My other addiction...

Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by Longbow, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    When I'm not carrying, or competing, shooting, working on, 1911's, I'm usually competing and shooting and working on Beretta 92's.

    I usually compete at the local IDPA matches with a standard M9, with a reduced main spring and an ignition polish.

    I picked up this used 92FS straight dust cover Compact, a few weeks ago, and she was pretty beat up.
    Miss-matched grips, one side of the safety missing, and a few dings and dents on the frame.

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    I set to work on rebuilding her....

    Elite skeletoni hammer.
    New springs, reduced power main spring.
    Full ignition stone and polish.
    Beretta extended checkered mag catch.
    Wilson rear sight.
    Wilson grips.
    Wolf trigger return spring unit.
    Frame scratches retouched.

    So this is her now.

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  2. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Nice.

    My first privately owned fire arm (as compared to issued) was a 92 Fs. I bought it brand new in 1984 for something like $265 at Rhine main AFB rod and gun club. A couple months later the military adopted it and the price went up. I remember they had a Benelli M1 for something like $400.

    My 92 FS is on its second barrel and otherwise, bone stock.
     
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  3. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    I have a thing for Berettas also.

    I've had my fair share, including a couple built by Allegheny Arms and WAL.

    Currently I have two Beretta 92s, both with trigger jobs by Ernest Langdon and a PX4cc by Langdon. The PX4 has been on or around me ever since I shot it enough to be comfortable with it. It knocked my G19 out of my holster.

    They are amazing firearms that just work! The Beretta community is pretty damn inviting also (very similar to this group here but this group wins overall).

    A while back, even though I already loved my 92s, I went to a competition where everyone was running their 1911/2011/plastic fantastic builds, one guy was running a factory looking 92.
    He explained how hes been shooting them since he was in the service and kept up with the best shooters of the day (it was a steel/bowling pin shoot).

    It really showed off the capabilities of this platform
     
  4. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    There’s just so much bad publicity at about the 92/M9 that is unwarranted.

    I remember showing up at matches, with the M9, and being ridiculed for it, only to have other guys Glocks fail.
    The ridicule soon stopped lol.

    It’s a great firearm.
     
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  5. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    603
    Mar 22, 2018
    I picked up the Wilson Combat Beretta Centurion recently and it quickly became my favorite pistol, looks great and is an outstanding shooter. I only wish they came in SAO....for competition the first shot DA trigger kills me. The SA trigger is unlike any other pistol I’ve shot.

    Yours looks great! I think the Beretta/Wilson connection is good for both companies. Can’t wait to see what comes out next from Wilson.
     
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  6. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    I'm prettt sure @Mosinvirus made an adaptive trigger transfer bar, which converted the 92 to a SAO pistol....

    I'm not sure if he is a member here or not.
     
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  7. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    603
    Mar 22, 2018
    I googled his user name and found his video from July, 2018. It looked like a simple conversion, but I can’t find where it’s on the market. I wonder if he’s still working on it.
     
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  8. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

    509
    Nov 28, 2018
    The better half wanted one so we went bargin hunting, found this one locally, an old 92s.
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  9. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    Dang lol !!

    That’s an old 92S.
     
  10. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

    509
    Nov 28, 2018
    Sure is, pretty sure I was in middle school when that one was put togeather. Pre 1985 anyway, ;)
     
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  11. bad2006z71

    bad2006z71 Well-Known Member

    166
    Jun 25, 2018
    Straight dustcover is best dustcover.
     
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  12. STF

    STF New Member

    23
    May 2, 2015
    Nice! I love the compact non-rail. Harder to come by, though, I think.


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  13. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    No, guns aren’t bad habits, boats and horses are.
     
  14. OneEyedTanker

    OneEyedTanker Well-Known Member

    206
    Apr 13, 2018
    ...and old cars/trucks. My wife has about had it with my ‘76 Scout II!


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  15. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I had a ‘79 Scout II, modded of course. I loved that truck. Found someone that loved it more and made a boat load.
     
  16. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
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    Thought I’d a few more pix in better light.
     
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  17. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Longbow sweet compact
    Just something about the 92 compact, sweet balance, natural point ability, reliable as all get out And great accuracy.
     
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  18. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    I think it’s my preference, like Commanders over Government sized 1911s lol.
     
  19. Hubbabubba

    Hubbabubba Member

    29
    Jun 19, 2018
    This compact is a pretty good shooter.
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