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Beretta 92FS vs Taurus PT92, in Pictures.

The Beretta 92FS Inox. A Classic Beauty.

On the Gun Forums, a lot of guys have talked about how good looking a Gun is.  When it comes to Sexy Handguns, this one right here really is it.  Let’s compare it to what others have already compared it to… Monica Bellaluci.

See, that’s the Beretta.  Classic beauty that really doesn’t need anything else.   It never gets old to look at… and the more you are around it, the more you love it.

And after you shoot it… Oh yeah.  This is what it’s all about.

Wait… But what about that Taurus PT92?  Sure, it’s design is based on the Beretta.

The Taurus PT92.

It’s form is based on the Italian… It tries to look like the Italian.. Tries to act like the Italian… But it isn’t  Italian…  I’m not really sure what it is.

The Taurus is Brazilian… Which in the gun world is kinda like being from New Jersey.  I’m not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing.  It’s just that it isn’t the real deal.  It’s not even close.  The more you look at the Taurus, the more things about it start to become irritations.  Spend too much time with it, and you start to hate it.

Now, both guns have their fans.  But there is a drastic difference in build quality.  Now which one do you want to take home and show your Dad?


I think I’m kinda sick to my stomach now…


  1. Chad C's Gravatar Chad C

    They don’t even make the best beretta clone! Turkey’s Stoeger makes cougars now and Egypt and Iraq made 951 clones that I still wish I had!

    • 10/17/2012    

      Stoeger is owned by Beretta. Well, by Benelli, who is owned by Beretta. The big difference was that the Beretta Cougars were Forged and the Stoegers are Cast.

      • Chad C.'s Gravatar Chad C.

        ahh, knew it had to be something like that

  2. Jesse Main's Gravatar Jesse Main

    Yea, but the brazzilian…. I saw this video and she did…. and she also… and I’m pretty sure she wasn’t drunk…

    Ok your right, I wouldn’t take her home to dad.

  3. Ryan's Gravatar Ryan

    hey!,…I’m from NJ!


    • TheIrishman's Gravatar TheIrishman

      “The Taurus is Brazilian… Which in the gun world is kinda like being from New Jersey”

      If you’re gonna go there, at least pick someone who isn’t from Poughkeepsie, NY. Google Zoe Saldana, Ali Larter, Laura Prepon, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Monica Keena, Amy Locane, Mira Sorvino, or Bebe Neuwirth. But for Gods sake stop associating us with that worthless fat umpa-loompa.

      • 10/18/2012    

        “Zoe Saldana, Ali Larter, Laura Prepon, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Monica Keena, Amy Locane, Mira Sorvino, or Bebe Neuwirth”

        But all of them are good looking.

        But to scroll down into … orange …

        Your blog, your rules, Ogre, but … dammit man!

  4. Colin's Gravatar Colin

    I don’t even like berettas, but this was an A+ post! Thanks for the awesome, and the disturbing visuals. Great read!

  5. stomper17's Gravatar stomper17

    I don’t know, Og. I’m pretty die-hard M9, but I really don’t mind the Taurus version at all. I wouldn’t be too put out if someone handed me one. I’m pleased as can be that I have the Beretta, but I don’t think the PT92 is a tangle of pot metal either. Good post, though.

  6. Glenn Geiss's Gravatar Glenn Geiss

    I bought my first handgun back in 1987, a Taurus pt99af. I still have it. The only thing I did was change the stock grips with a nice pachmyr wrap around.

    It’s one of the best shooting pistols I’ve ever owned. It is easy to take apart and clean, and it has been a reliable pistol in my collection. Not too shabby for a crapy Brazilian beretta knockoff. I’ve had worse luck with Rugers to be honest.

  7. coelacanth's Gravatar coelacanth

    OK. Good post but I still prefer the frame mounted safety on the Taurus, even if it is from Brazil. Say, isn’t Adriana Lima from Brazil? Just sayin’ . . .

  8. jason's Gravatar jason

    Yeah,now I want a beretta 92fs

    Pics of snookie make me sick tot stomach and thanks to that write up every time I see the Taurus knock off or hear about it,snookie will come to mind.

  9. Kevin's Gravatar Kevin

    ha ha ha… Love it…

  10. Jim's Gravatar Jim

    Still laughing, perfect

  11. Kevin's Gravatar Kevin

    Ok, so in the 92 style models, which one? 90two, M9, 92fs, 92A1?

    • 10/18/2012    

      I like the classic FS, but the new 90two is pretty damn cool.

      • Kevin's Gravatar Kevin

        the 90two is pretty cool, don’t like the M9 or 92A1?

  12. Sergeant Mac's Gravatar Sergeant Mac

    No, you’re not going to take it home to show to Mom and Dad, and then lock it back up in the safe.

    ….you’re going to use it, hard, fast, and brutally….and both of you will feel dirty afterwards…..

  13. 10/18/2012    

    The ole’ M9 is a smooth, sweet shooting gun.

  14. Sulaco's Gravatar Sulaco

    You have got to be kidding, let my dad anywhere near her er it? No chance Still trying to get my Ruger back…

  15. Stretch's Gravatar Stretch

    Scariest news of the year (politics not withstanding)?
    Snookie has bred. Yes, there are now little (littler?) snookies in the gene pool.

    • Mark (not Walters)'s Gravatar Mark (not Walters)

      Can we send them all to Brazil?

  16. Mark (Houston)'s Gravatar Mark (Houston)

    I think that curvy snookie chick is damn hot. I would rather have her for a weekend.
    She excites me.

  17. Skeptic49's Gravatar Skeptic49

    Based on the recommendation I slovaked out the PX4 compact.
    Next day I get a few hours clear, hopefully Thursday, I’m going to rent a .40 Cal version at an indoor range up in Jax they put in A/C.

    Who has been looking around for something longer in the grip than his SWaMPy 9c.

  18. Kevin 1960's Gravatar Kevin 1960

    OK. But given the choice between a Roman nose or a Brazilian ass?

    • MadOgre's Gravatar MadOgre

      I never said I didn’t like the Brazillians…

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