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Old 04-28-2009, 12:17 AM
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I'm pretty sure the only thing I need to change out in my 96 (.40) is the barrel and mags to shoot 9mm out of it. Has anyone done it? The reason I'm asking is I have a good amount of 9mm ammo, but don't have a 9mm and I like the idea of being able to shoot two different calibers with only 30 seconds of change out time. Thanks
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Sounds feasible, don't know for sure. Try joining up at this site, and do a search, or ask your question over there:

http://www.berettaforum.net/vb/

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Checking with the Beretta site on the 92 series of handguns it doesn't say that you can, it also doesn't say you can't, so I'd check with their customer service department...

FYI -- The SIG/Sauer P250 lets you choose the caliber: 9mm, .357SIG, .40S&W and/or .45ACP. Then choose compact, subcompact or full size polymer grip module(s) and select one of three grip sizes and two trigger lengths. Now it’s fully customized and interchangeable...Great gun!
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I own a 92SB 9mm and a 96 Centurion 40 S&W. The 40 has a stiffer recoil spring. I tried to switch the slides and they wouldn't fit. I think the slide rails are beefier on the 40 S&W.

The exctractor and bolt face are slightly different sizes so I don't know if there would be an extraction problem.

I couldn't switch barrels because the 92SB is 5" and the 96 is 4" or 4.25".

Upside, magazine bodies are identical. Get a 9MM spring for your 40 mag and your 10 round 40 magazine becomes a 15 round 9MM mag.

I tried 40 cal in a 9MM mag and the spring wasn't stiff enough, it misfed 75% of the time. The 40 mag worked fine in the 9mm, but wouldnt hold more that 12 rounds.

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Sgtbooker44, why couldn't you still switch your barrels? The end of the slide on the beretta is open so wouldn't the 5" barrel just stick out a little more? I wouldn't think it would be any different then the longer threaded barrels you can buy for a beretta.
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Ok,

Now that I have completely shot myself in the foot.

I grabbed both guns and took them apart. Both barrels will swap out, no problem. The problem I did run into is the 9MM round fits loose to the bolt face and under the extractor of the 96 (40 S&W) and the 40 S&W does not fit the 92SB (9MM) bolt face or under the extractor at all.

The feed ramps on the frames are different as well. The 40 S&W is a bit bigger.

If I were going to try it, (and I wont, and don't suggest it, that's just me) I'd use a 96 (40 S&W) frame and get a 9MM barrel, spring and guide rod (those are different too)

Talk to Beretta first
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I know that you can convert your 92 into a 96 for sure. Those are the only conversion kits i ever see besides the stupid 22. So i dont see y u cant do it the other way around. I have the same question/problem so let figure this out man!!!
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I know that you can convert your 92 into a 96 for sure. Those are the only conversion kits i ever see besides the stupid 22. So i dont see y u cant do it the other way around. I have the same question/problem so let figure this out man!!!
I actually meant to say u can convert your 96 to a 9mm or 357 sig. U just have to swith barrel. beretta barrels and mags have the same outside diameters probably for this reason. I have a 9mm barrel in my 96d right now, and can shoot wiht 9mm in the 40 cal mags but would reccomend using 9mm mags. ALTHOUGH U CANNOT CONVERT YOUR 92 OR M9 TO A 40 CAL THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE U CAN ONLY GO FROM A BIGGER TO A SMALL CALIBER NOT THE OTHER WAY, SO ALL U 96 OWNERS GET A NICE EFK EXTENDED PORTED BARREL FOR $180.00 AND SAVE $10 EVERY 100 RND U SHOOT,
1 BOX OR 100RND WINCHESTER (WHITE BOX) AT WALMART IS $19.99 OR $9.50 FOR 50RNDS OF FEDERAL, THIS IS DIRT CHEAP AND IT MAKES EVEN RELOADERS GREEN WITH ENVY! SWAPPING BARRELS IS SOO EASY, AND IS BETTER THAN BUYING ANOTHER GUN!
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I own a 92SB 9mm and a 96 Centurion 40 S&W. The 40 has a stiffer recoil spring. I tried to switch the slides and they wouldn't fit. I think the slide rails are beefier on the 40 S&W.

The exctractor and bolt face are slightly different sizes so I don't know if there would be an extraction problem.

I couldn't switch barrels because the 92SB is 5" and the 96 is 4" or 4.25".

Upside, magazine bodies are identical. Get a 9MM spring for your 40 mag and your 10 round 40 magazine becomes a 15 round 9MM mag.

I tried 40 cal in a 9MM mag and the spring wasn't stiff enough, it misfed 75% of the time. The 40 mag worked fine in the 9mm, but wouldnt hold more that 12 rounds.

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I own a berretta 92fs and I put a 96g slide and barrel on it. The talk says the ramps on the 92 frame have trouble with 40. (Rails are the same) However, my 92/96 changling shoots and shoots 9 or 40. I guess it didn't get the memo.
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