I am currently looking at purchasing my first hand gun. I have it narrowed down to the beretta 92f and the 92fs. I did some research and it said that the 92f had issues with the slide cracking or coming off, but after browsing some firearm forums it said that the malfunctions were caused from the ammunition that was used. So my question is have you had experiences with both the models? which one should I purchase? Or should I scrap this idea and start looking back into 1911 models? I wanted something steel framed,hefty, in the 9mm caliber but am tempted to move to the .45 caliber. I have been getting pointed towards the 1911 platform and i like it as well!