Gear: Beretta 92D


Beretta 92D

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: 600.00
Average Rating:
(15 Votes)

9mm, Semi-auto, Double-Action Only (9-11 lbs.), magazine safety, no manual safety. Standard Magazine capacity of 15 rounds.

Member Reviews

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    challedog, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:08:09 UTC.
    1st review

    The Beretta 92 series pistol has served the US military well since the early 1980s. However, it has it's drawbacks. The pistol has a large frame which makes it difficult to handle for those with smaller hands. The main drawback is the long and heavy Double action only trigger pull which weighs in at 9 to 11 lbs. The unreasonable weight of pull significantly reduces accuracy, and slows down follow-up shots. From a bench rest, it is capable of 1 inch groups at 25 yards. However, the average shooter will see thier 5 round rapid fire groups expand by 2 to 3 inches due to the heavy pull. I am of the strong belief that the magazine safety is more of a liability than a benefit.

    Like all Beretta pistols, it is inherently reliable and accurate if maintained properly. After shooting ten of thousand of round through various 92 models, I have yet to have a failure in a properly cleaned, serviced, and lubed Beretta.

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    DGM, Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:06:54 UTC.

    The Beretta is the best club I have ever fired. The damned thing is so bulky and heavy that it would be great if you needed to beat the hell out of your opponent, because shooting him with the damned thing would only make him mad!

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    zipper, Mon, 25 Feb 2008 03:36:26 UTC.

    I agree 9-11 lbs makes it a great weapon if you need to beat your oppenent into the dust now in my opinon if you shot someone with this and they found out when they got home they would be extremley irritated with you! If you threw this at someone it would have more stopping power than shooting them with it.

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    amrote, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:31:46 UTC.

    We use the 92D Centurion as a duty weapon and I love the gun. The Centurion is a little smaller than the regular 92D, which makes it easier to shoot. The trigger pull while long, is smooth and consistent. I am also a firearms instructor and it is easy to teach people to use this weapon because there are no extra levers to deal with.

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    iamagashman, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 22:07:01 UTC.

    Fine weapon, though I have the 96. 3 versions; 96D Police special, 96D Brigadier Police special, and a 96FS Inox Vertec Police Special. All with Trijicon. I do prefer the DAO as there is a consistent trigger pull, no exposed hammer or external safety lever to get hung-up on anything, and in a stressful situation... it's simplicity makes it reliable. Beretta makes great firearms and this is no exception. I have 5 Berettas, 1 Glock17, 1 S&W5946, and 1 Springfield XD40. None have ever had a failure of any kind (only factory amunition used).

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    Snafu168, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:26:04 UTC.

    My duty sidearm... It'll get the job done, but not my favorite.

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    jstefanini, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 02:50:20 UTC.

    This is my issued duty weapon. It gets the job done per-say, has accuracy and have not had a failure to fire in the 5 years I have worked with this gun. Murphy will prove me wrong some day thou.

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    Hoffa_45, Wed, 06 Aug 2008 02:32:06 UTC.

    Note! I only have one range day under my belt with this weapon. Not much different from the 92FS which I carried [FORCED] for many years. I found the weapon to be a little more friendly then the 92FS. I did like the mid-size over the full size. The 'DA only' was not an issue with me [Glock Owner], but far more trigger pull then I like in a DA gun. I have that same sick feeling and voice inside warning me about this weapon as I did with my 92FS. May be St. Michael is warning me? This weapon has not earned my trust. With problems & weapon failures noted by the instructors during training, that voice sounds like 'Screaming' to me right about now. Scary thing to say when your life may be on the line. The agency is talking about going to a Sig 229 DA gun. I say GOOD. However, If I was given a choice [which will never happen] I would have my time true trusted friend [15000+ rds w/no issues] Mr. Glock 22 on my belt really to see me home. I'll repost if anything changes [it I get the chance].

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    Anonymous, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:42:19 UTC.

    This isn't a bad weapon. But not my first choice as far as duty weapons go. I'm forced to carry this one, however, I find myself wishing I had my Sig instead. In all fairness though, it will get the job done.

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    USBP1969, Wed, 24 Dec 2008 02:17:58 UTC.

    In the mid 1990's we posted a solicitation for 16,000 semi-auto .40 S&W handguns for our agency. (Later doubled to 30,000)

    Every .40 S&W make / model semi-auto available at that time that met our specifications submitted ten samples for testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The testing was, and may still be the most extensive ever conducted for a law enforcement firearm.

    One of the many requirements was to fire 10,000 rounds with less than an average of 17 malfunctions due to weapon malfunction. Another was to fire successfully without malfunction a number of every possible .40 S&W round that could conceivably be purchased by the U.S. Government for issue to our Agents. (I forget how many on this test. The second thing that goes after age 65 is one’s memory – I forget the first.)

    There were also accuracy tests, drop tests, sand and dust tests, heat tests, cold tests, plugged barrel tests, salt water immersion tests and parts interchangability tests. There were probably more, but…

    After the smoke cleared (literally) a number of submissions had self destructed and were disqualified, while others failed the reliability portion of the tests. The worst submission averaged 1,500 malfunctions per 10,000 rounds, while the best (Beretta 96D Brigadier) averaged 4. All but the Beretta failed the ammunition compatibility testing.

    Were they perfect in the field? Nope. As long as man makes a machine it is subject to fail.

    I taught at the Academy as a Firearms Instructor from 1977 – 1987 and then 1998 – 2004. In the former tour I taught revolver, shotgun and rifle. In the latter tour I taught semi-auto, shotgun and rifle.

    In the first 9 years we didn’t know what an Immediate Action Drill was, but in my later tour of 6 years I saw many. That experience, along with serving in the field 7 years conducting quarterly qualification, has convinced me that the revolver is king as a sidearm for LEO carry when reliability is the number one factor.

    So, you are now probably thinking that this guy is trying to hijack this thread, but in truth, the reason I even found it on Google was that I have been seriously thinking about the purchase and carry of a 92D. Go figure.

    Maybe it’s the number of rounds it can carry and fire with a minimal chance of malfunction. Maybe it’s the rapid reload capability or an 8 year familiarity with that particular weapons system. Perhaps it’s all the above.

    In any case I’d have to outfit it with a Novak Ghost rear sight. It would make a huge difference for me in fast acquisition and alignment with these old eyes.


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    DoD102, Thu, 01 Jan 2009 02:12:59 UTC.

    This is our department issued weapon. It's actually a decent gun. I like it alot more than I thought I would. Other than the military I've been a die hard S&W guy but I shoot really well with this Beretta. It's easy to control and actually isn't a bad plain clothes weapon too.

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    Robocop5626, Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:50:57 UTC.

    Carried daily for over 12 years as a Postal Police Officer. Qualified twice yearly. With sixteen rounds in the weapon plus 30 more on my duty belt, I never had any qualms about being outgunned in any response situation. In all my years this easy to clean pistol NEVER had any type of malfunction. We had to set them up to practice clearing them. It is a reliable workhorse. Forget trigger pull pounds. Too many of my coworkers focused on shooting a perfect 250 score. Give me a partner that can clear the holster and get rounds on the target quickly usually within 6-8 feet where groupings aren't as critical. A fine weapon indeed. After I left they transitioned to Ruger 40 caliber pistols. I wish I could have purchased my old Beretta.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 01 Mar 2009 14:19:42 UTC.

    I'm giving it a 3 star as a hand to hand combat weapon because it can be used to beat someone with. Sucks for a duty weapon. If it weren't for a money issue, I'm sure more PDs would switch to something better.

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    slow73, Sun, 19 Jul 2009 16:34:54 UTC.

    A previous agency (INS) used the 96D model in .40 S&W. I hated the weapon. On the positive side it was very accurate and I consistently shot in the 95% or better. Now for the negative. The weapon was unreliable. Lots of parts broke etc. I was a firearms instructor so I saw lots of problems with this weapon. I did like the heavy DOA trigger and if you practiced you can be quick on the trigger. There are better weapons out there.

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    rockcop51, Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:23:29 UTC.

    Love the feel and for double action only got use to the pull quick and
    it is very deadly accurate;like it as much as my Glock 23 as far as shooting ability.

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