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Old January 25, 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Beretta Fever here

I have admired the Beretta 92FS for years, and do think I must have one- soon. My question to Beretta fans out there is: Is there really a difference between those made in the USA vs those made in Italy? I know I see a lot of comments re: Sigs from W. Germany, etc....I would appreciate any info on this. Thanks..
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Old January 25, 2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I can't tell you.. I'm no expert.

But the boolits come out nicely

I thought I was a 45acp guy, but a 92FS inox followed me home

now I have to stock two different calibers, but son shoots 9mm, so
I can swipe some of his on occasion.

I have not had much time for the range AND 10'F does not help.

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Old January 25, 2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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I have both and wouldn't let it sway my pick one way or another. INOX's are dangerously sexy!
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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The consensus seems to be that there is no consistent difference in quality. Some folks have a personal preference to see an Italian mark on an Italian gun, and others like to know their pistol is made by American workers.

My 92 is an Inox with walnut grips. Beautiful pistol in both appearance and function.
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Beretta means quality, no matter where it's made.
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:39 AM   #6
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Not much to add except I love my 92FS INOX. Some may tsk me for adding Hogues, but it's still probably the prettiest pistol I own. And it shoots like butter.

Course, I've never shot butter.
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Old January 25, 2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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I have both heard and read, it makes no difference in the quality. I too like the Inox, and I have it with the Crimson Trace.
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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Are the parts interchangeable between the Italian and U.S. made models. I believe that Italy uses the metric system and the U.S. uses the inch system.
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Old January 25, 2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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Parts are interchangeable.
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info folks. Look what followed me home today.........Feed a fever?
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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The Fevvaa, More Cow Bell won't fix this either!
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Old January 25, 2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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Grats, Genepix. I can see your stupid grin from here Let us know how it shoots.
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Old January 25, 2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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Quality is exactly the same. I'm happy with one from Gardone val Trompia, Brescia, Italy, and just as happy with one from Accokeek, Maryland.
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:47 PM   #14
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Nicest gun I own, still my favorite by far of every gun I've ever shot. I don't think there is any difference between the US made ones and the Italian made ones. Mine's made in Italy only because that's what was available. It's been 100% flawless.
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Old January 26, 2013, 05:49 AM   #15
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On the inox one the American made ones come with black controls the Italian come with stainless. On the 92fs there is no difference. If I was going to buy an American made one it would be a M9, it doesnt have the warning lable on the side of the gun.
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:24 AM   #16
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I just picked up a new 92FS, interesingly it is an Italian made model. Doing a little research, my conclusion is that there is NO DIFFERENCE other than the markings on the slide and frame. There are Italian proof marks on my gun, and it says "Made in Italy". Other than the roll marks it is exactly the same as the U.S. made gun.
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:58 AM   #17
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I have several Italian made models and a US made 92fs Vertec. To me the quality is better on the Italian made models even to the point that the Vertec slide appears to be made of a lesser grade steel.
I'd only buy a US made model if I had no other choice.
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Old January 26, 2013, 09:24 AM   #18
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I like the idea of getting an Italian made Beretta, just for tradition. I'm funny that way.
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Old January 26, 2013, 11:55 AM   #19
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To me the quality is better on the Italian made models even to the point that the Vertec slide appears to be made of a lesser grade steel.
How is the "lesser grade steel" manifesting itself? Are you seeing wear?
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:38 PM   #20
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Good choice on going with the 92fs. Like that other guy said it seriously cycles like butter, and without fail. No matter how much I shoot with any of my other pistols I shoot the best with my 92. It's just accurate as hell.
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Old January 26, 2013, 03:04 PM   #21
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i had an italian made beretta 92 bought new some time back which i liked. i later bought a taurus pt-92. i liked the safety on the taurus better than the beretta and the taurus actually shot better. i gave the beretta to my brother and kept the taurus and eventually bought a second taurus pt-92. i voted with my money for the taurus 92.
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Old January 26, 2013, 03:40 PM   #22
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Had both , no difference. Well over 10,000 rds through both without a single failure of any kind. They just got smoother & smoother.
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:01 PM   #23
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"How is the "lesser grade steel" manifesting itself? Are you seeing wear?"

Slight specs of rust through the SS.
It's sat next to an Italian its whole life which shows none. These firearms are also meticulously maintained.
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Old January 26, 2013, 09:40 PM   #24
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Had both. No difference. Very sexy looking handgun. My old Beretta Elite II was the sexiest of all.
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Old January 26, 2013, 10:31 PM   #25
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Don't know about Beretta but the Fiat used rust prone Russian steel in their cars in the past, including Ferrari! I would bet on Beretta not doing this though.
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