Help needed!!

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by victorzamora, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Hey guys, I have a Px4 Storm SubCompact. I think it's a little too big for conceal carry and I have other pistols for the range. I was offered a trade on my Px4, 2x13Rd Mags, and 2x17Rd mags. I was offered a flat trade (by my LGS) for a used Beretta Nano. The Nano also has some aftermarket grip tape on it, the same stuff Hicock45 had in his review. I've got a total of 2990 rounds through the gun now. The Nano definitely looks newer, but it's "new" $100 less. I know I'll enjoy the Nano more than the Px4 in terms of size....but should I ask for more, ask for ammo, extra mags? What would make this an even trade?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe that one can never have "enough" firearms.

    Is there a way that you could purchase the Nano? And at least 1 extra magazine?
     

  3. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    The Nano is a good well made pistol. However, I seem to recall the slide release is not standard...something about removeing the magazine first to release the slide. Sounds odd....and how would it load the first round with the mag removed? Maybe someone else knows about this.
     
  4. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    dan, I agree that one can't have too many guns. If I could afford it, I'd just buy it outright. Unfortunately, I'm a broke college kid.

    Sonic: there's no slide release in the traditional sense. If you pull the slide back, drop out the empty mag, put a bullet in the chamber through the top, and then pull back on the slide, the slide will drop onto a loaded chamber. Any time there is an empty mag, the slide will lock. Any time the slide is locked back, and there isn't an empty mag, pulling the slide back will make it drop. It's odd, but I understand the decision.
     
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  5. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Well, unless someone has some major problems with the Nano that I should know about....I'm doing it tomorrow. Tomorrow, I'll be the proud owner of a Beretta Nano.

    Another option is the Diamondback DB9. Should I even consider it?
     
  6. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    i would definitely ask for no less than 3 mags, but that's just me.
     
  7. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    I don't own one. But I have read issues concerning the DB. The Nano is quality built .
     
  8. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Awesome! Thanks, guys. I'm headed to the gun store right now. I'm going to try to fire it and see what I can get out of the deal. No matter what, though, I'm coming back with a Nano!
     
  9. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    I'm the proud new owner of a Nano.
     
  10. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    congrats! range report when you get a chance!
     
  11. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Well, prelim: It's AWESOME! I had two shots that were wild, but it was me flinching. I only got 10 rounds fired out of it, but I'm impressed so far. I'll do a more in depth review after I get more rounds through it. Very comfortable to shoot. Very low recoil. Noticeably less recoil than an LC9, and WAY less than an LCP.

    Takedown will take some getting used to. Very slim, clean, well built, tight. It's definitely a high-quality firearm. I'm definitely in love!
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Beretta=quality. It is truly that simple. You made a wize choice sticking with them. Though I like the storm sub compact better by miles, I do understand is not exactly pocketable being 13 round cap.
     
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  13. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    It's not that I plan on pocketing the nano, it's just that the Px4 was almost too big to conceal easily, definitely too big for me to conceal comfortably. It might be because I had a really cheap holster (I've heard a nice holster makes a HUGE difference).

    I will say that when I scrape the cash together, I'll be getting a full sized PX4. I have 2x17Rd mags for it (got free ones when I got my subcompact) and a Fobus holster that I'm keeping until then.
     
  14. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    well said. i have a beretta 92fs inox and it's by far the most accurate gun i have. so smooth and sweet to shoot.