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Beretta 92FS worth getting?

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

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  1. Pilot

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    Sounds like sour grapes to me. I can place the rounds where I want them for the most part with my stock 92FS. I really don't know what you are doing wrong, but maybe some instruction with the gun might help.
     
  2. Sport45

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    The price sounds reasonable when you consider the current value of the extra 15-rnd mags that come with it.
     
  3. PGT

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    not really. They're $25/ea from Beretta. I just got an email last night that they're back in stock.
     
  4. UniversalFrost

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    love my 92 and 96 guns ! only thing to look out for is the newer guns are incorporating plastic and mim into the production ..

    one thing to look at is getting some hogue panels (not the wrap arounds)...

    also get a D spring or the wolff srping for this gun... you will thank me on those DA shots...
     
  5. MrCleanOK

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    As others have said, with the magazines, you're looking at a fair price. Not a great price, but a fair one.

    I have carried in M9s in two different sandboxes, and own a 92FS that I bought used from a friend. I have never had one choke, but I have also never trusted the Army's crap aftermarket magazines. I only use my own Mec-Gar magazines with M9s, and they always run like tops. That said, every M9 I have ever been issued needed to be stripped to the frame and detail cleaned and lubed. Most soldiers who get issued one do not know how to take care of a pistol. Maybe that's why you hear so many M9 horror stories.

    I personally don't like the DA/SA trigger, or slide mounted decocker/safety, but I will probably never sell my 92FS, for sentimental reasons. In the hands of the right user, they are accurate and reliable.
     
  6. TX Plinker

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    Thanks for all the feedback, guys! I've been shooting all my life(albeit, mostly "sporting" firearms), but never got around to the semi-automatic rifles and handguns until just recently. I have average sized hands, so I'm guessing the Beretta 92FS will fit alright in my hand. I mostly want it for a range/backpacking/truck gun. Seems like I should get it.
     
  7. Texshooter

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    "scalded monkey"

    Brother, talk about painting a picture with words! :)

    Well, done.
     
  8. edwardcii

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    beretta 92 is worth getting

    just dont know about that price
     
  9. Bentonville

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    I have had a 92FS for a little over a year. My hand is on the smallish side and I thought the Beretta would be too big to control well but it is a great fit for me. The slide safety becomes intuitive with practice of flipping it when grasping the gun. The recoil is very light and the gun is accurate. Sure, there are things that I think could be improved such as the fixed front sight that has to be sent off on the slide and drilled if I want to have night sights installed., and the sights are a little bit small for my aging eyes but, as with everything associated with firearms, training is essential. I shoot my Beretta better than the HK30 with the adjustable grip that feels like it was made in my hand. The Beretta balances very well.
    I honestly like the DA trigger with the D spring installed. The SA trigger is fine. I like the high-cap mags available for it. I love the looks of the gun. It has never failed me after close to three thousand rounds of various brands of ammo.
    The price is only a little high and it really isn't bad when you consider transfer fees, shipping costs, etc. if you purchase online. Just my opinion.
     
  10. Pilot

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    Yes the price is a little high. I see them N.I.B. for $550 - $575 regularly.
     
  11. EBShooting

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    I swear by mine. Even my wife who has smallish hands loves to shoot it. I've never had a hiccup with it. As other have said, it is solid as a rock. To me, there is just something about the lines of the gun that appeal to me.
    The only thing I don't like, and I know that they have fixed it on the Vertec, 92A1, and a couple of others, is the front sight machined in with the slide. I am debating about sending the slide to Tooltech to have Trijicon sights installed.
    In all honestly, I am a big Sig fan. But I am more in love with my 92FS than I am with my P226.

    Just my .02.
     
  12. contactcole

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    The 92fs is one of my most pleasant 9mm guns to shoot.
     
  13. NavyEngineer

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    You won't regret getting it - as others have said, the grip is wide, but shooters with average size hands can easily manage it. It will serve your intended uses well. I would keep it well lubricated (CLP works fine). Although big and bulky, they're sturdy, reliable, accurate pistols. I don't know what the Army did to this one before they issued it to me to take to Afghanistan - it was ugly, but fired every time, and was accurate. I wouldn't be surprised if it's serving over there again.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  14. UniversalFrost

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    my wife loves one of the 92FS models i own and she has no problems with it . the grip is fine for her and when i put a set of hogue panels on it she liked it even more (the panels and not the wrap arounds) ...

    i actually shoot a 92 brigadier in a practical tactical league and consistently score in the top 5. all the other shooters are running glock, xd, m&p plastic guns and i am the only one shooting a full sized metal gun.. so you can run a 92 as a competition gun

    only detractor with accuracy on a 92 is the shooter... some quick and easy upgrades are wolff springs and especially the "D" spring or wolff trigger conversion unit http://www.midwayusa.com/product/11...-beretta-92-96-taurus-pt92-pt99-reduced-power ...

    when i carry my 92 or 96 i leave the hammer down and safety off.. that way the gun is ready to go in DA (I must admit i have a habit of always cocking the gun when drawing due to years with a 1911 where i left the hammer down)...

    also, if you have the plastic guide rod i would recommend a metal one. one of the best guide rods out there is a Dedair Stainless Guide rod I have several for all my berettas and most of my Sig's http://guiderod.com/customer.html

    anyway, the price on the gun is a high for normal pricing, but is actually a decent price for the craziness right now. mags are cheap and plentiful and you can pick up the sand resistant mags cheap (they are mil-surp and checkmate offloaded a lot on to the market a few years back)...
     
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  15. TX Plinker

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    What did they do to that Beretta? :barf:. But as long as it goes bang every time and is accurate, then that's all that matters. How often should I clean and lubricate it?
     
  16. TX Plinker

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    That sounds awesome, but I think the only competition I'm going to be doing is outshooting my friends' 1911s at the range or in my backyard. If your wife can handle it fine, then I should have no problem, too.
     
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    What did they do to that Beretta? . But as long as it goes bang every time and is accurate, then that's all that matters. How often should I clean and lubricate it?

    I'm not sure what they did to it - I never saw another like it. My guess is a refinishment attempt by an armorer didn't turn out well. But it tore the centers out of targets on the range, so I became pretty fond of that ugly pistol. The only trouble I ever had with it was in predeployment training - I dropped a mag in the sand. Since I was on the clock for a qualifying run, I inserted the dirty magazine and hit the slide release. The slide didn't go fully into battery. I slapped the rear of the slide to push it into battery, then fired 15 rounds without further incident. It's hard to say how often you should clean and lubricate it. I'd suggest as a minimum after every trip to the range, or at least once a month if you don't fire it. A lot depends on the environment it's exposed to. In Afghanistan, I cleaned my M9 every day or two if on base, and every time I returned from outside the wire. Even over there, a lot of people thought that was overkill, but the sand and grit seemed to get into every crevice at it, and it gave me peace of mind to know that it was clean and well lubricated, and wouldn't choke if I needed it. Here in New England I don't carry my replica M9, but keep it handy as a home defense pistol. The once a month lube and wipedown schedule works fine for me for that.
     
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    Had one for years. Completely reliable, eats all ammo, not as accurate as my higher end 1911s but still accurate enough. Overall good gun, I would buy one again.
     
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    I actually like the way that looks
     
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    Were you supplied by a navy unit? All of ours on deployment looked like yours.
     
  21. UniversalFrost

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    the upper has been refinshed at one point (was parkerized) and the lower is the original bluing.
     
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    I have one and it's my general carry in a old faithful Iwb holster. Someone mentioned holding it and dry firing it the test the "fit" I have found out that ALL guns have two fits. Dry firing & live firing. I had a baby desert eagle that I liked holding, but it was hard on my hand after 10 rounds or so. If you can find someone who has one, try to run a few Mag's. through it. I love mine. Goofing around one day at the 100 yard range after sighting in my 30-06, I pulled it out and put the entire mag into a full size man silhouette. Not rapid fire, and I was trying to be as accurate as I could
     
  23. NavyEngineer

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    No, Army issue at Fort Jackson, SC (I was an Individual Augmentee).
     
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    A few months ago used, fired or not, were bringing in 450-500 with extras. M9's were selling used for 550.
     
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    I have a m9 (92's brother) and 96 - love them both - 14 year old daughter does too. Very accurate, very light shooter. Never had one jam in either. I did replace the main spring in the m9 to lighten the DA pull but the 92 should have the d-spring already i believe.
     
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