Thoughts on Beretta 92 vertec

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  1. mikeyU

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    I handled a Beretta vertec, police trade in, I liked the way it felt in my hands and how it pointed. I never handled a 92 or any other 92 model before and I am impressed so far. Should I check out the standard 92 or are they pretty much the same? The asking price was 420-. If I decided to pick this up anything I should check out, you thoughts in general about this model. Thank you:wavey: mikeyU
     
  2. patw

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    I had one before and liked it a lot. It is very similar to the 92 with the back strap,rail and slide/barrel being the only real differences. It is a great shooter and takes any 92fs magazine. You can even swap parts with the 92 models-slides,barrels, and frames.
     

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    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    The Vertec offers a straighter grip angle. Similar to the 1911. It also has a front sight dove tail which means you can add night sights if the pistol doesn't already have them and a railed frame which makes it great for a home defense pistol if you decide to mount a light on it. The barrel is also blackened stainless.

    The M9/92fs do not offer these features.

    Magazines and many small parts are interchangeable between the 92 and the Vertec.

    Depending on the condition of the pistol, 420 bucks is a good price.
     
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    I prefer it over the standard 92.
     
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    I have a Beretta Steel I with a vertec grip.

    I like it.
     
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    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    I believe the police trade in Vertec's are decocker only......no safety. Push down on decocker, hammer drops, lever springs back up to "ready to fire" position.

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    They have the vertecs in 9mm and .40, I never shot a .40 but have 9mm, so if I was to pull the trigger on this deal I have to make a decision their also.
     
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    The way Iunderstand it, the Vetecs have a shorter trigger pull which increases pull weight compared to the standard 92. It's to make the trigger reach shorter for females so they can't have an excuse for failing to qualify. Nowadays, when a cop can't qualify, it's the gun's fault.
     
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    they are and I like the decocker rather than a safety
     
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    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    So do I, actually.......:supergrin:

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    Nice gun's, I prefer the 92FS myself.
     
  12. mikeyU

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    just curious, for what reason? new to the line
     
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    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    Both of my Vertecs are G models (decocker only). I have read Vertecs were available with the safety but I have never ran across one.

    The only Beretta I own with a safety is the M9.
     
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    Should I be wary about police trade ins, such as high round count?
     
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    IIRC they were not a very popular model.

    Even though they went out to answer all the complaints from the original style (small grip, rail, replaceable front sight, etc.).

    That's what you get for listening to your customers :supergrin:

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    I will probably pick one up at some point.
     
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    Generally, police guns are carried often and shot very little. I would not worry about it. If it really concerns you, a spring swap would be easy and very inexpensive to do.
     
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    Here's my Steel I vertec.


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  18. mikeyU

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    Thats what I thought, fortunately these dont have alot of holster wear.
     
  19. mikeyU

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    Thinking about one of these but not sure if I want it in 9mm or try .40.

    How do you all like the vertecs compared to the regular 92?
     
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    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    The standard 92FS feels better in my hand.