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Just got one from a friend and I honestly don't know much about it but I do know I like the way it feels and the weight of it on my hip :image035:

Anyone else have one?
 

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I bought my PT-99 (adjustable rear sight) in 1987. Still have it. Shoots great. The only thing I did to it was swap the Rosewood grips for Pacmyar's.

Mine shoots anything I put through it.
 

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I do indeed. Had this one for almost 20 years. Good pistol. Any specific questions?
well mine is stamped on the mags 'government and law enforcement only' so I'm curious to the actual date of manufacture but I'm sure its pre-AWB. The slide is smooth as butter and I love it but the biggest question I have is if that crack by the firing pin is machined or not since it doesn't look sheared or cracked at all.
 

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Big ,heavy they shoot well over priced. Over all a very good full size
 

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I remember when we transitioned from the 1911 to the Beretta M9 (92F) in the Army. They are a very accurate pistol, and I have never had a feed related malfunction with one. You may hear some people talk about their slides cracking back years ago, but that was because the military ran submachine gun ammo through them that was HOT with a capital "H". LAPD use to issue them to recruits coming out of their academy and they had good success with them. (They are still authorized by LAPD for duty use, but don't know if they still issue them at the academy level). The 92F has what I feel to be the smoothest slide actuation of any semi-auto made. I have had success with grain weights in the 115 to 124 grain range, and accuracy with these loads is excellent. If I were going to carry one for defense I would likely use a Speer 124+P Gold Dot load or the 124+P Remington Golden Saber load. With the barrel length of the M9 these loads would definitely offer good performance in regards to terminal effectiveness.
 
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Big ,heavy they shoot well over priced. Over all a very good full size
This, except I have never shot one that actually worked well. Granted, all of the M9's I shot were while I wan in the army, but I generally disliked. The civilian counterparts are very heavy, very expensive, and very large. they dont fir my hand well.
 

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I don't have the 92, but I have the 96. Well made, reliable, shoots very nice. Pretty big and heavy, so I don't carry it, but a great shooter.
 

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This, except I have never shot one that actually worked well. Granted, all of the M9's I shot were while I wan in the army, but I generally disliked. The civilian counterparts are very heavy, very expensive, and very large. they dont fir my hand well.
I was there for the change from 45 to the 92. We were able to hang on to the .45 until the last ones were in issue but they came for us one day and they were gone.
I did not agree with the change still don't.
But the 92and 96 worked well and I will give credit where it is due. The only reason the US went to it was NATO forced the issue
The infantry has regretted it every sense.
We had some issue with mags when they got beat up. The weapons did not hold up as well as they old 45's to long term Army use .
I had a personal one and gave it to a son. Still have a case of mags for one. I would buy another one but I just don't like spending my firearm cash on foreign products.
It is a good full size 9mm, not a plastic pocket filler. I see them from 699-800 it is not worthy of that price tag IMO
 

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It's a bulky and heavy gun in comparison to what's available, but it feels good. I have never had any malfunctions with it and it's shot what'ever has been thrown at it. Magazines are a bit more than I'm willing to spend.

Any specific questions?
Please share some info on those grip panels! Rubber? Nylon? How do they compare with stock?
 

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Big ,heavy they shoot well over priced. Over all a very good full size
At 34.4 ounces and a MSRP of $675, "heavy and over priced" would be debatable. I like the 92FS. I've carried it afield, parked it at bedside, and on occasion have even carried it concealed. That we can find smaller, lighter and more easily concealed 9mm pistols is indisputable. The 92 sure isn't my EDC but it has a place in my fleet.
 

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At 34.4 ounces and a MSRP of $675, "heavy and over priced" would be debatable. I like the 92FS. I've carried it afield, parked it at bedside, and on occasion have even carried it concealed. That we can find smaller, lighter and more easily concealed 9mm pistols is indisputable. The 92 sure isn't my EDC but it has a place in my fleet.
Sure it's a little bulky, but it's still lighter than my P226 which is my usual CC. For some reason a compact handgun just isn't my thing, I've shot a few, had a couple, different strokes for different folks. I like the look, how it feels in my hands, I've yet to shoot it but if it performs like it should I'm sure I'll be able to carry it no problem. How often do you find a gun that fits all 3 criteria of looks, feel, and performance? BTW I paid $500 for it with an extra mag and a hard case.
 

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Sure it's a little bulky, but it's still lighter than my P226 which is my usual CC. For some reason a compact handgun just isn't my thing, I've shot a few, had a couple, different strokes for different folks. I like the look, how it feels in my hands, I've yet to shoot it but if it performs like it should I'm sure I'll be able to carry it no problem. How often do you find a gun that fits all 3 criteria of looks, feel, and performance? BTW I paid $500 for it with an extra mag and a hard case.
Make sure it's lubed and I'll bet you are going to be a happy camper. Mine rides comfortably in a Galco Combat Master and it likes both 147 and 124 grain ammunition. When you've played with the 92FS enough do yourself another favor and pick up a full size or compact size 9mm Beretta PX4 Storm.
 

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Sure it's a little bulky, but it's still lighter than my P226 which is my usual CC. For some reason a compact handgun just isn't my thing, I've shot a few, had a couple, different strokes for different folks. I like the look, how it feels in my hands, I've yet to shoot it but if it performs like it should I'm sure I'll be able to carry it no problem. How often do you find a gun that fits all 3 criteria of looks, feel, and performance? BTW I paid $500 for it with an extra mag and a hard case.
Long as it is in good shape you did well. Pick up a couple more mags for it while you can. and enjoy
Best I have seem here used is 400 and that weapon was well used
 
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