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    Alloy frame?

    I am in the process of buying either a pt 92 or a pt 99. Will an alloy frame model hold up to regular use? I am a reloader and bullet caster so this gun could see some moderate use. Several hundred to a thousand or so rounds/year could happen, depending on how much free time I get.

    My ideal gun would be stainless with adjustable sights and an alloy frame with no rails. Does Taurus make such a gun?

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    An alloy frame 92 or 99 will hold up to that for at least a lifetime. Don't worry about it.

    I see one stainless, no rail on gunbroker right now. They exist, but they are less common.
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    I see all the new ones have rails. I'm getting a new pistol so mine will have rails.
    I also see that the sight blades on the 99's are fragile. My nephew-in-law does 3-D printing. I could have him make me some extra rear blades.

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    The PT92 is a GREAT pistol , After market parts are good for the Beretta M9 , with a 12# hammer spring I pick up my 92 way before my 1911
    I cast and reload also and the 92 eats anything in the mag , it really likes 124gr and up and lots of powder ,( no bunny farts ) I keep it oiled and greased and many 1000's rounds in 8yrs
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    I believe the 92 in what they call stainless will hold up just fine. Mine was purchased in 2007 and have no problems at all.
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    The 92 is an excellent pistol. The wear parts are not Taurus captives and available from Wolff, Beretta, Wilson, etc. Mec-Gar mags work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I am in the process of buying either a pt 92 or a pt 99. Will an alloy frame model hold up to regular use? I am a reloader and bullet caster so this gun could see some moderate use. Several hundred to a thousand or so rounds/year could happen, depending on how much free time I get.

    My ideal gun would be stainless with adjustable sights and an alloy frame with no rails. Does Taurus make such a gun?
    Well, the Beretta M9's have aluminum frames, and they have been in service for 30+ years. Yes, having an alloy grip frame is perfectly safe for many many rounds.
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    I have a 92 AFS and I have yet to find ammo that it doesn't shoot well.

    and it looks really nice.

    And it is fun.

    And it is older, without the rail.

    And it shown no significant wear anywhere.

    And, lest any ask, NO, it s not for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I am in the process of buying either a pt 92 or a pt 99. Will an alloy frame model hold up to regular use? I am a reloader and bullet caster so this gun could see some moderate use. Several hundred to a thousand or so rounds/year could happen, depending on how much free time I get.

    My ideal gun would be stainless with adjustable sights and an alloy frame with no rails. Does Taurus make such a gun?
    Not in a long, long, long time they haven't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I see all the new ones have rails. I'm getting a new pistol so mine will have rails.
    I also see that the sight blades on the 99's are fragile. My nephew-in-law does 3-D printing. I could have him make me some extra rear blades.

    doesn't matter, Taurus hasn't produced a model 99 in several years!
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