Which Beretta 96 To Get?

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    Which Beretta 96 To Get?

    One gun I would like to get at some point is a Beretta 96. However, I just can't decide on which finish I would want it in.

    Any opinions? Which would you prefer?

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    I fired one once when I was 16 - really nice gun. As for the finishes, what is available?

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    I like a Beretta in black finish.

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    +1 for Black.
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    Yup, after doing some research, I'll go with black as well.

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    +1 for black as well.

    The only problem I had with the M9 was the caliber, the 96 is the same frame with a better caliber. This adds a lot of possibilities, tactical holsters, laser grips etc. from the military/law enforcement side of the house. Also you can get the Beretta Storm CX4(96 version) pistol caliber carbine that uses the same magazines ammo etc. for home defense/SHTF bag.
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    I would go with the black.
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    Seriously... the OP asks what Beretta 96 to get and the only thing you guys can advise on is color? Really? The 90 series Beretta is an American classic with more than color options.

    Are you guys choosing black for cosmetic reasons? Have you ever worked the action on a Inox? Thats the way I'd go. Brigadier Inox. The Vertec also allows for some interesting and useful updates. But, I prefer the platform in 9mm. I'd strongly consider 9mm over the 40.
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    The stainless is going to hold up a lot better cosmetically. The black Beretta finish takes a beating very quickly. Army M9s and police trade-in 92s that I've seen looked awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
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    Are you guys choosing black for cosmetic reasons? ....





    It's tactical.

























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    The Beretta 92/96 series...is a very nice system. I am not a big fan of the exposed barrel, but that's me. However...I just don't thik I could buy it in anything but 9mm. Something just inherently right about it. When I think Beretta, I think 9mm. Like a 1911 and .45. Back to topic, though. I feel they are a little bulky for CCW, but I am sure it can be done...just not my taste. I do like the looks of the black with some wood grips attached, very sharp. I am sure you will not be disappointed with your purchase.
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    I heard that the M96 has had some issues. Some police agencies that adopted these quickly found that they were prone to problems. I can't remember the specifics but I am sure that if you Google it you might find the info. I would go with SIXTO's advice and go with the M92 in 9mm as this has proven to be a good reliable design.

    The reason I bring this up was because I came across some M96 police trade-ins at a great price but I researched before I bought one and read about the issues. It swayed me enough that I decided against the purchase.
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    Yes, the 96's have less than stellar records. However, the casual shooter would be fine with a 96 IMO.
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    I have a black Vertec. The accesory rail is part of the frame. As with almost all Berettas, it shoots great and I haven't had any malfunctions.

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