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Old 09-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Beretta 92fs- D spring and skeletonized hammer questions...

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Just recently picked up a Beretta 92fs, new in box with 3 mags for $580 after tax. I'm new to the 92 series and tinkering in general, but with the help of the internet these days, in depth write ups and videos make life easier for the average DIY'er like myself.

Anyways, out of sheer boredom I decided to purchase some parts (although unnecessary, if it ain't broke why fix it?). I have a steel guide rod, (although the plastic one seems to have its perks) skeletonized hammer, beretta alumagrips, checkered steel oversize mag release and a D spring on the way.

My question to you is (pardon my ignorance) could the lighter mainspring and lighter hammer possibly translate into light primer strikes?

As always, any knowledge/experience y'all can share is much appreciated.

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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well, I'm assuming it will be good after a bit of research. Will shoot her tomorrow. Went from being bone stock to this.... the "D" spring is niceee... she's a completely different beast now. The mag release helps me out big time since the grip is rather large for my hands, I am now able to drop a magazine without having to change my grip

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Yes, that mod could create lighter strikes.
The hammer spring helps to control felt recoil. As the hammer is forced back by the slide, that spring is compressed. Using a lighter spring reduces that resistance.

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Didn't even think about the recoil thing. Makes sense. Gonna shoot during lunch

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I like the skeleton hammer on that. Even the oversized mag release actually looks kinda cool. Nice purchase man.

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I've got a 92FS myself..it's my favorite semi-handgun..a lot of fun to shoot..hadn't thought about doing anything to it, since it shoots so well at the present time..however, you've given me something to think about..thanks!
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No issues at the range. Double action is smooth and light. Recoil is ever so slightly snappier but not enough to really be an issue for me. Its just barely noticeable. No light primer strikes. Will test various brands of ammo. Im not a big fan of oversize mag releases but for me it really helps on the 92

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I've got a 92FS myself..it's my favorite semi-handgun..a lot of fun to shoot..hadn't thought about doing anything to it, since it shoots so well at the present time..however, you've given me something to think about..thanks!
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It really isn't necessary to do anything to it, it's designed as it is for good reason. As far as I've learned, via online research, the plastic guide rod was designed with a sandy environment in mind. The gun was perfect as it was, but being a 1911 guy and relying on a Glock for self defense I figured it wouldn't hurt to play around a little and do some modification on the Beretta 92. Everything I got was factory (I figured you could trust OEM) but so far I am very happy with it. Plus it stands out from all the other 92s and m9s without being over the top. An interesting note is that the recoil spring that came with the steel guide rod is a a coil longer and feels somewhat stiffer. I noticed this when installing it but didn't give it much thought, considering it was brand new. Again, I'm new to handguns and have a very basic understanding of the overall function and how things interact harmoniously (timing). This was the farthest I've ever broken any gun down (besides my mosin nagant, I've had it completely apart before) and I was quite surprised at how simple it was given youtube tutorials. I'm not entirely sure how a stiffer recoil spring and a lighter mainspring/hammer will interact to affect the overall function/reliability of the pistol but so far it has been a dream to shoot. Only more rounds will tell. The good thing is, if it doesn't work.... well, I've got all the factory stuff and can put it back to stock in a matter of minutes. If I had to recommend you do anything, I would get a D spring. Makes the DA trigger pull soo much nicer. In my opinion at least. I will be sure to report any malfunctions. I'd like to do some research and figure out what factory ammo has a "harder" primer, and run that through her and see what happens.
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