Beretta 92 Reviews

Discussion in 'Pistols' started by SOMarsh, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. SOMarsh

    SOMarsh New Member

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    Ah, yes. The Beretta 92 (FS). I am a security officer at an Arizona Military Base. As we are "contract"" security, we have the option to choose (within reason) the duty weapon we carry. For 32 years I packed some form of 1911A1. I shot considerably with them, including some IPSC for many years. Yes, I sneered at the 9mm in general, normally referring to it as a "".45 set on stun."" With the advent of some quality personal protection/law enforcement ammunition, I will admit that I have become...well...rather enamored with the 9 mm, and in particular the Beretta 92. I utilize the Gold Dot ammunition. I have never had a jam. I have superior capacity in rounds carried without a reload. The recoil is gentler. The accuracy is the same. The quality I cannot fault. The initial double action pull sucks the big one. It is less ""intimidating"" to onlookers than a 1911A1 carried condition one, therefore a bit more public relations friendly. I dont mean this as a left handed compliment, but I consider it the equal of the Colt. Hey, I stake my safety on this peice of metal, and I do not take second rate material when it comes to my life."
     
  2. Makarov

    Makarov New Member

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    the Beretta 92 ROCKS ten times the gun the Glock ever dreamed of being nice and smooth and accurate o and reliable to i got mine about 2 yrs ago and i love allmoste no kick at all unlike my polymer pistol a XD 9
     

  3. Train

    Train New Member

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    Not a big fan of this gun. The gun is fairly accurate, just enjoy that very long 14 lb trigger pull on your first shot. I know the remaining shots will be single action, but the 1st shot is probably going to be the most important. Sig is so much better if you are looking for a da/sa gun. If not glock and sa xd are also great guns. Dont think the Beretta is a bad weapon, but it is not one of he best
     
  4. bennyboy181

    bennyboy181 New Member

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    I have a 92fs vertec and i love it. its easy to shoot, easy to breakdown and clean, ambitextrous safety, the mags lock up nice and tight. the accessory rail is an amazing addition. it is reliable and has some of the best safety features of any gun ever. I added hogue grips and swapped out the factory recoilspring and guide rod for a metal one. These additions this gun performs even better i have fired over 1500 rounds and never had it jam not once. I love this gun
     
  5. Mwuagi

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    Being a military man, and having it as my service pistol, I am compelled to use it. I bought one for myself so that I can practice with it as often as possible. I even use it in military pistol competitions... I have to say that it is a reliable and accurate pistol, as long as it is clean and oiled properly... Woe be to the pistolero who neglects his Beretta... Personally, I would pick other pistols for world-wide deployment. In a desert environment, the Beretta needs to be babied too much.
     
  6. smschulz

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    I have had my 92 FS for 16 years. NEVER a jam. Easy to use, clean. VERY accurate. It is a little fat in the handle but that is my only complaint. Summary, a very accurate and dependable weapon. Nuff said.
     
  7. Ice4Blood

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    I recently bought my first Beretta and it was a Model 92FS with a Crimson Trace. I havent yet fired 1000 rounds through it but I LOVE it. Zero problems and nothing not to love. Great balance, low recoil, feels like an extension of my hand, incredibly accurate and easier to take down than my beloved Glocks. This will not be my last Beretta and the one I own is now hands down my favorite semi ever.
     
  8. SMoore

    SMoore New Member

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    Ive used and carried this pistol in the Army and its OK. It does what its supposed to do. Other than that... its nothing spectacular.
     
  9. dood

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    Ive used and carried this pistol in the Army and its OK. It does what its supposed to do. Other than that... its nothing spectacular. -SMoore



    This is the ultimate complement. When a gun has no outstanding flaws to the point that it seems common or boring, you know it works well.



    I recently bought a 92FS and put 200 rounds though it yesterday. It shoots to point of aim and does what an auto-pistol ought to do. Nice pistola.
     
  10. GunCat

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    My favorite gun that Ive owned and used is my Beretta 92FS. Its extremely reliable with magazines manufactured by Beretta, MDS, or Mec-Gar. Dont buy magazines other than those three brands.



    To me, it seems to be one of the best balanced and most egronomic pistols out there, not to mention how nice they look. They preform just as well.



    If I were to only have one gun, it would be this one. The 92FS is probably one of the most reliable pistols in the world.



    For those who care, newer 92s have some polymer parts, and some metal reinforced polymer parts. The parts do not detract from the operation of the pistol in anyway, however in my opinion they are less attractive than their mettallic counter-parts. Also, they are black even on stainless guns. Another recent change is the dustcover on newer guns is tapered instead of straight.



    Those changes might be something to look for when looking for a 92FS, if you have a preference towards one or the other. Im perfectly happy with my newer style 92FS.
     
  11. techdavejr

    techdavejr New Member

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    ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY 92!!! Now I know why the US military use this weapon. The recoil is clean and very manageable. Its well balanced when you have a full clip in the handle. And the sights are better than most pistols out in the market. The safety is a very nice touch... you can activate the safety and decock it with the same motion. And it cleans up faster than most of my pistols.



    Bottom line: I score more points with this pistol, and so far it is the best that I have ever owned or used. I only wish that Beretta made compact 92s.
     
  12. JJHamilton

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    This is one of the best 9mm i have ever shot, accuracy is amazing, i have never had any pistol related problems, recoil is less than any other 9mm except the Beretta PX 4 storm...Did i mention the highlight of this gun is accuracy accuracy wow........finish well so far no one can beat Glock on finish...this would be my favorite gun if it had a Gock finish
     
  13. JJHamilton

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    This is one of the best 9mm i have ever shot, accuracy is amazing, i have never had any pistol related problems, recoil is less than any other 9mm except the Beretta PX 4 storm...Did i mention the highlight of this gun is accuracy accuracy wow........finish well so far no one can beat Glock on finish...this would be my favorite gun if it had a Glock finish
     
  14. TrippleArrows

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    I shot my Beretta 92fs for the first time today, and I am very pleased with the $450 investment I put into it. Now, before I went out and purchased this (my first gun) I frequently shot a .380 Auto Walther PPK/S (pre S&W?) and a .45 GAP Glock 37. The PPK was ok, but very uncomfortable with its metal frame. The Glock was fantastic, but the Beretta just appealed to me more. I was absolutely right in buying the Beretta. I bought the last 92fs that they had at my local Cabelas and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. The gun has is very accurate and the recoil is pretty minimal. While the DA trigger pull is really heavy, the SA is really comfortable. Speaking of comfort, the stock grips helped make this gun very easy to shoot and for a long time. I shot 150 rounds and my hand felt as though I hadnt shot 1. The only thing that came up was that I had two jams and a single misfire, but I blame that on the break in period. While I am new to shooting, I would say that the Beretta may or may not be the best gun in the world, but is a great investment. A dream to shoot.
     
  15. mantua3

    mantua3 Active Member

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    Just got my Millitary Version of the 92FS - The M9. This is a great pistol. Prior to buying it, I tried the Taurus PT-92, the Glock 17, and the Sig as well as the Beretta. By far, this is the most well balanced of all. The moment i handled this weapon, it felt right.



    The most impressive feature of the gun, however, was the feeling of genuine quality built into it The magazine release, the quality of the sights, and the solidness of the constructions was impressive.



    I would recommend cleaning the gun prior to its first use. I field stipped the pistol before shooting it and found that it was unevenly oiled. I completely cleaned and oiled the pistol prior to the first use and it work flawlessly.



    I went to the range and shot 180 rounds and was extremely happy with my purchase. I would HIGHLY recommend this pistol - either the 92FS or the M9 - for anyone who wants a quality, well balanced pistol.
     
  16. devildog724

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    being in the marine corps, i have qualified expert with this weapon every time. very accurate,balanced and overall a great pistol. Im not a fan of the 9mm, Ive heard many complaints from fellow marines whove been deployed and had to use the pistol in hostile action, it took numerous shots to subdue the enemy. The shot placements were all in the center mass area. The us military is bound by the geneva convention which restricts our use of hollow point or other expanding types of rounds. Which the hollow points really help the 9mm acheive optimal knock down force.

    Id opt for the 40 cal beretta, other than the fact of the 9mm chambering great gun, you wont be dissapointed
     
  17. Egoslayer1

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    I have shot about a dozen semi-autos and of them the 92FS is the most comfortable to shoot. Its big and heavy, so I wouldnt use it for concealed carry, but its very comfortable to shoot, easy on the hands. It never had any problems unless you limp-wrist shoot, in which case it wont eject properly, but thats to be expected. I highly recommend it for comfort and reliability.
     
  18. aaron

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    i just put a beretta 92 on lay-a-way at my work so i thought i would check it out on line and found out it should come with a 10 round mag not 2 15s i was woundering if it could be a m9 instead also because it was supposed to go to the military any one have any ideas?
     
  19. aaron

    aaron New Member

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    i just put a beretta 92 on lay-a-way at my work so i thought i would check it out on line and found out it should come with a 10 round mag not 2 15s i was woundering if it could be a m9 instead also because it was supposed to go to the military any one have any ideas?