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Nake48 09-15-2010 11:40 PM

Replacing locking block for 92FS
 
What I plan on doing is replacing the stock barrel with the first product you see on this site
EFKFiredragon Products
I am unsure of whether or not I can use the stock locking block that came with the Beretta or if I have to buy the one advertised on this site. It's $50 more I could spend on ammo, let me know if you guys have any advise or expertise on how to go about replacing the locking block.

danf_fl 09-15-2010 11:53 PM

You should be able to use the original block.

stalkingbear 09-16-2010 10:51 AM

I honestly don't know if the Firedragon barrel will work with the factory part or not but it should.

NGIB 09-16-2010 11:55 AM

Be aware that the locking block is one of the few documented weaknesses of the 92 series. Personally, I'd get a new one to go along with the new barrel - especially if your gun has lots of rounds through it.

Now a question - why a ported barrel? Recoil is already negligible on a 9mm...

Nake48 09-16-2010 04:45 PM

I wanted a longer barrel honestly and these were ported instead of trying to look for a $200+ compensator. I know the 9mm is a mouse round and has very little recoil. But I wanted it for the look since I think these barrels are 5.5 inches. That is what concerns me is that if the locking block had problems. It doesn't have even 900 rounds through it yet. So it shouldn't be worn or have much if any problems yet at all. I looked at the loading block yesterday to make sure it wasn't cracked or nicked anywhere.

Nake48 09-21-2010 07:26 PM

I got the barrel last night and spending over an hour and lubricating the locking block I managed to get it off, but it took an incredible amount of force. I doubt I damaged it, (using my hand to remove it, like the video at beretta92fs.com said to do), it slid smoothly into the new barrel; I haven't fired it yet, but some people claim different generations of the 92fs locking block being better or worse than the previous this information was taken from a beretta forum. It looks like only beretta, taurus and very few other models still use locking blocks today. Needless to say, no cracks, dents, knicks, dings, no nothing on the locking block to indicated if it's damaged in anyway. Once the locking block shatters it is really hard or impossible to get the gun back open unless the barrel is sawed in half, weighing on the side of caution here, I want to know if anyone has ever had a problem with the locking block before firing less than 900 rounds through the gun?

danf_fl 09-21-2010 07:30 PM

A companion had a Taurus that one broke on. We "found" a Beretta one (on a military base, no less) and it fit like a glove. There were no problems after that.

jeepcreep927 09-27-2010 12:39 PM

I replaced a few dozen locking blocks on M9's as an armorer in the service, but they only failed after after tens and tens of thousands of rounds.

Inspect the outer edges after each shot for a few magazines. If the block is going to fail you will see "galling" on the outer edges of the block and on the frame rails (worst case, means it has been fired after failing). If it fails completely it will most likely break off one of the outer edges and lock your slide closed, likely on a live round.

The only way to get it open after failure is unfortunately to force it, a lot...


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