Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
I'm not a big Berretta fan, Taurus either. The 92 series in particualar does not stand up past 5000 rounds. I've had major peening on the frame of both after 3000 rounds.
I assume you mean the Beretta 92FS:
"The model Beretta 92FS is the primary side arm of the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, designated the M9 pistol. In 1985, Beretta was chosen after a controversial competition to produce the M9, winning a contract for 500,000 pistols. A condition of the original agreement was domestic fabrication of the M9. The Beretta USA factory, in Accokeek, Maryland, manufactures military, police, and civilian pistols."
And the Taurus PT92. Would you say the peening (metal getting punched out of shape) is due to the stainless steel? Strange that the US Army would make a gun with that problem the main sidearm, but problems with the military procurement process are a national joke.