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Old 06-04-2010, 08:59 PM   #11
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Although I think the Beretta is a good pistol for what it is and better than the Taurus, I would not recommend buying the first thing you shoot. There are many fine handguns out there and you should try as many as possible before deciding on what's right for you.

The first thing is to consider is how the handgun will be used. Will it be a range toy, for concealed carry, home defense, car gun, etc. Deciding this can eliminate many choices. Borrow as many handguns as possible to try out. Some ranges rent handguns and may make a package deal to try numerous stock guns, especially if you are buying the ammunition from them.

Of course if this is just the first handgun purchase of many and you have unlimited funds, fill up the safe and have a good time doing it.
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The Bererra 92FS is a great gun but if you want a superb 9mm buy a Beretta Beretta Px4 Storm. It is my favorite gun (.40 cal) Shoot one and you will know why I recommended it to you.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #13
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I just bought a 92fs, imported. Great if you have at least some experience; don't think it should be the first you buy. Accuracy is off if you've never competed; requires some training. In NY, glock 17,18 are favorties only because they're NYPD issue.
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If you're sure the 92 is for you, then the Taurus would be a good choice and would save you some money. May not be as refined as the Berreta but good enough for a military style 9mm and will be reliable.

Personally I don't care for the ergonomics of the 92 but a friend loves his. Recently out at the range we had a 92, another guy brought his Ruger P89 and I brought my FM Hi-Power. Everyone like the feel of the HP and the way it functioned. Of course you rarely say something bad about someone else's stuff but I knew I had the better gun. Pretty sure they knew it too.

Of course if you can't go with single action semiauto or can't find a good deal on a HP then there are lots of choices on DA autos out there. I'd look at as many as I could, you may find something that you just KNOW is right for you. No need to jump on anything right away or what one person recommends. Heck you might be the one person in the universe who doesn't like the feel of a Hi-Power!
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I think the Beretta 92 is ugly as a redheaded step-child!

But then I'm a 1911 fan-boy so I hold a grudge!

And then there's the trigger and fan-boy goes out the window and intelligence and common sense comes to light.

If 9 mike mike is the choice, three words;

Browning Hi Power;



Twice the weapon of the B92!
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So glad the Hi-Power is still spoken of highly here. It's dying off in this DA world but the people who've used them or own them will never forget. No doubt there are very good choices in the more recent offerings but they are not superior to the P-35.

Funny too, the P-38 was supposedly an upgrade to the P-35 Hi-Power and the 92FS is a rehashing of the P-38 but neither incorporated the things that make the HP so great, well other than the double stack magazine that they borrowed.
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I think the Beretta 92 is ugly as a redheaded step-child!

But then I'm a 1911 fan-boy so I hold a grudge!


Twice the weapon of the B92!
Who you callin' ugly.....

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I think the Beretta 92 is ugly as a redheaded step-child!

But then I'm a 1911 fan-boy so I hold a grudge!

And then there's the trigger and fan-boy goes out the window and intelligence and common sense comes to light.

If 9 mike mike is the choice, three words;

Browning Hi Power;



Twice the weapon of the B92!
I have to try one those.
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In my opinion the Cz-75B is one of the best built and comfortable 9mm in existance. Every single person who has shot mine has said very favorable things about it as well.

But the Beretta is a fine handgun as well. If it feels more comfortable to you then buy that huge 9mm ASAP...
I carried a 92 in the Army, there's nothing wrong with them. Considered buying one but passed it over for a CZ75B and am glad I did.

I will have a 92 in the collection, "eventually", because again, it is a fine handgun and has the history of it's military use.

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