Anyone else here a Beretta handgun fan? (Pics)


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Nakanokalronin
May 28, 2011, 04:18 PM
I'm a 1911 guy through and through but up until recently I've never like a single DA/SA handgun until I finally bought a Beretta 92A1. I shot a rental 92FS long ago and liked it but it was never a gun I considered when buying new. Well now I think Berettas are the best DA/SA guns out there. :)

So anyone else here like Berettas?

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4482/92a1.jpg
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4408/92fs.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/978/birgadierelite.jpg

and the oddball out that I also really like...
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8166/px42.jpg

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Lonestar49
May 28, 2011, 04:31 PM
...

Oh yes,

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc306/Lonestar49/Picture390.jpg

Px4 40 G w/D-spring, 3000 flawless rounds, set laser nearly 5 yrs ago and "nothing has changed, accuracy wise" with it or without it.. dead-nuts accurate

Also, not yet in my inventory but, someday -

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc306/Lonestar49/IMG_0877.jpg



Ls

Nakanokalronin
May 28, 2011, 04:34 PM
Do you want just a 92FS or a 92FS with that paint job?

Lonestar49
May 28, 2011, 04:49 PM
...

That gun, as you see it..

I need a one of a kind eye opener, they're so much fun - to share :what:


Ls

Milkmaster
May 28, 2011, 05:27 PM
Yep! I am becoming a Beretta fan more and more over time. Both mine are very reliable so far.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=142427&d=1305770601

EAJ
May 28, 2011, 09:47 PM
Pleased with my 92FS Inox. :)

http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/beretta92_02.jpg

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 28, 2011, 10:42 PM
Beretta certainly is doing something right, good looking pistols that work, really, really good. One reason that I don't understand why people like Glocks, they are ugly.

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 28, 2011, 10:45 PM
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SharpsDressedMan
May 28, 2011, 11:49 PM
Beretta Model 75 .22, AAC Pilot suppressor, and Docter sight. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05365.jpg

WRGADog
May 28, 2011, 11:54 PM
Don't know how to post pictures, but I love every Beretta I have ever owned. They are great guns, reliable, accurate, and just downright good looking.

92FS Inox
M9A1
92FS Compact
PX4 Storm 9mm
PX4 Storm Compact
PX4 Storm SC
CX4 Storm (PX mag)

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 04:59 AM
Pleased with my 92FS Inox. :)

http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/beretta92_02.jpg
Did you polish the controls and barrel yourself or are they aftermarket? Its so shiny I can't tell if they're reflecting a dark color or they ARE a dark color.

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 05:01 AM
Beretta Model 75 .22, AAC Pilot suppressor, and Docter sight. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05365.jpg
Well that looks like fun. :)

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 05:05 AM
Don't know how to post pictures, but I love every Beretta I have ever owned. They are great guns, reliable, accurate, and just downright good looking.

92FS Inox
M9A1
92FS Compact
PX4 Storm 9mm
PX4 Storm Compact
PX4 Storm SC
CX4 Storm (PX mag)
Nice collection!

All you need is a picture host like http://imageshack.us/, make an account, upload your pictures and next to each picture are small icons where you can get the address for that picture, copy the address, post a message, click the icon that looks like a yellow square with a mountain in it and paste the address, then hit reply.

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 05:07 AM
Beretta certainly is doing something right, good looking pistols that work, really, really good. One reason that I don't understand why people like Glocks, they are ugly.
Because they're super simple , lightweight and easy to maintain. They're very simple (Did I say that already?) with no manual safeties and most people don't want to learn how to manipulate controls sometimes. If my Berettas do any type of duty the safeties are off with a round in the chamber. My Elite is decocker only and i put a set of stealth levers on my PX4 which makes them low profile and decocker only as well.

My 1911s are C'd & L'd though and have no problem with them what so ever.

Strahley
May 29, 2011, 05:11 AM
Beretta certainly is doing something right, good looking pistols that work, really, really good. One reason that I don't understand why people like Glocks, they are ugly.

Probably because we really don't give a crap about how a gun looks, when the intended purpose is to save our lives and to keep chugging away regardless of how much abuse/neglect we give it. I swear some people buy guns for the wrong reasons...

Apocalypse-Now
May 29, 2011, 05:18 AM
Probably because we really don't give a crap about how a gun looks, when the intended purpose is to save our lives and to keep chugging away regardless of how much abuse/neglect we give it.

couldn't agree more :)


i like glocks and 1911's. glocks are ugly, 1911's not so much. all of mine are reliable, and i didn't buy my 1911's for aesthetic appeal or to take pretty pics for internet gun forums lol

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 05:50 AM
Probably because we really don't give a crap about how a gun looks, when the intended purpose is to save our lives and to keep chugging away regardless of how much abuse/neglect we give it. I swear some people buy guns for the wrong reasons...
I agree that function over form should be the number one priority over a firearm purchase bought for defensive purposes. It is nice when you get both in one though. I get both in my 1911s and Berettas and everyone likes pictures which is another way of enjoying firearms and making purchase decisions in the community. I personally use all of my firearms thoroughly and have no space for safe queens. ;)

michiganfan
May 29, 2011, 07:34 AM
EAJ nice loooking pistol

Ric
May 29, 2011, 08:08 AM
Love mine
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/Picture097.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0420.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0427.jpg

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 08:16 AM
Love mine
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/Picture097.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0420.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0427.jpg
Nice PX4s! I only have the subcompact but I may have to get one of the full sized models some day.

IdahoLT1
May 29, 2011, 07:13 PM
96FS Vertec and 92F

http://i54.tinypic.com/abmo79.jpg

Nakanokalronin
May 29, 2011, 07:16 PM
96FS Vertec and 92F

http://i54.tinypic.com/abmo79.jpg
Nice combo you got there!

Nakanokalronin
May 30, 2011, 03:53 AM
Well my Beretta family just increased by one. I just ordered a 92 compact from the batch that was recently imported. :eek:

RidgwayCO
May 30, 2011, 08:54 AM
I've got a couple, but this one's my favorite. I've come to really appreciate the frame-mounted safety, and crisp single-action trigger.

Beretta 92 Steel I:

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4552/steelid.jpg

Shipwreck
May 30, 2011, 10:17 AM
Oh hell yes. Huge Beretta fan! I have eight 92 variants and a PX4 in 9mm. I have been carrying a fullsize 92FS concealed for 18-19 months now. I did just switch to one of my 92 compacts last Monday, though.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/8-beretta-label1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/compact-combo1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/92a1-02.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/M9A1-9001.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Beretta-89000-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/px4-9mm.jpg

EAJ
May 30, 2011, 10:53 AM
Thanks Michiganfan.


Did you polish the controls and barrel yourself or are they aftermarket? Its so shiny I can't tell if they're reflecting a dark color or they ARE a dark color.



No, the stainless barrel, extractor and controls were professionally polished.

Other mod's include: Bedair Checkered Steel Recoil Guide Rod, Wolff (INS) RP Trigger Conversion Unit, Beretta Elite II Skeleton Hammer, Beretta Extended Knurled Mag Release, "D" Hammer Mainspring, Beretta Presentation Deluxe Grip Set (P/N UD99016), Hogue Extreme Stainless Hex-Head Grip screws.

Shipwreck was my catalyst; he made me do it. ;)

PO2Hammer
May 30, 2011, 01:30 PM
Those are some nice looking pistols fellas, especailly the 92's.

I'm looking at a blued Italian 92s with heel release magazines. Just a beautiful gun and the price is right. Comes with one mag.

Are heel release mags readily available?

Any negative issues with the 92s? (besides the heel release, it will be just a range gun)

Nakanokalronin
May 30, 2011, 02:04 PM
Shipwreck was my catalyst; he made me do it.

He's the one that reminded me how much I liked shooting the 92FS I rented so long ago. His wheel of Berettas is legendary throughout many gun forums. ;)

longhair75
May 30, 2011, 02:15 PM
The Italian trio:

http://members.cox.net/alarmtech/italia%202.jpg

SpentCasing
May 30, 2011, 09:54 PM
Im new to the team. Just picked up my first on Saturday. 92FS Inox 2 tone.
"D" spring coming from Midway tomorrow.

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt16/xxtrothxx/m9.jpg

KurtC
May 31, 2011, 01:39 AM
I've never had much use for the DA/SA models, but I've using their DAO models for the last 20 years.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/96D-SD017.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/96D-SD014.jpg

PO2Hammer
May 31, 2011, 12:59 PM
^^^ Is that a factory crown?
Cool pic.

Birdmang
May 31, 2011, 01:05 PM
I had a brand new, unfired Bille but I cannot find my pictures!

It still had the wrap on the trigger guard and I only paid $800 out the door for it.

I wish I hadn't sold it.

KurtC
May 31, 2011, 03:02 PM
PO2Hammer,
Yes, the SD models came with black Stainless barrels that have a protected target crown.

Onmilo
May 31, 2011, 04:46 PM
M9
http://fototime.com/D6D012EB7A4C596/standard.jpg

Nakanokalronin
May 31, 2011, 08:08 PM
M9
http://fototime.com/D6D012EB7A4C596/standard.jpg
My 2 favorite handguns in one picture. :D

Paul7
May 31, 2011, 08:18 PM
Count me out. I just bought a new Italian 92FS that has had numerous failures (FTF, FTE, slide not locking back on last round) over the first 150 rounds. Beretta wants me to pay to ship it back, too. :fire:

EGGMAN240
May 31, 2011, 09:44 PM
This thread needs an 87 Target pic... Here's mine with a millet 3MOA and Beretta OEM wood grips.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/IMG_0757.jpg

Shipwreck
May 31, 2011, 10:34 PM
Very cool :)

KurtC
May 31, 2011, 11:13 PM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/92Dbrig011.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/92Dbrig005.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/92Dbrig012.jpg

ursus100
June 1, 2011, 12:43 AM
I've always loved their engineering as well as their style. I recently picked up a brand new 92FS. An absolutely gorgeous gun, and after the first 300 rounds, I think it's a better gun than I am a shooter. Practice makes perfect as they say.

KurtC
June 1, 2011, 08:54 AM
Paul7,

What brand of ammunition were you using? Beretta's are set up for high power NATO spec ammo, and some brands of generic ammo, such as WWB, are often underpowered for use with the factory springs. The slide will not travel back far enough for proper timing.

Paul7
June 1, 2011, 10:45 AM
KurtC, I was using Federal and Tula, it choked on both. I'm sorry, a new gun should work with any factory ammo, or I'm not interested.

ForumSurfer
June 1, 2011, 11:11 AM
Count me out. I just bought a new Italian 92FS that has had numerous failures (FTF, FTE, slide not locking back on last round) over the first 150 rounds. Beretta wants me to pay to ship it back, too.

That stinks. You shouldn't be required to pay shipping for a defective item. Unfortunately, most companies work that way.

The 92 fs and the 96 fs that I owned each worked flawlessly no matter what "generic" ammo I threw at it. I thought wwb was the standard practice fair? I like to shoot high volumes at low prices so I'll agree, if it can't feed wwb or federal reliably I don't care for it...but your 92 should run on it just fine.

I love that 87 Target, those are nothing sort of awesome.

Fastcast
June 1, 2011, 01:26 PM
:scrutiny: 84FS

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/fastcast/FS-84abstract.jpg

KurtC
June 1, 2011, 01:28 PM
The Federal should work fine. If the Tula had the steel case with lacquer coating, the lacquer will definitely screw things up, especially if it was used before the Federal.

WWB, especially the bulk packs, are notorious for being underpowered, often you may even encounter squibs. Even PMC has better quality control. Federal American Eagle has the best QC of generic stuff.

Nakanokalronin
June 1, 2011, 02:23 PM
The Federal should work fine. If the Tula had the steel case with lacquer coating, the lacquer will definitely screw things up, especially if it was used before the Federal.

WWB, especially the bulk packs, are notorious for being underpowered, often you may even encounter squibs. Even PMC has better quality control. Federal American Eagle has the best QC of generic stuff.

Defiantly agree with the part in red. The Tula pistol ammo is by far the dirtiest and most foul smelling ammo I have ever shot. It makes my Wolf rifle ammo seem like match grade stuff. If you use the Tula first and then switch to brass you could encounter problems.

ForumSurfer
June 1, 2011, 02:29 PM
If you use the Tula first and then switch to brass you could encounter problems.

I think I can get on board with that statement. I typically run one brand per trip. I've ran 500 or so rounds of Tula through most all of my handguns in single sessions, but never followed by WWB or higher priced match type ammo. I'll typically run a few magazines of high quality ammo to make sure everything is ok and it is still shooting tight groups. After that, I'll proceed to run drills with range fodder. I like to practice running drills until my groups get tight, and then speed up or move out a little until my groups start spreading out too far. From there I'll try to concentrate and get those groups back tight. Practicing until you fail is the only way to improve. :)

Paul7
June 1, 2011, 05:56 PM
Have never had problems with Tula in a CZ-75 I used to have or my beat-up Israeli BHP, or my P6 Sig
.

Nakanokalronin
June 3, 2011, 05:07 AM
Picking up my Compact later today and hope to post some pics! :)

Shipwreck
June 3, 2011, 08:21 AM
Very cool. The 92 compact is sweet!

Smaug
June 3, 2011, 06:37 PM
To the earlier poster who has given up due to reliability problems, my advice is to stop shooting WWB. It's the only ammo I've found that could cause a 9mm Glock to stovepipe.

Winchester is cutting costs in their bulk ammo, and it shows. Go with Blazer or UMC before you give up on the gun.

Nakanokalronin
June 3, 2011, 07:57 PM
Well here it is! :D

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/271/92compact.jpg

I noticed the lanyard loop,guide rod and left side decocker lever is metal unlike current production 92s. The trigger and mag catch are both poly coated metal and the lanyard loop/mainspring cap pin is of the roll pin type.

Shipwreck
June 3, 2011, 09:46 PM
Yes, some of the parts are like the pr polymer days.

Congrats! VERY nice gun!

carbuncle
June 3, 2011, 10:04 PM
Man, this thread is going to make me take a break from S&W collecting and start a Beretta phase. Great pics from everyone, thanksfor sharing!

rhodco
June 3, 2011, 10:27 PM
I have the 92FS with Crimson Trace laser grips and I will never sell it, but it's not my primary carry gun. It's a beautifully designed machine and very reliable. My little polish job and aftermarket springs have really made it a pleasure to shoot as well. Only problem is it's really too big for concealed carry. Nice bedside table gun, but too big and heavy to carry all day.

Shipwreck
June 4, 2011, 12:22 AM
Only problem is it's really too big for concealed carry. Nice bedside table gun, but too big and heavy to carry all day.

Works for me :)

Fullsize (carried a the 3 o'clock position):

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/EDC-2.jpg



Or 92 compact (fits the same holster):
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/EDC01.jpg

KurtC
June 4, 2011, 04:29 PM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/Stutzen/92DtypeM002.jpg

zeb777
June 4, 2011, 04:36 PM
Fan, not really. But I will say that my M9 has never had a failure to fire in my 4yrs in the army. At the range it has always preformed at 100%.

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