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willurd
10-07-2011, 2:56 PM
Hey all. I recently purchased a Beretta 96fs Inox. I love the way it looks and feels and I'm hoping to take it to the range this weekend and love the way it shoots. The only thing I don't love about it is the safety/decocking lever. It is enormous and "sharp", and hurts my hand when I rack the slide. I prefer to "power stroke" the slide, rather than pinch grip it, but both are uncomfortable with the safety. My question to you all is: What can I do about this? Is there any way I can make the safety more flush with the slide? Are smaller safeties sold for this gun, or are there smiths that can modify an existing safety? Thanks!

EDIT: To show you guys what I'm talking about: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamestung/3888715693/lightbox/ . It's hard to see how much it protrudes outward, but it's just really large and really digs into my hand.

AMDG
10-07-2011, 3:58 PM
Sell it and get a Taurus PT-99/92. :D :hide:

loose_electron
10-07-2011, 4:07 PM
That picture looks like somebody has already tried modifying it.

(thinking of my 92FS)

Check w beretta on parts and see what they got.

9mmepiphany
10-07-2011, 7:47 PM
It looks like it has already be ground on and that is what left the sharp edges. The stock thumb safety on my 96 has never been referred to as sharp, it is actually nicely blended

orangeusa
10-07-2011, 8:03 PM
Non stock grips (the Hogue CAN be stock for a 92 Inox, but are not marked like that). Non stock hammer (skeleton Elite II style). So, could be somebody ground on your safety. I don't know.

Top is new/polymer safety, middle is 92FS, bottom is 92F (well worn).
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/orangeusa/safeties_beretta.jpg