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New Beretta 92FS Combat combo

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

  1. Morgo

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

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

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

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    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
     
  5. biohazurd

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    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.
     
  6. Morgo

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    Thanks mate, will do :)
     
  7. Morgo

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

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

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    Thanks mate :)
     
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    xxjumbojimboxx Senior Member

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

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    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.
     
  12. Rittmeister

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    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.
     
  13. Okiegunner

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  15. xxjumbojimboxx

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


    question?
    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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    Morgo
    Congrats. I have this gun and I bought it the first time i saw it.
    You will be very pleased with it.
    Enjoy :)
     
  18. Morgo

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    Thanks mate, from what I've been told only 50 of these made it to the US.
     
  19. Morgo

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    Thanks :)

    I think its one I will have for sometime :)
     
  20. Morgo

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    Turns out my Combat was made in 2001, sat in storage for a while :)
     
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    great looking gun and your pictures are nicely done too.
     
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    I love that video but try that method with the Beretta 92FS or other pistols with slide-mounted rotary safeties and you'll decock them. It's happened to me a couple of times in matches. You can train around it but that type of Beretta needs more care in that regard.
     
  23. el Godfather

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    No such thing as appreciating this guns too many times.

    I took mine out yesterday for genral cleaning. Will probably shoot it this weekend.
     
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    Nice!

    Not too bad. That would have been ~$1,000 USD a couple years ago, but the exchange rate is about 1:1 now. Thanks, Obama!
     
  25. Morgo

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    Makes buying things from the US so cheap nowadays. Even including postage I've saved hundreds on some items :)
     

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