New to me....Beretta 92F

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by OneFreeTexan, Oct 7, 2018.

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  1. OneFreeTexan

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    It’s used, in great shape,,, haven’t dated it yet, or shot it.....too much rain,, but it looks and feels great...It was made in Italy.
    Has a red dot. In the grip.
     
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  2. 460Shooter

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    Cool! 92's are fun shooters.

    Red dot in the grip? You mean a laser grip?
     
  3. RecoilRob

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    The American made 92F's were supposed to be identical to their Italian brothers....but my early example sure wasn't, it was rough and just nasty compared to the F compact Italian so it want to another owner. Still have the Italian Compact...it's sweet.:)
     
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    If it's a 92F then it's an early made import to the U.S. mid 1980s, great guns.
     
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    Check on the block under the barrel for wear, and replace it if it's iffy. I bought a used 96 Centurion DAO a few years ago, and the first thing I did was replace the locking block and recoil spring. So far, 100% reliability :thumbup:.

    You have a solid gun there, it'll last several lifetimes of shooting and carry with minimal repairs.

    https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/beretta-92-96-locking-block-kit/le9201/

    Stay safe!
     
  6. Dibbs

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    Beretta 92s are the only gun I've ever bought 3 of. All dependable, sweet shooters.
     
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    Beretta 92FS is among my favorite autoloading weapons. Second only to the 1911, these guns are just fun to shoot.
     
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    Remember that when field stripping, flip the lever up and release the slide while holding it or it will shoot out off the frame into thin air! That is if you don't want to give it a battle hardened look. Also remember to flip the lever down when you reassemble it or the slide will also fly off the gun when you release it.
     
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    My 92fs vertec is one of my all time favorites. These are beautiful, so smooth and nice to shoot. Enjoy!
     
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  10. OneFreeTexan

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    Well, of course that’s what I meant... I was just in a hurry to tell you all about it,,, I didn’t enter it correctly.
     
  11. OneFreeTexan

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    It is an ‘F’, not an ‘FS’ and it was made in Italy.

    Eager for the rain to quit so I can shoot it.
     
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    My 92F is US made:

    IMG_20181001_203702.jpg
    Shipped in 1998. Production of the F and FS overlapped, with the primary difference being the FS had the slide modified to prevent it from escaping the frame if it suffered a catastrophic failure.
    Also have a '04 FS Stainless:
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    Had an Italian 92S with factory Nickel and a 92 SB Type M single stack. All were fantastic guns. Love those Berettas!
     
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    Ooooooohhhh, need pics! :D
    The Beretta website has a serial number lookup tool, but it only works for US made guns.
     
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    Yeah, who posts a "got a new gun" thread and doesn't include pics??!?

    c'mon man!
     
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    My 92fs was the first hand gun I ever purchased. It is the only handgun I have owned that has NEVER had a FTF. Now, back when I was shooting a couple thousand rounds a month, I would have a FTF occasionally with one or another of my handguns. Most go thousands of rounds between failures but they still happen, even with the best firearms. The 92fs has been going for 25 years or so without a failure of any kind. It has tens of thousands of rounds through it. Not only that but I have never replaced a single part on it.
     
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    I think the consensus is they never jam until the locking block snaps.....then you replace it and keep on rockin!
    Neither one of mine has ever had a malfunction, but then I installed new blocks on both when I got them. Great pistols!
     
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