Beretta 92FS 9mm LEO trade ins


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45R
September 14, 2004, 07:11 PM
In my quest to find a good price on aSig 229R in Two Tone, I recently found a source of PD trade in Beretta 92FS for a very very very good price (example LEO 92s for 315 dollars shipped and NIB SigPros with Night Sights for 399 bucks!) that I dont want to pass up.

What good and bad things do you guys have to say about these pistols? What questions should I ask about this gun before purchasing one . I know that they are no worst than 90 percent and the company states that they will refund any pistol that I am not happy with.

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Jim Watson
September 14, 2004, 08:53 PM
I have a P220 tradein that shows some holster wear and dimming of the early 90s night sights, but it is reliable and accurate at a price much below new. I spent the money saved on a name brand trigger job and have a fine pistol. But I was able to pick over a showcase full of guns and take the one that looked best. Can you try before you buy or at least see the gun before you pay?

Newton
September 14, 2004, 09:38 PM
My local store has SigPros in .40 for $409, I'd rather go new.

It's a great gun though, much under-rated.



Newton

Old Dog
September 14, 2004, 10:07 PM
Me, I'd jump on a 92FS for 315 including shipping (90%??). I'd expect a PD turn-in to be in somewhat better shape (carried much, shot little) than the military Berettas I've been issued and used these past many years ... I find the 92s to hold up well; it's a beautifully simple take-down for field-stripping/cleaning, parts are readily available, new barrels (even match barrels can be had a reasonable prices) by mail-order. I've found the 92s to be one of the more accurate 9mm pistols around.

However, the slide-mounted safety/decocker may take some getting used to, depending on one's prior handgun experience (the transition from 1911s was tough for me). They are large pistols, with a sometimes bothersome DA trigger pull, but in SA, are usually pretty good. Not a great gun for CCW (unless you are a large person with $$ to spend on top-notch holsters).

Overall, a reliable pistol when used with quality magazines (stock or the MecGars); don't use the el-cheapos or USA, Pro-Mag or CheckMates.

Sheldon
September 15, 2004, 04:57 AM
Who's selling them?? Give it up!!! I might get one at that price.

WhoKnowsWho
September 15, 2004, 07:32 AM
I know that they are no worst than 90 percent and the company states that they will refund any pistol that I am not happy with.

Get one of both and sell the one you care for less. :D

For $315, no way I could say no to a Beretta 92 for that price.

Sig Pro, CDNN was selling used ones at $299, so unless the NIB and night sights really flip your skirt, you could probably pass on that one for now.

I like my Sig Pro 40S&W though, feels good all around. It will feel even better when the "standard" mag arrives!

outofbattery
September 16, 2004, 07:43 PM
FWIW , the Sig Pro is what I carry most often and shoot the best but my Beretta comes in second place . I'd give a Pro a try , they're much under rated IMO .

Amish_Bill
September 16, 2004, 10:03 PM
I'd still look for a 226, but a 92f at that price.... if you don't buy it, TELL ME WHERE IT IS!

ilmonster
September 20, 2004, 03:56 PM
Personal opinion, but if it was between a SigPro and Beretta 92, I'd take the Beretta. Now if you were talking a Sig 226 (or 228, 225, etc), I'd probably go for the Sig. Good price either way!

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