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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:51 pm 
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I finally finished up my winter project; a custom Beretta 92FS. I happened to come across a “like new” two-tone and bought it at a decent price back around September. It might have been fired, but sure didn’t look it. Beretta discontinued the two-tone several years ago, and I think it’s a real shame. It brings to mind the much more expensive Vertec. I decided to purchase some parts every month until I had what I wanted to make this a real smooth shooter with the least amount of recoil possible. I believe I’ve succeeded. By spreading out the purchase of all of the parts over several months, the wife will never know! (I hope)

Here’s the base pistol “on the cutting board.”

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Now here are the parts that I am about to add:

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So what IS all of that stuff? Here’s the breakdown:
- EFK Fire Dragon ported barrel
- Sprinco recoil reducing guide rod buffer system
- Sprinco tactical recoil spring
- Beretta Elite II skeletonized hammer
- Wolff “D” hammer spring
- Beretta walnut target grips
- Mecgar 20-round extended magazine
- Hex head grip screws. At least I didn’t have to buy these.

I really went back and forth deciding if I wanted to install Millet adjustable target sights, but from what I saw online of how they overhang the slide I decided against it. Also, a gunsmith should do that and these items I can switch out easily myself with no help.

Finally, the finished product. I think I’m having Beretta overload…..

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Get that slide back…….

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So here we can see the stainless Sprinco recoil reducer guide rod and EFK porting. There is no doubt that the Sprinco is the best recoil buffer system out there. The 1911 guys swear by them, and there aren't any plastic pieces to replace every 5,000 rounds. Nothing cheap about it. You get what you pay for.

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Anyone familiar with EFK will notice that their porting has really come along from the “slots” that they used to cut into the barrel. These are actually machined nicely and for function. Also, this barrel doesn't move, AT ALL. When you shake the pistol, there is no barrel rattle. EFK got this right.
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And the grips! These extended and raised walnut target grips are a bit hard to find, but worth it. I love the palm swell and stippling.

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You can’t find any photos online showing just how these grips are raised. Also, you’ll notice in this shot how they extend down past the frame beyond what normal grips would. Because of this, I had to sand down part of the plastic edges of the 20-round Mecgar magazine that is shown. Between the grips and extended magazine, the pistol now has a much larger grip, nearing that of my Sig X-Five. Due to the swell, the only other modification I’m now considering is a stainless extended magazine release.

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The skeletonized Elite II hammer is really nice. Combine this with the lighter Wolff springs and you’ve got a real winner. It was a bit cold the weekend I assembled this pistol, so I haven’t gotten it to the range yet. I have 100 rounds of RWS that I intend to break it in with. With these modifications, I don’t expect it to feel like much more than a .22LR.

That is it! Hope you have enjoyed the pics of my winter project.

- The Delta Force


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:39 pm 
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I've never been a Beretta fan since I was issued old beat up M9's, but the one you've built there is damn sexy. I hope it shoots as nicely as it looks.

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You took a vespa and turned it into a ducati ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Do you think that most of your aftermarket parts would also work in a Taurus 92fs?

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I've always been a fan of the way the Beretta's look in general and I love what you've done with yours.

Kudos.

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Now you just need "S.T.A.R.S." on the side of the slide to finish you Samurai's Edge. That's one mean looking 92.


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UndeadInfidel wrote:
I've never been a Beretta, but the one you've built there is damn sexy.


Exactly what I was going to say. Well done OP. If I bought a Beretta, I would do the same mods you did.

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I like what you did with it. Keep us posted with how it shoots.

It looks like those grips extend past what the stock grips do. Is this to cover the stock magazine base plate? Very nice nonetheless.

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I like what you did with it. Keep us posted with how it shoots.

It looks like those grips extend past what the stock grips do. Is this to cover the stock magazine base plate? Very nice nonetheless.


Yes, the grips extend down below the frame, and cover a normal magazine base plate. I'm using 20-round Mecgar magazines, so I have an even longer grip yet. Very nice look and feel.

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I love the M9/ 92FS family and really like what you've done with yours. Once I've acquired a few more pieces in various other calibers, I will be going down the same path (probably without the extensive mods).


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Nice work, I actually have something similar myself

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That thing is begging for a Surefire rail with an X300! It will look like a modernized version of a early 92 in American Rifleman last year with an extended barrel and old gen. Surefire weapons light!

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I've never cared for Beretta's, but that one is simply gorgeous. Nice job OP!

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Very cool Beretta!

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