Originally posted by cebuboy
the locking piece of berettas are prone to breakage. most of our local police here that are active in the shooting sports encountered that problem with their issue berettas.
These problems are encountered in Beretta 92F
's and are no longer present in the 92FS
's. The only problems I enconountered with my Beretta was broken firing pin when I kept on dry firing so much and a broken trigger spring. The former can be prevented by the use of punched leather swatches placed to cushion the hammer fall (I found dummy ammo/snap caps ineffective).
The latter with an aftermarket spring system. Alexii knows where to order this.
I've been shooting my 92FS in production division on and off for almost 2 years and it has yet to fail me. Eats all the ammo I've tried in it. Replaced the hammer spring with the 92D's to lighten the trigger pull early 2005 and that's it. You're ready to play. You could also get the Mec-Gar mags that carry 17 (can be modified to take in 18) rounds.
It also easily fits in my fanny pack so I can take it along with me. Too big for an IWB rig, though.
Good luck with your choice.