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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Member

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    I have usually preferred a hand held flashlight and a non railed Beretta 92FS for my night stand gun. Been using that for years now.

    However, I will be moving to a condo soon - and it will likely be a 2 story unit, unfortunately.

    I decided to set up a night stand gun with a light on it again. I swiped a TRL1 off of my Rock River PDS for now (and, I just ordered a new one to replace it).

    I have an M9A1 compact, a Wilson Brigadier Tactical and my M9A3 as my 3 railed Beretta options... I usually prefer the normal Beretta serrations - the Beretta checkering is not my favorite. But on the M9A3, that Hogue conversion grip covers the rear strap checkering. So, I like that conversion grip on the M9A3 a lot.

    The M9A3 is actually my favorite Beretta to shoot out of all the ones I have...

    Anyway - here is my new nightstand setup :)

    How do ya like it :)

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  2. gotboostvr

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    I guess you really like Beretta 92's lol. Nothing wrong with that at all. Admittedly I've never shot one, but had a pleasant experience with a few of the Tauri I've shot.

    Looks like a very nice set-up. DA/SA decockers aren't my thing is the only negative for me with that arrangement.

    I'm debating picking up a CZ SP-01, or P-01 for the same task.

    What magazine(s?) and ammo are you using?
     
  3. AZGlock13

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    Shipwreck,

    That M9A3 looks completely awesome! The three color tone effect on it works really well together visually. Good nightstand gun for sure. 92FS/M9s are extremely dependable guns, just like a G17 or a P226. I have a couple of the Streamlight TRL-1 HL weapon lights (one on my AR15 and one on my G34). Great lights. The TRL-1 looks good on your Beretta.

    AZGlock13
     
  4. Fiv3r

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    Nice set up. I've often thought about upgrading to a railed 92 series. I would probably get a compact just to have something a little different, but my 92fs is so comfortable as is. I usually grab a mini mag-lite in my support hand.

    I've never had to investigate a bump in the night, but my SOP is to clear my house to the steps, then post up. My wife and daughter are up there. The rest of the house is just "stuff". They can have my stuff. If I go down and circle one way, they could circle back around me.

    The heft of the 92 makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Knowing that I have 16 rounds to hit targets no more than 15 feet away with the high ground advantage makes me feel even better since I shoot the Beretta better than any gun I own out to 25+ yards.

    Love that set up with the M9A3.

    A compact M9 with a rail may be a gun I end up ordering before the end of the year.
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    You can say that. I've owned a high of 9 Beretta 92 variants at one time. At the moment, this is what I have :)

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    See, I will only ever use DA/SA guns for self defense - whether it is at home or with my carry gun. Just my preference. But, in fairness, I practice in DA a lot.



    I usually use factory 15 rounders. And, in most of my 9mms, I use either Critical Defense or 124gr Hydrashoks. I do have a couple of guns I use 124gr Gold Dots in, but I always run a lot of self defense rounds thru a gun before I rely on it for that purpose. Not every brand/type of JHP hits at the right POA/POI. So, besides reliability, I look for that as well.
     
  6. gotboostvr

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    I shoot alot of DA through my revolvers, I just prefer consistent shot-to-shot trigger pulls, the transition kills me.
    I've tried a number of the old Smith DA/SA's for a number of years and just couldn't make it work.

    I can't fault you for having multiple 92's, right now I've got 7 Smith DA/SA revolvers and have owned many more.
     
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    Fine looking Beretta (the entire wheel) :what:
     
  8. RA40

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    Nice! I like how the mounted light tucks back on the Beretta.
     
  9. Panzerschwein

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    This is the gun the military should have adopted.
     
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    Sweet!

    I really need one of these!
     
  11. psyopspec

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    Nice choice. A few months back I traded out the long gun for a handgun on the nightstand, choosing to mount an XC-1 on a Glock 19 semi-permanently so that it could pull double duty as a carry gun. I've not regretted it one bit. Pics.
     
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    While that is very nice gun it is far too costly to soak US taxpayer for. I say give them Ruger 'American'. Other options could be Glock or S&W M&P. We are in deep hole with many of our roads and bridges are a disaster I see no point in buying fancy handguns for the military.
     
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    While I don't share your love for Beretta, that is definitely a good call with the mounted light. Whenever "do-able" all HD guns should have them, IMO. 2 suggestions- 1) continue keeping a handheld light, with a wrist lanyard -near your HD pistol- it isn't always appropriate to aim a gun at what you want to illuminate. 2) most important- get some low light training from someone who actually knows something about it, preferably with some live fire exercises. You don't need to spend big bucks at gunsite for this- even a police officer who has had formal training should be able to pass the basics on. They are great tools, but there is an "art" to using them to their best advantage.
     
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    I guess earth tan is the new black lol. Nice gun for HD but what does living in a condo have to do with a mounted or hand he'd light?
     
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    Shipwreck

    I like it a lot! A few years back I decided to get a new nightstand gun and light set-up (old one was a S&W Model 10 and a Maglite D cell flashlight). Found a LNIB SIG P229R with a couple of extra mags for a very good price (old buddy of mine was working behind the counter at the LGS), and went with it. Picked up a SIG STL900L laser/light module and have been very happy with the set-up.

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  16. Shipwreck

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    I am going from a handheld light to a gun mounted light because of stairs in the condo. I hate stairs. I want to be able to have a hand free going up and down the stairs.
     
  17. C0untZer0

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    Why don't you setup a lazy susan next to your bed and lay out your wheel of Berettas on it. If you hear a bump in the night, you give the wheel a spin and when the wheel comes to a stop you grab whatever gun is closest to you.

    That's what I would do...
     
  18. RevDerb

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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    U jelly bruh? :D
     
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    My advice would be to secure/clear to the stairs, call 911, and wait for the cavalry. I decided that I've no desire to negotiate stairs if in a self defense situation. Let the fool(s) try to come up the staircase towards me if they want to.
     
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    I really like the suggestion of a lanyard equipped extra flashlight - I do keep an extra flashlight on my nightstand, but no lanyard on it. Think i'll rectify that tonight. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  23. JDR

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    I like that M9A3 with the light mounted and I like that you didn't mount the light on that Wilson Brig Tac, the pick of the litter from my perspective! Good to go from here!
     
  24. Shipwreck

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    Well, I typed in detail a while back why I like the M9A3 more than the Wilson Brig. Both are nice guns, though...
     
  25. WRGADog

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    Nice looking gun. I use my PX4 with Trijicons and a Rail light as my nightstand gun. My other Beretta's: PX4c, PX4sc, 92FS Inox, M9A1, M9A1c Inox, Nano, and CX4. All are 9mm.
     
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