Bought a pocket 9mm today

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by DodgerBlue, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    I have been away for a while in that time I have been searching for a pocket 9mm. My EDC is a Kimber Ultra Crimson. But for some reason, I just had this itch for a pocket 9mm.

    I researched em all. The new SIG 938, the Taurus Slim, the baby Glock(not very pocket), Ruger LC9, Kahr CW9, and the Beretta PX4sc.

    I ended up getting the Beretta Nano. What I liked about the gun were a few things. Great size, just right. 2. was the DAO trigger. 9lb pull makes it safe to carry loaded with no safeties to bother with. 3. was it came with 2 magazines. 4. was its modular design. A .40 sw I hear will be able to drop right in. If I understand right. 5. Were the positive reviews far outnumbered the bad reviews. online reviews I have come to believe are as believable as a politican's promise. So the bad reviews I read seemed just to be people with buyers remorse or just very little skill with a gun.

    I thought I had more but reasons but thats what comes to mind right now. You all know, or least the people I have been around a while, know I have no digital camera. Ill have to borrow one before I can post pics. The gun I got was the 2nd the store had. One was on display and the other was in the back not touched since it was packed away for shipping. You know I got the latter.

    399.99 +tax 436.00 otd at a major chain.

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    a snipit from the above article reads--The cover story in the August issue of GUNS Magazine reviews the latest 9mm pocket pistol from Beretta: the “Slim 9” Nano. This unique striker-fired, double-action-only pocket pistol withstood an extensive series of tests by GUNS contributing editor Massad Ayoob — who gave the Nano a ringing endorsement.

    “The Beretta Nano joins a growing number of ‘slim-9s’ designed for concealed carry,” writes Ayoob. “It has the very useful feature of stand-off capability, good sights, a trigger you can live with and some other cool stuff. If you are in the market for a pistol of this genre, the Beretta Nano is definitely worth a look.”
     
  2. Wiebelhaus

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    I like that one, I've done some hard looking at it, if it's not a ruger or smith, it'll be this nano for sure.
     

  3. Sonic82

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    My Uncle has one....very nice gun and he's very happy with it. I think it's got a nice feel for it's size. congrats!!
     
  4. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I carry an LC9 everyday at work and so far (1 1/2 years or so) its been a great little carry piece and certainly lighter than my Mil Pro.
    I had opportunity to fire a Nano at the range last week and its a sweet piece I did miss the finger extension but it makes the Nano a bit more concealable I own several Barrettes and I like them all. In my opinion you can't go wrong with either one. The link below is a fair comparison as to the pros and cons of both.
    http://www.guns.com/beretta-nano-vs-ruger-lc9-4351.html
     
  5. DodgerBlue

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    Nice post and thanks for the link. The authors only fault on the Nano was price at 475.00 back in 12-11. Today I picked it up at 399.99, granted it was on sale, but still for the price I don't think I could be wrong
     
  6. drvsafe

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    Beretta makes some great firearms. I like that Nano. I was thinking it over for my last purchase, but I opted for a full size "range" gun, I got a SIG 1911. After all the researching and making the list of what I want to own, it's definitely on the short list, as is the Stoeger Cougar in .40, it's still a Beretta at the end of the day, and I have heard way more good about it than bad. I can see owning a Bobcat or Tomcat as well.

    Get us a range report when you can...and enjoy...
     
  7. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Nice! I paid $350 for the LC9 so thats certainly competitive!:cool:
     
  8. DodgerBlue

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    Concerning my Nano and its ammo for SD, I have decided on Buffalo Bore 147 grain +P

    anybody have experence with this ammo in a Nano?
     
  9. Jtelli71

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    The nano is a nice gun. I was in the market for.a subcompact 9mm about a month ago and posted on this site regarding the nano. I test shot the nano, lc9 and walter pps. I.liked them all, but chose the pps. Just a personal preference as I shot it best. Beretta makes good guns, I have 2, a 92fs and a px4 storm. Both are great. I am sure the nano will remain a relevant option for.ccw for a long time.