New Beretta M-9


March 8, 2013, 08:51 AM
In the market for a 9mm. Went in to local shop yesterday and fondled a pile of pistols and wouldn't you know the one that wasn't on the radar felt the best in hand. I've owned Glock, Cougar, SR9, and this gun had better balance and feel (for me) than any of them. I know it's shortcomings, but man it's smooth, tight, and feels good. Luckily the shop stashed some 9mm and let me have a box. Hopefully get it to the range this weekend after i clean all the grease off. Any suggestions on what keeps her running good lube etc.? Anything i should consider upgrading? She will be babied as nightstand and occasional gunclub gun. Thanks

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March 8, 2013, 09:22 AM
I meant M9. I was looking at the Smith and Wesson M&P also. Can't edit the subject line so i will forever be an idiot. :)

March 8, 2013, 10:02 AM
You're talking about the Beretta M9 right? Might help to put the manufacturer with the model number. Just cuts down on the confusion some ;).

March 8, 2013, 10:23 AM
Yes and sorry. I really need to re-read my posts before submitting. It is the Beretta M9. I looked at the nickel version 92 and the M9. $70 dollar difference and the black M9 looked fine to me. How do they run best? Wet or dry?

March 8, 2013, 10:29 AM
I haven't put a whole lot of rounds through my 92FS (pretty much the same gun), but I've just used a normal amount of oil (basically just a quick wipe on of 3-in-1) and its never jammed on me.

The only gun I've ever had to do any different with is my S&W SD40. Rather than oil it seems to behave better if I grease the slide rails with a bit of lithium grease.

March 8, 2013, 03:02 PM
Dang it. I was hoping to see one of these:

Or at least one of these:

March 8, 2013, 03:06 PM
Wow! Never seen one of those but i want one.

Sam Cade
March 8, 2013, 03:20 PM
Wow! Never seen one of those but i want one.

You can get close.

March 8, 2013, 03:59 PM
Have to purchase a few XXXXXL shirts to conceal those bad boys.

March 8, 2013, 04:43 PM
You actually can edit the title, by selecting Go Advanced.

I'll get it for you to avoid confusion

March 8, 2013, 04:49 PM
Anything i should consider upgrading?

Only the D spring, its the mainspring from the D model; a DAO (double action only) model. Using this spring in the DA/SA models tends to lighten the trigger pull. Other than that enjoy your new gun.

March 8, 2013, 05:32 PM
I just bought a Beretta 92FS about a month ago, essentially the same gun with very minor differences. It has run flawlessly. I use MPro 7 cleaner and lube on all my guns. From what I've read the M9/92FS likes a bit of lube on the rails and locking block. A nice film of lube, but not TOO wet.

I second the D spring mod. I did the D spring and Elite II hammer at the same time and it was a breeze to install them, and well worth it. The DA trigger pull is much lighter, and the SA a bit better as well. Five minute job.

March 8, 2013, 06:35 PM
You'll be very happy with your M9. I've fired thousands of rounds through several of them (my personally owned civilian M9 and 92FS pistols, as well as numerous USGI M9s) and have never experienced a jam. The closest I got was when I dropped a mag in the sand and inserted it into the pistol without cleaning it (it was in the middle of a timed qual course). The slide didn't go fully into battery on the first round. I slammed it home and all 15 rounds fired normally. Everyone has their own opinion on the "best" lube for them. CLP has never let me down. I don't believe it's possible to overlube a M9 from a function standpoint - they will run just fine when very wet. However, I wouldn't recommend too much lube, as it will splatter it on you! I usually lightly lube all the metal contact points. If you're in doubt, look where the finish starts to wear as parts reciprocate, and always lube there! Enjoy your new Beretta.

March 8, 2013, 07:16 PM
Don't over think the lube issue. It's easy to do.

Use whatever you have handy. I think my dad uses Remoil and has never had a single jam. I know at one point he also had some like of moly lube in a spray can that he used.
I'm sure you could use just about any decent lube on it.

March 8, 2013, 08:30 PM
I use CLP or outers, whatever is closest. Lube the locking block with a drop, a drop on each rail, you are good to go.

D-spring is a cheap and easy way to lighten the double action pull by about 5 lbs. The single action pull is hardly changed. Maybe a tad lighter.

March 8, 2013, 08:54 PM
Thanks guys. I have lots of CLP around as i use it on my Gold during waterfowl. Love the stuff. M9 was pretty wet when i got it so broke it down tonight, wiped it off, and lubed the rails a bit. Hardly lubed the G23 at all so i should probably be a little more thorough with the M9. I'm not used to a gun that balances well and doesn't rattle. Can't wait to shoot it.

March 8, 2013, 08:57 PM
Enjoy it! They are great shooters. And really not picky about lube OR ammo.

An easy way to think of it, is: less lube than a 1911, more than a Glock.

Pops 1
April 17, 2013, 04:53 PM
I bought a M9 yesterday.

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