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Old 12-18-2009, 6:48 PM
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Default Beretta 92F vs. 92FS

Just wondering what is the difference between the two were. Now for the important part. I didn't see a model 92F on the roster, so I am guessing it is a no-go here. Thanks for the help
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Old 12-18-2009, 7:48 PM
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The F and FS are identical except for the enlarged hammer axis pin on the FS. The enlarged pin was designed to catch the rear half of the slide in case of a slide failure. The modification was done in response to demands by the US military because several 92F's (M9's) had slide failures. However, Beretta later found out that the failures were a result of over-pressure ammunition and not weapon design or metallurgy. Basically, you wont have any trouble with either gun if you stay away from +P+ ammunition.
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Old 12-18-2009, 9:07 PM
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Nick is correct. Well said!
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Old 12-19-2009, 3:09 AM
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I thought the 92F also had the Mag release at the bottom of the grip where the 92FS has it up near the trigger guard.

My father-in-law has an old Beretta 9mm that I think is a 92F. It looks just like my 92FS except it has the mag release at the bottom of the grip.

Not all Beretta mags (especially the military or after market) have the cutout for this release.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 12-19-2009, 8:11 AM
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You're thinking about the 92S. Great gun.

Also many later, newer factory mags still had the cutout at the bottom for the 92S mag release.
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Old 12-19-2009, 9:05 AM
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The original Beretta Model 92 also had the European style heel magazine release.

The Beretta Model 92S differs from the Model 92, in that it relocated the safety/decocker from the frame to the slide.

The Beretta Model 92SB changed the location of the magazine release to the side. It was done so that it could be entered into the US military pistol trials.

Outcome of the trials, resulted in the Model 92F. Which the US military adopted as the M9.
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i concur with Quiet. that is exactly the order i remember the progression/evolution of the 92-92F
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the slide issue was solved and also that is where th brigadier slide came from for higher pressure loads
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Old 12-19-2009, 1:56 PM
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I like euro heel mag releases And I miss my little P230!
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I have the 92f. It was my duty weapon and when I retired, I bought it for $300, plus I was able to keep 2 of the 3 15 round mags. Why the county refused to give me the 3rd one is beyond me.

I thought the 92fs had something done to the grip to make it easier for smaller handed people to grip. I guess I thought wrong huh.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HK45 GUY View Post
Yeah, the Vertec 92FS has the slimmer back strap.

Anyone remember doing the sound check on their Beretta slides? You hold the slide from one end and tap the other with something like a pencil. It will have a slight harmonic effect. If it doesn't, the slide is cracked.

I've seen two 92f cracked slides. +P+ ammo is the culprit.
I have never heard of that one, so thanks for the info. Tho I've never shot +P+ in it, I'll check it anyhow if no other reason than to hear the harmonic.

ETA: I did the slide thing and I could hear the harmonic! I would surmise not the most scientific test, but I did hear it. lol

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Old 12-20-2009, 1:35 AM
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Yeah, the Vertec 92FS has the slimmer back strap.
The newer 92FS also have a radius cut into the rear of the grip to shorten the "length of pull."
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