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Beretta 92/96 conversion

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

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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..
    Will
     
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