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Dov
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Posted - April 24 2019 :  11:33:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Were the Berreta 92's from the 80s reliable generally with hollowpoints?

Itís been long time since I handled one, and Iíve never shot one but I thought they were probably more hollowpoint friendly than Browning P35 of the same time period.

Evan
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Posted - April 25 2019 :  6:05:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I retired I started carrying a DAO Beretta 92 loaded with Cor Bon 115 gr jhp +. Worked with all sorts of jhps and never had a failure to feed.

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gw
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Posted - April 25 2019 :  7:19:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I might be lucky, but I never had problems with Berreta 92s or Highpowers made during that period feeding hollow points

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
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Dov
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Posted - April 27 2019 :  08:48:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evan what did you pair it with?

gw I know some people that have had problems with Hipowers, but donít recall specifics.
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gw
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Posted - April 27 2019 :  09:53:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pre MKII Highpowers had a "humped" feed ramp, and could be problematic

some took a little gunsmithing depending on ammo

starting in '81 the MKII and on had a straight ramp, with Meggar magazines mine worked right out of the box with any hollow point I tried, they were good to go with +p ammo as well.

I did have problems with a couple of .40 Highpowers, and finally threw in the towel on mine, they went to auction a ouple of years ago.......

my Berretas, with Berretas magazines, feed anything and were some of the fastest cycling guns I've owned

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Evan
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Posted - April 27 2019 :  2:10:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
paired with a J frame loaded with Cb jhp+p

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Tom-R2
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USA
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Posted - April 30 2019 :  6:22:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a new Italian 92S in 1982 or 83, with the mag release button at the bottom of the grip. Carried it on duty, involved in a shooting in December 1984. I have never had any issues related to the pistol with a wide assortment of HP ammo, including a variety of handloads. Some after market mags didn't have the notch in the right place to lock into place since the release button wasn't right behind the trigger guard. I carefully measured and filed notches in them and worked them out on the range until I was satisfied they would work properly.
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johns961
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Posted - May 01 2019 :  06:29:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a 92S in the early 80's when we lived in Miami.
Got it after the 1st "civil unrest".
I have never had anything that failed to feed in it. Lat year I installed some G10 grips. Feels like a different pistol now. In a good way. The 92s have no firing pin block. The barrel is not chrome.
It has a blue finish. And I have no issue with locking block. It is a beautiful thing. People bash the berreta for being big and bulky. I like them. I also have a 92f, a newer 92fs and a stainless compac.
All my magazines are factory.
Hard to go wrong with a Beretta.
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