92FS is a nice gun - The slide feels like it is on ball bearings when you work it by hand. Used to be 1 of my favs. I even changed out the recoil spring to a D"D spring - so the double action pull was lighter. I have owned a few over the years. I had 1 92FS for 8 years - finally sold it in feb or mar of this year - I wanted something new after 8 years.
And, I've found a few guns to be a bit more ergonomic for my hand.
But, the Beretta 92FS is the softest recoiling 9mm I have ever fired.
I don't have a 92FS, but I do have a 96FS- same thing, but a .40 instead. Shipwreck is right; the slide is very smooth to operate. I've had mine for about 5 yrs or so, and it had never failed on me until my last range trip...had a FTE, but it was my fault...limp wristed (practicing strong hand for CCH class). But I'd highly recommend picking yourself up the 92. If my .40's such a nice shooter, the 9mm is probably really nice!
The 92fs was my first pistol. Had it for a little over 15 years. Never ~ not one failure of any kind. Pretty accurate too. Only complaint is it is kind of big in the handle but I have no intention of getting rid of it. Bonus... the mags fit in my CX4 too ~ which is another subject but a blast to shoot.
I've been thinking of getting one for some time. I've decided it'll be my next purchase. It's been a little while since I've fired one but as I recall it had a good feel to it. I like having a wider grip since it sits better in my big hands.
The Beretta is a decent weapon, it can be easily used for different sized hands, can carry a lot, and is a pretty potent calibre as long as you use hollow points. Take care of it. I had to qualify today with some pretty old guns this morning. The military really beats the shit out of their weapons, but they still work. very low recoil. I enjoy shooting it. Some day I might buy my own 96. What works for the DoD will most likely work for you. :smt1099
I have had three 92's, the first was stolen before I even got to shoot is back in 89, so I bought another one and had it until last November when I sold it with over 50,000 rounds without a single failure of any kind but for a dead round here and there, and Friday I bought my third, brand new, and have had no chance to shoot it yet. I will try to shoot it at lunch today if I have time.
I just picked up a used 92F. There's just a teeny spot of wear on the slide, otherwise it looks new. What's the difference between the 92F and the 92FS? I just recently joined this and 3 other forums and really enjoy reading everyone's ideas and opinions. I've learned a lot. Thank you!
I think the FS is made in the US. I have a M9 which is the same thing. I love the gun. As others have stated, it is very smooth and a terrific shooter. Very reliable and safe. Easy to strip. It is also, in my opinion, the best looking pistol in its class. The only (minor) downside is the trigger pull in DA mode. But let's not quibble.
I think it's a great design. I've got a compact 92, one that's not made anymore. Just a bit shorter than a standard 92. Shoots great. Love the single action. I think it's a gun that should be in everybody's collection.