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Most of what I read about Beretta 92 is positive, but there are hints around that the 96 frame is not strong enough for the power of the 40 S&W. And I have read that the frames are actually identical. And, some have suggested a 96 can be converted to 9 mm with a new barrel and magazines. Could a 92 be converted to 40 S&W?

What does the group think about this?

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George
 

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Almost all 40 S&W firearms can be converted to 9mm, but the reverse isn't usually a good idea, as the frames aren't robust enough to handle the additional recoil. An illustration of this would be the BHP. The frames are identical dimensionally, but they went to a cast frame as the earlier forged frames couldn't handle the additional recoil of the 40 S&W. Browning/FN 40 S&W slides won't go all the way onto 9mm frames.

Sig has the same issues with their P series of handguns.

I don't know about the Berettas.
 
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