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Regulus
07-18-2010, 8:56 PM
Got my Beretta 92 back from CCR about a month ago and wanted to share the excellent job they did with it. The turnaround took longer than expected, and the bill was a little more than was quoted, but the extra time and money was well worth the result.

This 92 was purchased ~1989 and it has seen its share of abuse (a frequent off duty carry weapon for several years). It had been well used, dropped countless times, banged on just about everything, and it and had more rounds it than I could count. Finally, it was left in the safe for years while I was away in service. There was severe slide wear from holsters, deep scratches, gouges and permanent discoloration on the slide that could not be removed. The frame's backstrap had a big chunk taken out at the base and deep scratches in the bottom of the trigger guard. Overall, it accepted its place as a beater and performed flawlessly through all the abuse I've put it through, never failing in any way. It took everything I fed it and dared me to find a fault with it. I could not.

It deserved a makeover.

When it came back from CCR two months later, I didn't recognize it. The folks at CCR touched it up so well that you would have never known it was in that bad of shape. It looked so good that I was debating weather to shoot it ever again. I couldn't bring myself to put it away for good, so I took it out a few weeks ago put 50 rounds through it. It shot smooth as silk and cleaned up flawlessly with barely an effort and not a single scuff or mark from the firing.

I absolutely recommend CCR and hope to send another their way shortly. So, without further ado... here it is.

Before:

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_1.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_2.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_12.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_9.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_11.jpg


Continued in next post...

Regulus
07-18-2010, 8:56 PM
After:

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_3.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_7.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_8.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_6.jpg

http://yahnet.net/images/ber/Ber92_10.jpg

lgm118icbm
07-19-2010, 8:47 AM
Lookin good!

evidens83
07-19-2010, 9:12 AM
Excellent 92! Love it :thumbsup: Maybe its just me but I cant really tell the difference cus it looks so good already before.

Black Majik
07-19-2010, 9:46 AM
Dang! CCR did a fantastic job! I was looking for indications of the dings at the backstrap and couldn't find a hint of it. Looks great. :thumbsup:

FatalKitty
07-19-2010, 10:15 AM
WOW, they really did do a good job - amazing work!

personally I would have left it with the battle scars, but the firearm now looks AMAZING, probably better than it did when new

audihenry
07-19-2010, 10:19 AM
At first I thought the before photos were of the gun finished because the few areas that were scuffed and scratched weren't so bad. The refinish does look good, but honestly any respectable shop will do the same.

Shawn L
07-19-2010, 10:22 AM
Looks good!

9mmepiphany
07-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Brad does nice work.

is that the House Black?

Freagan
07-19-2010, 10:48 AM
Wow that came out really sharp! I have been considering sending in my p228 slide to CCR, it's starting to turn fairly plum in color :p

West coast
07-19-2010, 10:55 AM
WOW!!!! Looking GOOD!!!

orangeusa
07-19-2010, 11:29 AM
It is really nice. Tho I like the stock photos too!! :)
I can't remember what CCR uses as coating - does it wear better than Bruniton? (I'd assume it would)....

Same type of coating on barrel, slide and lower?

Geo
07-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Waste of money... guns are tools and wear and tear is normal (and the OP's hardly had any wear). It's not like a 92 is anything special.

trapshot68
07-19-2010, 11:46 AM
Nice work over, but I like the "battle scar" marks better. I can't wait till my sig starts getting them.

Ed_Hazard
07-19-2010, 11:50 AM
Waste of money... guns are tools and wear and tear is normal (and the OP's hardly had any wear). It's not like a 92 is anything special.


Just like you opinion is yours to spout, his money is his to waste. Obviously the OP felt the gun needed a refinish and is happy with the way it turned out. Even hard use tools have to be taken care of and when necessary refurbished.

FatalKitty
07-19-2010, 11:54 AM
Waste of money... guns are tools and wear and tear is normal (and the OP's hardly had any wear). It's not like a 92 is anything special.

there's also a difference between a framing hammer and a $800 set of precision calipers.

Regulus
07-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Thanks everyone. I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

Dang! CCR did a fantastic job! I was looking for indications of the dings at the backstrap and couldn't find a hint of it. Looks great. :thumbsup:

That was the biggest difference. The chunks out of the backstrap looked to have been repaired so well that you wouldn't have known they were ever there.

WOW, they really did do a good job - amazing work!

personally I would have left it with the battle scars, but the firearm now looks AMAZING, probably better than it did when new

I thought about a refinish for years, but left it as it was. After all it had been through, I felt it deserved it.

Brad does nice work.

is that the House Black?

Yep. They recommended that finish for the 92 and they were spot on.

Regulus
07-19-2010, 12:57 PM
Waste of money... guns are tools and wear and tear is normal (and the OP's hardly had any wear). It's not like a 92 is anything special.

Egh... to each their own. Never had one refinished and it looks better than it did new. May be phychological, but it seems to shoot better too. The before pics don't really show all the damage. It still functioned flawlessly before, but now it looks as good as it shoots.

For the $139.00 (original quote) I couldn't ask for more.


Just like you opinion is yours to spout, his money is his to waste. Obviously the OP felt the gun needed a refinish and is happy with the way it turned out. Even hard use tools have to be taken care of and when necessary refurbished.

Thanks Ed. You said it better than I could.

xXBigJoeXx
07-20-2010, 10:09 AM
20+ years of service from your Beretta gives me another reason to be happy with my new 92FS INOX :D