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I've had a couple of different Beretta 92's over the years. I still think the 92 is one of the sexiest handguns ever. But I get one, get bored with it, trade for something else move on.

Handled a 92X Centurian today and I was really impressed with it. The Vertec grip surprised me and seemed more comfortable than I remember it in the past. Do I need it? No. I've got a 2236SAO, 229SAO, Hi Power and a Dan Wesson 1911 in 9mm, so I think I've got my 9mm, "Needs" covered. Do I want it? Oh hell yes!

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A 92x Centurion is my most recent Beretta 92. Did I need it, no... I have several 92s already, but I got it anyway. After all I did not have a Centurion!


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Swing a little bit on the wild side - but be aware that the mag situation, while quite likely to improve, is currently a little dire. Oh, and no guarantees about external condition, although the BB that showed up around here looks pretty nice despite a mild bit of honest wear.

http://aimsurplus.com/beretta-...stol-standard-grade/

Or, if you'd really prefer a BB (I did) and you don't mind taking your chances with Sweaty Ben...

http://www.classicfirearms.com...used-good-very-good/

Or go nuts and get a 1951.

http://www.atlanticfirearms.co...-pistol-c-r-eligible
 
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Correct me if I am wrong, but Beretta 92 mags are as common as blades of grass. Are there shortages I am unaware of?
 
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I'm no role model. I already had a sweet BHP that I've tuned to near perfection and a Springfield EMP for carry in 9mm, but I kept thinking about how much I liked the look of those 92FS Centurions from the early 2000s. So I got one. Made in 1994 and low round count. I added Wilson ultra slim grips, did a Langdon trigger job in a bag myself (which test the very limit of my gunsmithing skills), and had Allegheny Arms drill out the integral front sight and put in a fiber optic.

So, good luck...
 
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Swing a little bit on the wild side - but be aware that the mag situation, while quite likely to improve, is currently a little dire. Oh, and no guarantees about external condition, although the BB that showed up around here looks pretty nice despite a mild bit of honest wear.

http://aimsurplus.com/beretta-...stol-standard-grade/

Or, if you'd really prefer a BB (I did) and you don't mind taking your chances with Sweaty Ben...

http://www.classicfirearms.com...used-good-very-good/

Or go nuts and get a 1951.

http://www.atlanticfirearms.co...-pistol-c-r-eligible

We’re talking about the new 92X. What gun are you talking about ?
 
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Correct me if I am wrong, but Beretta 92 mags are as common as blades of grass. Are there shortages I am unaware of?


He was referring to mags for the 81 found in the first two links in his post.

With regards to the OP, I can relate. I've owned a couple and always liked the look, but, they just never felt comfortable in hand especially when compared to a P226.

I took a chance on a Wilson Combat Vertec and it did the trick.


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We’re talking about the new 92X. What gun are you talking about ?

I'm talking about a couple of different guns that might appeal to someone who kinda likes Beretta 92s but always winds up selling them on. They're cheap, they're fun, and who knows? They just might scratch an itch. mcs1564 is right, though; I was referring to the fact that Model 81 mags are, for the moment, hard to find, expensive, or both. Since there seem to be an awful lot of the surplus 81s, though, it seems likely that a boatload of mags will show up at some point in the foreseeable future.
 
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Yeah, I'm tempted by a 92X. Considering selling my 92A1 to fund it.

My friend found a M9A3 local for $600, dude needed cash money. I let him use my suppressor to shoot it, he was all grins Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

The flourishing aftermarket over the past 3-5 years has really helped the series IMO. Langdon, WC, and Beretta listening to customers.
 
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Centurion are nice. The slight reduction in size is an improvement.




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Ahem.


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I gave in to the temptation today, picked up a 92g LTT today.
 
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A 92x Centurion is my most recent Beretta 92. Did I need it, no... I have several 92s already, but I got it anyway. After all I did not have a Centurion!


I like the new 92X Centurion but I’m Questioning why not go for an LTT either full size or a Centurion when available. Is an LTT worth the extra bucks?
 
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My LTT compact is on order. My full size has become my favorite gun to shoot. I shoot it better than any of my Sigs, excluding the P210. The only advantage I see in my Sigs is the ability to have a red dot mounted on them. Damn the LTT is a fine weapon.


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I think I've got my 9mm, "Needs" covered.


Pfffttt!! "Needs". Puh-leeze. It's "wants" that make this world go 'round!! I've got a Glock 34, a 19, two P228s, two 9mm AR carbine/pistol thingys, and a H&K P7/M8. Do I "need" another 9mm gun? No, and yet . . . yes. Hell's yes, but I can't tell what I want!? Dan Wesson 9mm? Beretta 92A3? CZ Shadow? STI Stacco-D? The new hotness coming in 2020? I don't know BUT I DO know I didn't log in for "needs" discussion! So scratch that itch so I can live vicariously though you!!


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I like the littler guns. They are only a little smaller than the full size but just small enough they are good for carry and comfortable to shoot.

I really want to get a M9A3 next as there are so many options for that pistol.
 
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I came home with a new 92X full size today.
I knew as soon as I gripped that beauty with the slim Vertec grip I wasn’t leaving without it.

I compared it side by side with an M9A3 and a factory LTT. There was just no comparison to me. The 92X just “fit” my hand and stuck to it. Hopefully the texture won’t be too aggressive.

The grip texture on the 92x made those on the other two feel less than adequate, though I’m sure they are not.

I haven’t had a chance to even take it out of the case since I got home earlier today. Hopefully I can get out to the range tomorrow or early next week. I hope it lives up to my excitement level.

It is unfortunately an F type decocker / safety but I’ve already converted a PX4 and and an M9A1 Compact L to G type decockers and that will have to be a first upgrade. And maybe a little work on the trigger. Time will tell.
 
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