Beretta Nano Range Report (first 440 rounds)

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    Smile Beretta Nano Range Report (first 440 rounds)

    Well today I took for the first time my Beretta Nano 9mm to the range and
    in summary I'm very happy with it.

    Some specs about this gun:
    (I copy paste this from the Beretta Website)
    Caliber: 9mm
    Overall Length: 5.63”
    Overall Height: 4.17”
    Overall Width: .90”
    Barrel Length: 3.07”
    Sight Radius: 4.92”
    Sights: 3-Dot Low Profile
    Frame: Chassis Stainless Steel Insert
    Grip Frame: Technopolymer
    Slide Material: 4140
    Slide Finish: Pronox
    Capacity: 6 plus 1 Rounds
    Weight Unloaded: 17.67 oz

    This is the ammo I used today (No failures to report)
    Because this will be one of my carry guns I make sure I test several boxes of what I will carry plus FMJ that have the similar grains, etc. (in this case 124) and I got two boxes laying around of 147 so I also brought that.

    100 rounds of 147gr 9mm JHP Winchester Personal Protection (white box)
    300 rounds of 124gr 9mm FMJ Winchester NATO (white box)
    20 rounds of 124gr 9mm JHP + P Winchester PDX1
    20 rounds of 124gr 9mm JHP + P Gold Dot (This will be my carry ammo)



    I must say, that my first shots where not that impressive… I was shooting to the left really bad the trigger took me a little bit by surprise.
    My excuse :
    You know this is my first DAO/9 pound trigger type of gun so it will take me some time.
    But the trigger is very smooth, so I had no problems adjusting to it once I started getting the feel of it.

    My FIRST shots with the Nano! (8 yards-24 ft)


    Once I got used to the trigger I was able to start hitting the target without problems. I'm impressed by the accuracy of this little gun. The only problem I had with it was that after 400+ rounds my shooting hand (palm) was not happy... so I stopped

    I'm looking forward for Beretta to start offering things like extended mags and night sights on it...
    I will recommend this gun to anyone looking for a small single stack 9mm.

    My Nano in the High Noon "Bare Asset" Holster


    That's it.. that's my range report.

    Later

    kal0pr

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    Thanks for posting! Looks like you hit the target every time so bravo! Keep us posted!
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    Glad to see you like your new firearm and that it ran flawless for you. As for your shooting, i'm glad i'm not the bad guy in front of you.

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    Thanks for the range report. I am glad to see that everything worked as it was supossed to since I am interested in buying this gun.
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    Awesome, really want to try this one...

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    Thanks for the range report. Sounds like the Nano has promise.
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    Thanks yeah I enjoyed the new Nano... I really like the feel of the 9mm (Beretta will release a 40cal in the future) and how quickly I can go back on target for self defense (I tried some rapid fire, etc).

    Right now, the only thing I feel I need to do to this gun, is to add some grip tape or bicycle tube on the handles or something to have a more aggressive grip when holding the gun and doing rapid fire.

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    The only thing I forgot to mention is that the availability of holsters is not that much so be aware of that.... but I expect that with any new gun.
    So I email Crossbreed and some other companies to see what is the plan regarding adding this Nano to the line, etc.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for the feedback. 'Glad you like it.
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    Most of the shots are in the 8 ring or better with some good groupings. Can't ask for much more on a first outing. Great review!
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    Nice Groups ! Is the new Beretta finish like Tennifer ?

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    SO the Nano has a 9 pound DAO trigger pull ??? If so I like that !! I might have to look into it as lately over the last year I have been shooting more and more guns with long heavy DAO triggers and I like it for a defensive CCW. Merry Christmas and God Bless

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    I just received the grip I bought for the Nano here are some pictures with them...
    It took me a little while to put them on but it worked ...
    tomorrow I'm going to the range to see if I can fire couple++ of (hundreds more) rounds thru it ...

    The grips are Handall Jr. Hogue Pocket-Size





    Merry Christmas People!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VBVAGUY View Post
    SO the Nano has a 9 pound DAO trigger pull ??? If so I like that !! I might have to look into it as lately over the last year I have been shooting more and more guns with long heavy DAO triggers and I like it for a defensive CCW. Merry Christmas and God Bless
    It didn't feel like 9 lbs to me.
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    Thanks for the report. Haven't seen any in the stores around here yet. Would like to handle one and see how it feels for me.
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