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« on: February 23, 2011, 05:37:19 PM »
You Beretta guys...how intuitive is that slide mounted safety?

I've not shot one, but from a 1911 standpoint it seems really odd to have it slide mounted and flip in the opposite direction to make it safe.

I've always kind of liked how the Berettas look, but the safety seems weird to me.  Talk me through this, and I might drink the Kool-Aid.

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 05:52:06 PM »
I personally don't have a problem. I like that it is a gun I can "pull and go." Nothing to deactivate. Yet, that 1st shot is a bit heavier, unlike a Glock or XD. It's heavy enough to keep me from doing stupid if I was ever startled. However, with a "D" spring in it, the SA pull is down to 4 lbs, and the DA pull is 8 lbs. I have practiced a lot with the DA pull at the range, and I do well with it at 7 yards.

I only use the safety as a decocker - since that 1st shot is DA. I see no point in keeping the safey turned on with a DA/SA gun.

When I practice my DA shots for an entire mag - I shoot, decock with 1 hand, then switch my grip back and shoot again.

People gripe about the lack of a frame safety - but I've never had a problem. Unless you wanted to carry the gun cocked and locked, what does it matter...

Here, go get you 1... or 6 :) :)


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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 06:14:00 PM »
It has never bothered me, but that is what I am use to. Most of the F models (safety/decocker) can be converted to G models (decocker only).
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 06:25:38 PM »
Quote from: CougarTex;1922
It has never bothered me, but that is what I am use to. Most of the F models (safety/decocker) can be converted to G models (decocker only).

Not in the 92 series. WAL is trying to come up with a way. You can convert the PX4s to a G, but the 92s require a separate slide.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 06:34:36 PM »
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Not in the 92 series. WAL is trying to come up with a way. You can convert the PX4s to a G, but the 92s require a separate slide.


You're right, PX4 and Cougars can be converted.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 08:11:26 PM »
Interesting.
Could you carry cocked and locked, if you were so inclined?

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 08:13:07 PM »
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Interesting.
Could you carry cocked and locked, if you were so inclined?

No, I was pointing out that the lack of a frame safety wouldn't matter UNLESS you were a cocked and locked type of guy (like a 1911). It CANNOT be carried cocked and locked. Sorry.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 09:05:51 PM »
Ah ok.  Prior to owning my own 1911, I never trusted a cocked and locked condition.  Now that I have one and I see the mechanics to get it to fire, cocked and locked does not bother me one bit.  

I just read the wiki page on the Beretta 92.  I'm liking these the more I learn about them.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 09:34:13 PM »
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Ah ok.  Prior to owning my own 1911, I never trusted a cocked and locked condition.  Now that I have one and I see the mechanics to get it to fire, cocked and locked does not bother me one bit.  

I just read the wiki page on the Beretta 92.  I'm liking these the more I learn about them.

Well, I once carried an Hk USP compact 9 and 45 for carry guns. I never carried cocked and locked with them. I always preferred Da/SA. Typically, I only do cocked and locked with a 1911.