GUN Any love for Berettas here?

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  1. Aviator

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    I've been reading the posts in here for a couple of weeks, as I'm starting to think about what I want my first handgun to be, and though I have almost no hangun shooting experience yet...I've always thought the 92/96's were great looking guns and reliable. Obviously the military thinks so anyway. I've never fired one but I have handled a friend's 92, and it felt really good in my hand. Obviously it wouldn't be a good choice for a CCW, but I'm not looking to carry(especially since I'd never get a permit here in CA).

    But it seems like you guys talk about every other hangun out there except Berettas, and I was just wondering if that's because nobody has one.
     
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    I never had a problem with them. I just dont have them high on my to-buy list. I'm sure you'll get alot of opinions on what else to get. If you like them and shoot well with them get one. :)
     
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    Got ya. I'm betting they aren't as popular, around here at least, because they don't have quite the same "coolness" factor as, say, a Sig or H&K. :dunno:
     
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    There are a few Beretta owners on here. But yeah, the sackriders will always proclaim their own brand to be the best.
    A Beretta 92 was actually the first semiauto I ever fired. I remembered it being a bit clunky when I was younger. When I did USAF qual with the M9 it shot pretty well with no failures. I have nothing bad to say about them.
     
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    :hsugh:

    I'm not so sure about that.

    but then again, the problems the military has with the m9 are attributed to cheap 3rd party mags
     
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    Well there ya go! :slap:
     
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    :squintd:
     
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    :fawk:
     
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    [move]:run:[/move]
     
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    the first firearm i ever owned was a beretta 9mm, not sure what model. only got to fire it once but i liked it. if you like it why not?
     
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    I put plenty of rounds through my Beretta M9 when I was in the army. I don't remember ever having a FTF, it felt good in my hand and it was accurate. It was just big and heavy :dunno:. If I found a good deal on a Beretta I'd buy it.
     
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    fucking :werd:
     
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    Replace "coolness factor" with "quality". Don't get me wrong, I love my berettas, but the base (non-inox, non special edition) 92/96 just does not have the same quality put into the build as a Sig or an HK or such.

    edit: Not that they are junk, mind you. Just when you compare them to other high-end manufactures.
     
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    berettas=teh gay gun
     
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    If I could find a Beretta 92 for a good price, I'd buy it. A friend of mine has one and it shoots very well. If it fits well in your hand, and you're comfortable with it even better.
     
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    my favorite gun is my 96 brig.
     
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    Fine :fawk: sell me your Steyr S then. :o


    I am not a fan of the Beretta, but not for quality reasons, it functions fine, grip fills the hand well, fairly intuitive to use. I don't like it because it replaced the 1911 for military use. The mission requirements are filled better by the 1911 than the 92 types. For civilian use, other than size and weight, I foresee no problems with it.
     
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    I've got a beretta carbine, and a beretta neos. Love them both. Some people may not like them, but it's the same with everything.
     
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    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    My first handgun was a beretta 92 brigader. I like it

    you should get one
     
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    good reliable guns. cant complain
     
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    There ok guns, just that for the cost of them I think theirs better options
     
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    Cool, thanks guys! :bigthumb:
     
  25. silversilvia

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    1911 definetily got their own thing going. i really want one of them too, thinking of either getting a GI spec 1911, or a G34 next.

    seems like them replacing the 45 with a 9mm for military use was a bad idea. do u think beretta's would be more popular if they issued the 96 instead? better yet they shoulda made a .45 90 series. not saying that the 1911 NEEDS to be replaced, but seems like they made that decision when they tested alternatives.
     

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