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Old 09-07-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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I've been staring at this Beretta 92a1 at one of my local gunstores for a couple months now. I absolutely love the design of it but was wondering if anyone out there currently owns one or has in the past and their thoughts on it.

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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I've been staring at this Beretta 92a1 at one of my local gunstores for a couple months now. I absolutely love the design of it but was wondering if anyone out there currently owns one or has in the past and their thoughts on it.
I had a 92FS, civilian version - no rail. Great shooter, accurate and reliable. The 92 makes for a great HD and range or truck gun but not the easiest beast to conceal if that's in your plans. A couple guys on the forum do it but it's a challenge...
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I have a 92fs anf love it. By the way, just curious, what is the difference in the 92fs and the 92a1? Thanks, Ed

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AFAIK, the A1 has the rail.



I had a Taurus PT92 for a while. I preferred the design because it not only has the safety in the proper location (on the frame, where your thumb is...), but it included a decocker also.

Nearly 2000 rounds, carried it every day, and never had a problem. A couple times I even neglected cleaning until it was audibly gritty when racking the slide, and still never a malfunction with any ammo.

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The 92FS, M9 and M9A1 are functionally identical yet all had subtle physical differences. Being 100% Mil-Spec the M9 and M9A1 always had metal triggers, front and back grip stippling, different trigger guard, etc. Over time Beretta has incorporated the Mil Spec parts into the 92 so that all models are identical. The 92A1 is the latest civilian version that mimics the M9A1.

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I've held one, and the grip was just way too big for my tastes, plus i try to avoid slide mounted safeties. If it fits your hand however, I would give it a shot. From what I hear they are a very solid shooter.

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don't know about stippling, my issued m9 was serrated on the front and back straps. overall I've heard a lot of complaints in the military about the m9, but I'm inclined to think the problem was the issued ammo. When we finished shooting at the range we were told to police our brass AND ROUNDS, I kid you not some of the rounds were punching through the targets and falling to the dirt within 3-5 feet on the other side. I haven't compared civvie versions and issued versions side by side so I couldn't expound on the differences, but personally I really liked the gun, but the grip is just too fat for my hand and that is the only reason I don't have one. they make a single stack with a narrower grip, but if I wanted to reduce my ammo capacity I would rather have bigger bullets than a nine. (not that there's anything wrong with a nine, I'm just not quite willing to trust my life to it unless I have plenty to work with)

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I have two 92A1s... My fav of all the railed 92 variants. Great guns.

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+1 n the concealability issue, fat grip & awesome gun. I have the 96A1, I like it. very smooth, no feeding problems. The 96 is the same gun, but in 40 S&W.

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I conceal one everyday - I'm 185lbs - 6'1" - not a huge guy...

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