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Old 06-15-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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Beretta 92 fs

Have a 92 fs that has broken for the third time on different ammo, possibly from over charged rounds what are the specs for this, I thought that you could use different kinds of rounds with it
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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What Kind of Breakage?

What ammo have you used?

How old is the gun and how much has it been used?

Some people believe that the cracked locking blocks observed many years ago on LASD were the result of worn recoil springs.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:31 PM   #3
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Bad karma,


First, WELCOME to the Internet's BEST firearms forum. - We have numerous REAL EXPERTS on various firearms & related subjects here.

Fwiw, I'm a retired MIKE PAPA & former Army Rangemaster of about 3 decades service.
(I do NOT claim however to be one of the forum's REAL experts on ANY subject. = I'm just "an old but not bold" former LEO.)

Fwiw, in all that time & having supervised literally thousands of rounds of 9x19mm service ammo being fired through many M9 handguns (the military version of the Beretta 92FS) I've never seen EVEN ONE such firearm that failed using ammo that is within SAMMI specs.

That said, there is a LOT of "non-spec" ammo sold through various sources in CONUS & OCONUS. = MOST standard 9mm handguns will NOT safely be used with some foreign SMG ammo OR with "hot-rodded" ammo. The Beretta pistols are not an exception to that "rule".

Without inspecting YOUR pistol, I cannot say why it needs repair/replacement but I sincerely recommend that the pistol be taken to a competent gunsmith for inspection/evaluation, lest "something untoward" occur.
(I've personally witnessed the results of TWO pistols that "came apart" from firing "NON-spec ammo". - One in Baltimore, MD & one in Harris County, TX, where each of the shooters lost most or all of the use of his hand. The LEO in MD ended up with a large/UGLY scar on his face as a result of his handgun "detonating".)

COMMENT: BUYING/FIRING "cheap ammo" of "unknown origin" may be more costly than anyone would want to spend even 10 cents upon.

just my OPINION, sw

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COMMENT: BUYING/FIRING "cheap ammo" of "unknown origin" may be more costly than anyone would want to spend even 10 cents upon.
And don't even think about shooting gun show reloads.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #5
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Define "broken".

I'm guessing it's probably not the ammo.

At any rate, get thee to a gunsmith.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:36 PM   #6
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CaptainGyro,

Strange as it may seem to "persons of reasonably normal IQ", I've seen any number of people (including veteran LEO) who "lined up" to buy what was said by the vendor to be "HOT handloads".

I regard that as FOOLISH to even consider & UTTERLY stupid in actual practice.

As I said earlier, I saw the results of handguns detonating from shooting HOT loads in Baltimore, MD & Harris County, TX. - The MD pistol was a 9x19mm GLOCK & the Harris County pistol was a DAEWOO K5.
(Both officers were "retired on disability" by the respective departments.)

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Bad karma,

The opinions are unanimous. As Walt said, "Get thee to a gunsmith", forthwith.

just my OPINION, sw
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And don't even think about shooting gun show reloads.
I've got 100 rounds of 9mm gunshow reloads I bought 20 years ago. I still don't own a 9 I'm willing to shoot it in.

Listen to Walt.
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I used to help a friend in his gun shop. Two brothers came in one day and told this tale. They bought some 44Mag reloads at a gun show and went out in the woods to do some shooting, they loaded up a Smith 29 and got a bad kaboom, gun destroyed but no injuries. One brothers says to the other, "Get that Ruger Blackhawk out of the pick up it's a stronger gun." So they load up the Ruger and proceed to blow it to pieces, nobody hurt. I'm not sure I would have told any one that tale if I was them.
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"Get that Ruger Blackhawk out of the pick up it's a stronger gun."
Gun may have been stronger but the shooters sure didn't get any smarter...
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:40 PM   #11
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WaltGraham,

SPOT ON.

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Old 06-27-2019, 02:29 PM   #12
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Hummm, did y'all scare him off or do we have a troll?

JIC- Bad Karma: I know I'm repeating but: define "broken". What broke? New gun or used? If used, the first two things you should have done is clean it and change the recoil spring.

Yes, you can use "different ammo". As noted, don't buy reloads (especially in zip lock bags), "hot loads" or +P+ ammo. Avoid steel cased ammo if you find any. I've seen several firearms destroyed by reloads. And, by "hot loads" using new components by boutique ammo makers. When they say "higher velocities and safe pressures", they're usually less than truthful about at least one of those.

And to repeat yet again: Hie thee to a gunsmith-and stick to major factory ammo.
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