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Old 01-21-2013, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Lead Waster View Post
Sort of an unfair comparison though

1911 - been around for 100+ years AND has dozens of manufacturers as it's not tied to any particular company (anymore, probably due to patent expiration)

Beretta 92 - not sure when it was developed, but used by the US Army since some time in the 80's, made by Beretta only.

So of course there will be way more 1911's around, just from sheer time (let's face it, a well made gun can easily last 100 years) and manufacturer.

Also the 1911 is awesome, the Beretta 92 is good but there is nothing awesome about it.

In my estimation, the OP should order accessories for the 1911.

The 92 Series has only been around since the early 1972. The 1911 at that point was in service for 61 years. In addition the 1911 is an American cultural icon, whereas the Beretta 92FS is burdened with the unfortunate legacy of being the Eye-Talian 9mm tasked with replacing it. All things considered, the 92FS was an excellent replacement for the 1911 and in my estimation does some things better then John Moses Browning's .45.

That said, in terms of popularity in the gun market people think with their hearts, not their minds. Most gun shop buyers still think the 92FS will break in half if you shoot it too often. The 92FS will gain popularity like all good things, when its been discontinued and people start missing the goodness they ignored all these years.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.
The more subsidies you have, the less self reliant people will be.
-Lao-Tzu, Tau Te Ching. 479 BCE

The 1911 may have been in wars for 100 years, but Masetro Bartolomeo Beretta was arming the world 400 years before John Browning was ever a wet dream.
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