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Discussion in 'Beretta Forum' started by Grapevinebill, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Grapevinebill

    Grapevinebill New Member

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    Here are a couple of mine!

    This is a 96 Vertec in Inox finish with my Beretta knives.
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    This is my first 92FS. I modified this gun as a project. All stainless parts you see were add ons as the gun was all black from the factory. Since this pic I have added new grips. They are aluminum grips that look exactly like the ones in the pic except the Beretta logo in the middle is silver. Probably my favorite.

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    Updated... Here is a pic that includes 92FS with the Aluminum grips with the stainless logo.

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  2. 70cuda383

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    How much did those parts cost you? I like the look and it'd be a neat way to revitalize my well used 92FS. the original finish on the barrel is wearing away from the slide, and its starting to look silver anyway! haha.

    I'll take some pics of each of my Beretta's individually later today
     

  3. Grapevinebill

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    I bought them over time and have to think about that. The slide controls cost me about $125 and I got them used on the Beretta forum. That included the take down lever and button, slide stop, trigger bar and the mag release button. I added the barrel from brownells and I think that was the most expensive item. The hammer was $35 dollars and I had to have it bead blasted as they only come in black. The safety was the hardest part to locate. Most of the available ones are black and made of polymer. You need to find a steel one to be able to bead blast it.
     
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  4. 70cuda383

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    as said, here are my three


    My carry piece, 96 G Elite II with Mec gar magazines. 1 has the plus 2 bottom for 15 round capacity. the other is just a 13 round capacity

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    my 92FS built sometime around 1992.

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    and my brand new M9

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  5. Grapevinebill

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    PX-4 Storm Special Duty

    Here is a pic of a PX-4 Storm Special Duty. A very unique version that I could never get warmed up to. One item I sold that I may have some buyers remorse for someday...

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  6. Grapevinebill

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    92FS Compact type M

    Here is a pic of my 92FS compact Custom Carry II, Inox type M. The type M is a single stack and a little thinner and a nice cocealable carry piece.

    Like I said in an earlier post, I am a Beretta addict. I can't pass oneup.

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  7. Grapevinebill

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    M9 25th Anniversary edition

    This is my M9 25th Anniversary edition. I got this one for $525 and thought it was a good deal. So good it turned into a safe queen and has never had a round in the chamber or Magazines. It is one of the only guns I have that I don't shoot.

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  8. Grapevinebill

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    My EDC

    Ok, this is my last one for today. This is my every day carry piece. It is the Beretta BU9 Nano. This gun took a lot of coverage on the Beretta Forum when it first came out. Some of the early ones had some issues with extracting light loads, primarily 115 grain ammo. I have well over 1000 rounds through mine and had a few FTE's with in the first 300 fired but since then it has been perfect.

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  9. 70cuda383

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    $525? that's a STEAL! I paid $600 for mine, and MSRP with Beretta is over the $700 mark.

    Curious, what literature or packaging did yours come with? I like those wood grips. Mine came in a box that said 'celebrating 25 years of US Military service' but didn't have those pretty wood grips
     
  10. Grapevinebill

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    It came with the cardboard box, plastic case (both green and not the standard Beretta blue) and the paperwork you described. The wood grips and standard plastic grips were included. Did you get the certificate?
     
  11. 70cuda383

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    no certificate, no case, just a plain cardboard box, with a paper sleeve around the box that had each of the services "crest" on it, and "25 years serving the US Military" or something to that effect printed on it. inside the cardboard box was the gun in a zip lock bag and the extra mag in a ziplock bag.

    I had read elsewhere online that that's how the M9s came, in a rather plain, ordinary looking cardboard box and nothing else, keeping in theme with the "no frills, all business, only what's needed" attitude of a US Gov't contract

    I'll have to put an email in to Beretta I suppose, to ask them what models were "25th anniversary editions" and which ones were just "commercially available M9s" Do you mind sending me a photocopy of the certificate so I can include it in the email?
     
  12. Grapevinebill

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    I don't mind at all. Let me see if I can dig out the box case and paper. I should be able to get that this weekend.
     
  13. mi77915

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    Here's mine. Technically, it's a Stoeger Cougar Compact - 9mm
     

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  14. Grapevinebill

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    @ 70cuda, Here are a couple of pics of the items included in the box with my M9 25th anniversary. This is the certificate, a M9 anniversary sticker and a pic on the case and items. Let me know what you want me to send to your email. I have other pics as well. [​IMG]
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  15. Grapevinebill

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    Here is one I haven't shared yet. It's my 92 Steel I in single action. Its a rare and very nice firearm.
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  16. all4guns

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    Is it an M? Looks like an L on the frame?
     
  17. all4guns

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    Very Nice, if you ever decide to sell that be sure to let me know! :)
     
  18. 70cuda383

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    Very cool! thanks for those pictures! I'm guessing I missed out on the 2,010 M9s in the limited run, and mine was probably made in 2011 or 2012 as a generic "civilian version of M9"

    Here's the box mine came in.

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    and inside the box it looks like this:

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  19. drvsafe

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    What rig do you use to carry it? I just bought an old faithful hybrid. Never wore a hybrid before so I am going to try it for a month and see how it goes. I am also thinking about a remora 4art as well.
     
  20. Grapevinebill

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    @Drvsafe, I currently am wearing a Galco OWB leather that was made for the Glock 26 but the Nano fits very nicely. In the warmer months I have worn a whitehat max tuck which is much like the crossbreed. I like the white hat because I can change out the kydex depending on which gun I am carrying. It's a lot cheaper to drop $29 on a new mold than buying a new holster. They are on line at www.whitehatholsters.com. Check them out...

    @All4guns, yes it's a single stack type M. Picture may not be the greatest but if you expand it you can see it says type M on the frame.