The Taurus PT92 handgun is very similar to the Beretta 92 in terms of design and appearance, you’d think they’re the same model. Is it possible to create a gun that looks exactly like one that’s made by another company?
Taurus PT92 | The Beretta’s Twin
In the early 1970s, Brazil made a decision to stop producing their military issue .45 ACP 1911, and adopt the Beretta 92 handgun. Beretta was used by NATO forces as a standard issue sidearm. A huge contract with Beretta was set in place along with a factory in Brazil which was later bought by Taurus, a Brazilian gun manufacturer. This gave birth to the Taurus PT92 which utilized the same gun design after Beretta 92 patents expired. Copied after one of the most proven firearms in battle, this gun from Taurus is a shooter’s favorite. If you’re on a budget and you want a nice gun, this is not a bad way to go.
The Taurus PT92 is a full-sized semi-automatic pistol made in Brazil. It has an alloy frame with stainless steel slide and barrel length of 5 inches. The overall length of this gun is 8.5 inches, a height of 5.6 inches, and weighs 34 oz unloaded. The magazine has a capacity of 17+1 rounds.
Gun Control and Performance
The PT92 is a beautiful, well-balanced handgun with an impeccable finish. It’s accurate and feels good in your hand even after long rounds in the range. This is one of the top shooting guns on my list.
Pros and Cons
This firearm is closely similar to and even known as the Beretta 92 clone. This tells us something about the reliability of this gun. I like the 5-inch barrel with its fixed sights, this gun is really accurate at about 20 yards. It has real smooth action and fits perfectly in your hand. Though the placement of the rail is not quite good when the surefire light is attached in relation to the trigger guard and your index finger. I believe this part needs a little modification.
Aside from the price being about half of what a Beretta costs, a few changes made to the Taurus PT92 make it worth the purchase. The material, design, features, and overall comfort of this firearm lived up to a lot of shooter’s expectations. It’s one of the many quality guns that makes shooting even more exciting.
Watch this video of the Taurus PT92 and see how it’s taken down and cleaned:
Now you know what the Taurus PT 92 has in terms of specs and overall feel. Will you consider getting one? I would suggest that you try it out in a range. It’s overall design and features are just outstanding, which makes this gun one of my favorites.
What do you think about this gun? Let me know in the comments below!
Perhaps you’re looking for a classic handgun design for your collection. Check out the Browning Hi Power for one of the historic firearms made by John Browning.
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