Beretta Steel I, has arrived :)


PDA






Morgo
February 15, 2013, 07:05 PM
I've been wanting one of these for awhile, managed to find one last year and finally have it.

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_3004_zps60b4a555.jpg

If you enjoyed reading about "Beretta Steel I, has arrived :)" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
1KPerDay
February 15, 2013, 07:29 PM
SWEET! Nice piccy, too.

Congrats.

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 07:30 PM
Thanks mate :)

wally
February 15, 2013, 09:02 PM
They are awesome! I've got one in .40S&W, I'd shoot it a lot more if it was in 9mm but none the less, its a wonderful pistol. Not very common, good find!

I suspect the weight of the all steel frame and the price kept them from ever being very popular.

berettaprofessor
February 15, 2013, 09:26 PM
They were a limited run....1500 or 1700 total made, something like that, half of which went to Italy and half to BerettaUSA. Single action is preferred over the DA/SA action. Cost is usually now over $2000.

Morgo, you'll love it, they are sweet shooters.

Sergei Mosin
February 15, 2013, 09:44 PM
Never heard of it, but it looks interesting. A variant of the 92?

Khyron
February 15, 2013, 09:44 PM
Safety's in the right place too!

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 10:57 PM
I suspect the weight of the all steel frame and the price kept them from ever being very popular.

That's one of things I really like about it, the weight that is :)

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 10:59 PM
They were a limited run....1500 or 1700 total made, something like that, half of which went to Italy and half to BerettaUSA. Single action is preferred over the DA/SA action. Cost is usually now over $2000.

Morgo, you'll love it, they are sweet shooters.

Thanks mate, I'm looking forward to seeing how it shoots :)

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:02 PM
Never heard of it, but it looks interesting. A variant of the 92?

Its a variant of the 92fs.
It has a SAO trigger though it can be had in SA/DA
It has a frame mounted safety
Its also has a steel frame, which adds quite a bit of extra weight.

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:03 PM
Safety's in the right place too!

Agreed! :D

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:05 PM
A few extra pics :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_2949_zps41095714.jpg

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:07 PM
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_2940_zps0d4a6fff.jpg

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:08 PM
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_2944_zpsd7fb609f.jpg

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:38 PM
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/_MG_2996_zps46e0102b.jpg

Tomcat47
February 15, 2013, 11:43 PM
That is Gorgeous! ........... :cool:

Bet recoil is like a large frame .380!

Curiously .. What is Empty Weight on it?

Morgo
February 15, 2013, 11:45 PM
Should be nice and soft as it weighs around 1200 grams :)

tarosean
February 16, 2013, 12:14 AM
Dang nice score, is the Billenium next on your list?

Morgo
February 16, 2013, 12:37 AM
Dang nice score, is the Billenium next on your list?

Thanks mate, to be honest I'm not a huge fan of the billenium certainly not for the price they go for.
Maybe an Elite II :)

TennJed
February 16, 2013, 12:58 AM
that might be the best looking gun I have ever seen

bannockburn
February 16, 2013, 01:26 AM
Morgo

Now that's a Beretta Model 92 that I would be interested in with it's SA trigger, frame mounted safety, and straight backstrap design. Very nice.

Morgo
February 16, 2013, 02:01 AM
Thanks guys :)

Devonai
February 16, 2013, 11:41 AM
Thanks a lot, Morgo, my 92FS just went running upstairs crying. I had to go up there and hold it for fifteen minutes, saying "it's okay, baby, you're pretty too, you're pretty too."

mesinge2
February 16, 2013, 11:50 AM
This is one of my grail guns.

Very nice!!!

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/Emoticons/jealous1.gif

dbp
February 16, 2013, 12:05 PM
http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/grams-to-ounces.htm

In case anyone else needs to ask the question I did. :)

Sam Cade
February 16, 2013, 12:08 PM
Well, that is something that you don't see every day.

I didn't know such a weapon existed.

Stringfellow
February 16, 2013, 01:22 PM
Well done! That is one of my grail guns. Damn, that's a sweet pistol!

pacerdude
February 16, 2013, 01:36 PM
Congratulations on your new pistol Morgo! I had never heard of the model until your post, but that is an amazing looking pistol!

Morgo
February 16, 2013, 06:54 PM
Thanks a lot, Morgo, my 92FS just went running upstairs crying. I had to go up there and hold it for fifteen minutes, saying "it's okay, baby, you're pretty too, you're pretty too."

lol :)

My 92fs Inox has hidden itself in the safe since the Steel I arrived :D

Morgo
February 16, 2013, 06:55 PM
This is one of my grail guns.

Very nice!!!

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/Emoticons/jealous1.gif

Thanks mate :)

Was one of mine as well, never thought I'd get one.

Morgo
February 16, 2013, 07:10 PM
Here's a little more info on the Steel I;
- Vertec Style grip
- Nickel-plated carbon steel frame/slide
- Stainless Steel Barrel
- Skeletonised hammer
- SAO - available in DA/SA
- Frame mounted safety
- Weight 1200grams V's 92fs 945grams
- Brigadier type slide

SpentCasing
February 16, 2013, 11:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Morgo, my 92FS just went running upstairs crying. I had to go up there and hold it for fifteen minutes, saying "it's okay, baby, you're pretty too, you're pretty too."

LMAO!! Same here.


Great pistol Morgo. Congrats!

Morgo
February 17, 2013, 12:31 AM
thanks buddy :)

DrDeFab
February 17, 2013, 02:40 AM
Sweet!

The sad news is that I was really, really happy with my early-ish Italian INOX... until I saw that. :o

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/796/92fsinox.jpg

Snowdog
February 17, 2013, 06:15 AM
Wow... I'm not all that knowledgeable about Beretta and didn't even know that existed. That said, I want! Really really want!

Morgo
February 25, 2013, 03:43 AM
Looks like this one was made in 2005. Not bad, spent a few years in storage :)

460Kodiak
February 26, 2013, 10:28 AM
I hardly ever use this term, but the only way to describe that Beretta is "pimp". With out a doubt, that's the coolest looking Beretta model I've ever seen. Wish they would make them again. I like heft in my semis.

460Kodiak
February 26, 2013, 01:05 PM
Hey, there's one on gunbroker guys :)!!!! Only a $2400 reserve :scrutiny:!!!!

Morgo
February 26, 2013, 03:19 PM
Hey, there's one on gunbroker guys :)!!!! Only a $2400 reserve :scrutiny:!!!!

Ouch, not cheap.

Mikey2201
February 27, 2013, 07:21 PM
Beautiful- Congrats

el Godfather
February 27, 2013, 07:43 PM
Must have it. I just got a permit made. Thinking this or billinium. .

Very nice Margo. You dont surprising us and raising the bar in collection. Congratulations. Enjoy.

Inebriated
February 27, 2013, 08:17 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.

blkbrd666
February 27, 2013, 10:09 PM
DANG!!! I thought I was doing good with an unfired blued 92SB and you post that! Very nice. Now I have something else on my list. Where did you even see that that existed?

Morgo
February 28, 2013, 04:16 AM
Thanks guys :)

Morgo
February 28, 2013, 04:18 AM
Must have it. I just got a permit made. Thinking this or billinium. .

Very nice Margo. You dont surprising us and raising the bar in collection. Congratulations. Enjoy.

:)

I vote the Steel I. I think the Steel I is a little more classy than the Billennium which is just a little too blingy for my taste.

Morgo
February 28, 2013, 04:19 AM
Where did you even see that that existed?

I saw them a long time ago but was never going to pay what they were going for then, over $3k. When two came up brand new for around half the old price I decided I needed one :)

MachIVshooter
February 28, 2013, 09:11 PM
Very nice!

Might I ask, how did you manage to get permitted for these and the rifle in the pic? I thought the restrictions over their made it nigh impossible for a civilian to own handguns, let alone semi-auto centerfire rifles?

Morgo
March 1, 2013, 04:19 AM
Very nice!

Might I ask, how did you manage to get permitted for these and the rifle in the pic? I thought the restrictions over their made it nigh impossible for a civilian to own handguns, let alone semi-auto centerfire rifles?

Just apply for a licence. There are a few hoops to jump through and waiting times plus requirements to keep the licence but otherwise its not that hard.
Semi auto centrefire rifles are another matter, they are hard to get unfortunately.
That one pictured is actually a Ruger charger in a Nordic stock, its still considered a handgun due to overall length :)

JoeMal
March 1, 2013, 08:53 AM
That things is gorgeous...never seen one before

MachIVshooter
March 1, 2013, 05:08 PM
That one pictured is actually a Ruger charger in a Nordic stock, its still considered a handgun due to overall length

So you're telling me that as long as it's short enough, a rifle is considered a handgun, so you could get away with a short barreled AR, FAL, etc?

Totally opposite of US law; Put a stock on something under 26" without "da stamp", go to prison.

I'm not sure which one is more ridiculous...........

Morgo
March 1, 2013, 08:37 PM
So you're telling me that as long as it's short enough, a rifle is considered a handgun, so you could get away with a short barreled AR, FAL, etc?

Totally opposite of US law; Put a stock on something under 26" without "da stamp", go to prison.

I'm not sure which one is more ridiculous...........

Not quite, a rifle will always be a rifle.
The Ruger charger was a handgun in the first place and the law does not exclude stocks on handguns, think luger, BHP etc
Getting an AR pistol is never likely to happen though.

If you enjoyed reading about "Beretta Steel I, has arrived :)" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!