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02-22-2013, 09:17
Im thinking of picking up a Beretta 92. Whats the difference between the FS and the M9? Also, does anyone carry one concealed IWB?

02-22-2013, 09:53
Cosmetic differences between the two.

As far as concealed carry, why not? It's been done before.

02-22-2013, 09:55
Im thinking of picking up a Beretta 92. Whats the difference between the FS and the M9? Also, does anyone carry one concealed IWB?

Roll marks on slide, and sights.
92FS on the left, M9 on the right.


02-22-2013, 10:49
I believe the dust cover of the frame is slightly different as well.

02-22-2013, 11:02
Straight dust cover of M9 as opposed to the slanted dust cover on the 92FS Italian.

02-22-2013, 11:28
Higher radius backstrap cut on the 92FS too.

02-22-2013, 11:52
I like it but it is too much bulkier than a G26 for me to want to carry.

02-22-2013, 13:51
Different screws holding on grip panels.

02-22-2013, 16:25
I am a big fan of Beretta 92. No major differences between the two, I cant tell them apart at a glance. As far as CCW IWB goes no way, not for me atleast. I don't care for IWB as it is, but the 92 is a big beautiful gun and would have to be a OWB with cover garment gun for sure.

02-22-2013, 17:12
I know Shipwreck carried a 92FS, then went to a Compact and now I think he currently carries a Shield in the pocket. A 92FS is possible to carry IWB, but it requires a certain type of clothing to do so. I wear normal size jeans/pants and shirts so it's defiantly not possible for me.

02-22-2013, 19:18
I got a 92A1 not too long ago and it's a damn fine pistol, but it's also a pretty big pistol. I would think CC of it would require more careful consideration of belt, holster and cover garments. It could be done though if you really wanted to.

You won't regret owning one. Nice shooting pistol.

02-22-2013, 21:13
I have a 92FS and a 92 compact. Both great guns, the compact is a half inch shorter in barrel and grip.

But honestly, they are a bit large and heavy compared to other choices like a Glock 17 or 19, of comparable capacity. Or my favorite the 26, the best carry gun on the planet :)

You can carry the 92, and I have, but the real question is do you want to? :)

I joined the NRA, have you yet?

02-22-2013, 21:32
I don't think the m9 has the big warning on the dustcover like a standard 92fs does. It is possible to carry iwb, i do so daily with the m9a1, a shirt that is a little loose fitting and long covers just fine. Finding a decent iwb for the 92fs should be fairly easy. A good sturdy belt is really needed.

02-22-2013, 22:41
M9 has serials engraved on barrell, slide and hammer. Not just the frame. At least the real military ones do. Other than that it's the same gun. I wouldn't recommend it for concealed carry except maybe in a shoulder rig. Try it on your belt, and see for yourself. :)

02-23-2013, 00:46
The simple answer is that they are all the same.

From Beretta regarding the USA 92FS and Italian 92FS:

All of the technical specifications are the same. All parts are interchangeable. There are no technical differences.
The only exceptions on the Italian made 92FS’s are:
Italian markings
Barrel will usually be marked "9MM"

Inox and .40 Cal. slides will have different markings on slide denoting Inox and .40 Cal./9mm.

Note that previously, it was thought that the barrel was cold hammer forged in the Italian versions, but that is NOT true. (PX4 and Cougar barrels are, however). Apparently, the barrel isn't always marked 9mm either.

The differences between the M9 and 92FS:
The M9 usually has a straight dustcover and non-radiused backstrap (Contract Pistols will always be straight/straight)
The 92FS (recent model) has a radiused backstrap and angled dustcover
M9 markings (including proof markings and cage # markings)
M9 lacks the warning to read owner's manual
The rear sight of the 92FS has 2 dots, whereas the M9 has a single half-moon
M9 (unless special or limited edition) comes in cardboard box, with no plastic hard case

All model 92/M9/M9A1/96/90Two model barrels are made the same way.

All other aspects of 92FS and M9 are similar/identical. This includes warnings and polymer coated parts.

NOTE: The first M9 pistols were built to the F specification. While uncommon, there are some old M9 slides around that will not go on a 92FS frame since they lack the milled channel for the FS hammer pin head to ride in.

02-23-2013, 07:29
M9 has serials engraved on barrell, slide and hammer. Not just the frame. At least the real military ones do.

Those are just Manuf/ ASSY #s.

Hammers say 9346463 65490.
Barrels say 934642S 65490.
Slides say 9346442 65490.

Other than that it's the same gun.

Nope. See all above.

02-23-2013, 08:20
I like it but it is too much bulkier than a G26 for me to want to carry.

Its too big for me to carry concealed also.

02-23-2013, 09:11
Pretty guns, especially the blued ones with wood grips, but it's a combat sidearm, not a carry gun.

02-23-2013, 09:23
Have to disagree, the 92 is a fine ccw!

HeJJ I know a guy who carries a 44 Mag Desert Eagle in the winter.

02-23-2013, 10:35
I've always wanted a 92, so I just purchased a 92 FS Vertec. SHould get here today. Will just be a range gun and possibly HD. I mean, if you grew up watching Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, you have to buy a 92 right?

02-23-2013, 14:08
Unless you're tall, concealing the M9/92FS is tough. I have the Milt Sparks IBAK for my 92/M9 and it makes carrying the gun very comfortable but I am only 5ft6 with a generous waistline and it definitely prints rather badly.

02-23-2013, 16:02
i carry full size, and actually thought mine was kinda big for concealed carry. most of why i sold it. otherwise, it was probably my favorite shooting 9. the 96 was just as enjoyable.

still kick myself for not just sucking it up and carrying them anyway (normal edc is a 1911...go figure)

02-23-2013, 16:47
I have carried my 92 a lot. Mostly just stuffed in my pants in the small of my back. A loose shirt covers it just fine. The 92 is my favorite handgun.

02-23-2013, 18:37
I have a crossbreed for mine. I could carry it if I had too., But it's just too damn heavy when loaded. I carry a G22 & it's about the same size but the weight isn't there.

02-24-2013, 13:10
They are both almost identical as others have pointed out.

So I will just add, whichever one you get, put in a "D" hammer spring. They are around $5 and by far the best bang for your buck upgrade/improvement you can make to the M9/92FS.

02-24-2013, 13:21
.... Whats the difference between the FS and the M9? ....

The M9 is just cooler.:dancing:
Because it has heart. :patriot:

:rant: If you are like me and want one because it is what the military uses, you want an M9.
The M92 is almost what our troops carry.

02-25-2013, 11:52
I have a line on a nice blued 92FS with walnut grips, skeleton hammer, adjustable sights, stainless guide rod and extras. I would have to trade an AK for it, but it's a damn nice Beretta.

02-25-2013, 12:15
my Italian 92 fs is way too big to carry concealed! I think it would be comfortable for open carry but not a CCW. For me, it is a range gun only, about every 10 or 15 years:supergrin:


ca survivor
02-25-2013, 12:27
I have the Centurion model, granted the slide and barrel are shorter, but I don't see that much difference IWB than say a Sig 226.

02-25-2013, 12:37
the M9 is massive in an OWB or thigh holster, I can't imagine someone carrying IWB...yikes.