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Old 08-05-2011, 12:15 PM   #11
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Blucoon, I just bought a 96A1 under the same circumstances as you. Had it on Lay Away @ a gun shop, very lightly used, (they only came out w/the A1 last year), brought it home last Sunday. Nice gun. I used to have the 96 FS back in the mid nineties, I only sold it cause I thought I needed cash. I wish I hadn't. How much was yours? I paid $589 total. (No sales tax, no $ for BG check)

My next gun is going to be a CX4 Storm to go with it, interchangeability of mags.........
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96fs is my favorite gun. It is very accurate. I will never give it up.

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I bought a Beretta 92fs from Gander Mountain a while back, but mine is chambered in 9mm. That is probably my most accurate handgun... However, 700 before tax is pretty steep if you ask me. I suppose it's because it's chambered in 40s&w, but I'd shop around a little if I were you.
I agree that is expensive. I bought a used beretta 96 today and it cost $550.
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Damn. I bought my M9 new for 579. Had the trijicons installed for 168.00 from Tooltech.

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Oh sorry should've read more carefully. 96
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I have the 92 and 96 and they are both great shooters and are very accurate. But that price does seems high. Check out buds or cheaperthandirt to compare. Good luck!!!
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Blucoon, I just bought a 96A1 under the same circumstances as you. Had it on Lay Away @ a gun shop, very lightly used, (they only came out w/the A1 last year), brought it home last Sunday. Nice gun. I used to have the 96 FS back in the mid nineties, I only sold it cause I thought I needed cash. I wish I hadn't. How much was yours? I paid $589 total. (No sales tax, no $ for BG check)

My next gun is going to be a CX4 Storm to go with it, interchangeability of mags.........
I just saw this thread is getting responses again, I bought the slightly used 96 last fall shortly after I originally posted this thread, so far I'm happy with it though I haven't done a ton of shooting yet. If I remember correctly I paid 600 for the one I bought. The only thing I don't really like about it is the plastic guide rod, I will probably order a stainless one to replace it.
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Yeah, from all I've heard, that plastic guide rod is perfectly reliable under all conditions. But, it's bendy when you touch it, and reeks of cheapness. I think a non-polymer gun should be mostly METAL. I'll probably replace it eventually, too.
Beretta makes some top-notch firearms, but they are a little more than slightly behind the curve on what their customers want.
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Ya, it's been my experience that any part replaced with a plastic part is nothing more than a piece of crap 99.9% of the time. They say its plenty strong and works fine, which so far it is, but I still don't like it
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I put the solid steel one in my m9. Holding up pretty good. And it is stronger spring also. Got it from beretta website. Not the gold one.
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