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Beretta, USA vs. Italy manufacture

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by jusfuris, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. jusfuris

    jusfuris Member

    can anyone tell me if there's any difference in the quality of the beretta M9 when made in USA or Italy? i found where i can get a brand new one made in Italy a little cheaper than i can get one made in USA. Is there any difference in the pistols at all?

  2. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    If I'm not mistaken only the first batch or two were made in Italy the rest were made in the USA. Check the serial number, if it starts with BER it was made in the USA. As far as quality goes there is no difference between the two. Remember there were safety modifications. The current M9 is known as the 92FS. The first group was the 92SB, then the 92F and now the 92FS. I have a 92F and it was made in Italy. It is just as good today as the day I got back in the late 1980's.

    As I was told at the factory the M9 was supposed to be made in the US so Beretta had to build a factory here. The Italian made M9's were made before the US factory was completed.
  3. jusfuris

    jusfuris Member

  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    I don't have M9's per say, but the 2 Italian 92's (made in 1992) I own are (IMHO) have nicer fit & finish, lighter, smoother triggers & are more accurate than their similar US made counterparts.
    If you can get an Italian made one at a good deal, BUY IT!
  5. otomik

    otomik Well-Known Member

    buy it
    it's italian
    it's a little more compact than the standard model 92 which frequently seen as just a bit too big. the compact models are harder to get, but i'm biased toward them.

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