GUN Beretta awarded a HUGE military contract:

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  1. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    http://www.berettausa.com/media/media_press_releases.htm


    During one test, twelve M9 pistols fired 168,000 rounds without a single malfunction.

    ^^That is just :eek5:

    i :love: my 92FS
     
  2. Michael Westen

    Michael Westen OT Supporter

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    I liked the 1911, but the beretta seems to be a reliable design, 1911's wear out have have loose slides etc, how do the berettas fare down the road after use and abuse?
     
  3. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Have they fixed the damn things? Last I heard they had SERIOUS magazine problems. As in, not even enough tension to keep rounds from falling out :o
     
  5. soccaian

    soccaian New Member

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    they probably bought shitty mags... at least maybe upgrade the spring?
     
  6. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    I thought they were replacing the m9
     
  7. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    The problems with mags come from the military using aftermarket mags, and issuing magazines as old as Jesus himself, and they've been cycled enough times to make the springs absolute shit.
     
  8. pmoney

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    Do you guys know how many M11s have been ordered? and which units they are being issued to?
     
  9. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    I was hoping the Army would buy Berettas with tactical rails.

    I like the M9 more than I thought it would and I would carry it into battle willingly.
     
  10. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    what is an m11 ??
     
  11. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    I know my 84f (.380 version of the 92) has stood up to years of regular use. Even guys that normaly don't like Beretta seem to like the style and feel of this particular model. I've yet to have any malfunction.
     
  12. Vermincelli

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    Active service sidearms for US military.

    M9 (Beretta 92FS 9mm) All branches
    M11 (SIG P228 9mm) All branches
    Mk 23 Mod 0 (H&K Mark 23 .45 ACP) Spec Ops
    Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG P226 9mm) Spec Ops
    M1911/A1 (Colt 1911/A1 .45 ACP) All branches
    Glock 37 (Glock .45Gap) Marines
    Ruger P95D (Ruger 9mm) Army

    All weapons are currently issued depending on requirements and assignment.
    The latest additions are the Glock and the Ruger. Marines are currently testing for a new manufacturer for the 1911.
     
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  13. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    This is what I don't get:


    How the fuck do they come up with a number like 18,744? Why not just make it a more common number like 18,750?
     
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    Heh, maybe they wanted say....1 Million Dollars worth of pistols. ...and it just so happens to equal that many? :hsd:
     
  15. Dobis P.R.

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    $53 per pistol :hsugh:
     
  16. soccaian

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    it was just an example.... :rolleyes:
     
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    i'm wondering why the pilots get sig's and we get stuck with the damn berettas. (navy, btw) i hate the fuckin things. they're just too damn bulky
     
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    You're just a little girl. Use both hands if your little girl-fingers can't reach around the whole thing. Your sister has the same problem with my weiner.

    Anyways, yeah, they're bulky.
     
  19. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Are there any differences between the M9 and 92FS?
     
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    92FS tend to get magazines with springs from this century.
     
  21. kalm823

    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    The problem with the M9 during desert storm was that fine sand was getting into the mags and didn't allow the rounds in the magazine to 'roll' while firing when the spring tried to push them up.
     
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    Roll? Are you on crack? Rounds don't "roll" through a magazine. They get pushed up by springs, and consequently, the follower. The issue has always been, and still is, the lack of quality springs and followers to PUSH the rounds. The springs are weak and worn from years and years and years of use and abuse, and don't function well, sand or no sand. The followers are an issue on aftermarket mags that don't have a properly designed follower. If the follower isn't angled correctly, or is designed in a manner that allows the rounds to NOT be pitched upward at the correct angle, misfeeds will occur. It has nothing to do with any rounds rolling, or sand keeping them from doing so.
     
  23. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    We brought our own mags ... but :o they were 30 rd things that turn an already heavy POS into a point and shoot with all the maneuverability of a fire extinguisher :rofl:
     

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