Beretta 92 g

Jasher

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This might not be the right place to ask. I bought a used one a few years ago from a gun store. I really didn't pay attention to the exact model when I bought it. I figured it was a 92 f. I was talking to someone recently and said yeah I have a Beretta 92 but don't remember if it's an f or fs. Since I never really looked i went home to see and much to my surprise it's a g. So I did some searching and see there's sub models. My question is how can you tell which one it is?
 

pyrotechnic

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I'm not super familiar with the differences between the f, the fs, the m9, vs m9a1.

I do know the g models are de-cocker only. The lever springs back up to the fire position instead of staying down in the safe position when you decock the pistol like the other models.
The D models are double action only I believe.

There's differing frames between the versions with rounded vs squarish trigger guards, and light rails and such as well.
 

Mako

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The G is for Gendarmerie. For the French Gendarmerie specifically. Back when the F/FS was adopted as the standard issue sidearm for our military, the French also adopted it, but they wanted a decocker only version for their national police force. With that, Beretta offered it for sale in the U.S. as well for both civilian and police sales.
 
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