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    DIY trigger job for Beretta 92FS (not the D spring upgrade)

    Is there anything you can do to further improve the Beretta 92FS trigger outside of installing a D spring? I have one installed and the trigger is much better than stock, but there's still a small amount of grit in the pull. Are there areas on the hammer or sear that you can easily polish yourself? How should I go about doing it without f-ing up the gun?

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    Yes, it can be polished. Ernest Langdon used to do outstanding -- and very inexpensive -- work on Beretta triggers. If he were still in business, he'd be the only way to go.

    But he's not, so I'd try the following easy solutions before moving metal:
    • Detail strip the gun and gently polish any action parts at any point where they show obvious wear from contact with other parts of the action.
    • Apply a good grease, like TW-25B, to all the friction points of the action.
    • Consider finding and using the "F" model hammer spring from a Cougar. It is lighter than the 92D spring. However, it may not last indefinitely. To be on the safe side, I'd probably replace it every 10k rounds if it's remaining reliable. If I could get a bag of them for cheap, I'd replace it every 5k rounds just to be on the safe side.
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    Detail strip, clean, lube, and then shoot it a lot. Once I got the grime out of my 92FS, and started shooting it a lot, the trigger became noticeably smoother after a half dozen range trips.

    I'm not convinced the newer polymer coated trigger will get as smooth as the older steel trigger. The polymer coating inside the trigger where it pivots doesn't polish the way steel does. Or maybe it will just take a lot longer. My 92 with the polymer trigger has fewer rounds through it than my 92 with a steel trigger, so time will tell.

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    I couldn't tell the difference between the newer Beretta 92 with a polymer trigger that I owned and the well used Beretta M9's with steel triggers from work. I didn't even realize it was different until someone told me....it still had that nice, smooth Beretta action. A very pleasing pistol to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGS View Post
    I couldn't tell the difference between the newer Beretta 92 with a polymer trigger that I owned and the well used Beretta M9's with steel triggers from work. I didn't even realize it was different until someone told me....it still had that nice, smooth Beretta action. A very pleasing pistol to shoot.
    I have the same opinion. I picked up a 2008 Police Special from a friend who had decided to get out of the gun thing for crazy cheap a couple years ago and it was my first experience with a polymer part Beretta. It is a sweet shooting pistol, every bit as reliable and smooth as my older Berettas. Since I don't run the INS trigger return spring, the polymer trigger isn't an issue for me. If the polymer coated triggers do create grittiness, then my Jedi powers are not advanced enough to detect it.

    My 92Elite had what might be thought of as "grit" during the DA trigger pull. I took it apart to get a closer look and the "grit" was coming from some rough machining on the hammer/sear assembly which when pulled felt a little rough. I took a dremil too it, but only lightly hit the area paying careful attention to avoid the sear. It helped a little and now, at about 4000 rounds later, it is pretty smooth. The SA triggers I have shot have always been without any touch of grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGS View Post
    I couldn't tell the difference between the newer Beretta 92 with a polymer trigger that I owned and the well used Beretta M9's with steel triggers from work. I didn't even realize it was different until someone told me....it still had that nice, smooth Beretta action. A very pleasing pistol to shoot.
    That makes me hopeful that my newer 92 Compact with the polymer trigger will get as smooth as my well worn 92FS. The compact only has about 365 rounds through it, so we'll see how it progresses.

 

 

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