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I know there was a problem with it fte. Was wondering if its been fixed. I've seen both sides of the story online but don't know anyone that owns one personally. My wife like it because is ambidextrous. She is left handed so no slide release is a plus for her.
 

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The issue was reported by only a small number of people multiple times, thus skewing results. I, and many other Nano owners never had an issue.


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Not a single bobble out of mine.... Took it out of the box and started shooting it. Wouldn't trade it for anything else.
 

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I have one of the first 1,000 nano's built. Never had an issue.

Last year (in early 2012) Beretta said that they had about 40 returned for service out of the first 5,000 built.

Now they have made and sold over 50,000 according to serial numbers and I have almost no issues.
 

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My Nano has been terrific so far.
 

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Almost? What issues are you encountering?
I meant to say I hear of almost no issues.

There is still the occasional failure to extract, but they are few and far between. They are usuaully corrected by using a heavier grain 9mm for the first 200 rounds or so.

I have had no issues with mine. I shot 9mm nato rounds for the first 200 and then my sd rounds and have not had any FTE's.
 

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I have purchased my nano 1-20-13 it was manufactured in January 2013. i have put about 600 rounds through it and NO errors with the pistol. all the loads are my hand reloads. the gun is very accurate once you get used to the trigger. also the glock type safety trigger is nice for conceal carry! i carry it iwb in the small of my back, daily. i will recommend one upgrade that i found a must have is the sandpaper type grip from talongungrips.com , unless you get the extended magazines. i like the gun better then my new sig p238....

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Zero issues with my Nano... thousands of rounds mostly 124gr, great little gun.

At the beginning my only problem was finding accessories for it... (in my case ext mags).
 

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If you are shooting low weight, low quality target ammo them yes.....you may run into occasional FTE issues. If you use high quality, JHP ammo the gun will be flawless. Since this is my EDC and I carry it with Hornady critical duty,that is what I care if it is reliable with. After 200+ and no issues, I am 100% confident in it. That was my long winded way of saying the FTE issues with the early models were almost exclusively tied to light, cheap target ammo.
 

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i will recommend one upgrade that i found a must have is the sandpaper type grip from talongungrips.com , unless you get the extended magazines. i like the gun better then my new sig p238....

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That reminds me- I completely forgot that I had a set of Talon Grips in the granular. Bought them before I got the Nano and liked it stock so much I never put them on. But I should stick 'em on and give them a try.
 

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A guy had one new one in my last CWP class & it was a sweet shooter! It ran 100%!
 

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I have only had mine out once so far. I put 125 rounds of Fiocchi ammo through it and a few rounds of Speer Lawman, both 115gr fmj, and had no issues. I like this thing. The little sucker is pretty accurate. Next trip out I'll be using some AE 147's and some S&B 115's. I don't suspect I'll have any issue with them at all. After I have about 500 rounds through it, I'm going to step down to the WWB 115's and we'll see how it goes. I'm not anticipating any issues though.
 

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I haven't had any problems with my Nano. 175 rds. of "low-grade," meaning non-premium, ammo with zero FTE's. I opted for the "rubber" talon grips because the checking on the backstrap dug into my fatty lovehandles. It rides in a Theis IWB tuckable, which I don't love too much and my sell. I got a PJ Holster on the way, so I'll see what the minimalist type holster feels like. I bought mine Feb. 2013; it came it with a 6 rd. mag and an 8rd. mag, which I hated, hated. I sold the 8rd mag on ebay, bought a 6rd mag to replace it, and had money left for the talon rubber grips. I'll add the trijicon night sights from Beretta when they are re-stocked, but otherwise, that's it for mods. May start shooting IDPA with it in a couple few months.
 

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I have a Theis IWB for my Bersa BP9CC but for the Nano I splurged and bought a Garrett Silent Thunder IWB. While I think the Theis is a great hybrid, the Garrett is the best holster I've ever used! There's very little I don't love about it. I bought both the leather loops and a clip; overall the single kydex clip is enough to keep it rock solid in place. The cant is widely adjustable and once you set it, it won't budge at all. The Garrett is a little expensive but well worth it. I have an HK USP9 on layaway and before I pick it up I'll be ordering a Silent Thunder rig for it.

The only real bummer is that Garrett can't make one for my Browning Hi-Power; Ron told me via email that they can't get the proper mold for it. That really sucks! If that ever changes I'm getting a Silent Thunder IWB for the BHP.
 

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If you are shooting low weight, low quality target ammo them yes.....you may run into occasional FTE issues. If you use high quality, JHP ammo the gun will be flawless. Since this is my EDC and I carry it with Hornady critical duty,that is what I care if it is reliable with. After 200+ and no issues, I am 100% confident in it. That was my long winded way of saying the FTE issues with the early models were almost exclusively tied to light, cheap target ammo.

+1 This seems to be the largest problem with the small ultra compact 9s. Folks love um for the size and ease of carry and concealment, but for whatever reason try to feed um the cheapest crap they can find then complain when the firearms cough and sputter. Not saying all are that way and ammo related, but sure seems to point to the 115gr ammo as the culprit in a lot of instances. Personally, I have little to no use for the 115gr 9mm. It's 124gr - 147gr standard pressure stuff for my 9mms, even the full size ones like my G19.

My advice to all the ultra compact 9mm buyers out there would be. Start your first range session with 124gr ammo and up and see how the pistol performs. The higher grain ammo may be hard to come by, but it sure beats having a lousy range trip and feeling like your new wonder 9 is defective, when all it needed was the proper diet. The Kimber Solo is still going through some of the negative reaction by some who for whatever reason just don't like the fact that some of the pistols prefer the heavier grain round to the lighter one. Mine eats everything and is my constant companion. It may be that some of the same characteristics that plagued the Solo have also hit the Sig 938 as well as the Beretta Nano; time will tell I guess. :bier:
 
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