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MasterYong
06-11-2009, 1:27 PM
My local dealer has a used Baretta 92FS in stock for $599. He said he sold it brand new to a guy, then said guy shot about 20 rounds through it (so it's basically brand new, supposedly) and didn't like the way it felt in his hands so he exchanged it for something else.

Another shop locally has one that's new for $725.

Is $599 a good deal for a used Baretta 92FS? I had read online that they can be had for $500 NEW, but that hasn't been my experience "in real life".

I really like the way these feel in my hands though. I think I might get one.

uzigalil
06-11-2009, 1:29 PM
no I wouldn't buy a knock off like a Baretta, stick with the real thing and get a Beretta.

maschronic
06-11-2009, 1:31 PM
you always have to remember that you have to pay for shipping and transfer fee. which can add up fast.

$600 for a 92fs is ok price. i have seen it here (used) for around 550 or so. if possible, i would get an Italian made 92fs than the US made.

MasterYong
06-11-2009, 1:39 PM
you always have to remember that you have to pay for shipping and transfer fee. which can add up fast.

$600 for a 92fs is ok price. i have seen it here (used) for around 550 or so. if possible, i would get an Italian made 92fs than the US made.

Why would you prefer the Italian version?

I am just asking because I have had several folks tell me to forget the 92FS altogether and get an M9, and that if I did get the 92FS to make sure it was an American model. What are the pros/cons?

MasterYong
06-11-2009, 1:40 PM
no I wouldn't buy a knock off like a Baretta, stick with the real thing and get a Beretta.

Hahaha I realized right after I posted that I had misspelled "Beretta" once again! Normally, the search engines save me with the "did you mean..." feature but not so on CalGuns!

/proper spelling is for the weak!

raw24
06-11-2009, 1:43 PM
I would pay $599.00 only if it has the straight dustcover and non-radiused backstrap. Otherwise I would hold off. I have read that some of the new 92FS are coming back with straight dustcover and non-radiused backstrap, but I have yet to see one.

I personally like the M9 because:
I prefer a straight dustcover and non-radiused backstrap, the M9 markings & lack of the warning to read owner's manual, but most importantly I prefer the 2 dot sights on the M9.

gdr_11
06-11-2009, 2:52 PM
$599 is an okay price for a PPT. If you have to add sales tax would be another story (not sure if this is a resale, consignment, etc). I paid $649 brand new for my 92fs INOX; with sales tax and fees it came to about $720.

I would not pay more than $600 out the door.

MasterYong
06-11-2009, 3:45 PM
M9A1 all the way:D

See, that's what I was thinking. The extra $150-200 is a non-issue for me.

Trouble is, I was told that an M9A1 isn't any different than a 92FS in terms of quality and function except that the 92FS doesn't have a rail.

School me. :43:

Dangerous1
06-11-2009, 4:11 PM
Are 92FS Vertecs around? I'd get that.

Rekrab
06-11-2009, 4:15 PM
I ended up buying my PX4 over the 92FS.

Still seems like a reasonable price for a 92FS though.

MasterYong
06-11-2009, 4:23 PM
I ended up buying my PX4 over the 92FS.

Still seems like a reasonable price for a 92FS though.

I tried handling a PX4, but it just seems like too much of a toy to me. I like polymer pistols for sure, I own an XD and Glocks are great, but I'm not at all partial to the PX4s and S&W's POS little M&Ps.

Anyone figure out the difference between the M9A1 and 92FS yet, apart from the rail?

Turbinator
06-11-2009, 4:49 PM
no I wouldn't buy a knock off like a Baretta, stick with the real thing and get a Beretta.

Hah hah :)

Anyway, jokes aside, I think $599 for a used Beretta seems high.

Turby

gunrun45
06-11-2009, 5:24 PM
M9 has all metal parts in the construction these days and is supposedly "mil spec" - whatever that means these days...

New (I'd say after 2002 or so) M92's have plastic triggers, plastic sights (rear), plastic safeties, plastic mag release and a few other things that I can't remember. The M9's still have all metal versions of these parts, just as the M92's and M96's had before.

Used berretta's are hard to find in the north state these days. keep your eyes open and you can find better deals than $599 for a used one with plastic parts. I bought one about 6 mos ago from Olde West in redding for $400 OTD. I ended up trading it back (later regretted).

TitanCi
06-12-2009, 1:58 AM
just to clarify... Beretta's warranty does NOT transfer over to the new owner, right? Also it's only one year for the ORIGINAL owner, right? Something else you may want to consider. my friend uses a 92fs as a duty weapon. he says he's had some stove pipes. around my area in SD a 92fs can be had for roughly $650 or so NEW. you're getting an alright deal.