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Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:54 pm
by sagerat
I’ve owned a Beretta 92FS (M9 for you military folks) for almost 30 years and it was my CCW for around 10 years. I hadn’t shot my Italian beauty for several years, so I broke it out for some 9mm plinking on Independence Day.

The DA/SA is not quite as smooth as my Sig P229R, but it’s very close. The 92 is still a shooter. It was like meeting an old friend. Minimal recoil, good sight picture, and flawless operation.

Hmm, may have to get a M9A1 to keep it company. Plus the M9A1 can take a tac light. Prefer the lines of the M9A1 to the 92A1. Plus I have the .22LR version of the M9A1 already.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:15 pm
by Rich Maund
I feel that way picking either of my 1911's. Both are A1 clones and just like what I shot for quals as a teenager in the Navy. (Some years before the Beretta replaced it.)

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:34 pm
by Lmo
I haven't been able to get to a range since this whole 'Rona thing broke out. I wonder if I even remember how load my CZ75 Compact.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:04 pm
by sagerat
Beauty of living near USFS and BLM lands, I can be shooting handguns in about 20-30 minutes after leaving the house. Rifles are closer to 30-45 depending on my destination.

Real drawback is ammo shortages; tough to find replacement boxes to buy of .22LR, 9mm, .223, 5.56, and 7.62 X 39. Gads, you’d think there was a pandemic or widespread civil unrest or something going on... 😛

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:26 pm
by Rich Maund
Ha! I stocked up on ammo before Obama came in and drove the prices up! I don't think I have bought any in years.

I have a CZ75 compact Rami model. Awesome carry pistol. My third CZ. You can call me a fan.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:37 pm
by PhilJet09
Another CZ fan here, I have a 75 SP-01, Shadow2, with many mods and a P10c that I train with. I love those guns.

Funny story, the last 92FS I shot was a rental at an indoor range in Miami, FL. If you shook your hand while holding it, it rattled...not just a little. I’m not sure how many tens-of-thousands of rounds it must take to get to that point, but I’m sure it’s a bunch. It still shot pretty well though. I’ve always liked that pistol, easy to shoot well and very reliable.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
by GHGoodwin
Sig P320 fan myself.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:04 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
I liked Beretta 92FS Centurion and Colt 1911, but bought a smaller one, .380 Chita back in 1994.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:24 pm
by sagerat
I wish Beretta would bring back the Brigadier.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:45 pm
by Bob777
CZ-75SA That's funny that there are so many here that like the CZ's when most people elsewhere have never considered one. I don't want to bash any manufacturers so I'll just say I've purchased some others and ended up not keeping them, tried others and didn't want to own. The CZ I will never get rid of. With the .22 Kadet adapter, it quickly transforms into a great training gun without the cost of 9mm ammo.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:47 am
by Lmo
With the .22 Kadet adapter, it quickly transforms into a great training gun without the cost of 9mm ammo.
Hmmmmmmmm... I've been considering this myself, but have been a bit hesitant. I've heard that some filing/fitting is necessary. Did you experience this?

At least they made it with a 10 round mag so we can buy it here in CA.

https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-75-kadet- ... ga-system/

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Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:05 am
by Bob777
"Hmmmmmmmm... I've been considering this myself, but have been a bit hesitant. I've heard that some filing/fitting is necessary. Did you experience this?"

Yes. It did take just a slight bit of filing to get it to slide on better. And the price made me pause thinking I could just get a Ruger Mark IV for the same price. But I have never regretted getting this and bring it to the range every time and end up shooting another 50 rounds of .22. It makes newer shooters feel comfortable with a "9mm pistol" without any of the kick. Maybe it's the sight on it but It's incredibly accurate and fun to shoot..

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:53 am
by Msblu79
Sagerat, I have the M9A1 and it's an excellent choice. Better checkering, mil-spec rail, thicker trigger guard, mags with a slick anti-stick coating. I added some Wilson Combat goodies like the dark cherry ultra thins grips(she's gotta fat butt), :lol: , trigger bar and spring kit to make the DA/SA pull really nice. Shame I cannot take advantage of the fat grip and load 15/17 round mags as I live behind enemy lines and only get 10. Wish it had the dove-tailed front sight like the A3 version so I could install a fiber optic sight but I can live with it. :cheers:

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:37 pm
by Lmo
Yes. It did take just a slight bit of filing to get it to slide on better.
Filing... on the new slide (not on the frame, I hope)? How did you you identify where to file? I hate the thought of buggering up my pistol.

Re: Broke out old warhorse for the Fourth: 92FS

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:10 pm
by sagerat
Msblu79 - Thanks for the info. I have a weakness for the Beretta 92 series. I keep looking at the Centurion as it’s a short slide on a full size receiver. I had a 92FS Compact, but it just didn’t fit my hand. Figure there’s either an A1 or a Centurion in my future once the ammo shortage lightens.