Beretta 92/96 conversion

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by glockman19, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    I have a Beretta 92FS INOX. I have the opportunity to buy a 96 slide and magazines for $375.

    Can anyone tell me of their experiences with Beretta 92/96 conversions?

    I do not have any .40 caliber guns and this would be my first. Also they don't make the 96 anymore.

    Would you get the slide assembly and 3 mags or just keep the 92FS asis?

  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    northern california
    i'm not sure how well it might feed unless you open up the feedramp.

    the conversions i've seen, that worked well, were a 96 converted to run a 92 slide...it's not either or
  3. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Go ahead and get the conversion, if you don't like it you can always put the gun back to original and sell it.
  4. medmo

    medmo Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    I have 5 92/96 combos of different varieties. They all shoot well with any of the slide assembies (bbl, spring, spring guide, block, complete slide). It's as easy as swapping out the slide assembly. I see them as a plus as it increaeses the ammo variety. You can also shoot plenty of less expensive 9mms and carry more expensive 40's. In a pinch the 9mm mags will work shooting 40's. The $375 sounds like of high priced. CDNN was selling a 40 cal complete slde assembly and 1 magazine for less then $200 about 18 months ago. Maybe that is the going rate now though.
  5. rde

    rde Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    I haven't had the slightest problem with mine. Simply remove complete 9mm upper...install 96 upper..using a 40 cal mag...no issues at all. Kind of cool to do when people are watching you do the switch at the range. Not sure what the going price is nowadays..I bought a used 96 top end with 1 mag from CDNN years ago for something like $150 or so..and it has night sights (which are old and barely glow now). Worked out well for me.
  6. rklessdriver

    rklessdriver Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    There is little to no difference in the 92 and 96 lower reciever (frame). The slide assy will go right on and work fine.

    I bought a 96G conversion from CDNN for like $189.00 a few years ago also.

    It came with the 96 slide (with nite sights), barrel, recoil spring assy and (2) 96 hi cap mags. Everything was like new, I mean absolutly no wear. Some idiot police dept took a brand new gun apart and parted it out. :banghead: Good for me thou...

    It works 100% on my old well used (1986mfg) Beretta 92F. Swap the top end around and I suddenly have a new gun almost.

    I'm not a big fan of the .40S&W per say, but for what I paid, it's still nice to know I have the flexibility to use it if I need it.

    $375.00 seems quite steep to me but thats about $100 cheaper than a police trade in Beretta 96 so it may be a good choice for you..
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