Gear: Beretta 92FS

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Beretta 92FS

Beretta
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $600...new
Average Rating:
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Description:

Based on the 92 Brigadier FS model and equipped with the same heavier and re-contoured slide, the 92 Stock pistol is a single/double-action model with half-cock notch, 4.9” (125 mm) barrel with accurizing bushing for maximum shot precision. The bushing is replaceable for wear and perfectly blocks the barrel on the slide during firing. The front and rear slide serrations enable easier slide racking during manual operation. The frame-mounted ambidextrous manual safety makes the firearm combat-ready, hammer-armed and with the safety on.

Member Reviews

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    jpso_drew, Wed, 03 Oct 2007 02:35:06 UTC.
    1st review

    This weapon is great..it may be a little bulky but it can be put through the worst and it will still come out ahead...i love it

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    OCCD, Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:10:53 UTC.

    Still effective after all these years. Good choice for a duty weapon. Easier to shoot well than the Glock IF an officer takes the time to master it. Glad to see they incorporated the heavier slide in the brigadier model.The weapon is a bit more temperamental than the Glock though and the Glok is easier for the average non-gun savvy officer to master. This is a weapon for gun people, along with Sig and HK products. Great choice. Just keep her oiled in humid environments!

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    Rockobob, Thu, 01 Nov 2007 03:31:22 UTC.

    Great weapon. The Army gave me one for six years and then when I went into Civilian Law enforcement I got it again. Couldn't be happier. Put the CTC Lasergrips on it great!!

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    Beef_stew, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 08:07:56 UTC.

    Never liked it..

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    msp1728, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:51:47 UTC.

    This weapon is currently being used in the Air Force for the Security Forces. I am sure when the weapon is new that it is great. Problem with the military is they use the same equipment over and over and never replace parts until they break. Every Berretta I have shot has been clanky and loose. I am sure it’s because of worn parts and not enough routine maintenance. Haven’t shot a new one or a personal owned Berretta.

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    stallion440, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 23:49:21 UTC.

    Always loved the beretta. Great quality excellent price!

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    Jimp2468, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:59:08 UTC.

    Great weapon. The Air Force issued me one for 4 years and then when I went into Civilian Law enforcement I bought my own. Then I went back to a Fed job and was issued the 92D.

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  • Federal_agents_local__121_max30
    fedcop83, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 12:43:29 UTC.

    While not my first choice, or second for that matter...it's department issue so I'm forced to deal with it. It's reliable, easy to maintain, and I trust my life to it. Biggest complaint overall would have to be the weight though, and I would not recommend it for concealed carry off duty.

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    jarhead1690, Sun, 04 Nov 2007 04:04:39 UTC.

    I was first exposed to the 92F in the Marine Corps in 1988-1993, as we transitioned from the 1911. After 8,000-10,000 rounds the slide would come off, usually backwards at the shooter. Nothing could ever make me want to own one or carry one again. I will stick with the Sig P226 in .40 SW. Hassle free, no safeties and it has a decocking lever.

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    Enrico_VE_Italy, Mon, 05 Nov 2007 12:46:09 UTC.

    I use Beretta 98fs (the same pistol using 9*21 IMI caliber) since 1993, and I never had any problem. Surely it's too havy and bulky, expecially carring it on civilian dressing, but it's a great compromise of security and tactical use. PX4 Storm (that's a kind of evolution using polymers) will be surely better for police use.

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    JIMROC, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 06:04:07 UTC.

    Owned one for a while, but just fit my hands right.

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    SgtKoolaid, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 04:11:43 UTC.

    I have used this weapon my whole career including the Academy. I shoot expert every time and have NEVER had a misfire, stove pipe, ect... Easy to diassemble and clean. Never corrodes.

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    Kris1986, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:57:46 UTC.

    The 9mm Beretta is the standard sidearm for the majority of U.S. Army Personnel. In fact, I believe it to be the only authorized pistola to use in combat. That said, there is no comparison to any other sidearm issued by the Army than say the Colt 1911 which, in my opinion is a far superior weapon. The Beretta is a fairly reliable weapon with low recoil and good accuracy. In my time using it, I have had no jams or misfires and hit my target everytime. The only drawback I would say is the fairly weak stopping power this weapon has against someone with either a tolerance for bullets or someone wearing body armor. But overall it's a decent weapon.

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    ltprose, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:48:42 UTC.

    Fairly accurate. Safety features designed to protect yourself and others...ect...

    This model has broke in my hands on four seperate occasions. Locking lugs, trigger return spring, even the safety lever broke in half. It's theoretically a fantastic firearm, but I have serious doubts as to whether I can depend on two high-caps going through without a stoppage or other malfunction. Most of the time it's great, but as I mentioned, four times this model has malfunctioned to the point where I would not be able to fire it. Scares the crud out of me to carry it.

    Easy to clean though...

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  • Tony_a_max30
    tlacks, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 12:38:51 UTC.

    Although lacking in bullet size and weight, this has been my weapon of choice for the past 10 years. I started with an S&W mod. 19 .357 mag., then an S&W Mod. 59 9mm, a Colt .45 Combat Commander, and finally the Beretta.

    I find it well ballanced and comfortable in nthe hand, especially if you replace the factory grips with a wrap-around rubber grip.

    In all the time i have had this firearm, I have never had a malfuction when using quality ammo. However, I was having a problem with practgice ammo (reloads). To correct this, I had our local gunsmith polish the feed ramp.

    To the writer who said "I have two words...STOVE PIPE", I would point out that any semi-auto pistol will experience a stove pipe jam if it is fired with what we call a "limp wrist". Any auto must be held firmly and the wrist should be rigid enough not to permit excess muzzle rise after a round is fired. Otherwise, the rising receiver will catch up to the expended shell casing and, as the slide moves forward, will snag the casaing in the classic stove pipe.

    My only complaint is that the trigger for the first double action round is somwhat "heavy" and has a tendency to throw off the first round. After that, the single action is crisp and clean.

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    Rescue16, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:44:57 UTC.

    I bought this right after 9/11 to have at home. Very reliable and fits perfectly in my hand.

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    Clouseau, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:58:36 UTC.

    Used this gun while working as a P.I. in Santa Ana...very comfortable gun - especially with a set of Pachmayr grips. Had the 14-shot clip and always kept one in the chamber. Great 9mm pistol.

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    Bikercop50, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:53:58 UTC.

    In 15 years, has never jammed and NEVER let me down

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    tav0311, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 01:15:42 UTC.

    Best buy for a 9mm. Back in my days as salesman for a gun store this was the number one 9mm I reccommended and my opinion sticks to this day. Durable, dependable and accurate are the hallmarks of the Beretta 92 pistol. I had my old man buy my first one when I was 15 and I still have it with zero malfunctions and no upgrades. It continues to perform like an out of the box model. I have 2 more since then and all 3 are over 20 years old with a 100 percent track record of reliability from reloads to +P+ ammo. Despite the bad press the Beretta M9's I used in the Corps including combat operations also proved reliable and accurate as well. If you want a 9mm for any purpose this is the weapon, the only downfall is you won't want to put it down, be prepared to buy 1000s of rounds.

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    tlwinkles379, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:44:12 UTC.

    This is a good shooting gun that is mostly dependable. The major downfall here is the weight. When I went to a Glock it was like taking a ton of bricks off my belt.

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    TrojanSkyCop, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:50:53 UTC.

    The very first pistol I fell in love with and still a sentimental favorite. The ballistic equivalent of eating Lay's potato chips, I don't wanna stop shooting it. They say it's not an ideal pistol for people with small hands, but mind you, when I first shot it, I was 14 y/o, 5'1", 100 lbs soaking wet, with a corresponding hand size, and yet I had no problem shooting it accurately and comfortably.

    Furthermore, in spite of its bulk, I've carried it concealed with surprising ease and comfort.

    Last but not least, in M9 moniker, got me my first-ever Pistol Expert rating (in the USAF), HOOAH!

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    skinnypete12, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 03:48:54 UTC.

    Loved it in the Marine Corps and I still love it today. Even after having shot one so much it came apart in mid-shot I still swear by it and have a matching set today. It's the most accurate, well balanced pistol I have ever had and just a lot of fun to shoot.

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    Williams1968, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:03:19 UTC.

    This is my first owned firearm. I've fired "Glocks", "Sig-40", "S&W" and I found my grip to fit tighter improving my accuracy with the Beretta. The S&W 9mm kept jamming up on me during basic firearm training. I qualified with the Beretta during the 40 hr. with no problems.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:06:53 UTC.

    I carried the Beretta PS 92FS on duty for several years. Found it to be very durable and reliable. My model required that the safety be released before firing. It is a bit "bulky" but otherwise a very good service weapon.

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    Detective3, Fri, 02 May 2008 01:39:03 UTC.

    Carried this as a primary duty weapon for 15 years and has never had a problem with it.

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    goodlight, Fri, 02 May 2008 01:43:55 UTC.

    I used to own one. I never had the first moments trouble with it. It is a very good weapon.

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    wmhutchison, Sun, 18 May 2008 22:27:05 UTC.

    Have carried one for over 13 years. I love to hear people retell the myths of this firearm. I've put thousands of founds through mine, everything from military ball to +P+, not a problem one. I now have a department issued Sig and love it too, but have no lack of confidence when carrying my 92.

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  • Me__mr
    cgingo, Thu, 29 May 2008 02:25:13 UTC.

    The only weapon I carried on duty for many years in the military.

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  • Paladin
    Paladin644, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:41:52 UTC.

    this is a great sidearm! First became acquainted with it in the military. I have carried a GLOCK for years and still love the GLOCK, but the Beretta is the issued weapon at my current position with the state of Illinois. Good hunting!

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    PappyGx103, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:57:08 UTC.

    I have large hands and had trouble finding a grip and pistol to fit my hands. This one fit it to a tee, when I was working. The weight was good, it is a very ambidextrous pistol. I am right handed, but this pistol made me feel very comfortable in either hand. I am from a small city and we were not lucky enough for K-9 unit, so we did our own building searches. I liked this pistol on long building searches, like schools. I could switch hands and be fine with it. My back up wweapon was the Ultra Star Beretta. This was compact and also a 40. Calibre

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    jbrogz, Sat, 02 Aug 2008 21:15:23 UTC.

    I carried this firearm for many years when I was an MP in the Army. The only thing I can say bad about this gun is it is very heavy for everyday wear.

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    ViolationReport, Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:48:38 UTC.

    I have never had a single malfunction with this weapon. Although I prefer a heavier caliber, my department requires 9mm and I could not be happier with this model. I have carried it since the academy.

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    1GUNSLINGER, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 02:53:42 UTC.

    I used this weapon system while I was in the Marine Corps, along with various other weapons. Easy to field strip, clean and fire...never jammed and always reliable. Feels good in the hand, and 9x19 parabellum is a showstopper when you get it right.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 03:20:00 UTC.

    my first love. i carried the fs for thirteen years befor switching to the glock 23. the only reason for swithching was a couple of dreams of being involved in a shooting and not dropping the person after four or five rounds. figured they was telling me something. still love it though

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    Air2Mud, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:37:28 UTC.

    A fantastic weapon. I have used the M-9 version since 1990. I have used them with the USAF while on Active Duty, the US Navy and US Army as a Police Officer. It has never jammed, misfed, or stove piped. I bought one in 1997. Since 2004 I have used this gun for IDPA matches. It has proved just as realible. Compared to the Glocks and Sig owners I see at these matches stripping the mags out and pulling back on the slide to release it. While attending FLETC i was given a Sig p226 to use and qualify on. Hated that gun from the time they handed it to me. Constatntly jammed, never locked to the rear. Hated the decock lever. I know I made the right decision. I also own a S&W 645

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    RHiltonJr, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 02:38:57 UTC.

    I shot it a fewe times at the range with my dad and I liked it alot compared to the walther I shot

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    SHill, Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:29:40 UTC.

    I've had one for a long time, great reliable little shooter

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    95Zcar, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:12:51 UTC.

    Very forgiving for a novice shooter but I hated having this boat anchor on my hip for an 8 or even worse, 12 hour shift!

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    BSALLEN305, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:45:52 UTC.

    I WAS FORCED TO CARRY ONE OF THESE AS A DUTY WEAPON FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE THIS IS A ANCOR I HATED THE FEEL ITS A TERRIBLE CARRY IN THE CRUISER ITS TO LONG MAKES YOU SIT OFF SIDED IN THE SEAT AND AS FAR AS DEPENDABLITY OUR DEPT HAD SEVERAL FRAME AND RAIL FAILURES JUST A REAL PIECE OF CRAP

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    Anonymous, Fri, 06 Mar 2009 17:45:12 UTC.

    Overall, it was a good weapon for me. I was able to employ it well and could teach even a novice well enough w the 92FS to qualify them as expert. One drawback was that with most women the grips were too large.

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    Flipper_831, Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:44:56 UTC.

    I carry and teach with this weapon everyday for the military. I think it is a very SAFE, however, unreliable weapon. The falling locking block cracks to frequestly for my satisfaction. I have seen too many action bar springs fail and break. Seen recievers break. Extractors break. The list goes on and on. Not to mention the stove-pipes, malfunctions, misfires, etc. I really wish the military would get away from this unreliable piece.

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    Pathfinder89, Fri, 22 May 2009 23:40:27 UTC.

    I carried this for years. A solid weapon and very reliablr

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    Motorcop_213, Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:17:03 UTC.

    Excellent weapon. My range master describes mine by saying, "You can drive nails with it." The best gift I have ever recieved...next to my kids.

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    breiser, Sat, 03 Oct 2009 20:09:51 UTC.

    I qualified with this weapon in the military, as well as now owning the same 92FS that my Step-Father taught me on over 10 years ago. This weapon has been in the family for a long time now, and has NEVER miss-fired or jammed. It is very easy to disassemble and clean and I have never had to replace a single component.

    As far as concealed carry, I am 5' 9" and about 172 lbs, so obviously not a large framed person. That being said, I carry concealed with this weapon without issue and people have been rather surprised that such a frame can be concealed on me. It can be uncomfortable at times, depending on the type of seat I am in or what I am wearing, but that is a trade-off I am content with.

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    Uncon214, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:22:11 UTC.

    I think very high of the 92FS/M9 system. I like it a lot. With good ammo... a 9 will make someone leave you alone if it goes in the right spot.

    And with this gun, it is NOT hard to put it there.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:44:18 UTC.

    A fire arm made for punishment.

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    DoD102, Sun, 28 Mar 2010 17:57:54 UTC.

    Gotta agree...alot of folks do not like this weapon. I have carried either this weapon or a 92D for 9 years now. Never a malfuntion and you can drop it, get it muddy, dusty, etc and it'll shoot. I'd carry one off duty if it were not so bulky and if I could afford one...:)

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