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    I may have given the wrong impression of 115 gr. ammunition in my first post, I use it all the time at the range. But my 7 year old 92 is well broken in with enough rounds downrange that I stopped counting years ago. In the OP's situation, it's a 'factory fresh' gun that's still tight. A few boxes of mid weight 9mm (124 gr.) would do well to loosen up the gun, especially if you can pick up some NATO rounds for a good price.

    In my Hi-Point 995, I like using 147 gr. rounds most often. That long barrel really helps that heavy slug hit hard at 100 yards.

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    The Taurus PT-92 began as a license built Beretta 92 under contract for the Brazilian Military. It, like the Beretta 92 was designed around NATO ammo. The NATO standard is essentially, under SAMMI standards, a plus P loading of the 9mm using a 124 grain FMJ bullet. If your PT-92 is like mine, it will shoot tighter groups with NATO standard ammo. Winchester has a line of 124 grain FMJ 9mm ammo that has a broad gray banner across the box that says "NATO" and under that is "Made in USA". Several other manufacturers will have ammo that is also marked NATO. The headstamp marking for NATO ammo is a circle around a cross.
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    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

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    Near clone, not a clone. I have half a dozen Beretta variants. You will have no problems with any of them. The M9a3 is one of the best available. If you decide to jump on one, I recommend it. And prices on that model are dropping.

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    PT-92 was never a "clone" of the Beretta 92, it was a Beretta 92 as the Beretta design stood when it was manufactured for the Brazilian military. After Taurus bought the tooling from Beretta, the designs began to diverge. In some ways I prefer the PT-92 as the safety is on the frame, rather than on the slide. But the designs began to diverge over 30 years ago. But those early PT-92 pistols were not Beretta clones, they were Beretta pistols made by Beretta trained workers on Beretta machines and tooling.

    If you look at the Taurus revolvers, it is much the same. At one time Taurus was part of the same conglomerate that owned S&W. Taurus began to produce a S&W designed revolver and for a while it was, in fact, called an "Improved S&W design". Since divestment, Taurus has departed in many ways from the original S&W design, as have S&W revolvers.
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    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

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    I have a PT92. It's a giant full size duty pistol. The 115 grain doesn't have enough explosive powder to cycle the slide correctly. Shoot 124 grain or 147 grain and see if you can duplicate the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    I have a PT92. It's a giant full size duty pistol. The 115 grain doesn't have enough explosive powder to cycle the slide correctly. Shoot 124 grain or 147 grain and see if you can duplicate the problem.
    My PT 99, respectfully disagrees, which is why I carry it daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    I have a PT92. It's a giant full size duty pistol. The 115 grain doesn't have enough explosive powder to cycle the slide correctly. Shoot 124 grain or 147 grain and see if you can duplicate the problem.
    Your PT-92 is designed around the NATO standard 9mm which is a 124 grain FMJ pushed to +P load pressure. NATO rounds will give you the best accuracy and function in the PT-92.
    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william View Post
    My PT 99, respectfully disagrees, which is why I carry it daily.

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    mine (model 99) so far has ran on about every 9 MM ammo that I have been able to try, that includes down to a 92 grain ammo that I use as a defensive round all the way up to a 150 grain reload.
    doesn't matter if its a flat nose. round nose, hollow point etc.
    it runs and shoots as well as any Beretta that I have handled, I just wish that I had the same luck with the rest of my Taurus offspring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    I have a PT92. It's a giant full size duty pistol. The 115 grain doesn't have enough explosive powder to cycle the slide correctly. Shoot 124 grain or 147 grain and see if you can duplicate the problem.
    Where did you come up with this? This is completely bogus information.

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    This will be a hard to beat price on Win NATO 9mm ammo box of 50 for $9

    https://palmettostatearmory.com/winc...rds-q4318.html
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    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

 

 
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