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Taurus PT92

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by matai, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. matai

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    So I'm helping out my bro pick out his first gun. He shot a Beretta 92fs one time and really liked it so I suggested a Taurus PT92 off of buds, cause they have them for $410 shipped.

    Do you guys think there are any disadvantages of getting the Taurus over the Beretta besides the brand name?

    He's a lefty so the ambi-safety would be good, but do you guys have any other thoughts?? Also, do they take the Mec-Gar 92fs mags?

    Thanks
     
  2. Skillet

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    check this website out

    this is a website, where it ranks 9mm pistols.
    it talks about the taurus
    http://www.best9mm.com/ :D
     
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    Do a search here - there have been a lot of comparisons between the two.

    I am a Taurus PT92 fan, specifically because of its superior safety design relative to the Beretta.
     
  4. Mags

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    Agreed. And for some reason I shoot more accurately with the PT92 over the M9.
     
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  5. possum

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    i personally prefer the Taurus to the beretta
     
  6. DasFriek

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    Soda_monkey236-your smiley threw the link off,i thought it was a joke at first but after looking at it its a worthy read.
    http://www.best9mm.com/
     
  7. Steve C

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    I have a Taurus 92 and a Beretta 92. The Beretta is a better pistol with better trigger, fit and finish. The Taurus 92 is a good pistol too and have withstood many thousand rounds. They are both equally extremely reliable but the Beretta's a bit more accurate, likely due to the better trigger. The safety makes no difference to me since I carry this type of pistol with hammer down ready for first shot in DA mode. BTW both have ambi safeties.

    The main advantage of the Taurus is you save about $150. One of the advantages of the Beretta is that magazines are readily available for reasonable cost.
     
  8. JR47

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    I find the safety on the Taurus much easier to apply and push-off. This could be important if you are involved in any type of physical altercation, yet to escalate into a gun grab.

    I shoot the M9 Beretta, as well as my old PT92, and find little difference in accuracy with a new M9 over a well-used PT92. Triggers are also comparable. The Berettas, except for the real M9, are moving to polymer parts, and MIM. The Taurus isn't.
     
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    Same here. I think it would be a fine first gun for your brother, it has been for me.
     
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