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Beretta U.S.A.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blue .45, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Blue .45

    Blue .45 Well-Known Member

    I just made a down payment on one today. It’s a used 92FS in like new condition. The final cost will be $430. I wanted to get a good 9mm primarily for range use. This one is made in the U.S.A. and has the blue finish. I was considering a new CZ75, which would have cost $535 OTD at my local shop. However, when I saw and handled this Beretta which is in such pristine condition, I thought it would be a better option. I don’t have much experience with Beretta so I was hoping some of you who own them can tell me what you think of them. I know the Italian made ones have a good reputation and are more desirable to collectors, but are the U.S.A. models comparable in terms of build and reliability? Is it alright to shoot +P ammo ? I usually do more research BEFORE I buy a gun, but this was sort of an impulse buy. Thanks in advance for your comments
  2. Pops 1

    Pops 1 Well-Known Member

    I bought one a few weeks ago and love it, you did good. Pops
  3. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    The new 92fs' I've seen have been nice guns. Lately, I have had my eye on a M9 -- I'm thinking it would go pretty well w/ Italian inox one I have to represent the old & the new :D
    You made a wise choice ;)
  4. otomik

    otomik Well-Known Member


    also go ahead and shoot +P or +P+ as long as it comes from a trustworthy company. Doesn't get better than Winchester RA9TA.
  5. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    Nice guns but wide compared to a CZ or BHP, Glock 19 and others.

    .After owning two BUSA products. I'd only buy the Italian made gun.
  6. Blue .45

    Blue .45 Well-Known Member

    First, let me say thanks for all of your comments. As I said, this was more or less an impulse buy. After further consideration, I returned to the gun store today and as it turns out, they had NEW CZ75s on sale for $389, one hundred dollars less than I was quoted last week, so I decided to with the new CZ instead, since that's what I really wanted in the first place. Thanks again.


    PS: Time will tell if I made the right choice.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2007
  7. mekender

    mekender Well-Known Member

    from what i remember, the early 92's couldnt handle +p, but the newer versions handle em just fine from what i hear
  8. highrider

    highrider Well-Known Member


    I own a CZ 75 compact and two 92FS's. In my opinion, all great guns. I prefer the Berettas. I find them more comfortable and smooth as silk, but that is just me.
  9. Blue .45

    Blue .45 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure I would've been happy with the Beretta as well, however, I had originally intended to get the CZ and when I found out my shop had it on sale, I figured this would be the best time to get a new one. With the growing popularity of these guns, I know the prices will increase eventually. I figure at some point I could still find a deal on a used Beretta if I decide to add another 9mm to my collection.

    1BLINDREF Well-Known Member

    You can't go wrong with a CZ. Plus you can buy half-a-case of 9mm ammo to break her in with :D

    Why do you say that? What issues have you had with BUSA products?
    I have 3 BUSA (92 Inox, 96 Inox, and a 8000 Cougar) guns and haven't had any problems (yet) with them, but I don't shoot them very much.
    I'm just asking to see what I should look out for :)

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