Originally posted by ah3: Enjoy. Love the 92 platform. Next step, pickup a Langdon Tactical Trigger-Job-In-a-Bag.
^^this! I have the same gun. I did the Ltt trigger job in a bag and the D-spring, decocker (g-kit) I think it’s called and the Ltt trigger bar and Wilson combat steel short reset trigger. The thing is a total sleeper. You’ll be very happy you did it
I guess I was an early adopter. After the US adopted the Beretta, I wanted to try out this new pistol myself, and bought a commercial 92. The grip seemed awfully big to me, but it was otherwise a fine, well fitted and finished, 100% reliable pistol. After a while, I wanted to see what the runner-up SIG P226 was like. I acquired a 226. It was also a fine, extremely well fitted, 100% reliable pistol. The 226 fit me better overall, and I began carrying one every working day for several years.
Can't go wrong with whichever of these pistols fits you best IMHO.
Posts: 1501 | Location: Under the Tonto Rim | Registered: August 18, 2003
I took my old 92FS out to the range today. It's been a while. I'd forgotten just how good this thing shoots. First round out of the gate at 15 yards punched out the center of the X. The rest of the mag stayed easily inside the 10-ring of the B8.
The DA trigger pull is still excessively long, but it doesn't seem to affect my accuracy any. I worked some DA/SA transitions then spent some time on the plate rack. I'd forgotten just how well the controls fit my hands, and even the slide-mounted safety was easy to operate one-handed (I'd still prefer a decocker-only G-model, though).
Shooting that gun today didn't help at all with my resolve to not go blow my next paycheck on that 92X Compact that the LGS has on the rack right now....
Posts: 5805 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006
I have owned several Beretta 92 variants, but unfortunately have sold them all. As much as I'd love the look and feel (quality-wise), they just don't "fit my hand" like SIG-Sauer handguns do, so I have regrettably parted ways with them. The last I had was a 92FS Centurion with checkered wood grips; sold it to a friend at church for what I paid for it. That was around 7 years ago, and it was my last Beretta.
Interesting thing is, I DID love my Beretta Cougar in .40S&W, but the accuracy sucked compared to an H&K USP40, so I traded even-up and never looked back at the Cougar either.
Bill R. North Alabama
Posts: 3999 | Location: Madison, AL | Registered: December 06, 2009
Differences? Yes. Functionality? No. Basically 100% parts interchangeability. Some people like having a “military” sidearm. M9 is not the best of breed though. Stock trigger is not as good as 92X, no Vertec grip option, no rail, no front sight dovetail, etc. If you don’t care about the M9 designation there are better options. The 92X in any incarnation is probably the best stock version they have ever made. Vertec, dovetail front sight, much better stock trigger, very grippy stock grip panels, radiused backstrap, rail unless you hate rails, factory G option, etc. Oh yea, it’s optics cut although I’m not a fan of 92 and optics. I put an rmr on my 92X Centurion just to try it out. Works great but it is mounted high and looks, to my eye, a bit goofy.