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I think the 92A1 also has the dovetail...I get that one and the M9A1 confused at times because they both have frame rails but maintain the more traditional 92fs look otherwise.
You're correct, the 92A1 has a front sight dovetail as well. I know a lot of people get confused as to the differences between the military-spec M9 and M9A1 vs. the commercial 92FS and 92A1. I'm not sure even Beretta knows half the time. Between the standard models, the Elites, the LTT, Wilsons, M9A3/4, and now the 92X it's harder to keep them all straight than a family of identical octuplets.
 

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The 92A1 is an odd ball in the 92 line-up. It is the descendent of the 90-Two and has a different slide and frame than the rest of the family. An easy way to positively identify a 92A1 is the round take down button. All others have an oval button.
 

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Not sure if this one counts as old school, because it has a rail and optics mount. But I've always liked the 92-series Berettas and the new 92x series have been on my radar. So I was perusing the local gun shops today and saw this barely-used 92X RDO w/box and six 18-round magazines for well under six bills. Of course yet again I gotta let it sit in quarantine for awhile before I can finally play with it. The salesman told me it was just one of many LNIB guns that have been returned to them in the past few months from all these first-time gun buyers who now figure they no longer need a gun to protect themselves with. Speaking of protection, once this one proves itself at the range it will most likely become my new home defense gun.
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Interesting piece...I like the curved trigger guard and straight grip. I could live without the rail, but I bet it works (y)
 

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To me the Beretta 92 is a classic beauty. Well made, reasonable and reliable. I will look for another this year as well.
 

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Love me some pizza guns. The 92X is one of the best improvements in the 92 series. Install a 13 or 14 lb hammer spring, convert it to a G decocker if needed. The Centurion G model is my favorite 92X next to the LTT full size.

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Congrats and enjoy! M9 owner here and I love it. I always told myself if I ever saw a non railed compact 92 under the glass at the time I was in the shop I would buy it. Last year about this time it happened. I saw a 92X G Compact just sitting there all by its lonesome. Needless to say, it’s not lonely anymore. Awesome “compact” gun.
 

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The 92X and M9A3 fixed what I hate most about the 92 series, the grip. I've always been tempted to get a smooth dust cover compact one, but I haven't seen one in person at a price that says "Buy me."
 

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Love me some pizza guns. The 92X is one of the best improvements in the 92 series. Install a 13 or 14 lb hammer spring, convert it to a G decocker if needed. The Centurion G model is my favorite 92X next to the LTT full size.

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I agree about the 92G with decocker-only Centurion, it is one of the non-1911-ish pistols I shoot best with. Mine is the Wilson version with action job (D spring) and it is very smooth, even on that first round DA.
 

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The 92X and M9A3 fixed what I hate most about the 92 series, the grip. I've always been tempted to get a smooth dust cover compact one, but I haven't seen one in person at a price that says "Buy me."
I agree about the grip, which in fact was my primary reason for buying it. I fell in love with the feel of the Vertec frames when they first came out many years ago, but never found a model that interested me enough to buy one until now. Those of you with big gorilla hands who actually prefer the large 92FS/M9 frame don't realize how hard it is for us smaller guys to find double-stack handguns that fit our hands well, and with a good trigger reach.

Anyway, I'm still waiting for it to be released from gun jail as we speak. :rolleyes: There will of course be a range report once I get a chance, and if I remember to do so will compare it to my normal 92FS.
 

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Congratulations-- you're going to love it! I've got the 92X Compact, and it's a phenomenal little gun.
 

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Jailbreak!!!

I brought it home today. Whoever owned it before me apparently never heard of gun oil, as it was literally bone-dry inside. Fortunately it doesn't appear to have had more than a box or two of ammo through it. Typical first-time, er, I mean "one and done" gun owner. Got it properly cleaned and lubed and will give it a spin this coming weekend.
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Very nice dsk, very nice indeed. I suspect it will run like a sewing machine with proper lube! Congrats.
 

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Two things... the oversized mag catch and the hex screws. Both have to go. The mag catch is really in the way and I bumped it twice while practicing presentations. I also had a hell of a time getting the grips screws loose as either the factory or owner #1 over-tightened them. They take a really tiny hex wrench and I was afraid I was going to strip them.

Oh, and it also has a polymer guide rod. Not as critical, but I want a steel rod so that is in its future as well. I may or may not spring for a set of tritium sights depending on how well it shoots with the OEM sights. But I prefer tritiums on a home defense gun.
 

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Oh, and it also has a polymer guide rod. Not as critical, but I want a steel rod so that is in its future as well..
Interesting. One of the improved features for the X series are steel guide rod and steel trigger. The previous owner must have conveniently swapped our the steel rod and gave you the plastic. Be sure to check under the foam padding in the box, in case they put it there.
 

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I'd be more inclined to suspect the gun shop. The prior owner apparently knew little about guns as he ran it bone-dry and didn't clean it afterwards. It wouldn't be the first time I encountered something like this either. I've bought two Colt Series 70s in the past that had cheap aftermarket grips on them despite being sold as new in the box. I bought them anyway simply because I was being careful to find guns without any of the infamous factory blemishes.

Anyway, I just asked the guys on the Beretta forum if this is normal or not. I read one thread that indicated not all 92X pistols come with a steel guide rod. I do have a steel trigger though fortunately. I absolutely hate the feel of the plastic ones.
 

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I'll get hated on for wanting a Turkish clone, but I've been eyeballing a Girsan Regard Gen 4 at a local gun seller. I always dug the look, I never had a bad experience with the M9 between two branches (big dick skinners, and while I'm no operator, I've never found a DA trigger terribly onerous), and I was a teenager at the height of Resident Evil being a "thing", on top of watching Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson mow down Eurotrash and shady Mercs with Italian steel, so I just can't hate on anyone for buying/liking/digging on the 92/M9 pistola. Been a while since I was highly active on this forum, but as I recall, Shipwreck on here was quite the 92 Aficionado and a younger/broker me got my dose of Beretta porn from the pictures he'd upload (routinely)...

Nice looking Beretta sir...real CDI factor.
 

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From what I heard Shipwreck betrayed all us 92 fans and is now a Glock guy. Yecchhhhhhh... :sick:

Anyway, I was told by others that most of the 92X models use a polymer guide rod now. So much for the steel rods being a feature. Fortunately they're not hard to find.
 

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Range report is up...
 

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From what I heard Shipwreck betrayed all us 92 fans and is now a Glock guy. Yecchhhhhhh... :sick:

Anyway, I was told by others that most of the 92X models use a polymer guide rod now. So much for the steel rods being a feature. Fortunately they're not hard to find.
Shipwreck isn't the only one. LTT is now selling customized glocks too. I guess if you can't beat them .... you know the routine.

As for the polymer guide rods vs. steel ones, I had two older Berettas with the plastic rods that I put around 10,000 rounds through (combined). Never had any issues with them. Just saying that Beretta is short changing the current buyers by going back to the plastic, after the initial X series that had the steel.
 
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