Taurus PT92 / PT99 [Automatic Pistol]:
A large semi-auto design, the PT92 can trace its design back to when the factory was a subsidary of Beretta. Although those days are long gone, the PT92 looks like a early version of the Beretta 92 model, but the Brazilians never moved the safety lever to the slide, which leaves the PT92 with the option of being carried "cocked and locked", which is for some a preferred carrying mode. All in all though, like its Italian countepart, the PT92 is a bit on the big side for a cartridge like the 9mm. The gun can be had in stainless steel, and is then designated PT99.
The magazine for the PT92 holds fifteen rounds.
Weight: 2.1 lbs (0.97 kg)
Caliber: 9 mm
Barrel: 5 inch (12.5 cm)
Action: Double Action
Range: 165 ft (50 m)
Payload: 15 + 1
Cost: $ 490
Made in: America and Brazil
Special: Good quality and finish. Available in blued steel or Stainless .
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