Beretta 92 compact?

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    Beretta 92 compact?

    I am looking to get another handgun for cc and was looking at the beretta 92 compact. I have always liked the 92fs, so I thought I would look into the compact version.

    Does anyone here have any experience with the 92 compact or know anyone who has had problems with it.

    Just want some info. So please share anything good or bad.

    Thanks, Joey
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    The Beretta 92FS Compact was my last pistol purchase. It is reliable, accurate out of the box and hardly any recoil.
    It is a fantastic gun!
    The 92FS isn't that much of a compact, it is 7.8 long and the 92FS is 8.5, but people do carry them. I switch out between my Walther PPS and my Beretta Cougar.

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    Consider a compact PX4, controls match 92fs and smaller/lighter than 92fs Compact.

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    I like the all metal construction of 92 compact.
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    I like the all metal guns better as well, but I am eyeing a PX4 Compact for my next purchase.

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    I love my two 92 compacts.

    I will admit that I conceal carry a fullsize 92FS daily - I'm not a big guy either (6'1" - 180 lbs)

    I carry one of my compacts occasionally. It is just as accurate as the fullsize. There will be no problems with accuracy or reliability in that regard...





    And a fullsize with 2 compacts for comparison...


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    Many years ago I had a 92FS Compact, sometime around 1994 or 1995 IIRC. My first wife got it in the divorce, but it was a fantastic gun. Very reliable and accurate. Not the smallest compact on the market, especially now, but it is significantly smaller than the full-size 92FS. Now that Beretta is offering it again, I am thinking about picking another up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
    I love my two 92 compacts.


    What's the deal with the hammers on the two guns to the left? Aftermarket, or what?

    And what's this about Beretta "bringing back" the 92 Compact? Fact?

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    Those are Elite II hammers. I changed out the factory hammer to the skeletonized hammers because I like the look. I have them on 3 or 4 of my 92 variants.

    The compact type L is out, been out since last Spring. However - at the Shot Show, there apparently was a showing of a new Inox Compact M9A1 (railed Beretta) which is reported to come out this Summer. So, we'll see...

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    Thanks for all of the reply's. Not sure what I'm going to do just yet, but I like what I have read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
    Those are Elite II hammers. I changed out the factory hammer to the skeletonized hammers because I like the look. I have them on 3 or 4 of my 92 variants.

    The compact type L is out, been out since last Spring. However - at the Shot Show, there apparently was a showing of a new Inox Compact M9A1 (railed Beretta) which is reported to come out this Summer. So, we'll see...
    One assumes Elite II is a version for the 92? Type L?

    Guess I need to look at Beretta's site...

    Thanks.

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    The Elite II was a fullsize 92 model previously sold (no longer made). It came with a skeletonized hammer.

    You can buy just the hammer, and drop it into 92 variant.

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    Oh, incase you are wondering - the two carry guns (in the pic above) have silver screws - because they are NP3 covered. Periodically, CDNN has some NP3 covered grip screws for the Beretta 92.

    When carrying the 92 IWB in the summer, the grip screws commonly rust. I prefer the black hex screws visually. But after rusted grip screws a few times, I started to use the NP3 covered screws. Problem solver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
    When carrying the 92 IWB in the summer, the grip screws commonly rust. I prefer the black hex screws visually. But after rusted grip screws a few times, I started to use the NP3 covered screws. Problem solver.
    We did the same thing with Sigs... which would rust the grip screws regardless of weather conditions.

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    my only experience with anything like the Beretta is the Taurus PT917CS that has a 4" barrel but full size frame. Nice pistol with a bit of "bling". Since its based on the Beretta designed has been flawless.

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