Looking to buy a berretta

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ogtrpog, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. ogtrpog

    ogtrpog New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a pre owned berretta 92 series. Either 9mm or .40S&W
    I want a near perfect one.
     
  2. ogtrpog

    ogtrpog New Member

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    Trying to decide on a berretta

    Any opinions on wich berretta 92 series to buy. A 9mm or .40S& W????
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I went ahead and merged these two. No need to be double posting.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    If you know you like the 92 series, and have it narrowed siren to the two calibers, your doing good.

    Personally, I'd take the 9. I'm not a 9mm fanboy, but considering the cost of ammo, advances in SD ammo for the 9mm, and the capacity of that fat bass tuhd, I'd take the 9.

    I think they'd be selling like hot cakes if they made them in .45.
     
  5. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    I like the 9mm. The Beretta 92 can be converted to shoot 40 just by changing the barrel and slide.
     
  6. Riverg420

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    Buy one or the other and buy the other barrel later or go ahead buy both barrels and problem solved .Thats what i did with my 229 .357sig I went ahead and bought the .40 barrel to go with it .
     
  7. BlueTurf

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    I have the Beretta 92 L Compact and I have been very pleased with it. It is a great shooting gun and very easy to maintain. I am impressed by the design of the Beretta 92. I am a .45 acp guy but bought a 9mm because the ammo is much cheaper and if necessary this round will suffice just fine for self defense.
     
  8. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    Look for a commercial M9 or a 92FS. ;)
     
  9. sweeper22

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    Lord knows they're plenty enormous to pass for double-column 45's.
     
  10. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 92 a 9mm and a 96 a .40?
     
  11. shipwreck

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    Berettas are da bomb - I have owned a lot of different handgun platforms over the years. Beretta 92s are my favorite platform now. I even sold off my two high end 1911s last year, as I usually only shoot my Berettas...

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  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Okay shipwreck, I've got some range time on a M9. Give me a rundown, what exactly are the differences between the 92A1, and the new M9's? I guess that would be the M9A1.

    I see the trigger guard differences, but that's it.
     
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  13. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am a dyed in the wool 1911 man, but during the ammo famine I bought a 92SF (9mm) and I have got to tell you, for a range gun it is hard to beat. They are a pleasure to shoot.
     
  14. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    Here is text I typed a few months ago on a thread in the Beretta section of Glocktalk:

     
  15. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    U da man! :D:D:D
     
  16. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hmmm... now my wheels are turning again...
     
  17. Mdrums

    Mdrums New Member

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    Total newbie here...bought a Glock G27...just rented a Beratta PX4 Storm at the range and fell in love with it...much more comfortable in my hand. I'm going to look at a more full size Beretta for home and range shooting.

    So you're a Jagr fan! My wife and I love his hockey game, followed him heavily when he was in Pittsburgh...even had a personal license plate that said Go Jagr.
     
  18. goretro77

    goretro77 New Member

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    The 92FS is a great choice.
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  19. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    Cool. I have the NHL tv package, and I catch EVERY Flyers game and EVERY Canucks game. I have several Flyers jerseys (a couple Jagr ones too), and have Flyers stuff on my walls at my office at home and at work.

    I'm going to the Flyers carnival later this month to meet some of them and get some autographs. I have a ticket to get a photo with Jagr. Should be cool.
     
  20. wjnfirearms

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    To answer a couple points, the 92 is primarily 9mm, the 96, .40. Also, the main difference between the M9 and M9A1 is the presence of an accessory rail. Both versions mimic the military specs from the US Armed Forces.

    I have a Model 96D Brigadier myself, a trade in from the Pennsylvania State Police when they went to Glocks in the 45GAP calibre, right down to the laser etched PSP logo on the gun. I lucked into one as I have a relationship with the LE supplier that handled the deal for them in this side of the Commonwealth. For a larger, heavier firearm, the 92 Series shoots beautifully and recovers from recoil nicely. It's well balanced also. The Brigadier has the heavier slide and is primarily designed for high volumes of ammo, to stand up better over use and time. The only drawback to the Brigadier that I've found is that you get restricted to specialty fit holsters as they don't really fit the ones made for the standard 92 well, if at all.

    Bottom line is that if you are looking for a full size semi, you cannot go wrong with a 92 Series in either calibre. There's a lot of very good used ones out there at reasonable prices. The new ones get a bit pricey, IMHO from a seller.

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