Any Other Beretta Fans out there?


December 15, 2008, 09:38 PM
Hey Everybody,
I dont frequent the handguns part of this forum much, but whenever i do the talk seems to be about 1911's or glocks. Any beretta fans out there? I dont own one, but i have shot a 96 at the local gun range and i fell in love with the darn thing! Hopefully i can get one in the future.
Feel free to show them off, I'd love to see and learn as much as i can about them.

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December 15, 2008, 09:58 PM
I am a big Beretta fan from way back! I have owned quite a few over the years but am down to one Beretta M9. Great handgun made from a company with alot of history. Maybe more history than anybody else!

Mad Magyar
December 15, 2008, 10:13 PM
I sure would like to be, but having problems with one of the lesser models, the 21-A .22 and their customer service didn't do much after 2 trips: I got discouraged....I'm sure Beretta wouldn't have the long history if they didn't make quality firearms....

December 15, 2008, 10:24 PM
I have three:

Cougar 8045

PX4 Storm .45

CX4 Storm .45

I'm currently saving my pennies for a Beretta O/U shotgun. I wrote out a little diatribe about my love/hate relationship with Beretta but I decided not to post it. Let's just say that there's more to love than to hate, but sometimes Alice...

December 15, 2008, 11:30 PM
EVERYONE should own at least one Beretta 92FS. Classic.

December 15, 2008, 11:35 PM
For the range my 92 was nice. Smooth trigger and very accurate. It just lost the magic for me. I think the ah hah moment was when I shot my friends glock and every squeeze of the trigger was the same. More of a double action only kind of guy

December 16, 2008, 10:27 AM
Can't shoot the full size 92's or 96's very well due to my short fingers and that damn hump at the bottom of the grip. I had a 96 Centurion for a few years and loved the more compact size, but alas it was sold. Big mistake as the Centurions are now worth something of a premium due to their discontinuation.

I do like the VERTEC models with the straight grip. I've shot both the 92 and 96 VERTECs and they were very comfortable and shot very well. I've been considering buying a 92 VERTEC but price is somewhat of a hinderance.

Haven't shot any of the new Storm pistols yet but I hear great things.

December 16, 2008, 11:07 AM
The name on my most beautiful handgun says: "Browning", but it was made in Italy by Beretta. It is a Browning BDA 380 in nickle finish and is the prettiest gun I own.....will NEVER get rid of it !! regards hersh :p

December 16, 2008, 12:08 PM
I am a huge fan of Beretta shotguns. Their pistols are well made and accurate. I just don't like all the de-cockers, safety levers, jimcracks and whizbangs in all the wrong places.

I agree with Jackslayer. If you want something for the range they are ok. If you need to get down to serious business there are better choices. My opinion, no better or worse than anyone else's.

December 16, 2008, 12:43 PM
I just don't like all the de-cockers, safety levers, jimcracks and whizbangs in all the wrong places.

Vigorously agreed!

December 16, 2008, 02:09 PM
i had a 92SB and a 92F. the SB was the same thing as the F except, it had a silky blue finish, walnut grips, and the lanyard loop was turned 90 degrees. it was an Italian 92. i loved both of those weapons and regret parting with them. i recently accepted an assignment and had to carry an issued 92F, it made me miss mine alot. they're big, heavy, but great guns.

December 16, 2008, 02:32 PM
I have a beretta U22 Neos, which I absolutely love. I had one before, but had some problems with it and Beretta was great about it. Replaced it, no questions asked. I also own a Beretta 686 Special over under shot gun, love that thing. In fact it is probably my favorite firearm that I own. It was a gift when I graduated college. I definitely consider beretta every time I am in the market for something new.

December 16, 2008, 02:39 PM
With out much dout, one of the best .380s in the world, is a Beretta. orchidhunter

December 16, 2008, 06:50 PM
Don't forget the 87 Cheetah.

Super nice .22, I would recommend one to anyone. I'ts the only Beretta I have left. And it's a keeper.

December 16, 2008, 07:52 PM
I have a Beretta 8000D (DAO 9mm) Cougar and love it. Although, the trigger pull is long, it is very smooth - somewhat like shooting a good double-action revolver. The 8000D is known as the "slick-side" because it doesn't have only of the odd safety levers that some people don't like about Beretta pistols.

December 16, 2008, 07:55 PM
m9 9mm
9000s .40
cougar 8000 9mm
cx4 storm .40

December 16, 2008, 07:59 PM

December 16, 2008, 08:20 PM
Currently have 4 Berettas -- great guns :cool:

December 16, 2008, 08:43 PM
I have a 92FS and a Mini Cougar .40, I love them!

December 16, 2008, 09:14 PM
Out of all the fullsize handguns I own the 92fs is the one that's closest to feeling like an extension of my arm. It took a while to get there, since DA/SA wasn't a natural thing for me. I decided since it's the pistol I'm going to be carrying in Iraqistan I might as well be good with it. I've done well in IDPA with it, did not so well at the last National Match, carried one for years when I could effectively conceal it, fired it, dry fired it, and fired it tens of thousands of times. After I get my President's Hundred tab and get out of the Army I'm switching to something more in line with my natural inclinations for an all purpose gun but the Beretta M9/92fs will always have a special place in my heart.

December 16, 2008, 09:58 PM
I think Beretta's are great ! i have a 92fs . And have shot the 84fs
and the jetfire 25 acp . They are excellent

December 16, 2008, 10:06 PM
Beretta Fan here, Mostly shotguns

December 16, 2008, 10:23 PM
Huge Beretta fan!

I own a PX4 Storm in 9mm and I'm getting ready to get the Sub-Compact. Following the SC will be a 90-Two in .40. I also want the Storm in .45.

No other gun, IMHO, is as classy as a Beretta! :neener:

Okay, I do like some of the Sigs, too! I just don't have the money to put $1000+ down on a handgun.

December 16, 2008, 10:41 PM
Had a great 21A before the wife laid claim to it. I still get to clean it on occasion. Super little fun gun.

December 17, 2008, 07:35 AM
Love my beretta 92fs wish I could still carry a beretta on duty but they took them away back in 97 and gave us Sig pro's. At that time it was a compact I had issued to me and since then have got a 92fs, that's the pistol that on my night stand it the one i carry off duty if I feel the need for something bigger then my 642.

BE safe

emory d
December 17, 2008, 11:49 AM
Huge Beretta fan as well. I have several 92FS/M9 models around the house as home defense weapon due to reliability, accuracy and familiarity. All loaded with with 124gr +p Gold Dot and I have high confidence in the load. I trained with it in the army and qualified expert as I did with every weapon and weapon system placed in my hands. The decocker/safety is second nature and the double action to single action transition does not cause me issues after thousands of rounds. The wife and both daughters are also very familiar with the weapon and can employ it with good effect.

Boba Fett
December 17, 2008, 11:56 AM
I've shot a couple and have like them quite a bit. When I was considering my a 9mm "fun range gun," I was looking at IMI's Baby Eagle and a Beretta's M9. I liked both, but I went with the Eagle in the end and haven't regretted it for a moment. I may still pick up a Beretta M9 someday. I really really want to get this. (

December 17, 2008, 03:53 PM
my first handgun was a 92fs - still have it - still love it. It's my most accurate shooter - too heavy for CCW but great for home defense and the range, and like someone else said it's a classic piece, and as they are phased out of service and replaced by polymers and .45s, it'll become as iconic as the 1911 IMO.

December 17, 2008, 06:17 PM
I'm a huge Beretta fan and the Model 84 was my first handgun which I bought back in 1978. I don't have much of a collection but I treasure what I have.

December 17, 2008, 08:01 PM

Beretta made a believer out of me some 2yrs ago, with my ever-ongoing Px4 40.

Just a back-up safe queen (my new factory replacement one) as all my Sig P229's took over, especially in the 40cal department..

Glad I have her though, she's a beauty..


December 19, 2008, 03:46 PM
I have owned my 92FS since 1993 and love it more today than I did when I bought it. In the past 18 months I have used it for my CCH certifiction and for a tactical course. I have learned that the Beretta is a far more capable weapon than I am a shooter! And with the new BarSto barrel/Wolff spring kit (took some hints from the AMU) this thing is a smooth cycling tack driver. Although I carry my G21SF for everyday CCH, when it comes to the Beretta, nothing could replace it for me.:cool:

December 19, 2008, 08:37 PM
Beretta fan here too.

Have 2 of them - a 92FS and a PX4 9mm.

I have no problems with the placement of safety/decocker, as I have no prior experience with other handguns (ie 1911). I find it natural.

December 19, 2008, 10:04 PM
Any Other Beretta Fans out there?

Just shotguns...

I think their hanguns and pistol caliber carbines are sub-par compared to other manufacturers...

December 21, 2008, 09:06 AM
If I couldn't have my most trusted 1911a1 during a spot of trouble, I'd definitely want my Beretta PX4 in 9mm over every other pistol out there, which is the highest endorsement I can give it.

December 22, 2008, 04:58 PM
big beretta fan here too. I have a 92F and CX4 9mm. They make awesome firearms and are one of the oldest corporations/gun manufacturers in the world. Theyve been around for almost 500 years. Alot of history.

December 22, 2008, 05:41 PM
I really want to get a Cx4 and a matching Px4.

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