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whtl
10-11-2010, 12:56 PM
I just bought a new Sig P226R. Now I am looking to add a new Beretta 9mm to my collection What model should I be looking for? Thanks

Hornetsnest
10-11-2010, 12:57 PM
M9/92FS
PX4

wu_dot_com
10-11-2010, 1:03 PM
beretta 87 target will be my pick.

GŁnter
10-11-2010, 1:22 PM
For a brand new current production Beretta in 9mm within the California handgun roster as of now:

92FS (made in Italy)
92FS Inox (stainless)
M9 (commerical)
M9A1 (rail)
Px4 Storm (fullsize)

I went with the plain vanilla 92FS, and very happy with it.

whtl
10-11-2010, 1:27 PM
Thanks guys.

LloydXmas250
10-11-2010, 1:30 PM
I just bought a PX4 Storm and love it. Love the 92 also but we already have one in my family so I get to shoot it enough. If you have any deeper questions feel free to PM me especially about the Storm.

Requiem
10-11-2010, 6:40 PM
i like the m9a1's. I would recommend against the PX4 because that thumb safety on that model is [for whatever reason] really hard to grab onto, and when you do grab onto it well, it takes a significant amount of force to flip the safety off.

Old4eyes
10-11-2010, 6:50 PM
i like the m9a1's. I would recommend against the PX4 because that thumb safety on that model is [for whatever reason] really hard to grab onto, and when you do grab onto it well, it takes a significant amount of force to flip the safety off.

My gripe with the 92 is that it's easy to engage the safety - inadvertantly - when you rack the gun. Grabbing that slide quickly during a malfunction drill has caused me to put the gun into safety.

I've only shot the PX4 once and it was a while back. I did prefer the placement of the safety better (but would still like it frame mounted) but I can't recall it if was a significant effort to engage/disengage.

But the 92 is sexier. Big to grip, heavy and the safety, but it is sexy.

halon101
10-11-2010, 6:53 PM
My gripe with the 92 is that it's easy to engage the safety - inadvertantly - when you rack the gun. Grabbing that slide quickly during a malfunction drill has caused me to put the gun into safety.

I've only shot the PX4 once and it was a while back. I did prefer the placement of the safety better (but would still like it frame mounted) but I can't recall it if was a significant effort to engage/disengage.

But the 92 is sexier. Big to grip, heavy and the safety, but it is sexy.

i just bought a 92 elite II for that safety reason and others
there is no safety it just a decocker.
but they are out of production and falling off of the list soon.

Colt-45
10-11-2010, 7:12 PM
Beretta 92fs you wont be sorry :D

LloydXmas250
10-11-2010, 7:44 PM
i like the m9a1's. I would recommend against the PX4 because that thumb safety on that model is [for whatever reason] really hard to grab onto, and when you do grab onto it well, it takes a significant amount of force to flip the safety off.

To each their own but I personally don't think the safety is hard to flip. I can do it with a flick of my thumb while drawing it. I could have just broken it in really well though. In my opinion I would rather have bought the 92 but money was a bit tighter and it's also a gun that my wife shoots so she was more comfortable with the PX4. Go to the range and try them both out and buy what feels good for you.

orangeusa
10-11-2010, 7:48 PM
92FS Inox (all stainless..) or it didn't happen. :)

90-Two.. 92A1... Got any out of state parents?

Seriously though, your choices are 92FS/M9A1/PX4. M9A1 has a 92FS upper, and a rail. Sometimes Turners sells M9A1's for $650.
Most blued/bruniton 92FS's seem to be in the $600 range.. ouch.... Inox add $100 or so. (Crap - missed Gunter's post - he said the same thing).

voiceoftheright
10-11-2010, 7:56 PM
Agreed, with practice you can disengage the safety with your shooting hand (thumb) and I don't even think about it. Loved it when I was in the Marines and I really love it now that I'm out. Great guns.

tbhracing
10-11-2010, 8:26 PM
I am a Sig and Glock guy. I had to buy a 92FS just because I had to. Thats just the way it is, I tell ya.

Bill Steele
10-11-2010, 9:51 PM
My made in Italy 92FS (about a decade and a half old) is the most accurate long shooting 9mm I own.

Just make sure you keep the locking block, plunger and slide rails clean and lightly lubed and you will enjoy decades of flawless operation.

Oldnoob
10-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Beretta Steel I

Ron-Solo
10-11-2010, 11:12 PM
I have two 92f's. They are great guns. Can't go wrong.

586L-Frame
10-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Ditto,
You can't go wrong with a Beretta 92fs.
586L-Frame

plankowner
10-12-2010, 6:12 AM
I have the 92 fs from Italy and have never had a single issue with them , I had one a few years ago and missed it so I had to replace it again

xXBigJoeXx
10-12-2010, 6:58 AM
It's all about the Italian made 92FS INOX..... Love mine and with the Beretta factory CTC Laser Grips :D

xxsleepyxx
10-12-2010, 8:31 AM
Does the 92FS eat JHPs?

xXBigJoeXx
10-12-2010, 8:42 AM
I mostly shoot 115gr FMJ for target pratice but keep 124gr JHP in my 2 home defense mags and occasionally fire off some at the range. Never had a problem.....

thomasanelson
10-12-2010, 8:43 AM
You have a fine 9mm in the P226r. If you really must get a Beretta for your collection, I would highly recommend.....another Sig. :D Think about the P228 if you can find one or a P229. When you really want to step up go with an HK. If money is an issue, but you want absolute reliability, go with a Glock. :)

xxINKxx
10-12-2010, 8:57 AM
I love my M9 commercial (basically the same as the 92sf, but with a few tweaks)....Dead accurate, and the trigger is short and amazing.

elberettas
10-12-2010, 10:52 AM
Get an Italian-made 92FS. They go on sale pretty frequently at Turner's Outdoorsman.

Munk
10-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Does the 92FS eat JHPs?

it's eaten any ammo i've run through it. From hollow points to lubed-steel.

I should give a wadcutter a try... (not a semi-wadcutter... a straight up wadcutter... it eats SWC just fine).

den888
10-12-2010, 12:30 PM
M9 or 92FS

ap3572001
10-12-2010, 12:36 PM
I just bought a new Sig P226R. Now I am looking to add a new Beretta 9mm to my collection What model should I be looking for? Thanks

I all the years in LE. And 17 years as a range instructor , I can say 92FS.

Black Majik
10-12-2010, 2:14 PM
93R