johnny blaze
May 27, 2006, 11:26 PM
I was looking at a Beretta 92FS that is for sale. I know nothing about these. I was wondering what a good price would be. It is probably about 80 percent. It has some wear on the finish. It has 2 extra mags with it. It is a 9mm.

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May 27, 2006, 11:30 PM
My local shop has them for $560 - and this store has good prices on pretty much everything in their store.

But, at Houston gun shows, U can get a new 92FS for $409-$450.

I sold one 2 months ago - used in 95%-98% condition for $450. At the time, that was the cheapest I had seen them at gun shows. Last weekend is when I saw several dealers selling for $409.

But, location plays a factor. I am in TX - guns are kinda cheap here :)

May 27, 2006, 11:46 PM lists the 96/F used in very good condition w/ night sights for $310. The 92/F is POR, but I'd guess it's close to the 96's price. That should give you a baseline for pricing.

johnny blaze
May 28, 2006, 12:01 AM
Thanks for the replys. It appears that it is probably worth 300 to 400 in the condition that it is in. They are asking 300.00 for it, but I will try and get them down on the price.

May 28, 2006, 09:14 AM
Well, that is a fairly good price. U can always get it refinished. Many good aftermarket finishes. Beretta wants a fortune to refinish a gun w/ their finish, but I never found Bruniton to be super durable anyway.

CCR seems to do a good job based on what I have heard and seen pics of. His Cerakote finish is supposed to be VERY durable.

May 28, 2006, 09:45 AM
$300 for a Beretta is a great price. I bought one that was nearly new (looked new) for $425 with 3 mags, and I thought I got a deal. Even an 80% pistol can be refinished to look new.

May 29, 2006, 01:14 AM
After seeing the Beretta 92 (9mm)'s performance here, I would strongly suggest looking at the SIG series of DA/SA pistols. You are going to get a much better gun IMHO.

Mosul, Iraq

May 29, 2006, 01:29 AM
i dont know if the M9's in iraq are worn out, or if the mags you guys are issued are crap, but i know several shooters including myself who have 92fs's and they all shoot without issues.

Not bagging on you, but i often hear horror stories about guys on the front line getting issued old and worn out gear.

May 29, 2006, 02:56 AM
Really its the lack of TLC as far as any pistol malfunctions I have seen, and probably cheap ball ammo. The biggest complaint though is that I have heard and read, not witnessed, (from very reliable sources/people though) of situations involving soldiers dieing even after 7-8 rounds of 9mm into the target. The target definately dies, but the 9mm doesnt stop them in their tracks unless you happen to get a pelvic bone shot...I could ramble on for days, but bottom line I like the .45 round simply because you put 2-3 in something/someone (if one doesnt work) and it/they are going to be down. The things I have read and heard here in country basically boil down the the 9mm perforiating the target well, but the velocity is so high, and with ball ammo, it is just making bleed out holes...not knock-down power...pretty much all of the point men are going to the 12GAs though, so we are gettin it done...

Thanks for making me clarify though!!


May 30, 2006, 10:04 AM
I feel these are some of the very best guns made mechanically.

I agree with a previous poster who thought Sigs were better. However,
it has to do with fitting to the hand. If either gun fits your hand you will be
set for a very long time.

The potency of nine mm rounds versus others will continue forever. However, a well placed round will do damage.

Further, unless you reload, 9 mm is much cheaper bought new than the other
calibers (centerfire). Most people do not realize the incredible amount of shooting needed to become proficient with a semi auto.


May 30, 2006, 11:17 AM
First of all, I agree completely Graffer!! Cheaper to shoot, fun to shoot...thats the 9mm. For personal defense though, IMHO, I want the bullet that will do the most damage each time it hits the target. We are fooling ourselves if we believe that, in a high-stress situation, we are going to be able to place a shot perfectly. With the 9mm you have to be closer to the nervous system center (IOT stop a target in place) than you have to be with a .45. The differences between the permanant cavities produced by 45s and 9mm are considerable, but more importantly the temporary cavity in a 45 wound path is amazing!! I had some great diagrams back in the states, I will see if I can find them from here and post them for all.

Mosul, Iraq

May 30, 2006, 03:24 PM
How a "Price Check" thread ends up in a "bigger is better" discussion.:confused:

If we ask the same question regarding stopping power to twenty different people, we will end up having approximately 25 different opinions, and they would all fit very nicely in a thread about calibers/bigger is better/9MM sucks, etc. but not here.... this thread was about the price of a used 92FS.....:fire:

Sorry for the rant!

Stay safe,

Juan Carlos:o

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