The original intention of today was to purchase my son his high school graduation gift. He decided that he wanted a Beretta 92fs. He has one in an airsoft version, but has never held or fired a real one. So before we bought him a non-returnable item that he may not like, we decide to go to a gun range and fire it to see if it fits his hands and he likes the way it feels when he fires it.
We arrived at the gun shop to look at the Beretta and maybe some other alternatives for my son. He looked at the Beretta which felt real good in his hands, Sigs, Springfields, Kimbers and an assortment of others. His first choice was still the Beretta. The sales clerk wanted to write the whole thing up right there, but I asked him if we could first go to the gun range, rent the Beretta and make sure my son wanted it before we bought it. He agreed that was a good idea. So off we went.
This was the first time I had visited this particular indoor gun range. It was associated with the county police department and their headquarters was just across the street. They rent all sorts of guns and we had our pick…except for a Beretta. Between yesterday and today, the gun broke and they were not planning on fixing it. That of course threw a kink into our master plan. My son ended up renting a Sig p239, just to get the feel of a 9mm. After firing it, he made the decision to go ahead an buy the Beretta.
We went back to the gun shop, bought the gun and returned to the firing range. They were really cool. They did not charge us another range fee.
My son was a little apprehensive about not liking the Beretta but after firing his first magazine, he was in heaven. He loves the way the gun shoots. Below is his first 15 rounds at about 25 feet.
He reluctantly consented to let me fire the next set. The gun is a dream to shoot. It feels good in my hand and the recoil is almost negligible. I just didn’t like racking of the slide to chamber the first round. The placement of the safety seems awkward and because I wasn’t expecting those protrusions (being a Glock guy), I kind of skinned my left hand a bit.
He of course does not officially get it until June 7, but he is thrilled with his gift. This may even encourage him a bit to get a job so he can earn money to buy ammo, accessories, classes, etc.