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Rizshu
17-08-2009, 01:16 AM
hye guyz

i was just thinking that at this fourm pt's are being discussed less. i just want to ask members that what they think about that or what they think about Taurus 92/99 or rate them?

Rizshu
17-08-2009, 01:17 AM
I'd like to see the positives, negatives, and strange quirks about them.
Any help would be great.

Rizshu
21-08-2009, 02:22 AM
Not a single person who vcan shed the light on the topic?:rolleyes:

Nabeel
21-08-2009, 04:23 AM
@rizshu

Abbas Sahib has one in his collection

ARlover
21-08-2009, 10:12 AM
pt92 is not good for sd

KageFox
21-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Haven't personally used 'em, but.... here I go: (based on reviews and stuff I've read)

The Taurus PT92 is one of the most reliable pistols around. It is said to be capable of eating up whatever you feed it. Comes with a thumb-safety and decocker, though the decocker only lowers the hammer to quarter-cock (or half-cock) position, unlike other decockers, which fully lower the hammer. The PT92 is a pretty big, heavy pistol; Do not expect it to serve conceal carry duty. However, it is perfect for home defense, as far as handguns are concerned. The PT99 is the adjustable sight version, some problems with the rear sight have been reported.

If I wanted something for range work, or HD, this would be my pistol of choice. I feel the thumb safety feature is very important for those who want their guns that way. And don't discount the PT92 simply because it is a clone of the earlier Beretta 92. According to an article in Handguns magazine in 1990, the author wrote that the Taurus were as good as Beretta, and he quoted a famed gunsmith mentioning that the steel on Taurus was actually better.

Btw, if someone is looking for something shorter, the PT917 is also available.

HasanJamshad
21-08-2009, 01:31 PM
+1 to Kagefox just two more things, i have personally used pt92 and can testify for the reliabilty of this gun. The other is that PT 92 is not a cloned gun but is being manufactured under license and technology transfer arrangement from Beretta.

Dr Zakir
21-08-2009, 03:02 PM
Plus point for PT that it is beretta basically because being manufacture on same plant that was made by beretta to supply for us army . So if you don't want to spent 200 k for beretta you cam get the same thing but laballed as tarus

Negatives sights are not that good especialy of 99 and being fixed front sight that cannot ne changed you cannot customize it also . Secondly l find that in my pt I have to ramm the magzine real hard in order to fit it properly I don't know whether this is in mine only or others also had no problem with 92

Rizshu
21-08-2009, 10:23 PM
pt92 is not good for sd

Maaaan wht are you saying.:mad:

KageFox
21-08-2009, 10:30 PM
pt92 is not good for sd

I think he means not good for carry.

Rizshu
21-08-2009, 10:32 PM
pt92 is not good for sd

I think he means not good for carry.


ooh, then he is very right

Rizshu
21-08-2009, 10:34 PM
i think if someone love pt 92 then he should go for 909 or 917 as they are in smaller size and of equal performance/ reliability

Dr Zakir
22-08-2009, 12:08 AM
if some one likes beretta than it is way to go . and no problem for conceal carry in winter , cn be carried in a shoulder holster

KageFox
22-08-2009, 12:20 AM
Even the 917 is sort of heavy for concealed carry on a belt, if worn for long hours.

Enigmatic Desires
22-08-2009, 01:55 AM
the 92's smaller cousin the 917 has some doodahs the 92 doesn't haave.. eg. a slightly extended mag capable of 20 rounds.. A chopped berrel and picattiny rails.

the 909 I don't consider as a viable 92 partly cause it has dispensed with the open slide design that has made reliability the corner stone of the 92 series

KageFox
22-08-2009, 08:19 AM
Instead of messing around with the closed slide designs, I think Taurus should bring back the PT92C. A 13+1 mag, shorter than the 92 and better for CC than the 909 or 911.

Enigmatic Desires
22-08-2009, 01:51 PM
Instead of messing around with the closed slide designs, I think Taurus should bring back the PT92C. A 13+1 mag, shorter than the 92 and better for CC than the 909 or 911.


Any differnce b/w the 92 c and the 917c?

KageFox
22-08-2009, 02:12 PM
Let me dig up my old magazine and take a few shots...

Enigmatic Desires
22-08-2009, 02:26 PM
Thanks KF.. much appreciated!

KageFox
22-08-2009, 03:01 PM
Okay, here you are:


http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5182/15484215.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2788/95087349.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3642/17578919.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7871/24578029.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/908/82064313.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/3158/27136124.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8149/11675052.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3708/34613495.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

About the same length as the 917. Without rail and smaller grip makes it slightly more compact. And the wooden grips look way better. My dad had a similar PT57 and it had beautiful rosewood grips.

Dr Zakir
22-08-2009, 03:09 PM
nice grips . are they available here

KageFox
22-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Sir, this is a magazine from September 1990, even older than me. The 92C has long since been discontinued. And I don't think the Taurus offers wood grips with black framed PT92 (and similar) pistols anymore; those are reserved for the special editions.

However, if you want grips for your pistol and won't mind paying for them, check out Hogue. Their wood grips are sort of nice.

http://www.hoguestore.com/

KageFox
22-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Now this is a grip! :cool:

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5697/77987129.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9113/71914964.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

Rizshu
22-08-2009, 05:52 PM
excelent grips.

Slayerjatt
22-08-2009, 05:59 PM
beautiful grips.

ARlover
23-08-2009, 12:40 PM
rizshu bro i mean its fuul frame its not easy to cc

Ahsanfurqan
23-08-2009, 02:29 PM
what bout the quality??? is it totally rust proof like can it be kept in khi seaview area where all metals r prone to rust nd where clones get failed
comments plz

KageFox
23-08-2009, 02:38 PM
Friend, all weapons need to be maintained to a certain degree, some more than others. Rust leaves no one alone, especially near the sea, but with proper care you can ensure that your firearm lasts.

Taurus
23-08-2009, 02:42 PM
wish if this grips were available here

KageFox
23-08-2009, 02:43 PM
Maybe Tayabally can arrange, they are the official Hogue dealers.