Beretta 92a1

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Logan636, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Logan636

    Logan636 New Member

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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.
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    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...
     

  3. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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
     
  4. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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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.
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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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.
     
  6. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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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.

    -Fred
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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)

    right now I'm watching Hellboy and kinda wishing I had a Samaritan :)
     
  8. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    I have two 92A1s... My fav of all the railed 92 variants. Great guns.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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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.
     
  10. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Logan636

    Logan636 New Member

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    Shipwreck are those laser grips I see on that beautiful beretta?
     
  12. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    No, just plain rubber hogue grip panels (not the wrap arounds with the finger grooves - but just the grip panels). I like the way the rubber sticks to the hand. I would have laser grips, but they don't feel as good in the hand as the Hogues do.
     
  13. therewolf

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    I've got a 92A1, and if I had to take only one, it would probably be the one.

    Eats WWB ammo, 750+ rounds, never a FTF or FTE.

    Got it NIB, it comes with 2 extra(total 3) 17-round magazines, so

    you can load a whole box of 50 rounds into the mags.

    The grip has a great feel, and it CCWs OK,(I'm big) but the 92FS is a little

    easier to CC without the rail. Very bright night sights, and the rail

    and internal recoil buffer make it more accurate than the 92FS.

    Arguably one of the best 9mms out there.

    Yeah, shipwreck, I've got a Hogue wraparound with the finger grooves on the 92FS,

    and it is a very solid feel, for a large hand.

    All in all, you could do a lot worse, but not much better,

    for the money.
     
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  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I may have to go ahead and get one, and put some wraparound hogues on it. my biggest issue was that the grip was too fat and I would have to readjust my grip every 2-3 shots. If that doesn't work I could always sell it.
     
  15. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    The wrap arounds make the grip even fatter. Just get the plain rubber hogue grip panels if size is an issue. I personally cannot use the wrap arounds. I have small hands. The wrap arounds make the grip too big for me.
     
  16. therewolf

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    Try it without the Hogues, first. The Beretta grips are very

    respectable, I never changed them on my 92A1, because they

    are very comfortable. The 92FS came used with them.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    were the stock grips on my issued gun not the same as what they put on there now? Not trying to be smart ass, honest question- I last shot the M9 in 2006. I understand the wraparounds would make the grip fatter, but wouldn't the finger grooves offer more grip purchase in exchange? I may have to look at hogues return policy if I go this route, see if I can get both the panels and wraparounds and just return the one that doesn't work as well for me.

    Right now I'm dreaming about so many different guns, there just really is no telling what my next purchase will be. I could end up just getting a little single shot .22 rifle, you never know.
     
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  18. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Just try it and see if you like the original Beretta grips, first.

    They are pretty good.
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    therewolf- that's what I'm saying, I've already shot one with the original Beretta grips, that's why I'm asking if they have changed them. I know the factory's don't work for me unless they have been changed.
     
  20. Mr_1911

    Mr_1911 New Member

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    Pretty much all of this is correct and the 92a1 is a great gun, but the 92a1 doesnt have the internal recoil buffer, I'm pretty sure only the 96a1 comes with that new addition. Beretta added it since the 96a1 ia a bigger caliber to get more life out of the weapon. I carry a 96a1 concealed everyday and it is slightly tricky to hide the outline. Sorry if this gets brought back up I just love my Beretta lol.