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Tic44
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Neville
Member since May 2015
1383 posts

Beretta M9 92FS

What's the boards opinion on this weapon?

Obviously not the best conceal option, but comment on reliability or any personal opinions.

TIA


Sticker1971
Member since Dec 2017
811 posts

I love mine. Had the 92FS model for about 10 years. Thousands of rounds of reliable accurate shooting.


El Segundo Guy
Missouri Fan
SE OK
Member since Aug 2014
5814 posts

I carried an M9 for 21 years as my personal weapon in the Army and they never gave me problems, but I never really had to use it for anything other than the range but it was great on the range.

I was on an M1A2 Abrams tank so it was more in my way than anything. I sure as hell wasn't going to be messing with the M9 in combat when in a 72 ton tank with a 50 cal, 2 7.62mm mgs and a 120 mm smoothbore cannon.
This post was edited on 6/3 at 3:07 pm


Shexter
Prairieville
Member since Feb 2014
10866 posts

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Beretta M9


Great pistol, but lots of military guys bash it. The ones in the military are well worn and pieced together.

The only issue you'll ever have is if the locking block ever breaks on it.




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LSUGent
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2011
1390 posts

It shoots smooth as butter. I think the 92 action is the best action in all handguns.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Here
Member since Jan 2011
62550 posts

I had an M9 for a while. Loved that damn thing. The DA trigger on the M9 is horrible, but supposedly better on the 92. Damn accurate and reliable and simple. I shot that gun SA better than any other self shucker I've ever shot.

I always wanted a 92 with the decocker and DAO trigger spring. The safety on the standard version serves no purpose.


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lsufan1971
LSU Fan
Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
13560 posts

I have 3 92’s. All have the wilson action tune trigger. Great guns out of the box, very reliable and accurate.


DownSouthJukin
Ole Miss Fan
Your mom's basement
Member since Jan 2014
24521 posts

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All have the wilson action tune trigger. Great guns out of the box, very reliable and accurate.


About to do this to my 3. And install short reach triggers in them.

To OP: I have 3 iterations of the 92. All are accurate and reliable. I’m looking to buy another one or two.


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boxersdrule
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
515 posts

Love mine. Was my favorite until I got the Walther PDP full size 4.5".

If Paul Harrell endorses it you know it's tip top.

YouTube Paul Harrell "Beretta 92FS & M9 Accuracy"


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TigerstuckinMS
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
33687 posts

Loved my 92FS. You definitely can conceal it if you are a big enough boy, but I'd expect most will have trouble. Ultimately, though, I used it for a backup house gun because I find the action on it to be more complex than newer designs. I do love that wide open slide, though. Mine just chews through ammo and puts the holes where I intend them to be. I got the 92G kit for mine to turn the safety into a decocker only, but I just prefer striker fired weapons, so it isn't my favorite. It's dammed accurate and reliable, though.

That said, it's aesthetically a beautiful design.
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CobraCommander83
Clemson Fan
Member since Feb 2017
8869 posts

Speaking of Beretta. Anybody own or shot the APX A1? I held one today and it felt nice. Only knock I seen holding it was that it only holds 6 rounds. It is priced at 399 at Academy and you can get 10% off with the military/LE discount through 04 July. Also, Beretta had a $100 rebate on them (I think).


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Ol boy
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
1916 posts

Second handgun I ever owned bought it in 1994 due to it replacing the 1911 as the sidearm of the military.
I bought it and I hated it, double action trigger was 18 pounds and the single was 9 and the grip is 2x4 size!! I have a browning buckmark I could shoot beer cans with at 30yds and all of a sudden felt like I couldn’t hit a sheet of plywood at 10yds!!
I carried it and shot it for years but hated it and finally traded it for a Glock 17 because after owning several glocks I knew I would never use it. It’s one of only 2-3 guns I have gotten rid of and I don’t regret it.
Even though I didn’t like it and couldn’t shoot it, I don’t know if it ever failed to fire/feed/eject and I carried it and shot it a lot heck I bought 1000k rounds for about 200$ when I bought it and shot half of them the first day!


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BobABooey
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Oct 2004
11209 posts

I bought the Compact about 30 years ago. Love it!


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LSUTigahss
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2021
492 posts

I shot on for the first time a couple of months ago and it will be my next purchase.
I was hitting 2-3” groups at 15 yards with ease. Never shot a smoother gun in my life.


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TideHater
Auburn Fan
TeamClean AL chapter
Member since May 2007
18868 posts

I own two. Newest is from their gunsmith custom shop. Great guns for range and even carry. We had a lot of trouble with them when I was in the military. As stated above...they are pieced together in the armories but more than that is the fact that they did not perform well in the field. You can drag the old Vietnam Smith Model 15 revolver or a Colt GI issue 1911 thru quicksand and they will still operate. M9 just didnt hold up well. However....I own two and I do like shooting them.


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kengel2
US Marine Corps Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
24429 posts

quote:

What's the boards opinion on this weapon?


Like a 1911 if it doesn't work it could double as a hammer.

My 92fs is smooth. It rarely leaves the safe though. It's big and heavy.

If you want a cheaper option the Taurus 92 was literally made on the same equipment as the Beretta.


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SpookeyTiger
Williamsburg, MO
Member since Jan 2012
3353 posts

Bought the 10 year anniversary model in 1995 with gold plated trigger, hammer, screws, etc. and the US military branches etched in gold on both sides of the slide. We have shot thousands of rounds through it with no problems. Too heavy for me to carry but great in the vehicle or on the nightstand.


BoogaBear
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
4353 posts

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nightstand


Yep 92fs is my nightstand gun, I used to keep it in the truck but I think it's too heavy to carry.

Thousands of rounds through it, 0 issues.


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SouthernInsanity
LSU Fan
If i was in your arse you'd know it!
Member since Nov 2012
12756 posts

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I carried an M9 for 21 years as my personal weapon in the Army


If that's the case... you were in a very long time, LOL.


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Yewkindewit
LSU Fan
Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
18552 posts

I have the 92FS INOX and it’s a fine pistol.


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