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Old January 11, 2006, 08:33 AM   #26
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Old Taurus PT-92

I traded for a Taurus PT-92 a couple of months ago, went out and shot it with its 14 year old springs, and had no problem at all. It shot great. I did since then install new mag, firing pin, and recoil springs.

A friend of mine has a PT-99 and his decock lever springs back up once pushed down. He and I both thought mine was broke, so I called Taurus and they told me mine was made in '91 and back then they did'nt spring back up.

I'm happy.
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Old June 3, 2006, 09:48 AM   #27
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I have a pre 1991 PT 92 AF, no decocker in Nickel. I have only owned it a bit over a year and have put 6000 rounds through it. Most of them in the black, more so as I got better at shooting. It shoots just as accurately for me as a Beretta 92FS Brigadier that I also shoot quite a bit.

The only gripe I have is the Locking Block, I have broken two of them. Waiting on new factory recoil and hammer springs for it to see it that helps with the locking block problem. They have replaced the locking block both times no questions asked, and if I have a problem after replacing the spring, I will have no problem sending the whole pistol back to them to see if they can figure out why it keeps breaking the locking block.

I bought it used and have no idea how many rounds the locking block had survived before it broke, but the second one has only seen about 2000 rounds.
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Old June 3, 2006, 10:23 AM   #28
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I had one a Stainless AR . It was accurate reliable for the 100 rounds I fired. I thought oversized,ugly, serious underpowered for size and not a CC weapon. and gave to one of my kids . Thanks but no thanks I keep my 1911.
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Old June 3, 2006, 11:59 AM   #29
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The Taurus PT92 9mm semi auto pistol is a very nice gun no matter whether you compare it to a Beretta or not. It's made very well. One of the best values on the market.
I can ditto that...While I like the gold and pearl, this one get less attention at the range...

I'm thinking about putting wood grips on it...
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Old June 3, 2006, 02:42 PM   #30
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PT92 half the price of the of the 92FS?? I think not...

Beretta 92FS - MSRP: $650.00
Taurus PT92 - MSRP: $602.00

Of course nobody pays MSRP, so what's the quote from the local gunshop?

Beretta 92FS: $484.00
Taurus PT92: $457.00

I got my own my NIB 96 for cheaper than price listed and of course the PT92 can be had for cheaper as well, but the Beretta is nowhere near twice the price of the Taurus unless your comparing a high end model Beretta to a base model Taurus.

That said, either work just as well since the Taurus pistols are built on Beretta tooling from the original 70's era Model 92. Personally I'm partial to the Berettas because I find them more pleasing to the eye, and I find the grips of the current production Berettas to be more comfortable in the hand.
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Old June 4, 2006, 01:22 AM   #31
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I have a Taurus PT92 ($450), and I love it. The comparable Beretta is around $650.

The feel, shoot, and accuracy are top notch. As far as the pearl and gold go, that's a little to cha-cha for me, but if you like it, go for it.

Disassembly is extremely easy, even for a novice like me. This is a well-made handgun, and I recommend you buy the SS model. If you prefer buying name, then go with Sig or H&K. If you want a quality handgun at a price that doesn't make you cringe, go with the SS PT92.
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Old June 4, 2006, 07:41 AM   #32
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I checked two online dealers in my area:

Dealer 1
Taurus Blue PT92 = $329.79
Taurus SS PT92 = $393.73

Dealer 2
Beretta 92FS Blue (2 10-rnd mags) = $549.95
Beretta M9/92FS Blue (2-15 rnd mags) = $599.95

Comparing apples to apples, it looks like that second mag is a bit expensive - $270.16.

I've had the Taurus PT99 (adj. sights) w/o the decocker for a number of years and have been pleased with it.
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Old June 16, 2006, 09:24 AM   #33
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have a decocker model PT 92. have about 500 rounds through it. love the weapon. very accurate after i got used to the sights. paid $405.00 out the door. have heard about the locking block problem and found an aftermarket replacement for it when i need it. heard the aftermarket piece is better made.
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Old June 16, 2006, 11:53 PM   #34
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I currently own one Taurus PT92AR and it's been extremely reliable and
very pleasant to shoot. In fact, I'm going to purchase a 2nd in the near
future just because I have enjoyed the first one as much as I have.

IMHO, you can't go wrong with one.
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Old June 18, 2006, 10:20 PM   #35
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My PT-92 is my CCW as well as my favorite piece--It just feels better than any other handgun I have and it shoots dead-on. Can't go wrong here!

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Old June 20, 2006, 12:31 AM   #36
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I had one, it was a great pistol, i broke a locking block at 8000 rounds. shot +p and lower velocities thru it.

carried it ccw daily for about 1.5 years. I moved up to the beretta 92. It did not shoot as comfortably as the taurus. the grip angle is just slightly different, resulting in the taurus point more naturally for me.

the beretta is much more accurate, and I got the 92G model with no safety which I prefer. but the taurus pointed better and was every bit as reliable as the beretta.

I paid 250 for the taurus in 2001. I paid 375 for the beretta in 2004.

because of the pointing issue I have moved on to a springfield xd45 which points way better than either the taurus or the beretta.. I still have the beretta and the taurus. They are camp guns now for when my brother or friends go out with me in the woods.
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Old May 20, 2007, 11:38 AM   #37
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Taurus PT-92 Pistol Grips HELP PLEASE!!!

I am looking for some pistol grips for a Taurus PT-92 9mm handgun. Can someone please help. Thanks. Email is [email protected]
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Old May 20, 2007, 12:02 PM   #38
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Don't have a PT-92 but shot my wife's PT-100 in 40 S&W very accurate & reliable.
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Old May 20, 2007, 03:17 PM   #39
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All early Beretta 92 handguns (including the Taurus) broke locking blocks like crazy. They've since redesigned the locking block to extend the life, but you should always have a spare one on hand. It's the weakest part of the 92's design.

As for the Taurus, it's a great gun.
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Old May 21, 2007, 12:30 PM   #40
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I have an original, pre-decocker, PT92. With over 10K of varying loads through it, and no locking block failure to date. It isn't even beat-up looking. I do have a spare, a late-model, upgraded, Beretta 92 locking block, for when it finally goes, or I decide to install it, just because.
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Old May 21, 2007, 05:02 PM   #41
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WOW!!! Another old thread!!!

Same as two years ago!!
Once I got that pin replaced, and I now pay closer attention to it, I have no problems with mine!!

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Old May 21, 2007, 06:25 PM   #42
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It is the best of the breed as far as the Taurus guns go. All the advantages of the Beretta design yet can be carried cocked and locked. Very accurate and min was totally dependable. My results with Taurus have been mixed. The PT92 can compete with about any gun out there though.
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