For years, I've had a negative opinion of the Beretta 92/M9. Larger and heavier than other 9mm handguns with the same magazine capacity (Glock 19 for example), double action, slide mounted safety/decocker, etc. However, I do try to learn and many whom I respect have said it was very accurate, soft recoil, reliable, etc. Then I handled a Wilson Combat Beretta and almost got one. A really good trigger and the DA reminded me of a good S&W. Smooth, consistent, usable.
So the other day I picked up a used one on GunBroker. Advertised as a safe queen and the pictures were consistent with that description. 5 mags and a couple of holsters complete the package, one Bladetech, one Safariland, and all at a good price.
After a lot of research, these are the upgrades I'm planning:
1. "D" model 13lb mainspring.
2. Wolff trigger spring.
3. Beretta factory "G" model decocker conversion.
4. Wilson Combat extended, checkered magazine catch.
5. Wilson Combat steel recoil spring guide.
6. Wilson Combat steel short throw trigger.
7. Beretta skeletonized hammer (maybe).
8. VZ grips (essentially the Wilson ultrathin grips).
9. Polish contact points on the trigger bar.
I am considering replacing the rear sight, but I want to try the stock sights first. One of those issues so far as I know is that while there are multiple rear sight options, but almost none for the front sight since it is part of the slide. There isn't enough meat in the slide top to mill a dovetail for a new front sight and the only other options I'm aware of are Wilson Combat again. They offer to drill the front sight for a red or green fiber optic.
I can do everything I've listed with the exception of the front sight. I would appreciate some input on other useful modifications, accessories, etc.