The Taurus PT-92 AF is the railed, fixed-sight version of the Brazilian gunmaker’s longest-running bestseller. This big service pistol is the spitting image of the Beretta Model 92FS (with a few improvements) and sells for $100 to $150 less than the glamorous Italian’s price tag. Cheap is good, but only when it’s actually ‘good.’ To find out how good the PT-92 AF is, we tested it alongside the benchmark Beretta whose decades of military and police service set the bar very high for quality and reliability. The results may surprise you . . .
When the guy behind the gun bar handed me the Taurus PT92, I knew I was holding a quality piece of equipment. The gun is big. No other word for it. And heavy (actually that is one more word). But big and heavy make for a soft shooting, accurate and dependable 9mm duty or military style pistol. Mine, which eventually became my daughter’s, and eventually became somebody else's we sold it to, had over 1000 rounds through it with no failures.
Things cost more these days, often lots more. Consequently, there's a trend to equate price with excellence. All of which often results in the case of someone knowing the price of everything, but the value of nothing.