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I've been out of the loop for some years on the 92 and it's variations. Early ones were Made in Italy and then after they got the Govt contract they were Made in America. Saw one at a gunshow, NIB for $489 and it said Made in Italy. Went on Beretta website and they show the 92FS for $650 retail with 10 round mag. Then they show two M9's for $750 one with 10 round mag and another with 15 round mag but both $750. Are they still made in USA and Italy?? Why $150 difference? Which do I want? Thanks for guidance.
 

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I am also out of this loop a bit. My first handgun when i got my pistol permit 25yrs ago was the 92 Berretta. Made in Italy, by Pietro Berretta slide hammer lock on frame, not on slide, that came later. mag release on bottom of left grip. 15 Rd mags, fixed sights. Pistol dates back to early 70s, Vietnam era. I am not sure what it will be worth, as it is not for sale. This gun is like my 1st girlfriend, always a place in my heart. Last winter at my range job, a couple of saturdays a month. The V.A police will rent the range for 2 hours before i opened up for the general public. They all had 92Fs issued to them. I had a go at one of them a couple of times, thanks to thier Luitenant, who would act as thier instructor. Wow these were some nice 92s. In doing so i noticed right away to his surprise, that when you slamened the mag in hard, with the slide open, the slide would go into battery. Without the need of using the slide stop. If i remember correctly they were the centurion models, only issued to the Feds. I use to kid him and tell him he has to sell me one of these. His response was always "you want me to loose my job". this was our little joke when ever they came to the range. Nice bunch of guys. I told him about my 1st generation Berretta, one day i wore it to work. He never seen one. I told him to have a go at it if he wanted. He took it in the back, but he never fired it. He later admitted to being a little nervous as the gun had only the hammer safety and no other. Unlike the 1911s that also have the grip safety. As time went on i did swap out the barrel for a stainless steel match grade one. Does print a little better than the original. Any way sorry that i could not help more on the priceing part that you had asked for, but as to the model you would want. I will say the centurion if it can legally be had that is. take care Jack.
 

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Sorry claydoctor, for getting long winded with that post. I wanted to add, that i paid $250.00 for my berretta. Jack
 

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I've been out of the loop for some years on the 92 and it's variations. Early ones were Made in Italy and then after they got the Govt contract they were Made in America. Saw one at a gunshow, NIB for $489 and it said Made in Italy. Went on Beretta website and they show the 92FS for $650 retail with 10 round mag. Then they show two M9's for $750 one with 10 round mag and another with 15 round mag but both $750. Are they still made in USA and Italy?? Why $150 difference? Which do I want? Thanks for guidance.
yes they are made in both US and Italy. Beretta had to set up a plant in the US for the requirements of the Government contracts. I bought a M9 instead of a 92 just for the Military markings. Other than the markings, I can't tell any difference from the 92 that a friend of mine has. Why the price difference, because they can I guess.


here is my M9

 

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Thats a bueatiful 92, Iwish mine looked that good. Mines a little worn looking. From the jungles of Nam, at least thats what i was told when i bought it back in the 80s. Shes a good shooter for $250.00. LOL with your new pistol, i am sure your gonna love it. Take care, Johnny
 

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there are a few differences in the m9 and the 92fs...

the 92fs's have alloy frames.......M9's have polymer frames

there are several 92 variations (D, DS, FS, L, and G I believe) with INOX, Brigadier, VERTEC, and elite packages ( and the centurion which i am told is not in production anymore)

there are 2 M9's.... M9 and M9A1, the M9A1 has the rail under the barrel and i think removable sights where as the M9 does not

i cannot find the m9's on their website anymore but they still have them on hyatts website for sale www.hyattsgunstore.com
 
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