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Ryu825
March 24, 2013, 10:00 AM
Hi, I'm new to this forum and this will be my first post...
I was thinking about getting the guide rod laser for my beretta 92 fs. Problem is I can find them for all the full size models but I have the 'centurion' model with the compact slide and barrel which also has a shorter recoil spring and guide rod than the standard 92, so I'm not sure the laser will fit my gun and I can't find this information anywhere. Does anyone know if it will fit and if not is there one available for my specific gun? Also I've read that the crimson trace laser grip is better than the guide rod laser. If this is true, how so because I like my hogue wraparound grips and would rather not replace them unless its worth it. Thank you for your time and input.

Dalefan88
March 24, 2013, 12:43 PM
You could try it and if it don't work you could send it to me :)

ClydeFrog
March 24, 2013, 01:02 PM
Did you check www.lasermax.com or www.natchezss.com ?
I think Beretta cut the Centurion line about 3/4 years ago when they rolled out the polymer frame PX4 Storm pistols.

I'm not a huge fan of the blinking laser dot style.
It does save battery energy & the human eye is drawn to movement.

CF

Ryu825
March 24, 2013, 01:13 PM
I wish $400 was that easy to make lol I'm pretty sure it won't fit right. I just can't find the one for the centurion. Maybe they don't make one, it was hard to find a good holster for it too

Ryu825
March 24, 2013, 01:25 PM
Did you check www.lasermax.com or www.natchezss.com ?
I think Beretta cut the Centurion line about 3/4 years ago when they rolled out the polymer frame PX4 Storm pistols.

I'm not a huge fan of the blinking laser dot style.
It does save battery energy & the human eye is drawn to movement.

CF

Really? I didn't know they cut it, but it does explain why I can't find the laser for it. I just looked through natchezss.com and they didn't have it. The lasermax site just had a picture of the gun and no products for it.. I guess they don't exist

ClydeFrog
March 24, 2013, 03:43 PM
I'm not a expert on the Lasermax series or the Beretta models.
I'd think the Natchezss.com guide rod laser will fit your model but I'm not 100% sure. You could contact Lasermax customer service & ask about the model #.

You could also order it from Natchez & if you are not 100% happy, return it.
I've ordered products & clothes from them since around 2006 with 0 problems.
I saw they have a Beretta 92F laser guide rod in stock.

CF

stephen426
March 29, 2013, 05:48 PM
Do NOT order the laser guide rod. I had one for my Glock 26 and I feel it was a total waste of money. I am not sure how the sight is activated for the Beretta, but for Glock, it was activated via an widend take down tab. Basically, the laser turns on if you push the take down tab to the left or to the right. Here are the issues...

1. It is WAY too easy to accidentally activate the laser by accident which will totally drain the batteries.

2. It no longer fits regular Glock holsters since the take down tab is now wider.

3. The spring guide rod and the barrel are very close together. In the Beretta, the muzzle extends just a little further, but not much. Having the muzzle that close to the guide rod causes the laser to "fog" up from the burnt gasses VERY quickly.

4. The price they are asking is insane when there are great alternatives out there.

5. The method for activating the laser is not part of the "natural" shooting process. In a poop hits the fan situation, you will not "instinctively" turn on the laser. Now if you have a Crimson Trace type laser that turns on when you grip it, just holding the gun will activate the laser.

I ended up buying the Crimson Trace for my Kahr PM9. It mounts to the front of the trigger guard and extends to where my finger would grip the gun. Just grabbing the gun in the shooting grip activates the laser. Lasers that mount to the front of the trigger guard make it very difficult to find holsters for. I bought a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster and just modified it myself. I unstitched the regular outline and stitched it back with the laser attached to the gun.

For the Beretta, you can simply go with a Crimson Trace grip panel laser. It is MUCH cheaper than the Laser Max and very easy to install. It is a breeze to adjust the sight and parallax issues are not a problem for combat distances.

I do NOT work for Crimson Trace and I have nothing personal against Laser Max. This is strictly from my personal experience with both so I hope I did not step on any toes.