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I went a put a 9mm XDM on layaway March. Well I went to pick it up Tuesady and saw this Beretta 92 for $525.00. This one says "Made in Italy " The XDM was $629.00. I reall like the feel of the Beretta. I like that is all metal. Any thoughts of my buy?

Thanx Mike,
 

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Not sure if you are asking whether you should buy the XDm or the 92FS. I love my XD-9 for carry, but for the range, I prefer a metal gun. They are just easier and more fun to shoot. Carrying a 92FS is a royal pain though; it's really heavy. My Italian made 92FS makes a great competition gun.
 

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92s are good guns. If your good with da/sa (my mind honestly doesn't decern the 2 different trigger pulls anymore), and can live with the wieght of an all metal gun I say go for it!
 

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... my mind honestly doesn't decern the 2 different trigger pulls anymore
That's amazing. I've put somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 - 12,000 rounds through an M9/92FS and, while I've learned to compensate for the DA of the first pull, it's still in my mind every time I pull the trigger.

To the OP, I would have to say that the Beretta 92's are one of the finest mass-market semi-auto's available. I also own an XDm 9mm and that's a good gun too - fun to shoot, to be sure, but certainly not in the same class as a 92FS.
 

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It's a tough decision.... Not sure if I like my CZ-75B or my 92FS better. Both have pros and cons, which is why I just went ahead and bought both.
 

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My first pistol was a 92FS, which I bought because I was such a big fan of the M9 I trained with in the Corps. I've bought 5 handguns since then but I always go back to the Beretta and I will sell all others before the Beretta. I may not always carry her but she is the standard I will judge every other handgun by, and I know that I can always count on her if I need to.
 

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My first pistol was a 92FS, which I bought because I was such a big fan of the M9 I trained with in the Corps. I've bought 5 handguns since then but I always go back to the Beretta and I will sell all others before the Beretta. I may not always carry her but she is the standard I will judge every other handgun by, and I know that I can always count on her if I need to.
^^^^ well said!
my 92FS:


other handguns, the 92FS still holds its own very well in this company:








btw...MecGar mags are the best mags for the 92FS (and Sig P226) available. Their 20 rounds mags are outstanding.
Attention to detail - continuing the grooves from the frame on down.


size is not much larger than the regular 15 round mag:


hope this helps.
 

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^Mec Gar mags are great! The flush fit 18 rounders put it on par capacity-wise with the XDM9 which I also own. I'm not sure which I would go with if I could only have one, the light rail is nice on the XDM9 but man the Beretta is sexy!

I had the XD45 and then the XDM9 first so it took a few trips to the range to get used to having to thumb a safety up with each draw.

Congrats!
 

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I've got a 92FS Inox ( stainless ) and it's a great gun, it's also a BIG gun, as big as my HK USP. Buy it but keep in mind the Beretta "warranty" is almost non-existent and they consider the barrel, slide and locking block to be "wear items" and don't cover them under warranty unless it's an obvious flaw. Parts ARE cheap or at least available and swapping the hammer spring for the "D" spring is easy and makes a monumental change in the trigger.
I won't be selling mine!

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BTW decide BEFORE you buy if you want it to have night sights or not, you can find them with and without night sights, thankfully mine came with night sights. The front sight is not replaceable. If you want to ADD night sights later you have to have a company drill a hole in the front sight and insert a tritium vial.
 

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The only thing I don't like is the fat grip on the Beretta. I feel like I'm holding a Desert Eagle.
 

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Good choice.
You'll be happy with it.
To make it shoot better groups. This is one nice Item on my list to get done.

The Weigand Nosepiece
When we first heard of the Weigand Combat Handguns BT Nose Piece modification performed by Jack Weigand (pronounced we-GAND), we imagined all sorts of gargoyle-inspired clamps and bushings hanging off the gun. Happily, the retrofit Weigand barrel bushing doesn’t mar the lines of the utilitarian 92FS. He charges $59.95 for the nosepiece, and $39 for installing it. Weigand performs the work in a day, and even during the UPS strike, we were able to ship the gun to him, get the mod done, and have the gun back for retesting in 10 days.
 

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I just ordered a 15 round stainless/nickle mag (factory) $34.00 and 1 more factory blued 15 round mag ($17.99). And also a few Metal factory flat steel mag bottom ($2.99) each. I migth get a 20 round later. The slide rod will go next... the one I have on now is polymer or plastic....that is $21.99 for a new metal rod and a gold golored spring.
 

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That's amazing. I've put somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 - 12,000 rounds through an M9/92FS and, while I've learned to compensate for the DA of the first pull, it's still in my mind every time I pull the trigger.
I had to train my mind to actually look forward to the "dreaded" da pull. I dry fire ALOT, and only with the da pull, while paying extra attention not to let my front sight drift off target anytime while I am rolling the trigger back. That last part is important because if you are "staging" the trigger, your single action shots will be all over.

As I kept up this practice, I noticed at the range niether trigger pull bothered me. Just like any other semi auto, (xds and glocks included) the first shot is longer as it is our first contact with the gun. Then, just like with other semis, we begin firing from trigger reset. I see no disadvantage with the tda system, but also understand personal preference as I don't like manual safties. To each is his own.
 

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I just ordered a 15 round stainless/nickle mag (factory) $34.00 and 1 more factory blued 15 round mag ($17.99). And also a few Metal factory flat steel mag bottom ($2.99) each. I migth get a 20 round later. The slide rod will go next... the one I have on now is polymer or plastic....that is $21.99 for a new metal rod and a gold golored spring.
I was looking at a 92 last month, and noticed the plastic guide rod. Also, the one I handled had a plastic trigger. It can't be that much cheaper to make.
 
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