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markol0
10-14-2010, 7:29 PM
For the second time this month, I walked away from the Beretta after getting my wallet out. Last time I did not have the car registration with me. This time, they did not take amex and I did not want to use another card just yet.

I want to get it since my USP in .45 is starting to get too expensive to shoot, and I want to start getting into competitions. I am trying to find reasons to postpone this purchase, but finding it harder and harder. Please convince me that $650 for this thing is too much and that the really good feeling in the hands when holding it, is just my imagination.

ChrisTKHarris
10-14-2010, 7:30 PM
Screw it, just do it.

loosewreck
10-14-2010, 7:31 PM
Do you really have to have a brand new gun? You can probably find one here in the market place for at least $100 less.

voiceoftheright
10-14-2010, 8:22 PM
Agreed, if you are worried about the cost look for a used one. There are plenty out there. As far as the gun goes....awesome! Either sack up and drop the cash on the new one or find a used. The money in ammo you save will pay for it alone.

Picasso2
10-14-2010, 8:23 PM
It's too much.

Unless it's Italian INOX,
then go ahead.:)

chickenfried
10-14-2010, 8:25 PM
spend the dough on reloading equipment! My two cents, 92FS=overrated. The grip size is too big, trigger's heavy, and the safety's in the wrong place. If you tried one and still haven't pulled the trigger on a purchase guess you weren't all that impressed :p.

den888
10-14-2010, 8:26 PM
I have been in your shoes many times, I eventually bought it.

voiceoftheright
10-14-2010, 8:28 PM
spend the dough on reloading equipment! My two cents, 92FS=overrated.
EVERY gun is overrated to someone.

Psypher
10-14-2010, 8:32 PM
EVERY gun is overrated to someone.

This ^^^

chickenfried
10-14-2010, 8:41 PM
we'll when someone posts a thread asking to be talked out of buying one of those guns they should pipe up:p
EVERY gun is overrated to someone.

sequoia_nomad
10-14-2010, 8:49 PM
I'd hold out for used, got mine for $400 in near new condition.

mnh327
10-14-2010, 9:03 PM
Well, it's awesome. Accurate, 100% reliable with everything thrown at it, soft recoil, looks cool. At that price i'd make sure it's the Italian version.

makaio
10-14-2010, 9:30 PM
It's on my short list.

Munk
10-14-2010, 9:38 PM
Find a calgunner here, and buy it for about 500. There's also a number of new ones that creep up in stores for 550 to 600. 650 is a bit steep (unless it's a pretty Inox, then it's about par for the course right now).

A used 92fs should function just as cleanly as a new one (better if you believe in break-in). And a good previous owner will have kept it from getting torn up by ill-fitting holsters and misuse.


You should also look into gunbroker since these ARE on the roster.

All in all, it's a great machine and it'll eat damn near anything you feed it.

Old4eyes
10-14-2010, 9:58 PM
Rent one before you buy.
Change the main spring for a 92D or the Wolff equivalent. Reduces the pull on the double action.

I have an Italian, but from all the research I've seen the US and Italian models are identical. Some claim that the roll marks are "crisper" on the Italian. Big Whoop.

I am not a big fan of the decocker/safety being on the slide. You can inadvertently put the gun in safe mode when racking the slide in a hurry. This may be of concern to you in shooting competition during tactical reloads. You just have to train yourself to flip the safety up whenever you rack the gun.

The recoil is soft because of the weight of the gun and 4.9" barrel. You do need large hands since the grip is large.

And in the right light, you'll look like Mel Gibson when you shoot it.

racky
10-14-2010, 10:11 PM
buy it and don't look back!!!!!
lXW77tAaWvo
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/m9a.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/m9.jpg

orangeusa
10-14-2010, 10:33 PM
Uhh, I picked up another one today.

I just needed a reason to post my pic of my Inox's and my favorite gun (in middle). Reliable as heck, easy (for me) to work on, for a lefty - works better than most other semi-autos. Maybe you need to buy more guns - pull the trigger so to speak, move on (I'm suggesting all kinds of other brands too).

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/orangeusa/100_0766-1.jpg

ch3ck5ix
10-14-2010, 10:53 PM
OP - I'm in the same boat as you, I stopped by Ammo Bros. this afternoon picking up more ammo and they had the 92FS on sale for $590. I almost decided to get it but looked in my wallet and the ammo I just bought and decided I didn't need to feed another gun.... for now. My Sig and Glock are just gonna have to forego another playmate for a while. Maybe next time...

TKM
10-14-2010, 10:56 PM
Big gun, little bullet.

It's an interesting approach.

One I haven't taken, but I'm one of those 10mm. weirdos.

Greg-Dawg
10-14-2010, 10:57 PM
I know why...the Gun gods are trying to tell you something, they don't want you to get the Beretta. They want you to get...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/G17Gen42008.jpg

Kodemonkey
10-14-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm a firm believer that if it is within your means and you really want it - go for it. If you are fascinated by it, then you are going to constantly pine for it until you get it. Then maybe the luster will fade or it could be the best purchase you've ever made. But you won't know until you make a move and buy it.

YourHuckleberry
10-14-2010, 11:48 PM
I know why...the Gun gods are trying to tell you something, they don't want you to get the Beretta. They want you to get...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/G17Gen42008.jpg

:puke:




:D

Lead Waster
10-15-2010, 12:01 AM
How about a CZ75b for $100 less?

I gotta say though, the 92F is just a beautiful gun. It just looks great!

And I agree that spending money is no way to save money! If you really want to save money, then, as another poster said, get some reloading equipment and reload .45. I think it's just an excuse, you just WANT it.

Ultimate
10-15-2010, 12:16 AM
You shouldn't get it because the low recoil of the 92fs would simply makes you seem like a better shooter than you are. And who wants to be a poser?

You also shouldn't get it because its a long gun and everyone knows long gun = small wee wee.

Also a gun that pretty totally announces to the world that you like pretty things and therefore probably would discriminate against an ugly mate. And who needs that kind of negative attention?

The ability to drop around directly into the tube is a huge flaw of a magazine fed gun. Why even have magazines then if when the magazines fail the gun still operates?

The easy lever twisting take-down of the 92fs also makes you a total lamo. Real men don't buy guns that you can take apart without tools.

If guns are like women, then the 92fs is one of the sluttiest of them all. With a long history of "service". I understand some might not want a total noob but would you rather have one that is easily recognizable and is greeted by all of its happy "customers"?

Hey maybe if it was free, but in this case you are paying a moderate price.

Also a 92fs turns you into a wimp. Remember in the movie, Lethal weapon? Briggs was suicidal but he just couldn't find the pair to finally go through with it. It was the gun, not his actual determination.

Last but certainly not least guns with italian origin is like having ancestors that were part of the axis of evil (the original axis from ww2).

THERE I gave you all the reasons why you shouldn't get one. I cant imagine now that you are edumacated on the truth of the 92fs that you would go out and buy it. :D

Colt-45
10-15-2010, 12:36 AM
For the second time this month, I walked away from the Beretta after getting my wallet out. Last time I did not have the car registration with me. This time, they did not take amex and I did not want to use another card just yet.

I want to get it since my USP in .45 is starting to get too expensive to shoot, and I want to start getting into competitions. I am trying to find reasons to postpone this purchase, but finding it harder and harder. Please convince me that $650 for this thing is too much and that the really good feeling in the hands when holding it, is just my imagination.

There was one on the for sale adds in the bay area for 550 a few days ago. Looked like new.

586L-Frame
10-15-2010, 12:43 AM
Don't buy one.
If you bought one you would have too much fun and enjoyment shooting the 92fs.
A happy beretta owner.
586L-Frame

DLC’s Beretta 92FS.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DSC00308-DLCsBeretta92FS.jpg

Masterdebater
10-15-2010, 12:52 AM
wait... is the 92fs different than an m9? (dont know a thing about berrettas)

586L-Frame
10-15-2010, 12:58 AM
wait... is the 92fs different than an m9? (dont know a thing about berrettas)

Here is a video on the differences between a 92fs and a m9.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRJgBqaDOzs

586L-frame

plankowner
10-15-2010, 1:11 PM
I have an italian 92 and this thing is great it and besides it is sexy !

41M
10-15-2010, 1:23 PM
I'd say just get it. The price is probably not going down, and as far as getting a used one you would probably want to replace the recoil spring right away because you don't want to take a chance of recoil doing damage due to being worn. It is important to replace the recoil spring regularly if you are doing a good bit of shooting otherwise other parts are likely to fail prematurely. If well maintained the 92FS/M9 series should last a very long time.

OMGofWar
10-15-2010, 1:34 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/m9a.jpg

hmm not to threadjack, but which rail adapter is that? that's something i'd like to look into.

markol0
10-15-2010, 1:54 PM
Damn you all. It was Calguns that started my obsession with pistols. My 10 day wait period began 30 minutes ago.

Thank you for all the jokes and all the support. The addiction was just too strong.

Off to the 10 day support thread as a proud owner of a new 92FS.

voiceoftheright
10-15-2010, 2:53 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/rackycurva/2A%20stuff/m9a.jpg

hmm not to threadjack, but which rail adapter is that? that's something i'd like to look into.

It's not a rail adapter, it's the M9A1 and it is built into the frame.

Black Majik
10-15-2010, 2:55 PM
As I learned from BamBam-31, "I love the concept, not the gun."

BamBam-31
10-15-2010, 2:58 PM
^^^Dude, I don't even understand what that means. Did I have my coffee yet? :p

Black Majik
10-15-2010, 3:00 PM
^^^Dude, I don't even understand what that means. Did I have my coffee yet? :p

OK. Maybe it wasn't from you. lol.

pkc168
10-15-2010, 3:11 PM
Damn you all. It was Calguns that started my obsession with pistols. My 10 day wait period began 30 minutes ago.

Thank you for all the jokes and all the support. The addiction was just too strong.

Off to the 10 day support thread as a proud owner of a new 92FS.

Congratulations, you will enjoy this.

Ricky-Ray
10-15-2010, 3:34 PM
I love my 92FS. Some say the grip is too bit but for me it fit's my hands just perfect.

JohnnyCrash
10-15-2010, 3:46 PM
Damn you all. It was Calguns that started my obsession with pistols. My 10 day wait period began 30 minutes ago.

Thank you for all the jokes and all the support. The addiction was just too strong.

Off to the 10 day support thread as a proud owner of a new 92FS.



YES!

Beretta 92F's are awesome. I'll borrow my buddy's until I eventually get my own... or my girlfriend buys herself one (that I can borrow) like she keeps saying she will.

I'm very jealous - but you made the right choice :)

Oldnoob
10-15-2010, 4:03 PM
As much as I love how 92/M9 looks, it does not fit my hands. So instead, I got myself a Sig 226 (...and another, and another, another...).

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/DoubleSig226.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/DoubleSig2262.jpg

They are both alloy full metal, full size 9mm pistol. But Sig doesn't have that annoying slide mount safety and that burning hot uncovered barrel (though that's what make it look so cool...). Most of all, I don't need to wait an hour 25 min just to get a hold of CS for one simple question.

BamBam-31
10-15-2010, 4:07 PM
OK. Maybe it wasn't from you. lol.

Ding! I remember now: I was referring to a S&W M&P during our discussion of our respective "I'm Gonna Buy This Next" lists. I was debating between the M&P and a M9A1. Was saying I was lusting after both guns, but each time I held one in the store, neither one "spoke" to me. In love more with the idea of the guns than the guns themselves, like Romeo and Rosaline. :p

boink
10-15-2010, 4:11 PM
As a sig guy... I actually have two berettas--a USA inox from 1997 I purchased from a cal gunner for $620 shipped, and an 2008 M9 I purchased from a guy in Georgia for $525 shipped. Both had the d spring (highly recommended) mod, elite hammers, and the inox had an oversize mag release.

Needless to say, both of them are nearly in new condition. Buy used to save cash!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5066179884_6f33658c7e_b.jpg

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=351066

JohnnyCrash
10-15-2010, 4:19 PM
As much as I love how 92/M9 looks, it does not fit my hands. So instead, I got myself a Sig 226 (...and another, and another, another...).

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/DoubleSig226.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/DoubleSig2262.jpg

They are both alloy full metal, full size 9mm pistol. But Sig doesn't have that annoying slide mount safety and that burning hot uncovered barrel (though that's what make it look so cool...). Most of all, I don't need to wait an hour 25 min just to get a hold of CS for one simple question.



I just got a P226 .40 myself. I still want a 92F though.

Nice photos! It looks like the bottom two are making SIG babies...

racky
10-15-2010, 4:31 PM
-1 for sig. sig hates lefthanders

NORCAL#1
10-15-2010, 4:32 PM
Next time buy the gun!!! SH_T BOINK you stainless is sweet! I might have to get a second m9!!!

J.D.Allen
10-15-2010, 4:55 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Taurus PT92 is the same gun, made on the same machinery, but with the option of cocked and locked carry and for a lower price tag. I'd go for the Taurus. :cool:

GammaRei
10-15-2010, 5:38 PM
My wife bought me an M9 recently I cant wait to pick it up. . .

- G

voiceoftheright
10-15-2010, 5:48 PM
Taurus...the photocopier of the gun world.

thai562
10-15-2010, 6:12 PM
Bought one, sold it after 3 trips to the range. Nothing wrong with the gun, just wanted a better made gun. Got a SIG p226. More money, but you get more gun.
Yes it is too much for that gun.
If you don't have the money to buy a lot guns, than buy a few that are really good.

GammaRei
10-15-2010, 6:44 PM
Bought one, sold it after 3 trips to the range. Nothing wrong with the gun, just wanted a better made gun. Got a SIG p226. More money, but you get more gun.
Yes it is too much for that gun.
If you don't have the money to buy a lot guns, than buy a few that are really good.

Obviously there was something wrong. Since you wanted something better made. Lol, what do you mean by you get more gun? Did they give you spare parts?

- G

chickenfried
10-15-2010, 6:45 PM
congrats on the new purchase hope you like it.

taurus? No thanks.

GammaRei
10-15-2010, 7:06 PM
ME? Im sure that I will love it, I love all of the firearms that my wife has bought me.

- G

chickenfried
10-15-2010, 7:09 PM
well I meant the OP but sure ditto for you too:grouphug:

GammaRei
10-15-2010, 7:12 PM
well I meant the OP but sure ditto for you too:grouphug:

Lol sorry I didnt read through the whole thread. Did they buy a Beretta?

- G

p.ro
10-15-2010, 9:08 PM
I just picked up a 92fs for $536 + shipping. I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Then I gotta wait for the bg check. *sigh* it's gonna feel like an eternity. :(

Sturnovik
10-15-2010, 9:17 PM
I've shot the 92, I didn't find anything outstanding with it. Seemed rather heavy for what it was but it was quite a good looking pistol. In my opinion, I think the 90-two looked alot more appealing but its not on the DOJ list. I have heard of these m9's eating just about any ammo though. So if you change ammo types alot its probably good.

Sheldon
10-15-2010, 11:26 PM
I got the 92FS for the then girlfriend as a gift. She picked it more for the Lethal Weapon movies than anything. I have learned to like it and actually bought another one years later. I'm grandfathered into it due to having a bunch of preban mags and gotta love the g.i. mags for less than $10 at times off of the boards.

ZX-10R
10-15-2010, 11:42 PM
After a few months of deciding if I should get a handgun I decided to get a 92FS for my Birthday coming up.

My list:
1) 92FS
2) S&W MP9
3) FN9
4) Kimber Pro Carry

No to Glock. Sig 226 was last based based on price the Kimber had it beat.

Oldnoob
10-16-2010, 12:59 AM
I just got a P226 .40 myself. I still want a 92F though.

Nice photos! It looks like the bottom two are making SIG babies...

They sure did.

Sig 225
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/Sig%20225/Sig2252262.jpg

And just like Angie and Brat, they adapt too.

Sig SP2022
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/Sig2022-1.jpg

:D

Oldnoob
10-16-2010, 1:06 AM
-1 for sig. sig hates lefthanders

Sorry buddy, Sig make it right. Right handed that is.

:p:p


But really, I knew couple shooters that are wrong handed, I meant left handed, and handle Sigs just fine. You really don't need the decocker, and any left handed shooter adapt to the slide stop and mag release button anyway. But I can understand your issue. Just like I really don't care about all the "Ambidextrous ability" that newer pistols came out with. IE: CZ85, some Glocks...etc.

Afterburnt
10-16-2010, 1:12 AM
My first handgun was a 92SB, still got it but I wish I had gotten a Sig. Since then I am all Glock, 26, 19 and 29 next as soon as I finish my last AR build or until I get more lowers.

Afterburnt
10-16-2010, 1:14 AM
no more Beretta, but I think I need a SIG .380

Dragon
10-16-2010, 1:37 AM
EVERY gun is overrated to someone.

Like the Glock is to me!!

dennab
10-16-2010, 2:15 AM
Get an Italian INOX - you won't be sorry