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Beretta 92A1

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by cutter17, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. cutter17

    cutter17 Empty Pockets

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    About 10 years ago I developed macular degeneration in my left eye. It was such that if I closed my right eye, I had a huge black spot in my left eye. As a result I sold the pistols I had, 4 at the time, and that was that.

    As time has passed I have either gotten used to my left eye, or/and it has improved some. Since it has I decided it was time to try another pistol. Of the guns I had in the past I was always fondest of the Beretta 92 I had. I also had a Beretta Cougar, but I think that gun has been discontinued.

    So I went with the Beretta 92A1, a full sized, and handful, gun. I don't plan on CCW, but if I do, I'll be getting a Sigarms P239. The Beretta is a house gun and a range gun.

    There are a few improvements over the standard 92FS, with the most visible being the built in accessory rail. I am going to replace the standard grips with a set of Hogue black/gray G-10 G-Mascus Chain Link grips, as soon as they arrive.

    I know that the Beretta 92 has it's detractors, but I'm definately not one. I love the design, the simplicity of take down, and the craftsmanship of this gun.

    Anyone elase a 92 fan?

    Btw, I just got the gun Monday and have not had the chance to get to the range and try it out, but I'm sure I will not be dissappointed when I do!
     
  2. Rainiers

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    I approve wholeheartedly. Grew up with a 92f riding in my dad's holster, so it's always been my idea of what a semiautomatic is "supposed to be." Too bad the 92 is so wide in the grip... makes it hard for those of us with small hands.
     
  3. cutter17

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    It does have a handful of grip, but it fits my hand perfectly. The Hogue grips came in yesterday and have been installed. They are very grippy! Though it had been 10+ years since I had handled a Beretta 92, as soon as I picked this one up it just settled perfectly within my hand and felt oh so comfortable, sorta like it was only yesterday that I had shot one.
     
  4. cutter17

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    I was finally able to take this pistol out to the shooting range, and man did it ever meet/exceed my expectations! I shot at 21' and at 50'. Shot 150 rounds of 147 grain ball ammo. The thing is, I have not shot a pistol in 10+ years, but it really didn't seem to affect my ability to shoot some nice groups, at least nice for me! I was using some silhouette targets I got from Sportsman's Guide. At 21' I was able to keep all my shots in the kill zone, with deliberate firing ( slow and steady). Rapid fire spread out the groupings a little bit, with maybe 75% in the kill zone and the others outside, but still on the body. I shot 100 rounds at 21', with 75 rounds being the deliberate style, and 25 rounds as rapid fire. The other 50 rounds went onto the 50' targets, and I was pleased with the results. It was 50/50 hitting the kill zone and outside the kill zone, but staying within the body. I shot 30 from a deliberate stance and the other 20 as rapid fire. I will just say that my rapid fire at 50' needs a little more practice.

    I'm sure this is not real impressive to a lot of you, but I was happy with it, being that it had been 10 years since shooting. Practice should tighten things up a bit, and I'm determined to improve!

    Btw, there were no jams, stovepipes, or any problems with the performance of the gun. With it being a full sized, and fairly heavy gun, the muzzle rise was very controllable allowing quick followup shots. It was just a pleasure to shoot!!

    Crappy pic from my Blackberry-

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  5. homebrw

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    The Beretta 92G Elite (around 98) was my first handgun I purchased when I got my first good job. It is a paper puncher! It will make one large ragged hole at about 20 feet. I own several other handguns now, and I can easily say none are as easy to take down and clean as the 92. I've put 7 or 8k rounds through it at this point, and I've neve had a failure to feed or extract. It's just reliable as all get-out. It's not my favorite ....My dad's tack driving Kimber takes those honors, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.

    I put the wraparound Hogue grips on too, and have never taken them off. Very comfy for me and I don't have big paws at all.
    Chris in NC also.