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Cessnapilot89
09-03-2012, 8:40 PM
Decided to run with the Beretta M9 (commercial). Saw one for sale at a local shop recently and was quite impressed with it. Little bit different than the Walther P-1 that I am used to shooting, but it seems that it will make an excellent handgun.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7927219702_0620f28fd7_c.jpg

den888
09-03-2012, 8:42 PM
Congrats, nice M9!

rojocorsa
09-03-2012, 8:43 PM
Light years ahead of the P.1.

dpop24
09-03-2012, 8:44 PM
Gorgeous, congrats! Just wait till you catch the Inox bug. Your wallet is going to hate you......

Cessnapilot89
09-03-2012, 8:46 PM
Gorgeous, congrats! Just wait till you catch the Inox bug. Your wallet is going to hate you......

Oh dear, Those Inox pistols are gorgeous...

Ponderosa2
09-03-2012, 8:47 PM
Congratulations! Happy shooting.

t0kie
09-03-2012, 8:49 PM
Nice, congrats!

far from tactical
09-03-2012, 8:50 PM
Very nice

LAKings22
09-03-2012, 8:51 PM
Nice, congrats!

Nice shooter .. Congrats

CV62
09-03-2012, 8:59 PM
Very nice! Always wanted one but not within my budget( Actually I always wanted a 93R then I woke up:rolleyes:). Got a deal on a G17 which was my second choice so I got that instead. I'm still planning to grab one in the future.

Cessnapilot89
09-03-2012, 9:09 PM
Thanks everyone. Is there anything I should beware of when it comes to the 92 series?

ALCO HK
09-03-2012, 9:11 PM
nice!

Anchors
09-03-2012, 9:15 PM
In my experience they're great. You'll get a lot of people on here telling you they're junk because they're used to military or range guns that could potentially have hundreds of thousands of rounds through them hard use with inadequate maintence, but mine have been awesome. Absolutely no issues, great trigger, and of course beautiful guns.

I have a blued Italian1983 92SB (the Air Force was trying out this model before it went service wide).
And a bruniton (like yours) 1988 92FS.
I got the wood grips for them from Beretta's website. They look great!

Anchors
09-03-2012, 9:16 PM
Also, I'm not a brand loyalist either. I have Glocks, Berettas, 1911s, Colts, KelTecs, even Ravens and Jennings.
Berettas are good guns :]

Cessnapilot89
09-03-2012, 9:19 PM
Love my 1911, it might be 100 years old, but it still runs like a top.

OIF0708
09-03-2012, 9:26 PM
I bought the 92FS after retuning from Iraq. Other than a few Smith revolvers growing up, I had never shot pistols. As an MP we carried the M9, so I was very familiar with it. When I got back home, I bought one. If you don't like the DA first pull you can put in a D spring to help with that. Maintain it and it will last a life time or more.

bsg
09-04-2012, 2:23 AM
congratulations.

Leesan82
09-04-2012, 7:20 AM
Congrats on the new Beretta. fine service pistol, parts and mags are easy to get, and lots of holster choices available.

damngato
09-04-2012, 7:45 AM
Yea, hard to beat. Congratulations!

USMC 82-86
09-04-2012, 8:00 AM
nice!

TripleThreat
09-04-2012, 8:02 AM
I'm really start to like the looks of the 92 Series handguns, just purchased a 92A1 myself, which gets out of jain on the 9th.

Congratulations!

Triple

chozenfew805
09-04-2012, 8:07 AM
Awesome choice, now quit fondling it and take it to the range!;)

hundreddollarman
09-04-2012, 8:31 AM
A great choice for a first handgun. Congrats and enjoy shooting it!

CK_32
09-04-2012, 8:33 AM
Nice pick up. Always loved something of the look of 92s

BakaLogic
09-04-2012, 8:49 AM
That's a fantastic looking gun. While I'm waiting my ten day wait, I've realized that I really do enjoy the hammer fired DA/SA handguns.

Enjoy it! I have to admit I'm a little jealous. :)

Cessnapilot89
09-04-2012, 9:19 AM
If all goes well, it will be going to the range tomorrow. Hope to have a full range report.

willerfortheworld
09-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Good taste. I was debating on getting the m9 at one point and was very close to getting one.

Lead Waster
09-04-2012, 10:59 AM
Oh dear, Those Inox pistols are gorgeous...

I must admit, when it comes to 9mm, I'd buy another CZ over a Beretta, but I think the Beretta is one of the more aesthetically pleasing (ie; Purty) semi autos every built. Whoever designed it knew what they were doing.

Stanksbeamen
09-04-2012, 11:14 AM
I'll be honest, I'm in Afghanistan right now and I will be buying an M9 or 92FS (which ever I can find first) when I return. I've already got mags and a holster for it! :)