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 Beretta 92FS Compact Models.
FREEDOMVET  [Member]
1/3/2010 11:58:27 AM EST
Could someone enlighten me on these models? Type M, Type L. Which one is the slim frame w / 8-round capacity and the double-stack w / 13=round capacity. What about parts replacement and sources for same. I have an opportunity to purchase one and have also seen an SB model I may be able to acquire.
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K1rodeoboater  [Team Member]
1/3/2010 1:16:46 PM EST
I have no info but I'm tagging this for future reference. I'm thinking about getting a compact 92 for carry since I shoot my FS the best out of all my guns
Matt_The_Hokie  [Team Member]
1/3/2010 3:37:05 PM EST
IIRC Type M is the slim line 8 round only compact. Type L is compact but double stack and takes normal 92FS mags.
BobCole  [Team Member]
1/3/2010 5:50:51 PM EST
92FS Compact was made & stopped a couple of times. 4.3" bbl, 13rd mag. Mostly made 1989-1993. Another is listed as a 10rd mag, made 1999-2003.

The "M" model has the single stack, 8rd mag. Compact "M" imported from 1990-1993.

92FS Custom Carry has left-side only safety, 10rd mag, 1999-2000.

Custom Carry II was SS, 8rd mag, imported only in 2000.

Type M Compact, 1998-2003, 8rd mag. Also a SS model (Inox), made 2000-2003.


Clear as mud now?????





FREEDOMVET  [Member]
1/3/2010 6:08:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By BobCole:
92FS Compact was made & stopped a couple of times. 4.3" bbl, 13rd mag. Mostly made 1989-1993. Another is listed as a 10rd mag, made 1999-2003.

The "M" model has the single stack, 8rd mag. Compact "M" imported from 1990-1993.

92FS Custom Carry has left-side only safety, 10rd mag, 1999-2000.

Custom Carry II was SS, 8rd mag, imported only in 2000.

Type M Compact, 1998-2003, 8rd mag. Also a SS model (Inox), made 2000-2003.


Clear as mud now?????

Now thats what I wanted to hear ! Yes , thank you for the clarification. BTW, the Centurion models have a shorter barrel and slide with a full size frame? Thanks for clearing-up my first Q !







Ross  [Member]
1/3/2010 10:32:22 PM EST
I own a type L.

The barrel's a little shorter, kinda like a Centurion top half, and the frame is shorter. It takes 13 rd mags. It will obviously take 15 rd mags as well, they just stick out a little. If you think of the P226/P228 relationship, that's pretty much it.

Parts are suprisingly interchangeable. Unless it absolutely had to be different, like the barrel, frame itself, etc. they engineered it to use the standard FS parts. Except for a very few pats, standard size parts will work.

The grip is short enough to get the meaty part of your hand in the way of the floorplate of the 13 rd mag. That can leave a blister if you're trying to change mags too quickly. I've since gone to using 15 rd mags for spares and starting out with the 13 rd mag in place.

To be honest, I haven't noticed any difference in shooting the compact vs. full-size. Same recoil, accuracy, reliability, etc. If it wasn't for holding onto a different grip, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two.

FREEDOMVET  [Member]
1/4/2010 4:03:28 AM EST
Great info., now if I could only find one ! Thanks !
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