Beretta Cheetah lifespan?


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crashanater
June 12, 2012, 06:01 AM
what is the lifespan of a beretta cheetah model 85f? they seem to be well built, life time lasting pistol if fired in moderation, and a good carry .380, plus IMHO you can't beat how they feel in the hand. just curious as to the life span of my favorite pistol. thanks in advance!

-Nick

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Shipwreck
June 12, 2012, 08:23 AM
Many semi autos "claim" a lifespan of 20k. Many Beretta 92s easily go up to 60k+. Some make it to over 100k, but typically, with an aluminum frame... One of the rails on the frame break around 60k - on a 92FS.

I would say that with that Cheetah - you should easily get at least 50k out of it, if you change the recoil spring every 3-5k rounds (I'd say every 3k if you really shoot it a lot and want it to last)

bannockburn
June 12, 2012, 11:13 AM
The Beretta Cheetah is one very well designed and constructed pistol. I doubt if you will ever have to worry about the actual lifespan of this particular semi-auto.

MachIVshooter
June 12, 2012, 11:39 AM
You'll probably have spent well over $10k on ammo by the time you wear it out. Don't worry about it

elrowe
June 12, 2012, 11:41 AM
Zero in my case, wouldn't touch it:

a) Beretta (23 years carrying the M9)
b) .380

crashanater
June 12, 2012, 04:13 PM
Thanks guys, guess i was a little over worried ha, btw anyone know were to get recoil springs for the 85?

-thanks, Nick

Samopal
June 12, 2012, 07:32 PM
Thanks guys, guess i was a little over worried ha, btw anyone know were to get recoil springs for the 85?

Numrich has them for $6.80 a piece.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=893600&filter=Beretta+85&catid=8619

Zero in my case, wouldn't touch it:

a) Beretta (23 years carrying the M9)
b) .380

What a helpful comment.

rellascout
June 12, 2012, 07:34 PM
Gun is way over built for the 380 round. It will out live you and I with proper maintenance.

crashanater
June 12, 2012, 08:38 PM
Sweet thanks for all the help guys!

-Nick

darkhelmet
June 14, 2012, 12:34 AM
what is the risk of running a worn-out recoil spring? isn't the worse-case scenario simply a broken recoil spring?

you seem to imply that running a worn-out recoil spring shortens the life of the gun, or wears it excessively. in a non-defensive pistol, is there any reason to fret about the recoil spring until it stops working for you?

Pilot
June 14, 2012, 08:58 AM
On a blowback pistol like the M84/85 Cheetah, the recoil spring is all that is absorbing the energy of the recoil. Well, that and the frame. You run the risk of frame battering if you continue to use a worn our recoil spring.

Peter M. Eick
June 16, 2012, 05:20 PM
I have fired 3776 rounds out of my 84F and it just chugs right along. I see no evidence of any problems so I would expect it would last the rest of my lifetime with reasonable care.

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