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G26S239
07-19-2012, 03:07
I just picked up this not very used Beretta 92 FS. Because it is the main US Military pistol and because all my friends who own them like the 92 it is not really altogether Shipwreck's fault. :supergrin: But his wheel of Berettas has got my attention on a few threads. Yesterday I just picked it up, inspected it, cleaned and lubed and looked up the date on Beretta website. It is a 1996 US made and appears to have only 400 rounds through it as I was told.
http://i47.tinypic.com/2igj11u.jpg
With the case, 4 mags and manual.
http://i45.tinypic.com/k854z.jpg
With old cardboard outer box.
http://i45.tinypic.com/16tmcm.jpg

G26S239
07-19-2012, 03:18
Here it is with the only other pistol I have with the same type locking block, my Walther P5. I think they will get along.
http://i46.tinypic.com/332qdth.jpg
And with my other 3 full size 9mms. HK USP9, 92FS,
CZ85 and G17.
http://i49.tinypic.com/zjb5no.jpg

G26S239
07-19-2012, 03:24
I have 250 rounds of UMC 115 grain hardball and 50 rounds of Winchester 124 grain Bonded JHP +P RA9BA set aside to shoot it with on Saturday. One of my friends from some years back gave me lots of opportunity to shoot his 92FS like 300 rounds or better so I have a pretty good feeling that I am going to like this huge pistol. Shipwreck thanks for helping inspire me to get this 92FS. :wavey: Someday I'll stop buying, until then people like you, bac and 2740 can help steer me towards good stuff. :supergrin:

bac1023
07-19-2012, 04:12
Very nice

Congrats on a classic 9mm! :cool:

G26S239
07-19-2012, 04:25
Thanks bac. :wavey: The only opther Berettas I have owned were the 950BS Jetfire and 3032.

Spiffums
07-19-2012, 04:58
It's ok to blame Shipwreck........he's used to it by now!

G26S239
07-19-2012, 05:07
It's ok to blame Shipwreck........he's used to it by now!

:rofl:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 05:13
It's ok to blame Shipwreck........he's used to it by now!

Sho nuff!


But, congrats on the Beretta!!! I am sure you will like it. Now go buy a set of Hogue rubber grip panels :supergrin:

G26S239
07-19-2012, 05:17
Thanks Shipwreck, I'll check that out. :wavey: I went to Beretta Forum like you suggested and found some good info on preventative maintenance re: locking block and springs and found the date as well. I believe this is a keeper. :thumbsup:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 05:46
Yes indeed.

Change the locking block every 15k (every 20k is recommended, but I have seen many reports where they crack just a few rounds past 20k - better safe than sorry).

Change the recoil spring every 3-3.5k... The recommendation is every 5k, but at 3700 rounds, my recoil spring was a LOT shorter than a new one. I just went ahead and changed it then.

Change the trigger return spring every 5k. Although, to simplify things, I just change mine when I do the recoil spring change...

SigFTW
07-19-2012, 06:39
Nice score!!!

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 08:28
Yes - another Beretta set loose in the wild!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/smiley054.gifhttp://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/smiley054.gif

Rustin
07-19-2012, 14:01
Awesome. I need one!

bigchuck83
07-19-2012, 14:11
love my m9a1 so much it became my edc. i need to get a second one though.
congrats on a great gun.

fnfalman
07-19-2012, 14:15
Congrats on a mighty fine pistol.

stopatrain
07-19-2012, 14:37
Nice!

G26S239
07-19-2012, 14:41
Nice score!!!
Thank you.
Yes - another Beretta set loose in the wild!


There must be a heck of a lot in circulation now. :thumbsup:
Awesome. I need one!
Thanks. Yes.
love my m9a1 so much it became my edc. i need to get a second one though.
congrats on a great gun.Thanks, are you going to get a wheel of Beretas too?

Congrats on a mighty fine pistol.Thanks fn. :wavey:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 14:43
Thank you.

Thanks, are you going to get a wheel of Beretas too?


Yep - it takes nine to roll :supergrin:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 14:55
Ya know, I get grief sometimes for liking the 92 platform so much.. Especially among unhinged 1911 fanatics :rofl:

But everytime I take one to the gun range and shoot it, all that just rolls off my back. I am reminded each time why I like the platform so much

G26S239
07-19-2012, 15:03
Ya know, I get grief sometimes for liking the 92 platform so much.. Especially among unhinged 1911 fanatics :rofl:

But everytime I take one to the gun range and shoot it, all that just rolls off my back. I am reminded each time why I like the platform so much

I will admit that I was one of the 1911 fans in the 1980s that did not like to see it replaced and griped about the M9. :embarassed: After trying it at the range and having quite a few Beretta owners tell me how reliable it is I had to put away my bias. After that it only took me another 20 years to buy one. :supergrin:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 15:30
One thing to remember - those 1911 military fanatics seem to forget that their beloved 1911s were all beat to hell and from world war 2. Many did not work and could hardly be fixed anymore.

G26S239
07-19-2012, 15:46
I recall reading that at that time the last deliveries of new 1911s had been made in 1946 so yeah, 40 years of use, abuse and neglect by junior military members takes a toll. I know how some of our members treated squadron equipment when I was in.

fnfalman
07-19-2012, 17:28
Yep - it takes nine to roll :supergrin:

Damn, I only have four. Not even halfway there.

NeverMore1701
07-19-2012, 17:40
I just got a second the other day, by far my favorite platform!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DZ5rH3KhmPw/UAhpjY-ZyvI/AAAAAAAAA84/ekOfSwYBfZw/s1600/IMG_7050.JPG

Glockdude1
07-19-2012, 17:42
Nice Beretta!!

:supergrin:

G26S239
07-19-2012, 17:52
I just got a second the other day, by far my favorite platform!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DZ5rH3KhmPw/UAhpjY-ZyvI/AAAAAAAAA84/ekOfSwYBfZw/s1600/IMG_7050.JPGNice. :wavey:

Nice Beretta!!

:supergrin:Thank you.

fnfalman
07-19-2012, 17:53
Then newer one came with a silver box and the older one came with a blue box. The blue box is prettier. The pistol in silver box was Italian made and the pistol in the blue box was American.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Beretta%2092FS/BerettaCZ989.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Beretta%2092FS/Beretta92FSe.jpg

G26S239
07-19-2012, 17:54
Damn, I only have four. Not even halfway there.

You'll be there in no time. :thumbsup:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 17:59
USA ones still come in a blue box - just a darker blue now. italians are a silver - they do this with all the Beretta handguns... If you are at a gunshow or something... And you are looking for a certain model (only made in Italy, for example) - makes it easier to look in the backstock...

ashecht
07-19-2012, 18:32
Like it or not, ya gotta admit, the 92fs platform is just sexy. Yeah I know, they are big and heavy for a 9mm pistol, but I still think they are dead sexy. I love my 92fs inox. Congrats on a great gun!

motorcyclist
07-19-2012, 19:20
Shipwreck's hypnotic wheel of doom got me too. I'm up to 3 with a 92FS, a 92FS compact and now a 96 centurion. I managed to not stare at the wheel long enough to get a CZ 75B in the collection...not easy to do!

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 19:34
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/churchsign.jpg

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
07-19-2012, 19:35
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NeverMore1701
07-19-2012, 19:42
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/churchsign.jpg

Excellent :supergrin:

r3dot
07-19-2012, 20:41
Congrats. My made in Italy 92fs is by far my favorite gun. It is my go-to gun and gets carried IWB every once in awhile. It is a tank for that job, though. Great shooter.

G26S239
07-19-2012, 21:21
Like it or not, ya gotta admit, the 92fs platform is just sexy. Yeah I know, they are big and heavy for a 9mm pistol, but I still think they are dead sexy. I love my 92fs inox. Congrats on a great gun!Thanks.

Shipwreck's hypnotic wheel of doom got me too. I'm up to 3 with a 92FS, a 92FS compact and now a 96 centurion. I managed to not stare at the wheel long enough to get a CZ 75B in the collection...not easy to do!
He got you good.
Congrats. My made in Italy 92fs is by far my favorite gun. It is my go-to gun and gets carried IWB every once in awhile. It is a tank for that job, though. Great shooter.Seems like it would be. In Lethal Weapon Gibson switched between a 92FS and a 1911 right at the beginning.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/churchsign.jpg
:supergrin:

r3dot
07-19-2012, 21:24
Officer Riggs, appendix carry. Gotta love it. :supergrin: