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Colt-45
04-24-2010, 4:35 PM
There's 3 rail mount options(for lasers and lights) for the 92fs that I'm aware of

-Insight
-Surefire
-CAA(being the cheapest)


Which is the best alternative?

Anyone have any pictures of their 92fs with a rail mount that they can show off? I couldn't find any good ones online and I'd really like to see a few before making a decision.

This is the best pic I found:
Surefire.
http://images1.opticsplanet.com/750-500-ffffff/opplanet-surefire-mount-mr11-2.jpg

nrvnqsrxk
04-24-2010, 4:57 PM
I'm interested as well, as I have a friend that's looking for one too.

Old4eyes
04-24-2010, 5:22 PM
Here's a fourth option: The Tick.
I haven't tried it, just noted it when looking around for a rail adapter.

http://www.trgear.com/osc/eshop/product_info.php/products_id/211

The big problem I see after getting a rail adapter and light onto a 92FS, finding a holster

Old4eyes
04-24-2010, 5:22 PM
Here's a fourth option: The Tick.
I haven't tried it, just noted it when looking around for a rail adapter.

http://www.trgear.com/osc/eshop/product_info.php/products_id/211

The big problem I see after getting a rail adapter and light onto a 92FS, finding a holster

And here's a fifth option: Wor4TACRAIL
http://www.gear4ops.com/products/wor4-tacrail/default.aspx

orangeusa
04-24-2010, 7:53 PM
Be careful, some are made for straight dust covers, some are for the more common (later model) angled dust covers. Dust cover - lower shape under barrel.

I got tired of trying to make a rail work, and bought a 90-Two ( through a LEO buy).

Now I have a rail on a 92 series, and have yet to find anything worth putting on it. Most lasers are so poorly made, that they cannot grip properly shot to shot, no matter how tight they are clamped.

Have heard good things about the Tick...

.

joefrank64k
04-24-2010, 8:53 PM
We used the Surefire adaptors...we tested others (including "one-off" designs) and the SF were the best. They don't scratch-up your weapon (they use silicone or polyurethane at the contact points) and hold zero really well.

As for holsters, we ran them in Safariland thigh-holsters that were made for the 92FS + the MR11 + the X300. Last time I was at Proforce in Brea, they had the Safariland holsters for that combo in stock.

I don't have a close-up pic since I had to leave the MR-11 and X300 behind when I retired...

eidde_323
05-14-2010, 11:04 AM
Yea, I got my Surefire Rail this Tuesday and it fits perfectly on my Beretta 92 FS. Everyone says that the SF is the best rail for this weapon.

CGM Firearms
05-14-2010, 11:51 AM
or keep an eye out for a (probably used) Vertec, Elite 1A, or a 92G Special Duty.

erblo
05-14-2010, 7:05 PM
I have a Tick rail on my 92FS with a TLR-1 on it. I like it because it seemed more low profile and fit the lines of the 92FS better.

I don't have experience with the others to compare, but it's a lot more solid than I thought it would be. I keep it as my HD weapon, so I don't have a holster for it. Keep in mind that the rail comes off with the push of the takedown button, it wouldn't be all that inconvenient to pop off the light to holster. The only snag is that the button doesn't stick out far enough to easily push with bigger fingers.

I'll see if I can get pics up...

erblo
05-18-2010, 6:44 PM
No damage to the finish on my gun, although I don't take it on and off that much.

Here's a pic, links to more below:
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0403.jpg

http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0403.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0404.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0405.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0406.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0407.jpg

cyclenut
05-18-2010, 7:09 PM
No damage to the finish on my gun, although I don't take it on and off that much.

Here's a pic, links to more below:
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0403.jpg

http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0403.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0404.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0405.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0406.jpg
http://home.pacbell.net/erblo/SAM_0407.jpg

That's very clean. Nice. :cool:

JanG
05-19-2010, 2:45 AM
nice erblo, i have the tick on my 1911. sorry to off track the thread, but does your tick hang down just a hair after a few shots? it's not noticeable by sight, but you can feel a bit of movement on mine after a few shots of 45acp. and yes the set screw is all the way snug as per instructions.

erblo
05-19-2010, 8:09 AM
nice erblo, i have the tick on my 1911. sorry to off track the thread, but does your tick hang down just a hair after a few shots? it's not noticeable by sight, but you can feel a bit of movement on mine after a few shots of 45acp. and yes the set screw is all the way snug as per instructions.

No movement that I could tell after/during shooting.

JanG
05-20-2010, 3:25 AM
No movement that I could tell after/during shooting.

must be the power of the .45 then :43:

erblo
05-20-2010, 8:05 PM
must be the power of the .45 then :43:

Could be, also figure that the rail for the 1911 is designed differently, so it may fit different.

JanG
05-20-2010, 11:13 PM
you're right. i had to shave the slide lock lever (per trg) so it would lock the slide open. and the rounded trigger guard probably doesn't help.

MicronuT
05-22-2010, 11:31 PM
gunrunners had an m9a1 at ontario last weekend

Call_me_Tom
06-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Wor4 TacRail Model B1

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/krazyk1371/ec758101.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/krazyk1371/c8649feb.jpg

Moxie
06-11-2010, 12:22 PM
Tom, What magazine are you using in your setup? Is that a mag/grip extension?

Call_me_Tom
06-11-2010, 1:20 PM
Tom, What magazine are you using in your setup? Is that a mag/grip extension?
Mec-Gar 20 round

Regulus
06-11-2010, 5:57 PM
Nice mount Tom.

I looked at the Wor4, but decided to go with the Insight setup:

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_1.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_2.jpg

Call_me_Tom
06-14-2010, 7:11 AM
Nice mount Tom.

I looked at the Wor4, but decided to go with the Insight setup:

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_1.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_2.jpg
Wow, our pistols mirror each other well. We both have a light/laser, different grips, hi cap mags, and a rail...cool!

How do you like the Insight rail? What material is it made out of? I haven't fired my pistol with the Wor4 rail installed as I have to remove it for competition shooting...won't fit into my holster! I may fire off a few rounds this week at the local range to see how it does.

From watching videos on YouTube and reading the comments it appears that the Tick falls off of the weapon when fired.

Regulus
06-14-2010, 6:04 PM
I like the rail. It is pretty streamlined and mounts very solid. The Insight Laser/Light mounts perfectly. I took the rail mount off when I sent the firearm to CCR for a refinish and there was no marks from the mount. It is large enough with the rail mounted so that the gun won't fit in the case (or my drop holster).

It's polymer (I think) the same material the laser/light is made of.

Haven't seen any video's where the Tick falls off. Only the one where the manufacturer is touting it. I didn't read anything negative on the Beretta forum about the Tick. It looks pretty solid.

xXBigJoeXx
06-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Man I wanted a rail on my Beretta but the INOX does not come with that option so I am going to get the CT Laser Grips!! Was also looking at the Laser Max but did not want to replace my guide rod, the laser pulsates as well as the main fact that you cannot calibrate the windage and elevation so what’s the point! Obvious winner was the Crimson Trace........

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa28/joebnsd/lg302.jpg

racky
06-15-2010, 2:19 AM
can i play? here's mine. m9a1
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/m9a.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/m9.jpg

Regulus
06-15-2010, 5:22 AM
There is the ideal solution right there! Those are great pics racky.

Unfortunately, us pre-A1 folks needed to add something. :(

Call_me_Tom
06-15-2010, 7:11 AM
I like the rail. It is pretty streamlined and mounts very solid. The Insight Laser/Light mounts perfectly. I took the rail mount off when I sent the firearm to CCR for a refinish and there was no marks from the mount. It is large enough with the rail mounted so that the gun won't fit in the case (or my drop holster).

It's polymer (I think) the same material the laser/light is made of.

Haven't seen any video's where the Tick falls off. Only the one where the manufacturer is touting it. I didn't read anything negative on the Beretta forum about the Tick. It looks pretty solid.

I was going to do a full review but since we already have this thread rolling I'll just update my impressions from time to time.

The Wor4 rail tolerances are very tight and it marred my trigger guard. The dust cover is fine as there is a protective cover between the rail and the dust cover but there isn't anything between the clamp that locks to the trigger guard and the trigger guard itself. ref. C

Another thing is the tension screw, it has some sort of protective cover that is supposed to protect the trigger guard when in use. It works, but only for the first use. When you remove the rail and install it back on, this protective cover is pretty much toast and the screw will grind into the checkering of the trigger guard. ref. B

My laser/light combo is the Insight M6 and it fits very loosely on the rail. I had to put black electrical tape between the M6 and the rail to act as a shim to keep the M6 from rattling around. ref. A

In the picture below...

A = shows the electrical tape shimmed between the M6 and the rail.
B = shows the location of the tension screw.
C = shows some of the marring on the trigger guard.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=58937&stc=1&d=1276609579

Sorry for the crappy pictures as I took this with my iPhone.

My initial impressions is that this rail is a one time install job. Meaning, once you install it, you never take it off. This may work for some but it doesn't work for me. My intention was to install the rail onto my pistol at night for home protection and remove the rail when it was time for me to shoot pistol matches.

I may try another rail for my personal weapon and use this rail for my issued M9 pistol.

Now...it's easy to bash and critique so I saved some good comments for last. I like the material of the rail. I feel better knowing that this thing can take a beating and still function. The rail clamps nice and tight to the dust cover using two tension screws and it doesn't move, shake or rattle. Although I've never fired my weapon with the rail installed I'm more then confident that rail will stay put.

I have a shoot next week and I'll fire the weapon with the rail installed and update this thread with my impressions.



Below is a link to a YouTube video of the Tick Rail. If you read the comments you'll see posts of people who found that the Tick fell off after firing a couple of rounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryP6354XnDQ

Call_me_Tom
06-15-2010, 7:13 AM
Man I wanted a rail on my Beretta but the INOX does not come with that option so I am going to get the CT Laser Grips!! Was also looking at the Laser Max but did not want to replace my guide rod, the laser pulsates as well as the main fact that you cannot calibrate the windage and elevation so what’s the point! Obvious winner was the Crimson Trace........

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa28/joebnsd/lg302.jpg
I too have CT grips but I don't use them. I don't use the laser on my M6 either as I prefer using the sights. But, if I were to choose a laser to use, it would be the CT grips as they won't lose their zero.

erblo
06-15-2010, 7:17 AM
BTW - Turners has M9A1's on sale right now!