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Anyone have a Beretta 9000 F?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZF, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. CZF

    CZF Member

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    Hi, does anyone have the neat little Beretta?
     

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  2. Marko Kloos

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    Yup....I have a Beretta 9000S in 9mm. People consider it the unloved bastard stepchild of the Beretta line, but I'm quite pleased with mine. So far, it's been totally reliable, and I can hit pretty well with it. It conceals better than a Beretta 92, and it can even accept 92-series 15-rounders with an optional magazine spacer.

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  3. Beren

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    Mine was accurate and reliable - most accurate .40S&W I've ever shot. Should've kept it, but it wouldn't stop biting my hand.

    Only downside? It looks like a Nike sneaker.
     
  4. yesterdaysyouth

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    yeah i got one... no problems in 500rnds... i think im gonna paint a swoosh on the side...:neener:
     
  5. MLH

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    I have the 9000fs

    And I love it. It's sexy too.:cool:
     
  6. JeepDriver

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    WOW a mostly positive thread on the Beretta 9000.

    I've asked this question on other boards and everyone responded with negative reviews. I've always liked the look of the gun but haven't had any trigger time with it yet.
     
  7. Coot

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    My very good friend has one and likes it very well- he's switched to carrying that over his M92; it is a very nice shooting gun, feels and points very well, and is reliable and accurate. I prefer my Kahr PM9 though for carry (hides easier).

    When my sister was shopping for her first defensive weapon, she looked at the 9000 and found she didn't have the strength to operate the slide- it is pretty darn stiff!
     
  8. agony

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    I always neglected this pistol as I thought it looked like a rejected Nike design. I've played with one that collected dust in my local shop several times ,as I thought the magazine mounted pinky rest that collapses was a neat feature. Then I forgot about it. Until I saw "Minority Report" in the theatre, and the pistol piqued my interest. It was sold when I looked for it.

    Now I want one again. Keep talking me into it!
     
  9. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    Just think, if you're really in a bind, you can lace them to your feet and do an "Air Jordan" out of danger!
     
  10. beretta9

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    beretta 9000s

    Hello Everyone. Have been browsing this site for a week or so and when I finally saw a thread that didn't just bash the 9000s I had to sign up and put my two cents worth in.
    I bought mine a couple months ago, at first I did not like the trigger much, it seemed too straight and had to pull it too far back, but in actual shooting it breaks nice and clean and I don't notice anything else. Have shot the Winchester in the 100 pak, remington +p+, and HydraShok in +p+, with no problems whatsoever, and it is getting more accurate and loosened up the more I shoot it. It is a lot more accurate than the Ruger P89 I had. I am carrying it as my concealed pistol and it works really well. As others have said, the safety is a little stiff, but it does loosen up after a little use. Mine so far is a keeper.
     
  11. Handy

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    No real opinion on the pistol itself, but a little editorial:

    I think it's really funny that every recoil action Beretta adopts (92, 8000, 9000) they always manage to find one that makes the slide huge. The huge bars sticking out of the sides of the 9000 barrel is especially silly-they do the same thing as a Browning or modified Browning barrel does, but are twice as wide.
     
  12. Grayrock

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    I borrowed a friend's 9000 in 9mm for a weekend because I was considering purchasing one (in .40 S&W). I thought it was a bit too fat in the hand for concealed carry. Also, I and several other friends thought the trigger was horrible. Lastly, the spent empty casings kept hitting me on the head. I actually had on go down my collar!! I decided to pass on it. A Glock 36 is the front runner right now.
     
  13. Akurat

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    Seriously considered one not too long ago, but opted for a FireStorm (Bersa) Mini9 instead. Contrary to what people have said I really like the feel of the Beretta 9000S' grip, fills out the hand nicely for a good firm hold. Couldn't be happier with the FireStorm though, terrific little weapon.
     
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    Beretta9, did you get the Double Action Only(Type D) or the DA/SA(Type F)?
     
  15. Ryan

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    I just registered and I saw this thread. I have the single action version and I love it. Have close to 2,000 rounds through it already, (handloads) I also use it for concealed carry. I've only had a couple failure to eject and those were my fault (dirty pieces of brass) It shoots jacketed bullets great. Both 124 gr and 147s shoot better than the 115s. I have had problems getting cast bullets to stabilize. Took a while, but I eventually found some spare magazines that came with the finger extension.
     
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    Never heard of a 9000F but I had the 9000S type F (the one you have a picture of by the way) and never had any problems with it. Kinda fat but actually felt good in my hand. Just never seemed to have all of the problems many complained about.
     
  17. Antler

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    I bought my 9000 a couple of months ago.

    When I went to the gun store I looked at all of the various pistols and chose the 9000. I knew it didn't have as good a trigger as the Kimber and some of the other more expensive guns but I also knew I didn't want to spend very much money for a CC gun. After looking at thirty or so guns I chose the 9000 based on my own opinion. I liked the way it looked, the size and the way it fit my hand.

    I have found the pistol to be very reliable and accurate. I don't know if it is just me, but I don't notice the recoil very much. (40 S&W) I have to say that I was kind of amazed when I went to the Beretta forum and found people bad mouthing the gun. I own several pistols and feel that this gun is as good as any in it's price range.

    Sign me, "As still liking my 9000"

    Anter :p
     
  18. ice9airforce

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    Beretta 9000s 40cal.

    I just purchased my used 9000s from a large sporting goods retailer for $330 plus taxes
    I just shot it once and put about 300rds down range
    it consistantly shot down & to the left
    I still like it
    I dropped it off at my fav. Gunsmith to put trijicon night sights on it
    and I picked up mec-gar 13 rd mags for the B 96 mod
    now I just need the ext pc to tighten the gap
     
  19. the_grey_rider

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    I've got the 9000S. My 1st Beretta. Never had any issues with it, no jams, etc. But Beretta's are like that. The only semi-auto's I've ever owned or fired that never jammed were Beretta's.
    I brought my 9000S to a car-jacking that turned into a self-defense incident back in 2003.
    One of the 2 wanna be pancha villians saw that little barker and did a 180*, and fell flat on his face trying to get away. SCREAMING, WAVING HIS ARMS AROUND ABOVE HIS HEAD.
    It's amazing how how 2 thugs twice the size of their intended victim go from being bold to reacting as if they saw the devil himself when said intended victim has a firearm.
    I don't understand why Beretta stopped manufacture of these little beauties, they're handy little guns. My only complaint is spare magazines were only factory issue @ $40 apiece.
    Other than than that, I'd recommend the DA/SA piece I have.
     
  20. kmrcstintn

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    I had one a few years ago in 9mm and let it go during a series of buys, sells, trades...liked it enough to miss it :(

    my local Gander Mountain had (key word) a used one in 9mm 'til yesterday...now it is mine :p paid $400, came with 2 x 10 rounds mags, and added the last 12 round mag in the store for $39.97 :)

    I just hope she runs gun once I get motivated to get her to the range soon...
     
  21. Nushif

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    I had a 9mm Type F. Good gun, but rent money was scarce so it had to go. 8(
     
  22. BillH

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    9000s F

    I have one in 40 S&W that I carry all the time in a IWB holster.
     
  23. OregonJohnny

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    About 7 years ago, my dad bought me a NIB Beretta 9000s type F in .40 S&W as a Christmas gift. I was very excited and grateful, but had never heard of or seen the 9000. As soon as I started handling it, I hated it. And I am a huge Beretta fan.

    The ergonomics just felt so wrong. The slide is so short (top to bottom) that it actually makes racking very difficult. The trigger was extremely heavy, and for a compact, it felt as wide in the hand as any full size gun I'd ever held.

    I ended up trading it back to my dad for his Ruger GP100 (a fantastic deal for me). The 9000 sat unfired in his gun safe for a few years and he eventually traded it in toward a Beretta PX4 .45, which he loves. So it worked out for everyone.

    So take my opinion for what it's worth, considering I never even fired the gun. But I immediately knew it just wasn't for me as soon as I picked it up.
     
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