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Old 06-23-2011, 09:34 PM   #41
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jpyles right on the price. see if the shop owner can drop the price some, or look for a used one. a friend of mine got a stainless 92 NIB last year at a gun show for 450 out the door. keep looking around, or buy it. its ultimately your call.

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I just got a pre-owned never been fired 92FS (made in italy) about a month ago for $500. 92FS price kinda hiked a bit since last year I believe. But $650 for a used 92FS with the sight not really worth it in my opinion. Budsgunshop sells used 92FS for $400-450 so if you can get it transfer to an FFL dealer in your area which usually only cost about $20-$30 it would still be a better deal.

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Holy crap, shipwreck! That's about $4800 in basically copies of the same gun!! If only I had that cash, I could buy every gun I need and still have 1K left.

I noticed people here mentioned the 92FS. The one I used to have was the 96 FS. (I'm pretty sure). Every time I mention FS in connection with the 96, people look confused, (gun dealers included), and say they are not familiar. Is it that everybody tends to ignore the FS part, or is it simply that this gun family is not very popular.

So, what does FS mean? And from what I understand, it's still available, alongside the A1, correct?

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Holy crap, shipwreck! That's about $4800 in basically copies of the same gun!! If only I had that cash, I could buy every gun I need and still have 1K left.

I noticed people here mentioned the 92FS. The one I used to have was the 96 FS. (I'm pretty sure). Every time I mention FS in connection with the 96, people look confused, (gun dealers included), and say they are not familiar. Is it that everybody tends to ignore the FS part, or is it simply that this gun family is not very popular.

So, what does FS mean? And from what I understand, it's still available, alongside the A1, correct?
The Beretta 92, 92F, 92FS, M9, M9A1 and now the 92A1 (along with some other designations) are all basically the same gun. The base gun is the 92F which added the FS after the strengthening of the barrel locking mechanism and the addition of an enlarged hammer pin...The M9 and M9A1 are the military designation. Initially the 92 and the M9 had subtle differences in the grip stippling, dust cover, grip design, trigger and guard. Beretta adopted most of the military enhancement into the civilian version so now the M9A1 and 92A1 and virtually the exact same gun.
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Someone beat me to it - the FS was basically the enlarged hammer pin to ship the slide in the event of a catastrophic failure.

As for my duplicates... I will admit that I would not have done this years ago> But after years of buying and selling and constantly looking fir the next gun,a nd the one after that and after that.... I ran out of stuff to chase... And, I fell back into the 92 platform. It started by having 1 to carry and shoot, and a duplicate to save in the safe and maybe give to my son one day when he got older... And, it just went from there...

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Well, that WOULD be nice to have all those guns, if only I crapped hundreds....

So, basically, there is no major difference that the FS designation makes. It comes down to 96 FS, (old style), VS 96A1, (new style), right?

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Well, that WOULD be nice to have all those guns, if only I crapped hundreds....

So, basically, there is no major difference that the FS designation makes. It comes down to 96 FS, (old style), VS 96A1, (new style), right?
There was a "96FS"?


IIRC, when they made the 92A1, they also made it in .40 cal, hence

the "96A1"...
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Well, that WOULD be nice to have all those guns, if only I crapped hundreds....

So, basically, there is no major difference that the FS designation makes. It comes down to 96 FS, (old style), VS 96A1, (new style), right?
Clr8ter,

The 96A1, is the .40 S&W version of the 92FS(9mm). Same exact specifications except caliber size. It all comes down to if you want to shoot a .40 or 9mm.

The difference between the FS and the A1 is the railing feature that is available on the A1 to put a light or bayonet.
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Yea, if you want a 40 cal, CURRENT production, you have to choose between the 96A1 and the 40 cal version of the 90-Two. The regular 96 was discontinued.

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Ah, ok. I'm remembering something that happened 15+ years ago. I'm not positive the one I had was an FS, but I think it was. I was wondering if the old one is still in production or not. I think I'll go with the A1, not sure of the 40 VS 9 thing yet, though. Thanks

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