer the standard sights to the elevated, adjustable version on the pistol above, but that's mostly from an aesthetic standpoint.
  18. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Well-Known Member

    Really nice looking pistol! I have long been a fan of the 92.

    USAF Vet...No you are not the only one. Over the years I have grown accustomed to the slide mounted safety/de-cocker. The frame mounted safety is a nice touch though.
  19. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    If it's your platform, and you can get around it, it's ok. But I had to tell my rookie shooters to rack it differently than I would tell them to rack a gun with no slide-mounted safety.
  20. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    +1 on that, I agree that in a defense situation everything should be as uniform as possible when training, and executing...

    Is it a bad habit that I rack a pistol with my thumb and index finger? and pull back sort of as though I was shooting a sling shot? I've never had a problem racking even the tightest of slides in that way, and I feel like its faster then turning your gun toward your body, then racking, then pointing...?

    Input anyone?

    * quick edit, when I say "turning the gun toward your body" I don't mean pointing it at yourself... (der) I mean that slight turn in that people often do which leaves them pointing their weapon to the left of their bodies while racking.

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