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SoCalSig1911
05-03-2012, 12:42 AM
And the wait felt like 10 weeks! But i got it outta jail on Tuesday and brought it home! I picked it up used from a forum member and the stamp on the trigger guard "AN" dates it to 1985. The gun was a little dirty so i stripped it down and replaced some of the internal parts with Beretta OEM parts for maintenance, I also added some parts like the Beretta D spring (Helped the DA function much more smooth) and the Elite II hammer, i replaced the mainspring cap with the flat version to get rid of the lanyard loop, pretty much replaced all of the springs in the gun, added the Hogue grip with finger grooves, picked up a couple Italian made 10rd mags to go with it, and i picked up the SGS compensator from Ric Gandy which also included a new steel guide rod.. I have been wanting one of these for a long time and just waited for a good deal and specifically i wanted a Black Italian model so after playing with my AR and getting all the goodies for that i looked again and found one. I can't wait to hit up the range this weekend, just wish i could run 20rd mags... Thanks Cali!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w87/SoCal335i/SDC10554-.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w87/SoCal335i/SDC10544-.jpg

One with my Sig 1911 Custom

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w87/SoCal335i/SDC10558.jpg

xSARSx
05-03-2012, 1:00 AM
congrats.. looks clean. i want one too now :D

MrExel17
05-03-2012, 1:41 AM
WOW that 92 looks niice, OP Congrats! 10 weeks I know that feeling and hate it with a passion!

SoCalSig1911
05-03-2012, 11:25 AM
WOW that 92 looks niice, OP Congrats! 10 weeks I know that feeling and hate it with a passion!

Thank you! Yeah for a 28 year old it's in very good condition, the barrel looks like it wasn't even used. I got to work on it right when i got home from the store. The wait in the store felt worse than the 10 day wait. I got there after people had already gotten off work so it took about an hour and a half to get outta there. I wish it was Saturday already!! ASR here i come!

orangeusa
05-03-2012, 11:28 AM
You;re gonna have to change your name! :) I like the Elite II hammers also..

I'm picking up a 2001 Inox tomorrow (92FS #4). I've wanted to get the 'Ric' comp for a long time, but have held off.

Nice gun ! Enjoy.. :)

SoCalSig1911
05-03-2012, 1:50 PM
congrats.. looks clean. i want one too now :D

Everyone should have at least 1! lol

inapirekim
05-03-2012, 1:59 PM
Very nice. Now what does the compensater do exactly?

SoCalSig1911
05-03-2012, 2:12 PM
This video explains a lot, gets into the reduction in muzzle flip and recoil..

http://youtu.be/pSRO6oiPzHo

GunHo
05-03-2012, 2:22 PM
This video explains a lot, gets into the reduction in muzzle flip and recoil..

http://youtu.be/pSRO6oiPzHo

Thanks for the video. I was gonna ask too. that and the grips gives it a nice custom look. congrats... beretta's just feels right in my hand, about as right as my 1911.

chaseface
05-03-2012, 2:26 PM
That looks awesome. I've wanted a 92fs for a while. Really accurate pistols

SoCalSig1911
05-03-2012, 2:28 PM
Heres another video i found that has a guy shooting 2 of the same guns but one has the comp and the other doesn't and you can see a significant change in the performance of the gun..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqJ7hGxOAgs

orangeusa
05-03-2012, 5:14 PM
Ric70506 on the Beretta Forum makes these from scratch and are based on the SGS compensators. But he's improved them, has better quality.... And they are available. I have PM'd him many times, and he's a good guy with a quality product.

BTW - Good gosh, some stupid comments on YouTube below that video. WOW or MetalGearSolid fans shouldn't be able to comment on real gun videos!! haha

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jbe90
05-03-2012, 5:41 PM
Very nice!

Eddie1965
05-03-2012, 11:29 PM
I have an Italian in Inox; best gun in my stable!

den888
05-04-2012, 7:54 AM
Nice!

CBruce
05-04-2012, 10:25 AM
Have you had a chance to detail strip it yet? I started a normal field strip and cleaning last night and one thing lead to another. Wonder how this comes out? Before I know it, my Beretta is lying on a towel in dozens of pieces...stripped all the way down to the bare frame. Whoops.

Things come apart pretty easily. Going back together is another matter entirely and I spent about 3 hours trying to get the sear and sear spring back in place. I would have been lost without Alex Austin's videos over on http://beretta92fs.com/

Still, it was a fascinating experience. It really helped demystify the 'gun' for me and I got to fulfull my OCD with some CLP, a wad of Q-Tips, and a couple of dental picks. It was fairly well cared for and clean to begin with, but I did find a trove of gunk behind the extractor.

SoCalSig1911
05-04-2012, 2:27 PM
Have you had a chance to detail strip it yet? I started a normal field strip and cleaning last night and one thing lead to another. Wonder how this comes out? Before I know it, my Beretta is lying on a towel in dozens of pieces...stripped all the way down to the bare frame. Whoops.

Things come apart pretty easily. Going back together is another matter entirely and I spent about 3 hours trying to get the sear and sear spring back in place. I would have been lost without Alex Austin's videos over on http://beretta92fs.com/

Still, it was a fascinating experience. It really helped demystify the 'gun' for me and I got to fulfull my OCD with some CLP, a wad of Q-Tips, and a couple of dental picks. It was fairly well cared for and clean to begin with, but I did find a trove of gunk behind the extractor.

I havent gotten that far into it yet because i didnt have all of the parts. But i got them in today so looks like ill be having that fun over this weekend. I am debating taking it shooting though before i completely dissassemble the gun and replace the sear, spring, extractor, firing pin, and the trigger return spring.. I love those online videos, i would be able to do much without them!!

frankDmole
05-04-2012, 2:42 PM
Things come apart pretty easily. Going back together is another matter entirely and I spent about 3 hours trying to get the sear and sear spring back in place. I would have been lost without Alex Austin's videos over on http://beretta92fs.com/


Great DVD, defiantly recommend it for 92 owners.:clap:

OP, nice job on your 92! :drool5:

orangeusa
05-04-2012, 2:58 PM
I've done it many times. The sear spring is a BUGGER. So, is the trigger spring. Sometimes they take 2 tries, sometimes MANY, MANY more.. :)

I've not torn a slide safety apart.... for good reason...

The same videos are also on YouTube... And the guy makes it look easy. :) And last I looked the DVD's weren't available... Some link broken or something like that...

Also, have you looked at the trigger job pics - they are OLD, but still valid on BerettaForum.net. Read it over and over before you try, but it's pretty low risk...
http://berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=13088?post=#10

Have you had a chance to detail strip it yet? I started a normal field strip and cleaning last night and one thing lead to another. Wonder how this comes out? Before I know it, my Beretta is lying on a towel in dozens of pieces...stripped all the way down to the bare frame. Whoops.

Things come apart pretty easily. Going back together is another matter entirely and I spent about 3 hours trying to get the sear and sear spring back in place. I would have been lost without Alex Austin's videos over on http://beretta92fs.com/

Still, it was a fascinating experience. It really helped demystify the 'gun' for me and I got to fulfull my OCD with some CLP, a wad of Q-Tips, and a couple of dental picks. It was fairly well cared for and clean to begin with, but I did find a trove of gunk behind the extractor.

SoCalSig1911
05-04-2012, 10:41 PM
I've done it many times. The sear spring is a BUGGER. So, is the trigger spring. Sometimes they take 2 tries, sometimes MANY, MANY more.. :)

I've not torn a slide safety apart.... for good reason...

The same videos are also on YouTube... And the guy makes it look easy. :) And last I looked the DVD's weren't available... Some link broken or something like that...

Also, have you looked at the trigger job pics - they are OLD, but still valid on BerettaForum.net. Read it over and over before you try, but it's pretty low risk...
http://berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=13088?post=#10

Yeah seems a little harder to take down than my 1911 but with patience, a beer, and youtube it can be done! lol.

I am going to skip on the DIY trigger job, I am happy enough with it after the lighter hammer and D spring.

cfusionpm
05-04-2012, 11:22 PM
One with my Sig 1911 Custom

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w87/SoCal335i/SDC10558.jpg

Say... that combo looks familiar, Italian and all (even if a little more "basic") :thumbsup:

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/303/img9619e.jpg

SoCalSig1911
05-05-2012, 11:43 AM
Dayummm! That's just crazy, you have the Sig 1911 and the Italian 92FS! You have great taste in guns! LOL