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Greetings :banana: :

Does anyone on here either shoot and/or carry a full-size Beretta pistol on a regular basis? If so, what is your take on them? What is the best carry rig for this pistol?Feel free to share pics.
 

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Risque...

Don't have much exp. with the Beretta 92F, although I've shot the M9 on occasion.

I enjoyed it.

But as there are bunch of people who carry full size pistols (1911s, Glocks, and at least one Sig) I'm sure that carrying a Beretta 92 shouldn't be an issue.

Oh yeah... welcome to the forum dude :)

--Jim
 

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Welcome aboard :smile:

I have shot and enjoyed a 92F but am not a Beretta fan such that I'd go that route for carry. Be interested to hear from folks here that have one tho right now I cannot remember anyone mentioning it.
 

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I had a Beretta 92FS for a few years and absolutely loved it. Was too large for me personally to carry as a concealed carry weapon, but I loved shooting it.
 

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Too large Kevin - tush! Big is good :wink:

Did you ever manage to shoot a full smilie face LOL :silly:
 

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Beretta

Beretta makes a high quality weapon.
They have been making fantastic firearms for ages.
I don't know why they are not more popular for carry here in the U.S.
You would be fine packing any Beretta.
They sure do have all the bugs worked out of getting a semi~auto to feed cartridges. They are some extremely reliable pistols.
I had a nifty little Beretta 70S .22 LR & I used to pull the trigger on that doggone thing as fast as I could pull it....trying (on purpose) to get that A$$ Kickin' pistol to jam or to malfunction.
It was an amazing little pistol. It just never stopped. :biggrin:
 

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Risque007: welcome to the board.

I've occasionally carried one form of Beretta or another. I've taken to carrying, when the mood strikes me, a 92FC (actually that was my first CCW, before becoming an LEO), a 92G Vertec (now my dedicated home defense handgun thanks to my 22 round magazines and Surefire Light X200), a 92FC Type M (well, not really a full-sized Beretta), a 96F Centurion and a couple of Beretta Cougars.

With the right holsters, they are very concealable....by "right holsters" I mean, generally, a good IWB. I just picked up a McDaniels II IWB holster....perfect concealment under the right clothing for my Beretta 92/96 guns.
 

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When I think of Beretta I think of the service pistol everyone in the service hates and I also think of little pocket pistols in anemic calibers.

I've picked up a 92, and I admit it's a good looking gun, but for the price I'd personally rather have something else, plus the thing is just a hog. Too much gun for just a 9mm. For someone else, that might just be the ticket however.

Basically I've nothing good or bad to really say... I would like one of their old .22s sometime. That'd be fun.
 

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Beretta M92F?

Risque007 said:
Greetings :banana: :

Does anyone on here either shoot and/or carry a full-size Beretta pistol on a regular basis? If so, what is your take on them? What is the best carry rig for this pistol?Feel free to share pics.
I use my Beretta M92F for IDPA competition only, these days. It is a superbly accurate light recoil bullet launcher. But then, paper doesn't shoot back. IDPA is important for the tactical practice not so much specific guns. Having said that, as Jeff Cooper recently said (and with which I agree): Even the most outstanding example of a 9mm handgun serves best as a badge of office. When you need a pistol, you need a real serious manstopping caliber. That's why the 1911 has made such a resurgence in the "sandbox." Troops are discovering it takes an average of three shots to drop "Hadji." That being the case, the hi-cap mag "advantage" is quickly negated.
 

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500 S&W FMJ would work if the GI's could wear Peltors.

Welcome Risque, are you thinking of purchasing, or do you already have it for your CW? I was told recently of an Alaskan bear with several 7MM slugs in him, who spent the next 72 hours devouring people, and was finally put down within feet of a man with a 9MM. The 9 has done some incredible things, but, and this is just me, I am more comfortable with a little more wiggle room for error with a 458, 338, and at the least, a 45 ACP.
 

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I have the Taurus PT92 AF which is their version of the 92F. Basic difference is that Taurus decided to put the safety in the frame instead of the slide and that makes it superior in that sense (can carry cocked and locked). I shot both and they are good weapons and the Taurus (loaded with HydraShoks) was my choice to carry around the house and neighborhood during Katrina.

It is a frigging anchor to carry and I only do it if I feel like going in places that might be dangerous. Any other time I carry a 8045 Mini Cougar. No Combat Tupperware for me :tongue:
 

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I qualified with, and conceal-carried my 92F before stepping up to a 1911. I still shoot it and sometimes carry it. Have put over 15k rounds thru and never, ever had a malfunction. Jeff Cooper comments aside, I'd feel very comfortable with a 9mm for protection. I hit what I shoot at, no brag, just fact. :redface:
 

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First Rule of Gunfighting....

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I qualified with, and conceal-carried my 92F before stepping up to a 1911. I still shoot it and sometimes carry it. Have put over 15k rounds thru and never, ever had a malfunction. Jeff Cooper comments aside, I'd feel very comfortable with a 9mm for protection. I hit what I shoot at, no brag, just fact. :redface:
Well considering the 9mm was first designed for use in SMG's I'd agree that if you're willing to put more than one round in a BG, it can be a useful tool. I consider the 9mm at the bottom end of true defensive calibers. Anything less is a mouse caliber. Of course we all know the FIRST rule of gunfighting is....Have a GUN!
 

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I consider the 9mm at the bottom end of true defensive calibers.
And yet it has been killing people for over 100 years....go figure :biggrin:

You gotta love the 45 v 9mm discussion :smile:
 

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And yet it has been killing people for over 100 years....go figure :biggrin:

You gotta love the 45 v 9mm discussion :smile:
Sure it's been killing folks...at five to ten rounds a person from an MP40 or whatever. Heck the POPE got hit with a 9mm and he lived! Even barring intervention from "above," if he'd been hit with a 45 multiple times, he'd be making conversation face to face with the man upstairs....
 

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I've carried the 92F with the LaserMax laser for a while. Though it's a GREAT duty-type, Military-type weapon, I found it to be wayyyy too large for CCW. It shot like a champ, but remember, it's a service duty weapon. I traded it in, as I got a really good offer (200.00 more than I paid for it) A 92 Compact might be a better choice if you're going to insist on the Beretta. Smaller and shoots just as well as the big brother 92F. You could also opt for the 96 in 40 cal, but you could also explore the other types of guns on the market for a smaller, more defensive weapon.
 

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if he'd been hit with a 45 multiple times, he'd be making conversation face to face with the man upstairs....

Don't bet your life...or somebody else's...on that. I personally observed a bad guy take three (three being "multiple") center mass hits with 230-grain Hydroshock and proceed to lead a foot pursuit for another 8 - 10 minutes, then fight while being handcuffed. No pistol caliber is a "manstopper". Pistols are defensive weapons, at best. I carry a .357Sig or a .45ACP most of the time, but I'm perfectly comfortable with a good 9mm round. Two 9mm rounds in the melon-bag will stop the action a lot faster than five .45 rounds in the arms and ass.
My humble opinion,
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As I have posted in the past, I saw an actual police video of a thin woman shot with three .45 ACPs in the torso and didn't even go down. A number of PDs are using 9mms and are quite pleased with the results.

Purportedly, Prince George's County has more gunfights than any place in the US and they use 9mms. They commonly encounter that elusive one shot stop and DRTs.

The NYDP uses 9mm and they are pleased with the results as well.

Risque007,
Right now I am carrying a 92G Vertec in a Fist #2 OWB, easy on-easy off leather holster. As far as I'm concerned, it's no more difficult to carry than anything else. I'm quite comfortable with it. As I pointed out in another thread, I believe, that a Beretta is one of the few, if not the only, manufacturer that supports loading a round in the chamber and releasing the slide. The extractor is designed to support this. It's like Euc said, a single shot's better than a no shot should it come to that.
 

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Don't bet your life...or somebody else's...on that. I personally observed a bad guy take three (three being "multiple") center mass hits with 230-grain Hydroshock and proceed to lead a foot pursuit for another 8 - 10 minutes, then fight while being handcuffed. No pistol caliber is a "manstopper". Pistols are defensive weapons, at best. I carry a .357Sig or a .45ACP most of the time, but I'm perfectly comfortable with a good 9mm round. Two 9mm rounds in the melon-bag will stop the action a lot faster than five .45 rounds in the arms and ass.
My humble opinion,
Gonzo
Indeed. I think the 9mm vs. .45 horse is thoroughly dead, folks. Let the poor thing rest in peace....

Like a previous poster, I have carried a Taurus PT-99 as my daily 'bad-guy-be-cool-stick' :) for years and never felt it was too big; and I am a "strapping" 5'7" and 140 lbs. I am fortunate to live(when not in Japan...) in Indiana, the original CCW state, so I am not overly concerned with printing/accidental exposure. (We were packing when packing wasn't cool!! >;-P) I carried it in a Galco right-handed belt slide in Summer, and a Miami Classic AKA "Jackass" shoulder holster when bundled up for winter.

Weapons are like one's choice in music; one man/woman's treasure is another's trash. I would have bought the Berretta, but I went with the cheaper, more-affordable-as-a-Marine Lance Corporal Taurus. My experience in shooting the two is that you can see where the extra cash went into the Beretta to make it a much smoother operating/well refined weapon. If and when I ever get back to the states and out of the mild police state of Japan, I'll prpbably pick up a Beretta 92 if for no other reason than to add it to my meager collection of military style firearms.

But anyway....Go with what works for you!
 
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