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Beretta 92X handgun
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:29:47 PM »
Seen this discussed on all the other forums, but no one has started a thread here on the Beretta 92X, so I thought I would.

Rumor is that the MSRP for the base model is in the $1399. All steel Beretta with a thumb safety and some added features.

The standard model interests me the most, but obviously that model will cost even more, probably.....

Not available in the USA yet - but hopefully soon. I do wish it had the standard 92 grip. But, word is that it may come with a conversion grip similar to the M9A3 conversion grip.




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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:53:24 PM »
If this is for competition,,,, does that mean it has a barrel bushing?
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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 04:18:32 PM »
It seems that the 2nd and 3rd ones are for competition, but now... No bushing

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 04:41:23 PM »
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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 09:12:01 AM »
I wouldn't mind handling one, but I think I'd still rather have the Wilson.

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 09:17:54 AM »
I wouldn't mind handling one, but I think I'd still rather have the Wilson.

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I've had the WIlson, and I liked the M9A3 better. So, I sold the WIlson. I still have the M9A3.

I personally am fine with the slide safety. But, I've always wanted a steel framed Beretta.

Vertec grip is not my thing - but with the supposed conversion grip (like the M9A3 has) - this interests me much.

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 09:22:39 AM »
The Vertec grip is not my thing either. Hell, I don't even like M9s because of the non radiused grip. I don't know that I'd like being stuck with only one grip if I wanted the non Vertec style. Does anybody else make conversion grips?

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 09:42:50 AM »
The Vertec grip is not my thing either. Hell, I don't even like M9s because of the non radiused grip. I don't know that I'd like being stuck with only one grip if I wanted the non Vertec style. Does anybody else make conversion grips?

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Not at the moment. On the M9A3 - there is only the factory conversion grip. But since I like Hogue rubber grips the best - it's perfect.

This is not out yet - But we'll see if anyone else makes conversion grips. As production will likely be lower, like on the past steel frames 92 variants - it is doubtful you will see anything besides factory grips for this gun. But, ya never know.

Beretta has to get innovative since they are selling new guns to the military anymore (they are still fulfilling some past contracts - but supposedly that ends by the end of 2019).

I too do not like the non radiused frames. In the 1990s, I had a Beretta 92, but the grip WAS too big for my hands. Then they did the rear strap indentation - and the gun is perfect for me.

The M9A3 with the factory conversion grip is actually a tiny bit smaller than a normal 92FS grip in the right places. I do like the conversion grip.

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 09:45:16 AM »
Jeb, you still carrying the APX?

No one here has one except Academy, and they will not take off the trigger lock unless you plan to buy the gun. On my way back from Louisiana 2 weeks ago, though - a shop had a sign outside advertising them. I went in and held one.

I liked the Centurion better than the fullsize. It balanced better. With the rebate - they are a good deal now. However, I missed some online deals of UNDER $300 with the rebate. If I could get a new one for under $300, I'd get it - even if I only usually buy DA/SA guns. For under $300 - as a Beretta fan, I'd do it. Over $300 - probably not, as it will likely only ever be a range toy anyway (no DA/SA)

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 07:17:40 PM »
^^^ <300 bucks from a top tier manufacture?  Pull some pennies out your butt boy...

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 07:58:09 PM »
^^^ <300 bucks from a top tier manufacture?  Pull some pennies out your butt boy...

I would normally agree with ya - but there WAS such a deal on the Beretta APX's.... I'm just pissed I missed it. Remember, that is AFTER the $75 rebate.

Best I've seen since that deal is $325 after rebate for an APX. There was an online deal for them at $275 AFTER rebate, but I found out about it too late

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 06:46:04 AM »
It looks.... It looks.... Eugh... Words fail me.

The more I look at it the weirder the wonky geometry of the beaver tail clashes with the mag well, the front serrations, and to an extent, the rail.

I guess the phrase I'm looking for is "Lipstick on a boar", especially for the 'open' variant.

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 09:31:41 PM »
It looks.... It looks.... Eugh... Words fail me.

The more I look at it the weirder the wonky geometry of the beaver tail clashes with the mag well, the front serrations, and to an extent, the rail.

I guess the phrase I'm looking for is "Lipstick on a boar", especially for the 'open' variant.

 I love my 92's. But I gotta kinda agree with that.
While IMO, The Beretta 92 has proven to be one of the best world class pistols ever made for reliability,, and I cant see how they could really improve on that basic design.
Its literally bomb proof. The 92 goes bang no matter what you do, or DONT do to it.. Dirt, weather, ammo, abuse,, dont matter.

And I dont like the way that beavertail looks either.
Personally, I would have though if they ever seriously were TRYING to make a "COMPETITION TARGET" pistol, they would get serious about trying to put a barrel bushing it the competition model.

Cause bottom line,, while I love my Beretta 92's and carried them EDC for years because of the reliability,, there ARE  more accurate pistols out there. 

They just put a DIFFERENT colored lipstick on the same old pig.  :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2019, 07:51:03 AM »
Ship - Yes, I'm still carrying the APX. I have two.  I will carry my 92 for a week or two every now and then, but then go back to the APX.


I was actually about to order my sights for them. Lol. Beretta makes a set that looks awfully similar to Trijicon HDs, so I think I'll give them a try.

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2019, 09:39:49 AM »
Well, the big difference is the steel frame. And the higher models are likely SAO

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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2019, 06:31:42 PM »
It looks.... It looks.... Eugh... Words fail me.

The more I look at it the weirder the wonky geometry of the beaver tail clashes with the mag well, the front serrations, and to an extent, the rail.

I guess the phrase I'm looking for is "Lipstick on a boar", especially for the 'open' variant.

 I love my 92's. But I gotta kinda agree with that.
While IMO, The Beretta 92 has proven to be one of the best world class pistols ever made for reliability,, and I cant see how they could really improve on that basic design.
Its literally bomb proof. The 92 goes bang no matter what you do, or DONT do to it.. Dirt, weather, ammo, abuse,, dont matter.

And I dont like the way that beavertail looks either.
Personally, I would have though if they ever seriously were TRYING to make a "COMPETITION TARGET" pistol, they would get serious about trying to put a barrel bushing it the competition model.

Cause bottom line,, while I love my Beretta 92's and carried them EDC for years because of the reliability,, there ARE  more accurate pistols out there. 

They just put a DIFFERENT colored lipstick on the same old pig.  :th_thicon_idea:

I'm sure these are really good pistols, but I'm a bigger fan, and previous owner of the older Model 92's and a Model 96, and I really liked them. There is something just sort of classic looking of the older Beretta's that appeals to me. These, no so much.
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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2019, 08:19:38 PM »
I have owned 28 specimems/variants of the Beretta 92 over 20+ years. The regular model is my favorite. But this is something not previous available...

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2019, 01:13:21 PM »
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I'm sure these are really good pistols, but I'm a bigger fan, and previous owner of the older Model 92's and a Model 96, and I really liked them. There is something just sort of classic looking of the older Beretta's that appeals to me. These, no so much.
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Im kinda the same way. I bought my 1st 92F in about 1989, and I have not been without a 92 FS in my possession since.   

I have looked at and considers the little Bobcat 22 lr's, ( for a plinker for the wife)  but thats really the only other model that has ever peaked my interest any.

As far as the 92 FS,, if I had to go to an unknown planet,  with unknown climate, unknown threats, etc, and could only take ONE pistol, it would be a Beretta 92.

The damn thing goes BANG no matter what.

I believe in the 1986/87 XM test, if memory serves, they were supposed to be checking them for a 10,000 round performance limit. @ 10K, they were flawless, so they just kept going for the helluvit,, and  ran over 35, 000 rounds in the test models before they stopped. The results were just incredible. 

I just wish I would not have left a friend talk me into selling him my 1st 92F.   :bangheadonwall:
That thing was possibly the hardest used, most shot pistol I ever had. It probably had 30K rounds down the pipe, and looked like someone had tied it on the back of a truck and dragged it down a dirt  road for 20 miles. It looked beat to death.    :facepalm:

 But IT STILL RAN PERFECT.  :thumbsup1: 

The 92 is argueably the most RELIABLE  pistol possibly ever built IMO.

Which is WHY there will ALWAYS be a few in my house.


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Re: Beretta 92X handgun
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 01:26:35 PM »
Beretta Introduces Competition-Ready 92X Performance Pistol

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Built with speed and accuracy in mind, Beretta put a heavier Brigadier slide and new Extreme-S trigger mechanism on a heavier steel frame that reduces muzzle rise for faster follow up shots. To boost competition performance, Beretta outfitted the 92X Performance with a new trigger that looks to be a major improvement over others in the line. The Extreme-S trigger comes from the factory with a trigger pull of 3.3 pounds in single action and 6.6 pounds in double action, and allows you to adjust pre- and over-travel using two screws hidden inside the frame, next to the upper section of the magazine well.

https://www.range365.com/beretta-introduces-competition-ready-92x-performance-pistol/