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Posted: 7/27/2002 10:19:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 10:23:05 AM EDT by Bigbuckslayer]
Thinking about buying one opinions, good or bad and what`s the difference between a 92F and a 92FS?
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 11:53:57 AM EDT
since 1985 I have a 92F. put thousands of rounds through pistol and never a malfunction. accurate,reliable and easy to maintain. I think the 92F was replaced by 92FS ( mid 90's)after some issue claim with slide cracks which were claimed to have occurred. as I recall the claims were based on tests which used ++ machinegun 9mm rounds shot through the 92F. 92FS has a beefed up slide over 92F. I am going from memory on this staement and I think I am more right then wrong ??? You can trust the Beretta check out website. www.beretta.com
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 4:38:27 PM EDT
The FS has a safety stop to prevent the slide from flying off the rear and hitting the shooter in the face in the event of the slide cracking. Go with either one and you can't go wrong.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 5:25:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 5:27:14 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 5:26:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 5:30:46 PM EDT by anothergene]
I think the "F" would most likely be an Italian made one, which is worth a little more, I'm not sure if they made an "F" in the US. If I had to do over, I would get the "G" model...with the decocker that springs back up after dropping the hammer, ready to shoot in DA mode. (or no safety to leave on by mistake) Welcome to Bigbuckslayer! <----I think he hunts
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 5:29:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 5:33:57 PM EDT
No, Aimless, thats the "D" that is DA only. The "G" is like the FS but for the rebounding safety lever.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 6:19:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:08:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:47:56 AM EDT
I had my 92F out shootin on friday, always a performer. It gobbled up the last of my Canadian 1942 ball.

The 92F I have was made here in the USA.

IIRC, the 92F and the M9 (first ones) are the same.

Then there was the face eating slides caused by Ammo (as mentioned above).

the 92FS fixed this problem (ie: made safer with the slide stop) and the M9's were fixed/corrected. I HEARD you can have Berretta modify a F to an FS, but have not verified.

I don't think you'll have a problem with either one.

15 round GI mags were plentiful last time I went to a funshow (~6mo ago) not to mention that GI parts are not that hard to come by either.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:54:43 AM EDT
Thank`s for all the help looks like I`ll be getting a 92FS. Anothergene yes I deffently like to hunt just wish I had more time,where in Ohio do you live?
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:16:55 AM EDT
Bigbuckslayer, I live way up north, Cleveland-Lorain. I agree, Kurt...SS Taurus' frame mounted safety (and decocker on newer ones) And I never heard of a slide failure on a Taurus, to boot.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 5:18:39 AM EDT
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