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Old 10-16-2005, 4:26 PM
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Default Beretta 92FS Compensator (9mm)

I am looking for a good quality compensator for my Beretta 92fs.

Any ideas anyone?


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Old 10-17-2005, 1:55 AM
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Most of the add on comps are pretty gimicky and generally not worth the hassle and expense. I had a friend who had one on his Beretta 92 that clamped onto the barrel and it popped off. Don't know how much it helped reduce recoil.
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I'm puzzled as to why you need a compensator on a mouse round like 9mm.
(Fast 2nd shot recovery in rapid fire perhaps?)

Just make sure you don't get a threaded barrel setup as that'd make your Ber. 92 a CA assault weapon.

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The reason I want this is mainly for the look of it, it makes the pistol look really cool. Plus I was hoping it will help a little with the recoile and grouping.

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The reason I want this is mainly for the look of it, it makes the pistol look really cool. Plus I was hoping it will help a little with the recoile and grouping.

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Re-coil on a 9mm??? What kind of a bullet are you shooting?
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Ok you got me it's mostly for the look of it.
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I like how people stare at my Beretta when I put on my comp. Been referred to as Robocop once


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I like how people stare at my Beretta when I put on my comp. Been referred to as Robocop once


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Clod, where did you get it???

Do you feel any diference it preformance?

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It's an SGS compensator. If you ever saw the movie "The Professional", it's the same one used by Leon. Bought it through GunsAmerica.com a few years ago, after Kalifornia declared my screwed-on compensator was an evil assault weapon

The unit is solid aluminum and is heavier than other comps available today. Reduces muzzle flip by about 50% and makes follow up shots as easy as shooting a .22. I paid about $60 for it, and think I got my money's worth. It performs better than my old screw on comp, and felt better than a Beretta with an extended ported barrel.

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It's an SGS compensator. If you ever saw the movie "The Professional", it's the same one used by Leon. Bought it through GunsAmerica.com a few years ago, after Kalifornia declared my screwed-on compensator was an evil assault weapon

The unit is solid aluminum and is heavier than other comps available today. Reduces muzzle flip by about 50% and makes follow up shots as easy as shooting a .22. I paid about $60 for it, and think I got my money's worth. It performs better than my old screw on comp, and felt better than a Beretta with an extended ported barrel.

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It seem like SGS is not longer exists.

Do you (or anyone else for that matter) know where I can get one?


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Interestingly, I still have the link to the ad, and it works

http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976417251.htm

You can try contacting the person to see if he's got any lying around still.

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Interestingly, I still have the link to the ad, and it works

http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976417251.htm

You can try contacting the person to see if he's got any lying around still.

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I tried but it returns "item no longer exists"......I guess I'm out of luck.

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I've had compensators put on several of my 9mm handguns. They don't help with accuracy, gun is or is not accurate but does with rapid follow ups. Primarily it helped me with shooting for extended periods (+500 rounds) because I have broken my wrist three times and it tires easily. Cna't recommend any after market products as mine were all custom done by smiths. Good luck.
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I HAVE ONE AND WOULD LIKE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE. STILL LOOKING AND FOUND NOTHING YET.
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here you go.

http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=34977


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I got this SGS style comp. off the beretta forum above. It works great and looks even better. They are not cheap but they are VERY well made.




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I got this SGS style comp. off the beretta forum above. It works great and looks even better. They are not cheap but they are VERY well made.




Beautiful grips Un-Bulletproof! Here's my 92 with an original SGS comp. I bought it for $50 and sold it for ten times more.


There were 3 problems with it. One, the contact point between the bottom side's of the comp and the Beretta's dust cover, will mar the dustcover. Two, the carbon build up on the front of the frame below the barrel will be severe. Three, the rounds made contact with the comp inside spreading my groups widely. Other then that, it looks great.
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Thanks 69! Funny u say that, I just sold those. Nice for a safe queen but when I started shoot'n more I needed some grip and those babies are slick, literally! I have the hogue wraps on now. As for the comp. I have sticky felt between the comp. and dust cover, over 500 rounds without a mark. Dirty as hell though I agree. And no bullet contact for me but your not the first person I've heard that from. But it's a cool look all-n-all. Thanks again for the kind words my friend.
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Your welcome. By the way, did you buy the comp because of "The Professional" also? LOL
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Now if only someone would make a comp for my Px4. Those .40s could use a bit of compensation >.>
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Your welcome. By the way, did you buy the comp because of "The Professional" also? LOL
Hahaha... Great minds think alike! Lol! I wanted to try a comp out for some time just to see what there was to it, and then I found these SGS style just like the movie and talked a bit with the guy that was make'n them (ric) and he is a no bull type of guy and I like that so I picked 1 up. Glad I did too.
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Here is one for $35.
http://www.gunsamerica.com/976972956...ompensator.htm
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That's an old listing.
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Yeah 69 is right. The true SGS comp. are HARD to findorGor a new SGS style or a ture SGS your look'n 200+ easy.
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Someone make a really good SGS clone. I will look for the link.
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so what does that small pin hole do???
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Here is the link to the guy that is making clone sgs compensators himself
http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/showthread.php?t=50075
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Sounds dangerous having the felt between the comp and dust cover. It's not suppose to have too much side to side movement.

The new compensators are suppose to have a slightly larger hole than the original SGS compensators to take care of the bullet contact problem. I had to grind a tiny bit off of my SGS to get rid of the contact issue.

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Thanks 69! Funny u say that, I just sold those. Nice for a safe queen but when I started shoot'n more I needed some grip and those babies are slick, literally! I have the hogue wraps on now. As for the comp. I have sticky felt between the comp. and dust cover, over 500 rounds without a mark. Dirty as hell though I agree. And no bullet contact for me but your not the first person I've heard that from. But it's a cool look all-n-all. Thanks again for the kind words my friend.
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Sounds dangerous having the felt between the comp and dust cover. It's not suppose to have too much side to side movement.

The new compensators are suppose to have a slightly larger hole than the original SGS compensators to take care of the bullet contact problem. I had to grind a tiny bit off of my SGS to get rid of the contact issue.

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Yes, that darn felt... The gap is .004 on each side so I had to lay the felt on my garage floor and hammer it flat(what a pain to get it right). It was a tip from another beretta forum member. It's worked so far and stop the right side roll And your right about the clearance.. Ric made the port and bushing bigger... There is a CRAPLOAD of info about every step of his hard work on that site
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Putting in an order for the next run.
I can't believe that I didn't hear about this project sooner!
I've wanted one for years, but come up empty.
Glad the project worked out so well for him.
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I got mine a few weeks ago. Boy, this really changes the balance, performance and overall feel of the gun. I was worried about possible issues, compatibility, etc... but they were found to be without merit once I got my hands on the product.

My M9 upper now has the recoil of a 22lr. Follow up shots are childs play as one would expect with an effective compensator on a gun firing a low recoil round like 9mm. Frankly, I was worried that this would simply be a "look alike" toy that snapped onto the muzle only to be blown off on the first round. This device has reverse compensator cuts that are actually effective and is a real asset to the operation of the firearm, not some cheap toy.

The instructions stated that I should clean it after every 100 rounds, but I have fired about 800 to 1000 rounds so far without any bullet strikes, tipping or other adverse effects. Installation was straight forward and the only two required tools were suplied with the device. I was impressed with the overall fit, finish and high level of quality in the parts as well as the instructions for use / installation.

Communication from the manufacturer / seller was excellent also. He really kept all of his buyers in the loop as far as order times, progression through manufacture and feedback. I will do buisness with him again if the oportunity arises.

I LOVE IT!!

Now I need one for my M96 (40S&W) upper...
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good for you.
i had the original and was really happy with it.
it is funny to read all the macho men laughing about
the 'mouse' recoil of the 9mm but in real life,
any gain in second shot recovery would be beneficial
for the shooter, besides,
it is so much fun to shoot with it!!
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Nice.

I'm in the process of getting one myself. Ric's got some excellent communication. Can't wait to get it to the range.
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sirguiles, thanks for posting that link to Ric's thread (s) on the Beretta forum. I didn't read the whole thread (345 pages!), but I read the ones by him and learned a lot.

Since his last post there was on the 24th of last month, I emailed him to see if he still has some or will be doing another production run. Also if the latter, what the cost will be.

When I retired in 2003, I bought the 92f that was issued to me in 1990 and I take it to the range whenever I go.
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I just ordered one from him, 275$ shipped. 55% of what I paid for beretta itslelf!
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Nice find,

Here was the last post today on the Beretta Fourm from the Manuf.

http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/showt...t=50075&page=8


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Update - Improvements To Guide Rod Assembly

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We are now making the guide rod assemblies at the same local machine shop where the compensators are made. I have nothing but good things to say about Steve Bedair and the guide rods he was making for me, but the new guide rods are being made out of 316 stainless steel which is a much stronger material than the 304 stainless steel that Steve is using. The biggest improvement has been made to the retaining screws which have been redesigned to make them stronger. Steve was buying 304 stainless screws off the shelf and turning the head down and facing them to make them work for this application. We are now making the screws one at a time out of 17-4 stainless steel and the head has been redesigned to put more material between the threads and the bottom of the hex head hole where the allen wrench goes. The retaining screw is what holds the compensator on the gun while the gun is being fired and by redesigning the head and making them locally out of stronger material we now have a much stronger retaining screw.

The word is starting to get out about these new SGS style compensators. Most of the recent sales have been to people who are not members or who are brand new members of the Beretta Forum who heard about these compensators on other forums or by word of mouth from their friends. To help get the word out to more people that these new SGS style compensators are available again, I may start selling finished compensators on GunBroker and/or AuctionArms and/or GunsAmerica. However, in order to keep the cost to the buyer down, I am not going to let Brownells or any other distributor or middle man sell them. I will continue to sell these compensators directly to anyone who wants one. These compensators are not some cheap knockoff made in China or Taiwan. These compensators are made in the US by skilled machinists on CNC machines out of some of the best material you can buy. I personally inspect, debur, prep, assemble, and package each one of them by hand.

I have a few finished compensators available for sale at this time. Anyone who wants one should read post # 67 of this thread and then contact me by email. Thanks
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Ric confirmed that the one I ordered is with "Improvements To Guide Rod Assembly"
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sirguiles, thanks for posting that link to Ric's thread (s) on the Beretta forum. I didn't read the whole thread (345 pages!), but I read the ones by him and learned a lot.

Since his last post there was on the 24th of last month, I emailed him to see if he still has some or will be doing another production run. Also if the latter, what the cost will be.

When I retired in 2003, I bought the 92f that was issued to me in 1990 and I take it to the range whenever I go.
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I just completed my transaction with Ric from the Beretta forums. My SGS style Compensator will be home shortly. I can't wait to take her to the range! It's like falling in love again.

The pic that jumped started the search...

Friggin' beautiful.
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Got mine, it's such a good piece of craftsmanship! Unfortunately, I've been sick as a dog last 4 days, so no time to install and test fire.
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