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    Posted in Off Topic section about my new job - VA Police.

    They have a unique Beretta 9mm. Looks much the same as the 9mm Beretta I was issued as an MP - But - Smoothed hammer and DAO - Not DA on first shot and SA on following - but DAO on ALL shots. LONG - 10 lb trigger pull also. Whew.....

    I've been using / shooting S&W's M&P .40 full size at other job.

    I'd been planning on getting the S&W Compact M&P .40 - but now wondering if should get a compact with similar trigger to the Beretta now???
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    I'd say there is some value to having your CCW as similar to your duty weapon as possible. Certainly DAO and DAO. I think training with a DAO weapon regularly, and having a 1911 style secondary would require double the practice time and double the ammo costs. If they are similar in handling, then you just need to keep in touch enough to remain friends with the secondary.

    I had a M&P9c, and it shot well. I ended up selling it, as it wasn't THAT much smaller then my XD. It was replaced with a Kahr PM-45, which certainly is, and keeps similar triggering and "close enough" pointing.

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    I've never fired a DAO M9 (92?) but I carry a DAO Beretta Cougar as a duty gun. Very smooth trigger, I'm guessing about 8-9lb pull, similar in feel to a Kahr, just a little heavier. Nice, gun, very accurate, never had a problem with it.

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    My issue weapon was a M9 but I never heard of a DAO one
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    It's a 92D.

    Not an uncommon Beretta variant; there's currently a bunch of surplus 96D's (same pistol, just .40 instead of 9mm) floating around out there right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    My issue weapon was a M9 but I never heard of a DAO one
    VA had one made specifically for them - Bobbed hammer, DAO, Mag drop safety (like S&W's M&P full size - drop mag and "won't fire") and of course the 10 lb LONG trigger..... MD: 92d I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    VA had one made specifically for them - Bobbed hammer, DAO, Mag drop safety (like S&W's M&P full size - drop mag and "won't fire") and of course the 10 lb LONG trigger..... MD: 92d I think.
    did you have a pic of this gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post

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    Interesting pistol
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    There Nice Weapons!!
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    Hey, Congrats on the new job. Those Berettas are nice although I'm not a big fan of the mag drop safety as it makes dry firing a pain.
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    nice...vey nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post

    I'd been planning on getting the S&W Compact M&P .40 - but now wondering if should get a compact with similar trigger to the Beretta now???
    I'm not a LEO, but I like your thinking.
    It sound like a good plan to me
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    Brian Felter told me, WAY back in the day, that the 92D was made at the request of the French government... and Beretta decided to market it over here. It didn't catch on, obviously.

    We had one for T&E... an okay gun, I'd rather have it than some others. But it certainly would not be my first choice.

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