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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 12/7/2001 4:06:03 PM EDT
Iam thinking of a 9mm as my next pistol purchase and the Beretta would be ideal,but so expensive!Is the Taurus as good?What is the difference between the 92 and 99 Taurus guns?The only difference I see in just handling the Beretta&Taurus is the craftmanship.Would the Taurus last as long?Thankful for any input!
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 4:15:39 PM EDT
It's hard to go wrong with the Beretta. I've had no problems of any kind with my 92FS. It's an enjoyable gun to shoot.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 4:35:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 5:24:24 PM EDT
This months G&A reviews a plastic framed .45 acp and comments on Taurus' innovations and excellence.

Taurus locates the safety/decocker on the frame as opposed slide mount on the Beretta. The speed of getting off the first shot from a holstered, chambered Taurus has been compared with the Beretta and Taurus came out on top because the thumb can take it off safe faster.

Regarding how long will it last--Taurus has a life time fix it or replace it free warrantee--the best in the industry.

I have the PT 45 and am very satisfied.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 6:28:25 PM EDT
Mulder, Having shot about 4000 or so rounds through an early PT99 I don't think it is a bad gun at all. It is an early Taurus made on BERETTA's old tooling left behind in Brazil after their contract was up. It is a great gun. Never had any problems. It pretty much is a Beretta with a frame mounted safety. Functions 110%. Do I like it as much as my 92FS? Nope, for some reason I like the Beretta better, just got used to it's safety I guess before the Taurus. Would recommed either.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 7:28:54 PM EDT
I also had an older PT99. Worked beautifully. Ate anything you could feed it without a problem. Accuracy was not great due to the way the barrel was able to move in the slide. I bought an after market bolt on compensator that had a beveled edge that locked the barrel in the slide when it was ready to fire. I would buy another one since I don't have that one anymore, but still have 3 factory 15 round mags. for it.
As far as I can remember, the only difference between the 92 and the 99 was the sights, the 99's were/are adjustable.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 9:18:15 PM EDT
the difference between th e pt92 and pt99 is that the 99 has fully adjustable sights, as opposed to just a drift adjustable rear on the 92. imho they are both great guns as they are the same ting with the exception of the sights. i have a pt92 that has well over 10000 rounds through it with NO mishaps, jams, breakdowns whatsoever. it is ready for a new recoil spring but is otherwise 100 percent as good as it was new, besides it is a couple of hundred less than a comparable beretta. my money is on the taurus.
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 12:29:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2001 12:24:46 AM EDT by DonOhio39]
GWF, You wouldn't be inclined to part with those Taurus mags would you? My PT92 could always use another mag or threehan
Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 12:49:30 PM EDT
thanks for the input guys!!!
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 2:03:06 PM EDT
I had a stainless Taurus PT92 once. it was a GREAT gun, never jammed, never hiccuped. I PREFER the Tauru's frame mounted controls. I only sold it because it was too BIG & thick.
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 2:40:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 4:22:17 PM EDT
I have the PT-99 Taurus.
I bought it cheap as it had a broken trigger bar.
Sent it back to Taurus and they fixed it for free no questions asked!
Runs like a champ, seems to prefer hotter loaded ammo.
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 4:25:32 PM EDT
My cousin has a Taurus he's put 10,000+ rnds through. Only problem was last year,the locking block cracked . He sent it back and it was fixed.
He bought another one from a pawn shop....2,000 rnds, no problem so far.

I'm a 1911 fan myself,but I liked the Taurus.
I was looking at a 99 and a 92 {Taurus} at a pawn shop and called him to find out the difference. Sights only. I might just have to buy both "just because".

Hope my $.02 helps.


"I'd rather have it and not need it,than need it and not have it."
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 5:10:58 PM EDT
I have had both and for what its worth I kept the Beretta and sold the Taurus. The only real difference was in the finish quality. I would bet my life on either of these guns working, any time, all the time. I have had better reliablity with this design pistol then with any other except my HK .45C.
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 7:54:15 PM EDT
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