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I posted this same question over at SC.

(Quick you may want to chime in here, since you were interested in getting a 92FS as well?)

I'm considering getting one and I want to know what your thoughts/impression are of the gun. How is the accuracy compared to other pistols?

From what I've read, they have fixed most of the issues that they used to have with them years ago. Sounds like a weak part is still the locking block... but those parts seem to be readily available.

Would a drop in KKM, Jarvis or Bar-Sto barrel be a worthy upgrade?

Thanks.
 

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Extremely accurate. Heavy gun so recoil is low. People with smaller hands don't usually like them. Heard horror stories from soldiers who say they're terrible, but I'm sure they probably had old surplus ones. Not sure about the reliablity... haven't carried it as a duty gun or anything. Very fun to shoot, and once again, extremely accurate. Would be a good fun gun.
 

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I like them. good service weapon. Feels nice in my hands and points naturally. For me, its either the 92FS or a Browning HP. They were put through a rigorous testing scheme when the US military went for them.

Get to your local gun shop, handle one, and try and shoot one. Then you will know. For me, I want one.
 

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Just my two cents..
My experience with the Beretta 92 has been mostly good things. I was issued one and I really dont have anything bad to say about them. The accuracy is great, recoil is very low and when properly maintained extremely reliable.

The only bad thing I can say is the magazines. Everyone in my unit had a real hard time in Iraq with them in the sandy environment. We were cleaning our magazines almost on a daily basis it got that bad, the weapon always performed amazing, but I'm still a bit mad about the endless magazine maintenance.
 

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I bought a 92FS back in September, awesome weapon. I really enjoy shooting it. It is very accurate and very nice to breakdown for cleaning. I am not a big fan of all the "Tactical Tupperware" out there these days. The Beretta feels like a real handgun to me. I use the Mecgar 18 round mags, they are fantastic and actually easier to load than the factory 15 rounders. I like this gun so much I just went out and got a 96 as well. I put the Hogue rubber grips on the 92, very comfortable. Good luck with your choice!
 

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a300fe1 said:
I bought a 92FS back in September, awesome weapon. I really enjoy shooting it. It is very accurate and very nice to breakdown for cleaning. I am not a big fan of all the "Tactical Tupperware" out there these days. The Beretta feels like a real handgun to me. I use the Mecgar 18 round mags, they are fantastic and actually easier to load than the factory 15 rounders. I like this gun so much I just went out and got a 96 as well. I put the Hogue rubber grips on the 92, very comfortable. Good luck with your choice!
I went to my local Gander Mountain this past Sat. night and looked at the Beretta they had there. It's a very nice gun... I liked it immediately. This particular one said, "Made in Italy".

I've also been looking at the Taurus model 92/99... I like the adjustable sights and the frame mounted safety on the Taurus.

What kind of accuracy do you get with your 92? Have you ever shot it from a rest? The Beretta at Gander Mountain had a very slight barrel "wiggle" in the front. I wish that were a little tighter compared to some of my other handguns I have that don't have any noticeable wiggle like that. Not sure how much that would impact accuracy.
 

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I was very surprised by the accuracy of my 92. I haven't shot it from a rest but it groups real well. I will try to get you some pics of groups when I go shooting tomorrow. I bought my 92 from Gander Mt. also. It is a "made in Italy" model. I know for a fact that for me, it shoots more accurately than my sons XD and XDM's do. One of my favorite features is the "open" barrel design. Most people say that is a downfall but I only see it as positive in regards to cooling and keeping it clean. I guess everyone has their likes and dislikes, for me, the 92/96/M9 is the only auto loader for me. I love the looks of the 90-two as well but from what I hear it's hard to find a holster to fit it due to the rail cover on the bottom. Good luck with your decision.
 

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That would be great! I would love to see some targets of your groups!

I just picked up my MN permit to purchase... so now I can acctually buy a handgun! :D

I've had one before... but they are only good for a year.
 

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I have used and carried this pistol for a long time in the military and never did like it. There is a reason that we went to the Sig, even though we pay more for them. The biggest reason I don't like them is they can be very dangerous when you come in close contact with someone you plain on shooting, if they know what they are doing they will pull the slide right off the gun and spack you with it. That is why all Military 92's have the disassimbaly release ground off them. (but I can still get it off faster then you can see) If you are using it at the range and NOT for a carrie weapon then they do shoot very well. Inside 25 yards they will hit what you are aiming at. Good luck and shoot stright.

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Thanks for all the info! I actually settled on getting a CZ 75B and I really like it. It's pretty much a higpower copy, but I really like it. Also, I got a really good deal on with with night sights... so it seemed like the right thing to do.
 

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I certainly will! I have to wait for the snow to melt away so I can head out to the gravel pit. I don't have an indoor range I can go to either.
 

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GO WITH A SIG,M&P OR SPRINGFIELD XDM,SKIP THE BERETTA AND TAURUS.I WORK IN A GUN STORE
AND WE CANT SEEM TO UNLOAD THE BERETTA 92'S.LAST ONE WE HAD SAT FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE
I SOLD IT TO A FREIND AT EMPLOYEE COST.HE HATES IT , AND I,M NOT IMPRESSED WITH IT EITHER
WE ARE BOTH DECENT PISTOL SHOTS,NEITHER OF US COULD HIT ANYTHING WITH THE PISTOL AND
WE HAD FUNCTION PROBLEMS AS WELL,IT IS NOW AS WE SPEAK BACK AT BERETTA'S.REPAIR
FACILITY AND HAS BEEN FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW, AS FAR AS THE OTHERS I MENTIONED THEY SEEM TO BE THE ONES OUR CUSTOMERS RAVE ABOUT.(TO MY KNOWLEGE NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS)
OH ,BY THE WAY THE CZ WAS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE!
 

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SemperFi said:
That would be great! I would love to see some targets of your groups!

I just picked up my MN permit to purchase... so now I can acctually buy a handgun! :D

I've had one before... but they are only good for a year.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT TO PURCHASE?.......WOW AND I THOUGHT INDIANA AND ITS B.S.
HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT WAS EXCESSIVE,WE DONT HAVE TO HAVE ONE TO BUY.COMING FROM
THE WEST WE DIDN'T NEED EITHER. HOW DOES THAT WORK AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO
GET IT?...DOES IT ALLOW YOU TO CARRY AS WELL? HERE IN INDIANA WE GET A LIFETIME PERMIT
FOR 125.00 DOLLARS.
 
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