Being a new Beretta owner, is there anything I should know? Is there a method for running a new used gun? Mechanical things I should be worried about? Should I just pull out the lube/hoppes and start shoot'n?
I can't wait to get her to the range on Sunday!
Check the locking block, replace the hammer and recoil spring, lube it up and shoot the snot out of it!
just bought a 92 G myself at tulsa gun show a few weeks ago. amazing condition. I've been reading the beretta forums since. everyone says about the same thing. as far as I can tell this is a decent little kit to have as just in case
92 Locking block kit
I just wish they made more "G" series guns. it's great if you want a beretta but hate manual safties.
Well, I only have a 92FS. My 92FS was produced in 96, I've owned it since Sep 2011. I'm sure it has been around the block a few times. To bad their isn't a carfax type reporting system to get an idea how many owners there were.
Right off the bat I ordered the latest locking block kit. As it was suggested to me, replace the springs. Which I finally did this week using a wolf standard spring kit. I'm glad I did this. The extractor an firing pin had so much carbon build up. I needed to tap the slide on the table a few times to get the firing pin to come out. There was barely any spring tension on the firing pin. I assembled the slide wrong the first time. When I took it apart the second time, the firing pin went across the table. Big improvement. My slide release spring was all bent up.
I also changed to the beretta dspring. This really helped the DA part of the trigger. It barely takes an force to move past that point in the trigger. For durablity, I used the standard Wolf trigger conversion.
Basically my 92FS has been rebuilt short of replacing the barrel. Yesterday at the range I compared my beat 92FS to my friend's brand new one. They felt the nearly the same. My DA was a bit quicker. Now I only need to drift my rear site so I'm not always shooting left. When I refinish my pistol, I'll buy a new barrel.