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Ive always fancied myself a Beretta 92fs or even a 96, but for the sake of this post we shall leave it with the 92. Ive noticed the Taurus PT92 looks identical to the Beretta. Can you, the all knowing members of HPFF give me some insights as to the pros and cons of each weapon? Personal experiences with either one, good or bad are greatly welcomed. I look forward to reading what you all have to say. :D
 

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the taurus is a beretta knockoff of lower quality. its kind of like comparing a taurus to a MKZ. same basic brand but totally different quality. of those two the beretta will win everytime. beretta has nver been my bag in centerfire calibers and ive worked on several with issues. however all of them were major problems that should have been caught by factory and required factory repair. the taurus ive worked with mostly were feeding problems, spring problems or feeding/ejecting issues, mostly realted to poor fit and finish. i fixed most of them but several needed factory repiar as well. i guess the best overall is this. a factory beretta has a far lower chance of problems, but they will likely be major. the taurus has a much higher chance of smaller problems. and also keep in mind taurus customer service has letely gone to hell in a handbasket. ive had plenty of CS contact with beretta and its been all positive, if strained on occasion.

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I own a Beretta 92fs. Trust it with my life. As my first official gun purchase it never fails to make me smile. Never had a problem with any ammo I've ever fed it. Nothing but good things to say about the overall experience.

Taurus PT92 I have also heard allot of good things about. For the price it seems like a decent buy. I am considered picking up one used for around $300. Just to let you know a major cosmetic difference is in the ambi safety. The safety on the Taurus resembles closer to a 1911 with an up is safety and down is red while 92fs is up is red and down is safety on. Also my 92FS de-cocks the hammer when I engage the safety. The last PT92 I handled at a gun store did not.

Just some thoughts. I am considered picking up a Taurus 92. But am completely satisfied with my 92FS.
 

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Last I heard(read in the Taurus catalog, also mentioned in the Beretta catalog) Taurus bought out Beretta.....

I've shot both, only bought one...


The safety isn't flimsy and shoddy feeling like on the Beretta, the trigger guard(compared to the older M9s I shot) is "hooked" for the index finger of my support hand to grasp onto. The grip is more uniform and natural feeling, compared to the "bell bottom" end of the M9. The PT92 just sat better in my big hands, and the controls are easily reached without changing my grip.

BUT! Both of them were just as accurate and reliable as the other. I've put ~1000 rounds through my PT92 since I bought it in February or March. Never a single problem with mine, it feeds everything I feed it and puts it where I aim. It's my go-to 9mm.

I would own either though, I only got the Taurus because I got an AMAZING deal on it.
 

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Last I heard(read in the Taurus catalog, also mentioned in the Beretta catalog) Taurus bought out Beretta.....

I've shot both, only bought one...


The safety isn't flimsy and shoddy feeling like on the Beretta, the trigger guard(compared to the older M9s I shot) is "hooked" for the index finger of my support hand to grasp onto. The grip is more uniform and natural feeling, compared to the "bell bottom" end of the M9. The PT92 just sat better in my big hands, and the controls are easily reached without changing my grip.

BUT! Both of them were just as accurate and reliable as the other. I've put ~1000 rounds through my PT92 since I bought it in February or March. Never a single problem with mine, it feeds everything I feed it and puts it where I aim. It's my go-to 9mm.

I would own either though, I only got the Taurus because I got an AMAZING deal on it.
Taurus did not buy out Beretta. They aquired rights to manufacture the 92 in Brazil or something along those lines. Similar to how stoeger makes the cougar in turkey.

I picked up a used Beretta 92f lately and took it to the range last night. Very accurate and very comfortable to shoot. Much less recoil than my c9. I used to have a Taurus pt140 and overall the Beretta is much better made. I would however pick up a Taurus 92 if I found a really good deal on it.
 

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OP: I'm having the same debate right now. I have always shot Beretta or Sig pistols, but the Taurus 92 has me intrigued. I went and handled them both side by side, one in one hand other in opposite hand. The only thing I have not done yet is put rounds down the pipes on both guns at the same range trip.

The frame vs slide safety is forcing me to make a decision in the end I guess as it's about the only major discernible difference.

The Taurus is made in a former Beretta plant by the same people who made the original 92 for the Brazilian military.

Though with full disclosure there are times when Beretta factory service is atrocious...but everyone can't be HP
 

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I also got a great deal on my Taurus PT92SS. The guy I got it from bought it brand new and put maybe 34 rounds through it. He cleaned it and put it in his closet and a year later was like eeehhh I want something new, so he sold it to me for $300. My version also has the manual de cocker with ambidextrious safety.

I've put well over 300 rounds through it with various ammo brands and have had maybe 3 FTF's. Like said before, it's very accurate. I can hold maybe a 5-6 inch spread at about 40 yards.

Definately the best 9mm I own.
 

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I own a PT92 runs like a champ. It is very accurate and I got it for 400 bucks with a really spiffy taclight laser combo and 200 rounds of 9mm. I have run a ton of crap ammo and dirty reloads through it and it keeps ticking (with the right mags) and I keep it in a pie plate at 25 yards off hand all day long. Theres your good the bad is the finish is crap I the finish on my AK is better and I did that my self with BBQ spray paint, half of the FACTORY mags I get run like crap, after market Mec-Gar's are the way to go. The sights are crap I have replaced mine with after market adjustables B/C no one makes any decent combat sights for the goofy taurus rear sight. Its a bargain but it has issues I like mine I beleive it to be 100% dependable in its current configuration and would trust it with my life no questions it is my go to pistol when things go bump in the night. But the problem with taurus has always been some run great some do not and getting them serviced can prove to be a bitch alot of times its just better to get a smith to work on them then try to get factory warrenty service.
 

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half of the FACTORY mags I get run like crap
+1 the factory 15 rounder(converted 92FS mag) is junk, mine came with two 20 rounders, I think they are Promags...not sure since they aren't labeled. They are some of the finest mags I've ever stuck in anything.
 
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