Can anyone tell me the major differences between the two?
What literal said. Only major difference is the 92 is a 9mm and 96 is a .40
It's a lot easier to find parts and mags for the 92 than it is for the 96, at least from what I've found.
actually the mags are exactly the same except for the capacity indicated on it, i have a 96 and it works perfect the with the 92 9mm magazine
I own a Berretta 96 .40 S&W and love the gun. If you get one, look on the CDNN Sports site ( its a firearms site) and they have a deal for Extra Magazines and Magazine holders. I got a set for 39.00. Two Mag and holder not bad for two 11 rounds mags.
The slides are actually slightly different in several dimensions, one of which is the bolt face dimension.