Beretta 92 KKM Barrel 1:18 vs 1:32 Twist Rate

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Beretta 92 KKM Barrel 1:18 vs 1:32 Twist Rate

Post by amlew on 8/12/2018, 3:16 pm

I'm a recreational target shooter with a desire to have a Beretta 92 modified for this purpose.  I'm thinking a KKM fitted barrel, LPA adjustable sights, and a trigger job will meet my needs.

I notice KKM now has a 1:18 twist rate in addition to there 1:32.  I shoot 115 gr exclusively, but because I don't reload, it's limited to factory fmj, such as Federal AE.  I shoot at no more than 25 yds.

If anyone has any thoughts on which twist rate would be appropriate for me, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks for your time.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 8/12/2018, 3:31 pm

I don’t think it’s worth the money if all you do is shoot at 25yards. Those barrels are for sub 1” at 50 yards. Install sights get a trigger job done and have a blast.
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Post by robert84010 on 8/12/2018, 5:48 pm

As much as it pains me to agree with Miceli, he is right and saving you money. As long as your Beretta is in good condition and was not some kind of public range rental it will shoot well enough at 25 yards. The stock barrel will shoot a 100 on NRA timed/rapid fire target, KKM barrels are only needed for competition at 50 yards.
Try to find a gunsmith that will lighten the hammer as well as do a trigger job and you will get a significant improvement in shootability.

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Post by JNW1 on 8/12/2018, 10:22 pm

The above responses are well reasoned and make a lot of sense.  However, if the OP said he wanted to shoot at 50 yards what would be your answer?
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Post by robert84010 on 8/12/2018, 10:55 pm

My gunsmith ordered half a dozen barrels and talked to Kevin last week. He said the AMU is not ordering as many 1:32 barrels as they used to, more 1:18.  I would order the 1:18 just in case I wanted to shoot the 147gr.

I think with the change to allow XTP bullets the slow twist rate became less important.

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Post by amlew on 8/13/2018, 1:18 am

Thanks for the replies. I'll probably get 1:18

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Post by Chris Miceli on 8/13/2018, 6:15 am

if you wanted a 50 yard gun just a barrel wouldn't do. Need a Sams or Kidd match gun.
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