Beretta MP-9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by eggs1959, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. eggs1959

    eggs1959 New Member

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    Hi
    New Member trying to decide on new handgun purchase.
    Currently carry a Glock 22 on job and a 27 for personal carry.
    Looking at Beretta M-9 which I know is a good reliable weapon.
    Does anybody know if 22lr conversion kit will work with M-9 or only on model 92
    Love the Glocks too just thought try something different
    Only downside I've heard about Beretta is someone with knowledge of gun can easily remove slide with one hand rendering it useless.
    Was also looking at EAA Witness 45ACP sold with conversion kit but have heard stories of slides cracking and poor customer service.
    Any feedback appreciated
     
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  2. eggs1959

    eggs1959 New Member

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    New Gun Purchase

    After some research ended up going with the Beretta 92F 9mm
    Got a great price plus Beretta is offering $ 50.00 rebate for military and LEOS:)
    Can't wait to get to range now
    Now have to try and talk wife into buying me a conversion kit from Beretta
    Hmmm maybe for x-mas
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Whoever told you this may have watched too many Jackie Chan movies. Anybody that can simultaneously depress the stop catch button, rotate the take down catch and release the slide off of the frame "easily" with one hand is probably bulletproof anyway...:D

    Nice gun...I have a 92FS, sweet shooter...
     
  4. eggs1959

    eggs1959 New Member

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    Actually had a co-worker see the range officer at P.O academy do it to a cadet. Of course after buying one and seeing whats involved to remove slide I don't see how he did it
     
  5. afi1

    afi1 New Member

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    If I drew my gun to protect myself from someone close enough to strip the slide off, they'd have a handfull of hot lead in 'em before they even thought about trying it. It's not something to worry about. I have one, and I carry one in the Army, but I wouldn't carry a double/single gun for defense. Stick with your Glocks, and shoot the Beretta on the one way range.
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Actually, I think it's Jet Li. ;)
     
  7. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Either way that isn't going to happen unles it's in a movie. I don't know of a semi auto you could do this with....have to love the movies:rolleyes:
     
  8. afi1

    afi1 New Member

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    You can do it with a Beretta, I've done it(unloaded). But- If someone is going for it, shoot him in the hand, and then in the face.
     
  9. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Calling BS, takes two hands to remove the slide and can't be done while in condition one (ready to fire) let alone while the pistol is in the hands of another person in seconds to make the pistol non operational before they put you to earth. You must be a ninja 4th level:)
     
  10. afi1

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    Don't know about the condition one, because the gun I've done it on was unloaded; I'm pretty sure your right though, because it should hang up on the mag otherwise. But, all you do is push the slide back a hair with the palm of your hand, and with your thumb you push the button on the left side of the frame, and with your index or middle finger, swing the lever down and pull the slide off. This is considering the gun is pointed at you, and you do it with your right hand. Give it a try if you think it's BS. Also, the pistol we were doing this on was a well worn Army issue service pistol. I don't know if that makes a difference. I'll try it later with my 92F.
     
  11. afi1

    afi1 New Member

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    Correction: Button is on right side of frame, the left side if you're looking down the pipe.
     
  12. rugermatt

    rugermatt New Member

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    if someone can take the slide off before you can pull the trigger, then you are screwd anyway. i mean really, if they can do that, then they could take your glock away from you just as easy. i love the 92f though, wouldn't carry it because of the size and weight. good choice.
     
  13. afi1

    afi1 New Member

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    Yeah, what I said. I agree with you though, the 92 is a great weapon. Mine shoots like a freaking laser. I just don't like double/single guns for a defese role- and I don't think I'm alone in that.

    Oh, on a side note. I messed with my 92 in "condition one." You can't strip the slide off, but you can pull it forward to a point where the hammer won't strike the firing pin... Is someone going to actually acomplish that in the real world? Not a chance in hell, but since the OG poster mentioned it, I figured I'd share a little intel on the matter.