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I picked up this Beretta 92 9mm at a gun show this past weekend,It's an older one from the late 80's made in Italy,came with organelle box and case and one 15 round mag.
Just about in new cond.
Seems to be built like a tank,no plastic on this gun,even the grips are walnut.

Going to test it out tomorrow.



 

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I have an M9. I think they are one of the sexiest pistols ever, and have always wanted one. Very reliable and accurate.
 
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Great shooting guns. Good looking, too. I've always been a big fan!
 

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good shooters,
has to be the most natural, instinctive pointing handgun on the market
 
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I got an M9 that I bought new not too long ago I haven't even shot yet!!! Bought a good bit of Mags for it but you can never have to many!!!
 

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Been a big fan for a long time and still own several.

That one you just bought 35, is probably just about to reach collector status. What did you pay for it, $700.00 or more I'm sure.

They are great pistols. I was on the ACE board sanctioned team that went to the Beretta plant in '83 to shoot their new design, I was stationed there at the time. They tried to give us commemorative pistols but our Battalion Commander, Nuke'm Needham, made us give them back.

I carried a M9 for years and a 92 just like yours even longer. There were some frame and slide issues for a year or so with the Hirtenburg ammo which led to the saying, "you're not a SEAL until you've eaten Italian steel." They got that fixed by the late 80s but continue to caution against using P++ ammo. The ammo that caused the problems was German made and very hot.

The one I carried as a civilian for years is Inox which became a necessity with the heat and humidity down here. It's been a great pistol, all of them have.

If you get a chance post your pictures over on the Beretta forum ... the guys over there will drool over that pistol.
 

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GP...........I paid 450.00 out the door,that price is including PA's 6% sales tax and the $5.00 NICS fee,he had a $500.00 price tag on it,I offered $450 cash out the door and he took it.

I was doing some reading up on the older 92's and did see what you are referring to on the slides and such,in there testing of the 92 it looks like "3" locking bolts failed after 30,000 rounds,my Beretta will never see 30,000 rounds through it but I see that Beretta does sell a updated locking bolt what they call a "gen 3" locking bolt for a replacement,I'm assuming it's better steel but I don't know.I think I'll get one just for piece of mind.

GP....send me the link to the Beretta forum.....Thanks


If I remember right that is about what they were new in the 80s. I bought one and it felt fat to me, parked it in the safe ,its still in the box with the factory oil on it. I was shooting a Browning HP at the time. Have another 911 comemritave in the same shape. The Browning seamed to fit my hand better. WW
 

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I joined the army when they were just changing over to berrts and m16 a2. I liked mine, bought one when I got out, and lost it to my brother in a rainy deer camp. lol
 
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Of topic The new sig p227 in 45 acp is a beauty. And for a guy like me with small hand it feels like a p226.
 

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I was issued and carried one in the big sandbox after we were forced to turn in our 1911's. They are a fine duty weapon, but if I'd been given a choice, I would have chosen to keep my .45
I got downgraded from a M16A2 to a 9mm Beretta M9 during my various appearances in the sandbox--not a good weapon to have in a firefight.
 
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Since USCENTCOM was funded largely through the Air Force (stupid flyboys)--they decided that anyone assigned there E-7 and above would be issued an M9 when going into theater. This Army Engineer was issued the 9mm Beretta, no grenades, no bayonet (of course--no rifle), and no body armor--not even the old Kevlar Cold War era set that was maybe good against grenade fragments. I didn't even have a modern assault vest of the era--I wore an old LBE probably dating back to the 70s or 80s. Somehow I got outta there alive--but my boss (Air Force MAJ) couldn't figure out why I was coming back with empty 9mm magazines. Stupid flyboys! :vollkommenauf:
 
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Many years ago, I got some German 9mm that just battered one of my Browning Hi powers, come to find out it was ++P made for sub machine guns.
 

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I have owned a bunch of them and sold a few hundred of them, in many shapes places made and forms
most are very good
some have MUCH smoother actions than other
the what seems like a longer sight radius seems to help a lot of folks shoot well with them too
I think they will handle 30,000 + rounds as long as you stay on top of springs, and decent cleanings and care, and there NOT all +p+ rounds
its a solid gun in my eye's
but I too prefer a 1911, fits my hands better
but there are cheap junky 1911's too out there
but congrats on the new gun, enjoy it
I know several flks that have installed the laser grips and really like them too, as an option to think about if your think of it as a carry gun
 

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As a USAF Law Enforcment specialist I carried one pretty much every day. It's a rugged gun and accurate but I just never warmed up to it. I tried and tried and believe me, I've shot a hoopin' bunch of rounds out of M9's but they just aren't for me.

Not poor commentary on the gun by any means, just my personal preference.
 
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