I don't have a 96 but I do have four 92s. The only mod I've made has been to replace the stock grips with Houge because I have long fingers and the Hogues make the grip fit my hand better. These guns are so slick I can field stripe mine with one hand. Detail stripping is easy. There is a great video on line under "Free Beretta Disassembly" I think that's the way it's listed. It's very detailed and the video is HD quality on my monitor.