GUN Italian vs. US made Berettas

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  1. Powderburn

    Powderburn New Member

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    there is a gunshop by me that has a sizeable selection of used berettas....theyve got about half a dozen italian-built berettas for anywhere between 575-800 depending on condition and model (92fs,92s, etc)

    the US made ones are around 475-600...asides from the obvious in the thread topic, what else is better or worse about either one...i think i heard the whole "they use plastic parts now" speech but wanted to know if that was it...
    Also, are those prices about right for an italian beretta? Its a pawnshop as well so haggling is probably doable
    anybody in the know feel free to provide some insight
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I've heard alot of people bitching about the plastic parts, and how "cheap" they feel, but i've never heard of any instances where they actually broke. The only thing I like about italian beretta's vs. US ones is the fact that they dont have the warning label stamped on the frame. It doesnt affect performance, but I think it looks better without one. I've got a 92FS and a 92C that are italians, an italian browning BDA (made on beretta equip) and an american Beretta 21A. I've shot US and italian 92FS's , and I dont have a preference between the two. They all go boom when you pull the trigger, and that's all that matters to me.
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    some say italian have better quality, machining and such. i never compared the 2 so i don't know.

    BTW those plastic parts aren't all plastic. they are metal parts coated in plastic. u can buy a parts kit and replace them, but i see how that is pointless. and its kinda ugly that an INOX gun will have black controls.

    however i fiddled with the new 90-two and the guide rods look to be entirely plastic???? like nudged on it a little and it flexed. cool gun though
     
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    They're both beretta, they both suck
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Slide mounted controls FTL
     
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    It's part the "old vs new", just like with German vs US Sigs, and part plastic parts. If the plastic bothers you the parts can be had cheap online. I picked up all the parts to convert mine to all metal for under $50. Keep in mind that the plastic/metal thing is purely aesthetic and in no way affects the function of the gun.

    Despite what some say they are fine guns. I don't know where all the BS about the Beretta's comes from. My 96 will hold its own with my Sigs any day of the week.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the Beretta's safety/decocker switch being on the slide. It's fast to disengage the safety and easy to engage.
     

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