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I have been thinking of buying a 9MM, I have seen and read the reviews. I have come to the one, I think I will be happy with.
I have decided on the Beretta 92fs or M9.
Have no experience with this one.
I do not want polymer, or plastic frame.
Don't want compact.

I do like what I see in the beretta 92 models.
Can someone give a reason to stay away from beretta???
 

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Other than it isn't a Glock or M&P, no, I cannot give you a reason to stay away from Beretta.
 

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No reason to stay away if that is what you like; I have the 96 which is the same gun in .40 S&W.
 

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The wife has a 92FS and a 92 Compact. Never a problem with either. Beretta makes nice guns. I also have a PX4 Storm SC. All work great.
 

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Yeah. The trigger pull sucks. That double action pull takes about a week to complete. The single action pull is about as sharp as a marble.
There are many guns out there that are much more ergonomic than the Berretta.

If thats what you want though, it will serve you well.
 

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Yeah. The trigger pull sucks. That double action pull takes about a week to complete. The single action pull is about as sharp as a marble.
There are many guns out there that are much more ergonomic than the Berretta.

If thats what you want though, it will serve you well.
I don't see a reason not to get a Beretta, other than the fact that there are better 9mm guns out there. I'd put a CZ 75 ahead of it for ergonomics and I think it has a better trigger than the 92FS for around the same price.

It's too bad you don't like polymer frames, because the HK P30 is quite possibly the greatest full size 9mm ever made. It's also twice as expensive as a Beretta. So in the end, it's up to you.
 
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Thanks guy's for the input. as for the trigger pull a good gunsmith can fix the trigger pull. I have had trigger pull related hand guns, that needed tweeking from time to time.
In have 2 1911's that needed work out of the box, but that is what the factories are required, I beleive thats a gov. safty issue.
I maybe wrong on that but i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong.
Once again guy's thanks for the input.
 

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Yeah. The trigger pull sucks. That double action pull takes about a week to complete. The single action pull is about as sharp as a marble.
There are many guns out there that are much more ergonomic than the Berretta.

If thats what you want though, it will serve you well.
Agreed.

I have had both a 96 and a 90-two in the past and they were reliable shooters; shot everything I ever put thru them and the slide feels like its on ball bearings...but I never could really warm up to them so I ended up selling them both. They're good guns but they're definitely a full size, LARGE pistol. If that's what you want...go for it.
 

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Try out several different Berettas if you can. I had always wanted to like them, but the ones I handled and/or shot just didn't feel right. Then I picked up an M9A1 and fell in love. The grip panels were slimmer than others I'd seen and the trigger was better as well. It is now my favorite pistol.

As far as the DA pull goes, my wife had never shot a DA pistol before. Both of hers are 1911's. Her first shot out of the Beretta was a bullseye at 25 feet. Her comment? "I like it!"
 

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The 92F (or M9) is a great sidearm, and I carried one for a while when my deparment transitioned from revolvers to semiauto's back in the 90's. Accuracy for me was great, never had a jam, and it felt comfortable for me because the grip is conducive to a large hand. The one I had printed best with 115 to 124 grains in the +P power level. When I transitioned from the 1911 to the M9 in the Army I appreciated the function and reliability. As long as I kept the sand and dirt from building to an excess I never had and issue with it during field conditions.
 

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In my opinion the Beretta 92A1 makes a great dedicated home defense handgun if you add a light to it...17 + 1 capacity, reliable, handles recoil well.
 

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I don't care for thumb safeties in general, but I really detest slide-mounted safeties. Too much risk of putting the pistol on safe by accident when manipulating the slide under stress. Not for me.
 

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I wish I still had my 92FS but I foolishly sold it in the 90's. I do agree with many others when it comes to the trigger pull issues, but this is fixable. Over all mine was a very reliable weapon. Beretta stands behind their products and their customer service will go the extra mile to correct any problems you may be having. Beretta is the oldest gun manufacture that is still in business today, that says a lot right there. Good quality guns.
 

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I can give you one reason why do not want a Beretta 92 of any type. Some like it or hate it like other guns, but the reason you don't want one is the simple fact that if you buy one, it will be one less for me and that would make me sad. :frown:. As far as the trigger, like you said a smith can fix that up or even a D spring will help. Get what you like and shoot the fire out of it.
 

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I don't care for thumb safeties in general, but I really detest slide-mounted safeties. Too much risk of putting the pistol on safe by accident when manipulating the slide under stress. Not for me.
Then don't get a type with the safety?

They DO make decocker only ones, and DA only ones. Hence the "Type F, D G" etc.
 

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I have been thinking of buying a 9MM, I have seen and read the reviews. I have come to the one, I think I will be happy with.
I have decided on the Beretta 92fs or M9.
Have no experience with this one.
I do not want polymer, or plastic frame.
Don't want compact.

I do like what I see in the beretta 92 models.
Can someone give a reason to stay away from beretta???
Stay away if you hate guns from 500 yr-old companies that function perfectly (3 yrs and mine never a failure of any kind), you despise very light recoil and easy aim + accurate hits and spit on full-size guns that can be carried with no huge problem and that are designed beautifully. I wouldn't go near it if you hate those things

O, forgot: if you want to kill when you hear of good reliability, I'll let Beretta give stats on that:

"BERETTA U.S.A. RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY STATISTICS FOR THE BERETTA 9mm PISTOL.
• The average reliability of all M9 pistols tested at Beretta U.S.A. is 17,500 rounds without a stoppage.
• During one test of twelve pistols fired at Beretta U.S.A. before Army supervision, Beretta-made M9 pistols shot 168,000 rounds without a single malfunction.
• The Beretta 9mm pistol was the most reliable of all pistols tested in the 1984 competition which resulted in the award of the M9 contract to Beretta.
• Two-thirds of all M9 pistols endurance tested at Beretta U.S.A. fired 5,000 rounds without a single mal function or, at most, with only one malfunction.
• The average durability of Beretta M9 slides is over 35,000 rounds, the point at which U.S. Army testing ceases.
• The average durability of M9 frames is over 30,000 rounds. The average durability of M9 locking blocks is 22,000 rounds.


(If you buy one and, as is likely, hate it - I'll be a good friend and take it off your hands by the way....)

My 92FS:
 

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I have been thinking of buying a 9MM, I have seen and read the reviews. I have come to the one, I think I will be happy with.
I have decided on the Beretta 92fs or M9.
Have no experience with this one.
I do not want polymer, or plastic frame.
Don't want compact.

I do like what I see in the beretta 92 models.
Can someone give a reason to stay away from beretta???
Nope, can't do. I have and enjoy shooting my 1911's and my M9. Coming from a 1911, you'll find the trigger is much different on the Beretta's. Long DA and alot of take-up, even in SA. I'd suggest installing either a "D" spring or a 16lb. Wolff spring for the hammer. That will get your SA pull right down at 3.5-4.0lbs. Pick which-ever version floats your boat. They tend to be extremetly reliable with whatever you want to feed it, and very accurate to boot. The metal frame makes it a real joy to shoot.
 
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