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Old March 9th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Beretta 92?

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Beretta 92 Compact? Local gun shop had one and showed it to me when I asked him if he had anything new. Felt good in the hand and I liked the size of it. I currently have a M&P Pro 9MM and a Shield 9MM, M&P 22 Compact and a Ruger SR1911. I've always wanted a Beretta and I was thinking of adding this to the collection. I know I can get a M&P Compact, but I want something that is different than what I already have.

So if anyone has any experience with them just let me know, or anything else they like besides the M&Ps.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #2
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I love the Beretta 92fs, but never fired a compact.

As for other guns, check out the CZ P-07 if you want something compact and a little different.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #3
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I also have a Beretta M92FS, nice pistol although the full size is bulky. One thing that is impressive about the M92, I couldn't put my finger on it till I read an article, that article said the slide of the M92 feels like its on ball bearings, and you know...that's exactly what it feels like, no other pistol I have handled feels like that when you pull the slide back!
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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The 92 series are great guns. I don't have any of them anymore, but it's due to consolidation reasons, nothing to do with any problems with them. They're a little more bulky than M&P's, glocks, etc; no way around it since they have grips attached to the frame rather than grips integral to the frame. But they're not huge, and they're very nice.
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I used to carry them in the USCG, they had been shot a lot and cleaned so often they no longer had a finish on them. The 92 is a fine DA/SA, just not the best for CCW since they are on the heavy side and with exposed hammers they can get crap in them at the worst times and not fire.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #6
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I did own the 92 compact and got rid of it. Fired as well as the 92 FS but it only held 13 plus 1 rounds and weighed slightly less. I just don't care for pinky extensions. Otherwise it is a great shooter
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I used to have two. They are fantastic guns. Just as accurate, despite the shorter barrel/sight radius
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Old June 6th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #8
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92's are reliable and accurate handguns. With proper maintenance it will last you decades.
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Old June 6th, 2015, 07:11 PM   #9
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92 is a good pistol, but I wont run it because I refuse to have a safety on the slide... I do prefer Taurus' revamp but for a all around gun, I just carry the M&P... One pistol. Thats it.

I *DO* have a 357mag I take hiking and camping but thats a revolver and in it's own class to boot...

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Old October 11th, 2016, 08:53 AM   #10
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Well it's been a little while since I started this thread, but the year has been good to me and I decided to finally pull the trigger and pick up a new handgun. I was close to getting a full size Beretta 92, I actually ended up getting a Sig Sauer P226. Can't wait to shoot it.
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There are lots of good pistols available, everybody's tastes are different, I've got 1911's, a Beretta 92FS, several different S&W automatics that I got before the M&P series became available. One of the big things is the ergonomic fit of the M&P series, really outstanding feel in the hand, previously the 1911 was my favorite and I liked the way it fit the hand, no more, now the M&P series is my favorite.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #12
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No, I do love the feel of the M&P's and I've been very happy with them. I debated trading in my M&P 9 Pro, (only to help with the cost of the SIG) but I knew it was worth more to me than the gun shop so I'm keeping it. As I said I've had a good year and this is my "Bonus" to myself. The Beretta did feel good, but it was just something about the ergonomics and balance that the SIG had over the Beretta that just felt good for me.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 12:58 AM   #13
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I love the Beretta 92fs, but never fired a compact.

As for other guns, check out the CZ P-07 if you want something compact and a little different.
This is THE EXACT response I was going to post.

I'd like to add; Don't get something different, just for the sake of having something different. If you love the M&P line and are proficient with them, what better to defend yourself with?

Since you are obviously in the market for a different weapon, my advice would be to buy a full size 92, and chop your full size M&P so you can use it as a carry, AND as a full size. I chopped one of my full sized M&Ps and now that I carry it like a compact, I gave the compact to my brother.

As for the P07. It is a phenomenal pistol. It's a great cross between a compact and subcompact. Everything about it is fantastic. The only thing you may not like about it, is that if the hammer isn't back, that first trigger pull feels terrible. But I don't think that's a big deal. MAKE SURE NOT to get the older P07 model, as the frame starts to bulge out. I don't believe it effects the use at all, but it may bother you. The second model has serrations in the front of the slide, and a flatter trigger.

Here is my thinking, as far as weighing the pros and cons of these three pistols and what to carry:

The 92 will be heavier than the CZ, but the CZ will be heavier than even a chopped M&P. The weight is mostly negligible, but you need to know.

The CZ is the most accurate and has the least recoil. For me, a stock M&P and a 92 are the same. However, I am far more accurate with my M&P that has Apex barrel, all Apex inners, and is stippled, than I am with the 92. Stippling is negligible for most people as far as accuracy, but aside from the purpose of stippling being mostly for wet hands, it helps ME because I have long, skinny hands, so more grip helps me keep control over the weapon, when the grip is as skinny as the M&P. The 92 grip is thicker, and the CZ is also a little bigger.

For the most part, there really isn't a whole lot to weigh. They will all be fine. The more you shoot, the more you start to fine tune what you think would make you a better shot (if you've reached a point that you're already pretty good), so depending on how well you shoot any of these, a lot of this really doesn't matter.

So last, for the sake of concealing, the M&P wins easily. I hope at least some of this helps.

Here are some photos to help. The first is to illustrate how a chopped M&P stacks up with another FS and one kind of in the middle, when it has an extend base plate. The second shows it in compact form, which is only different because of the slide being, I believe, three quarters of an inch longer. The last photo shows the grip width. The 92 has CT grips which are just a tad wider than stock, but it is still a lot thicker with stock grips. The M&P has the smallest back strap on and is still thicker than the CZ, BUT the CZ has a longer grip.

Please excuse the crappy photos and dirty table. I did this real quick for a visual comparison. And got some sheet rock on the table earlier.







OH! My wife has a Ruger SR9c. It's also a very nice pistol and good for carry but only ten rounds and the action is stiff and not so smooth. Otherwise, I see it as a viable candidate.

God bless.




EDIT: Dang it, I'm a moron. I read the rest AFTER my post. So you got a new pistol. Glad you were able to make a decision and I hope it works out for you.

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Old October 12th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #14
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I guess I should've started a new thread. I already purchased a SIG, originally I was thinking of getting a Beretta, not necessarily the compact, but that's what the shop had and I hadn't seen one yet when I originally started this thread, and I wasn't necessarily looking for something to conceal carry as that is what my Shield is for. I wanted something different that wasn't striker fire and polymer framed and decided to go with the SIG P226 at this point. I'm always looking for ideas for different handguns to fill the collection with. So I appreciate all the suggestions.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 09:04 AM   #15
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The 92's are nice firearms.................I prefer the 96's though, have owned a few. A bit large for my mitts. This is my favorite............HK P2000SK, Big Dot night sights, HK45 mag release.
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