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Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bontrager92fs, Jun 19, 2011.
Found a Beretta 92FS at a local gun shop, used with tritium night sights for $650. good buy?
It depends on how much you value the tritium sites. MSRP for a Factory New 92FS is $650.
So, are the tritium sites worth the "difference" between the used gun and a new gun.
And that's based on MSRP.
A Factory New 92FS (without Tritium) can be had for $536 (shipped) through budsgunshop.com. (Factor in ~$25 for an FFL transfer - But offset that by the fact that you won't be paying sales tax).
Bud's also has used 92FS starting at $439.
Also, how "used" is the used gun you're looking at?
Not that used. Was very clean. No scratches or overly worn burn marks on barrel and firing pin.
considering the tritium sights are $125 aftermarket. Also, buying online? It is legal for a dealer to ship directly to me?
Supporting the local gun shop is a good thing. I've always felt that if any legislation came up that would jeopardize the 2A in my state, the local gun shops would be the ones that would be on our side.
By the time you factor in FFL transfer fees, background check and shipping, it's not a bad price depending on the condition of the gun and sights.
Nope. Buds will send it to your local dealer where you pick it up like any other firearm.
I love supporting the local guys. It would kind of be a kick in the ass if you have the exact same gun shipped to him for a transfer when he already has it in the case. Try talking him down - most dealers are willing to knock off a little, especially if you buy something else like a couple boxes of ammo or a holster to go with it.
Thank you guys for the advice. Just trying to make a decision whether or not to pass this up or not. I will buy a Beretta. That is for certain. What i dont want is to buy one new and want to put the sights on, new, and so forth. I can hear the change rackin. I feel like this is already here and now and packaged the way i want.
Yet, Im hesitant because I know I can get new cheaper and it is used. I will go over there again and re examine this fine piece of metal. I didnt really examine to much because i was just window shopping yesterday. Wanted to get some opinions and give myself a little time. But as time went on all throughout work last night. All i could think of was this beauty with tritium night sights.
Just to be clear. I wasn't necessarily saying to buy (or not buy) from Bud's. I was using it as a trusted low-price-point online source.
(I'm going through the same process as the OP right now.)
Assuming that you use the $440 (used - Higher by 3% if you use a credit card) price, plus $25 FFL, plus $125 tritium, plus $40 install (total ballpark - I have no actual idea), you get a total around $630.
The LGS woudl be around $690 - $700 w/tax and a background check
For your $50 - $70, you don't get to handle the gun and you don't have the convenience of having bought it locally (in case there are issues).
If I were in your situation, I'd buy from the LGS, but I'd still try to bring him down. I'd be shooting for $650 out-the-door (includes tax and background check).
That was also why I asked about the condition of the gun and the importance of the night sights. Personally, the night sights aren't something I'm shopping for, so the added cost of the night sights would be a deterent when compared to available guns without the night sights.
Oh and I just noticed your "name". Sounds like you already made up your mind!
$650 for a 92FS used? Its your money but that sounds about $100 too high. I bought a 92 police edition with NS and 3 factory mags for $640 at a LGS 2 years ago. See if he'll take $525 or so for it...else Buds or Impact would be happy to sell you a NIB for the price of the used one.
Exactly what i kept processing. Instead I went with a brand new 92FS sub compact. 10rd. much better especially as a ccw and pricing was 50 less. I feel I made a much better purchase. Plus you never really know where these used guns are coming from. I trust everyone, just not the devil inside them.
You mean the 92 compact, right? They don't make a 92 "subcompact"
The 92 compact Type L has not been imported in over 10 years - but a new batch hit the USA a few months ago. I managed to pick up 2!
yea shipwreck the compact but its kind of strange they consider this compact for only being 2 rounds smaller from the full size (full size=15rd and compact=13) and bout an inch cut from the barrel. I dont see that they are still manufacturing this weapon since it is not on the website! Awesome grips btw, where did you get them? i think the had one left at the place i bought mine. might go back and buy the second one. its tempting. aaha
I bought mine from a vendor on Amazon. Just google "hogue compact 92 grips"
Yes, I am surprised you haven't seen some of the other conversations on other gun forums. They AREN'T listed on their website, and they did not talk about it at the shot show either. so, no one knows how long they will be available. I have commented on several sites already about this - if ya want one, get it now. They may be gone next month, or Beretta may keep them around permanently if they sell well.
No one knows.
When they first hit the market - many people (including my local gun store) contacted Beretta directly. None of the employees that were contacted even knew about the guns, and they denied that they were on the market. So, who knows...
As for the size... Look at the USP compact by HK. I carried a USPc45 for a while. I then compared the grip to my 92 one day - almost the same size. That's what made me start carrying my fullsize 92FS after that. I have done so for about 19 months now.
Very nice guns! I am a Beretta collector, or should I just say I have a number of Berettas. Where can a person pick up one of the 92 compacts priced right? I see a few on GB in the $ 500-600 range.
Shipwreck...does this make your Beretta 92 collection a dozen or so?
Seems pricey to me.
I don't pay for extras on a used car, so what makes a used gun so
For that kind of money, you could be looking at a NIB 92A1.(and the three
17rd mags that come with it...)
Academy Sports (a chain store) sells them for $549.
I have 9 Berettas now - eight 92 variants and a 9mm PX4 (which is my most recent Beretta)
My FIL bought a LNIB Italian 92FS with 3 mags and Beretta wood grips from an individual at a gun show two weekends ago for $450. The gun still had the original oil and didn't have any wear in the barrel to slide fit areas. I'd say it never saw more than 2 boxes of shells.
I bought mine new for $533.