Beretta U.S.A.


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Blue .45
October 25, 2007, 10:28 PM
I just made a down payment on one today. Itís a used 92FS in like new condition. The final cost will be $430. I wanted to get a good 9mm primarily for range use. This one is made in the U.S.A. and has the blue finish. I was considering a new CZ75, which would have cost $535 OTD at my local shop. However, when I saw and handled this Beretta which is in such pristine condition, I thought it would be a better option. I donít have much experience with Beretta so I was hoping some of you who own them can tell me what you think of them. I know the Italian made ones have a good reputation and are more desirable to collectors, but are the U.S.A. models comparable in terms of build and reliability? Is it alright to shoot +P ammo ? I usually do more research BEFORE I buy a gun, but this was sort of an impulse buy. Thanks in advance for your comments

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Pops 1
October 25, 2007, 10:35 PM
I bought one a few weeks ago and love it, you did good. Pops

10-Ring
October 26, 2007, 01:30 AM
The new 92fs' I've seen have been nice guns. Lately, I have had my eye on a M9 -- I'm thinking it would go pretty well w/ Italian inox one I have to represent the old & the new :D
You made a wise choice ;)

otomik
October 26, 2007, 01:39 AM
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There are differences but maybe I'm just gloating with pride of ownership. Comparative virtues are as follows:

Italian made Berettas have
- Italian proofing house tests and marks
- cold hammer forged barrel means better strength and durability
- persistent rumors of better finish, I cannot confirm
- the rollmark and the mystique and cachet it confers

American made Berettas have
- made in America populist appeal



All are quite subjective except for the definite advantages of the cold hammer forged barrel found in the Italian models. It's the only actual virtue (unless you believe that beretta's in house quality control is so bad that the italian proofing house's test means anything) but it is not significant. Barrel wear is not much of an issue in pistols.

also go ahead and shoot +P or +P+ as long as it comes from a trustworthy company. Doesn't get better than Winchester RA9TA.

CZF
October 26, 2007, 04:52 AM
Nice guns but wide compared to a CZ or BHP, Glock 19 and others.

.After owning two BUSA products. I'd only buy the Italian made gun.

Blue .45
October 26, 2007, 06:32 PM
First, let me say thanks for all of your comments. As I said, this was more or less an impulse buy. After further consideration, I returned to the gun store today and as it turns out, they had NEW CZ75s on sale for $389, one hundred dollars less than I was quoted last week, so I decided to with the new CZ instead, since that's what I really wanted in the first place. Thanks again.

Randy

PS: Time will tell if I made the right choice.

mekender
October 26, 2007, 08:37 PM
from what i remember, the early 92's couldnt handle +p, but the newer versions handle em just fine from what i hear

highrider
October 27, 2007, 12:24 AM
tech4061,

I own a CZ 75 compact and two 92FS's. In my opinion, all great guns. I prefer the Berettas. I find them more comfortable and smooth as silk, but that is just me.

Blue .45
October 27, 2007, 01:44 AM
I'm sure I would've been happy with the Beretta as well, however, I had originally intended to get the CZ and when I found out my shop had it on sale, I figured this would be the best time to get a new one. With the growing popularity of these guns, I know the prices will increase eventually. I figure at some point I could still find a deal on a used Beretta if I decide to add another 9mm to my collection.

1BLINDREF
October 27, 2007, 08:28 AM
I'm sure I would've been happy with the Beretta as well, however, I had originally intended to get the CZ and when I found out my shop had it on sale, I figured this would be the best time to get a new one. With the growing popularity of these guns, I know the prices will increase eventually. I figure at some point I could still find a deal on a used Beretta if I decide to add another 9mm to my collection.
You can't go wrong with a CZ. Plus you can buy half-a-case of 9mm ammo to break her in with :D

.After owning two BUSA products. I'd only buy the Italian made gun.
Why do you say that? What issues have you had with BUSA products?
I have 3 BUSA (92 Inox, 96 Inox, and a 8000 Cougar) guns and haven't had any problems (yet) with them, but I don't shoot them very much.
I'm just asking to see what I should look out for :)

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