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Beretta 92FS worth getting?

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

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  1. miles1

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    That price does seem high.
     
  2. spacesheep9mm

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    $660 is quite high for a 92fs. I bought my M9a1 for $645.

    Just some thoughts I wish to share about the gun:

    Consider buying the "D hammer spring" (alone or with the steel trigger combo) as DA/SA pull will be much lighter due to the spring. I didn't mind the factory pull but that spring makes things go from okay to awesome :) You may also want to consider getting the skeleton hammer. If you have the money and want a smaller grip you could buy the aluminum checkered grips (these freaking grips are amazing... makes me wonder why Beretta doesn't just put these grips over the plastic ones).
     
  3. SharpsDressedMan

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    Which aluminum grips do yuoyu speak of?
     
  4. Matt Dillon

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    From where can the D hammer spring be purchased? Would Wolff springs have them?
     
  5. Auto426

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    Damn threads like these. They now have me thinking of buying a new commercial M9 as a companion piece for my planned upcoming AR projects. :banghead:.
     
  6. tarosean

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    Any Parts supplier will have them. (Midway, Brownells, Numrich, etc. etc) Your just using the spring from the 92D - DAO version.
     
  7. UniversalFrost

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    midway has the springs and also the conversion spring...
     
  8. Matt Dillon

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    Thanks so much! Just so that i understand,please let me know precisely which springs and parts to order from Midway?
     
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  9. Welding Rod

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    I think the 92FS is one of the best built main stream pistols available. I am not keen on the 9mm cartridge, but the gun itself is hard to beat.

    It is interesting to me how the mag in this gun holds the awaiting cartridge almost inline with the breech. I would imagine this is a big factor in its stellar reliability.

    I don't worry too much about problems experienced with military guns. In my experience many of them are just clapped out and should have been retired long ago. And many are "maintained" by poorly trained soldiers who really aren't motivated to properly taking care of a firearm. Both guns and magazines need to be taken out of service once they are worn out, and unfortunately the military sometimes lags on this.

    My only real gripe about the platform is I don't like having a non-ergonomic slide mounted safety, and would much prefer a decock only option.

    I have tied a half dozen or more 92s / M9s an most had outstandingly clean single action trigger pulls. The double action pull benefits greatly with a 13 pound Wolf spring.

    My 92FS pistols have never had a malf of any kind, eating a variety of loads.

    Price does seem a little steep for a used gun, but with the extra mags there is no real reason to pass it up if the gun is like new and inspects well. You probably will save $50 or so in sales tax with a private sale, and the mags probably add another $100 or so in value.
     
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  10. tarosean

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    First choice from Dave.

    http://www.olhasso.com/PS/parts.ht

    Wolff 16#
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/87...acts-centurion-40-s-and-w-16-lb-reduced-power


    Beretta is out of stock, if you have a newer gun with the plastic covered trigger get this kit.

    http://www.berettausa.com/products/beretta-92fs-steel-trigger-spring-trigger-and-d-hammer-spring/

    Brownells is out of stock
    http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...-prod27930.aspx?avs|Make~~Model_1=Beretta__92
     
  11. wxl

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    Cannot comment on current 92FS as I have the 92S. This is the model submitted for Army trials with mag release at bottom of grip aka standard in Europe. Army requested relocation of mag release. Great shooter,good trigger, reliable. Have several 1911s in 45acp, 10mm and 9mm but was always a bit more accurate with the 92S. One of original reasons Army went with Beretta over 1911, recruits could not qualify with 1911 but less use it in combat. Yes, many in military love the 1911 but the majority could not shoot it. Same reason M1 Carbine was brought into service for those in MOS required to carry the 1911. Hey, I LIKE my 1911s.
     
  12. RetiredUSNChief

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    Huh?

    Where in the world do you get the idea that "recruits could not qualify with 1911" and "the majority could not shoot it"?


    http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/history/true_story_m9.htm
     
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  14. giggitygiggity

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    The Beretta 92 is an excellent and refined pistol. It has very little recoil and shoots like a laser. Parts and accessories are readily available and you can easily find used Beretta 92's in the $450-500 range. It is a classic.
     
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