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Verci0013
09-08-2010, 8:05 AM
I'm looking through Turner's Fall flyer and I see they have a 92FS for $599 and M9A1 for $649. Other then the accessory rail, what other features does the M9A1 have over the 92FS?

Bullwinkle
09-08-2010, 8:24 AM
In addition to the rail, the M9A1 also has:

"Radical" checkering of the front- & backstrap (vs the standard serrations)
The magazine well has an "aggressive" bevel to facilitate fast tactical reloads in combat situations.
The newest development for the M9A1 is the specially designed, sand resistant, PVD-coated magazine.
[Not 100% sure about this one.] A deeply recessed combat muzzle crown that protects the rifling.

Source: Personal experience with my own Beretta 92FS Inox versus the M9A1 description found at http://www.berettaweb.com/armi/M9A1/Beretta%20M9A1.htm.

Droc101
09-08-2010, 8:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRJgBqaDOzs

fsx
09-08-2010, 9:34 AM
I'm not quite sure that they still have M9a1 in stock.

Verci0013
09-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Thank you everyone for their replies


I'm not quite sure that they still have M9a1 in stock.

I'm not so sure either lol, I just thought there were possibly more changes internally between the two

Greg-Dawg
09-08-2010, 12:59 PM
I'd get the M9.

GŁnter
09-08-2010, 2:58 PM
Turners are running low on the regular 92FS as well, yesterday they only had 3 left in stock. They are of Italian made 2009 production. I know because a friend of mine just bought one from them yesterday.

racky
09-08-2010, 3:11 PM
get the m9a1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXW77tAaWvo

fsx
09-08-2010, 3:23 PM
For some reason, both of my m9a1 magazines are black. It didn't come with one of those tan PVD mag.

orangeusa
09-08-2010, 3:24 PM
The M9A1 goes on sale about every 2-3 months for $650 at Turners. The uppers are IDENTICAL. M9A1 has checkered grip and a rail. That's it. I handled one and was not all that wild about it. BUT, for about the same price as a 92FS, you get a rail. The grips didn't feel much different to me.

And I won't say anything about the 93FS. :) er the 92FS... (title boo-boo)

This is a 93R (no longer made - semi-automatic or 3 burst) It is also unobtainium
http://www.berettaweb.com/93R/Beretta%2093R%201.htm

http://www.berettaweb.com/93R/intro%2093r.gif

GŁnter
09-08-2010, 3:31 PM
For some reason, both of my m9a1 magazines are black. It didn't come with one of those tan PVD mag.
I believe that is because of California, they dont offer the newer "Sand Resistant" PVD mags in 10-rounders

To the OP:
Get the M9A1 for performance, 92FS for aesthetics

Verci0013
09-08-2010, 5:47 PM
And I won't say anything about the 93FS. :) er the 92FS... (title boo-boo)



I was just uh...testing you guys if you caught the mistake :D



To the OP:
Get the M9A1 for performance, 92FS for aesthetics

I wish I could jump on the M9 now, but as my father would say.."So many guns, so little funds"

waitwha?
09-08-2010, 5:49 PM
For some reason, both of my m9a1 magazines are black. It didn't come with one of those tan PVD mag.

same for me as well. Both of my magazines are black.