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I've wanted a metal framed, hammer fired 9MM for a while. Stopped by LGS today to look around. He had a PT 92 in the case I asked to see. It looks nearly new with very slight rubs on the front edge of the slide (99.9% blue), not a scratch on it. I asked how much, he replied $325. To which I said "if you'll pay the tax (8%) Ill take it". Walked out $325 lighter and figured a got a decent deal. He told me he didn't think it had been fired much and the appearance testifies to that. He took it in on a trade for a smaller gun from a guy who thought the 92 was too big.
I field stripped it and seen very minimal wear. The innards are much more substantial looking than my PT111 G2 for only $100 more.
The mag capacity is supposed to be 17 but I can only get 16 in either one..... normal? There is no loaded chamber indicator... its age? You have to pull the trigger to get the decocker to work while pressing down on the lever, something I feel uncomfortable doing... defective?

I'm holster poor. The 92 fits my Ruger SR40 holster with about 1/2 inch of the muzzle sticking out.... it'll work.

I just love buying "new" guns

Pics to follow if I can get my camera battery to charge.

Disregard the decocker problem. It was just stiff but loosened up with a a few operations. Probably never been used.

I just looked up the serial number on Taurus website. Year of production 2008... This thing is a closet queen

Pics as promised



 

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Enjoy the 92.

The loaded chamber indicator is the extractor. When empty, extractor flush with slide; when round in chamber, extractor is slightly raised and noticeable by sight and/or feel.

No feed back on mag capacity. Taurus factory mags notorious for nose diving when loading, but doesn't affect operation. Most of my 92 mags are 15 and 18 round MecGar.
 
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Congrats on the 92!

I'm no expert on the 92, had a 99 a while back, but you absolutely should not have to pull the trigger to get the decocker to work.
 

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Congrats on your new-to-you '92!
 
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Congrats on the 92!

I'm no expert on the 92, had a 99 a while back, but you absolutely should not have to pull the trigger to get the decocker to work.
As I edited my OP to say the decocker was just stiff, I applied enough force that it should have worked... Finally it did and with subsequent operations it loosened up. Now it works quite well.
I also discovered the loaded chamber indicator works best with a loaded chamber DAH. Although not much of an indicator it is there
 
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Nice find and addition to your growing collection. Replace those plastic Taurus grips with some Hogue rubber panels and you will be totally in love with the feel.
 

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I had mine out for a run today! Congrats on your new pistol which I am sure will be a tack driver like mine is. I put Hogue grips on mine and then switched to wood.

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If you don't have an Uplula yet, they really come in handy especially on the BIG magazines. The mag capacity also indicates that the gun wasn't used much. The Mec Gar 18 rounders are the best,
 

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Here's of couple of Armslist pics of my gun I just found. Had no idea, was looking to validate price and there it was. My LGS guy takes better pics than I do but this is my PT92. The gun is nearly 10 years old



 

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The mag capacity is supposed to be 17 but I can only get 16 in either one..... normal?
That's fairly normal if the magazines haven't been left loaded for long. Leave them loaded with 16 for a few days and you'll be able to get the 17th round in there. Personally I keep all of my pistol magazines loaded down by 1 round, so when I used the factory magazines with my PT 92s I kept them loaded to 16. If you want better magazines, check out the 18 round "Optimum" magazines from Mec-Gar. They are excellent.
 

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Leave them loaded with 16 for a few days and you'll be able to get the 17th round in there.
I did as you suggest and got the 17th loaded this morning.
I'm really liking the gun. It seems to be very well made, nice machining and tight. Easy to operate and its as accurate as I am. A bit large for CCW but I have others for that. It's gonna be my walk about in the woods pistol.
 

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I did as you suggest and got the 17th loaded this morning.
I'm really liking the gun. It seems to be very well made, nice machining and tight. Easy to operate and its as accurate as I am. A bit large for CCW but I have others for that. It's gonna be my walk about in the woods pistol.

It's a great range gun with the capacity also. With my four mags I have 70 rounds with one loading...the only issue that that sucker gets heavy after awhile! :rolleyes:
 
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We own three. For no special reseason.
Great range guns. Not so heavy, however when firing 17 rounds at range, seems like a long time compared to my lower round count hardware.

Consider them great side arm pieces if required for “ call to duty”!
 

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I've a 92C I bought used and in VGC. The C uses a 12 round magazine, the grip is shorter and the barrel is only 4". This one is also the only one I've come across that has a white outline rear sight.
It does go to the range with me on every trip. I's also the gun in my avatar.
 
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I've a 92C I bought used and in VGC. The C uses a 12 round magazine, the grip is shorter and the barrel is only 4". This one is also the only one I've come across that has a white outline rear sight.
It does go to the range with me on every trip. I's also the gun in my avatar.

I've shot it...and like it!
 
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Congrats on your New Favorite Pistol. My 92 is my favorite, and I look for excuses to go shoot it..
I have 4 factory mags for my PT-92 and have no issues loading to 17 rounds. When new, I cleaned them all with mineral spirits then shot ether (starting fluid) through each to completely degrease them. I then sprinkled fine powdered graphite into them and used a wooden ruler to cycle them. I did the graphite thing 3 times to each and they now easily to load to capacity. I never use anything but graphite to lube my mags..
 
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I had mine out for a run today! Congrats on your new pistol which I am sure will be a tack driver like mine is. I put Hogue grips on mine and then switched to wood.

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If you don't have an Uplula yet, they really come in handy especially on the BIG magazines. The mag capacity also indicates that the gun wasn't used much. The Mec Gar 18 rounders are the best,
I like the grips. I ordered these off ebay from Thailand, I also ordered black hex slot screws from Amazon.

 
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^^ They look good in the lighter tone also! The checkering is nice and sharp for a positive feel on the grips also. Post up a pic when you get them mounted.
 
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Those look very sharp and should add a fine look.
 
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