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Beretta 92FS 9mm LEO trade ins

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 45R, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. 45R

    45R Member

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    In my quest to find a good price on aSig 229R in Two Tone, I recently found a source of PD trade in Beretta 92FS for a very very very good price (example LEO 92s for 315 dollars shipped and NIB SigPros with Night Sights for 399 bucks!) that I dont want to pass up.

    What good and bad things do you guys have to say about these pistols? What questions should I ask about this gun before purchasing one . I know that they are no worst than 90 percent and the company states that they will refund any pistol that I am not happy with.
     
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  2. Jim Watson

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    I have a P220 tradein that shows some holster wear and dimming of the early 90s night sights, but it is reliable and accurate at a price much below new. I spent the money saved on a name brand trigger job and have a fine pistol. But I was able to pick over a showcase full of guns and take the one that looked best. Can you try before you buy or at least see the gun before you pay?
     
  3. Newton

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    My local store has SigPros in .40 for $409, I'd rather go new.

    It's a great gun though, much under-rated.



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  4. Old Dog

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    Me, I'd jump on a 92FS for 315 including shipping (90%??). I'd expect a PD turn-in to be in somewhat better shape (carried much, shot little) than the military Berettas I've been issued and used these past many years ... I find the 92s to hold up well; it's a beautifully simple take-down for field-stripping/cleaning, parts are readily available, new barrels (even match barrels can be had a reasonable prices) by mail-order. I've found the 92s to be one of the more accurate 9mm pistols around.

    However, the slide-mounted safety/decocker may take some getting used to, depending on one's prior handgun experience (the transition from 1911s was tough for me). They are large pistols, with a sometimes bothersome DA trigger pull, but in SA, are usually pretty good. Not a great gun for CCW (unless you are a large person with $$ to spend on top-notch holsters).

    Overall, a reliable pistol when used with quality magazines (stock or the MecGars); don't use the el-cheapos or USA, Pro-Mag or CheckMates.
     
  5. Sheldon

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    Who's selling them?? Give it up!!! I might get one at that price.
     
  6. WhoKnowsWho

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    Get one of both and sell the one you care for less. :D

    For $315, no way I could say no to a Beretta 92 for that price.

    Sig Pro, CDNN was selling used ones at $299, so unless the NIB and night sights really flip your skirt, you could probably pass on that one for now.

    I like my Sig Pro 40S&W though, feels good all around. It will feel even better when the "standard" mag arrives!
     
  7. outofbattery

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    FWIW , the Sig Pro is what I carry most often and shoot the best but my Beretta comes in second place . I'd give a Pro a try , they're much under rated IMO .
     
  8. Amish_Bill

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    I'd still look for a 226, but a 92f at that price.... if you don't buy it, TELL ME WHERE IT IS!
     
  9. ilmonster

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    Personal opinion, but if it was between a SigPro and Beretta 92, I'd take the Beretta. Now if you were talking a Sig 226 (or 228, 225, etc), I'd probably go for the Sig. Good price either way!
     
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