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So.... I'm in big trouble

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Godsgunman, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Godsgunman

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    As the title says, I've found myself in a predicament. So until now my handguns have consisted of concealed carry pieces, subcompact to micro sized which I would train with about once a month to keep fresh. Well, I've acquired some larger handguns on the cheap which is where the problem lies. The first is a beautiful used Beretta 92 I picked up for $400. Took her to the range today and here were my first 20 rounds at 7 yards
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    Then here was the rest of the box at 20 yards.
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    This beauty is so easy and fun to shoot. Amazingly accurate even with my limited abilities.
    Next up is a very rough looking beat up Sar b6p I bought for $150. The slide finish has definitely seen better days but the internals are very good and just needed a good cleaning and TLC. I'm very impressed with this gun, though rough to look at, the DA is decent and the SA might even be better than the 92. Here were the first 20 shots at 7 yards.
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    Then here is the rest of the box at 20 yards.
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    Both are really good shooters with the Beretta having slightly less recoil than the Sar. The problem I have now is these are such nice shooters I don't have enough ammo, time, nor money to feed the monster I may have inadvertently awoken by getting these 2 guns. I just got home from the range and already wish I could go back . They say admitting is the first step or is that acceptance? Either way I think I'm in trouble lol.
     
  2. Milt1

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    Yep, you're in deep do-do!
     
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  3. DJW

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    use them in good health.
     
  4. Spats McGee

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    Yeah, but you're in good company around here.
     
  5. Godsgunman

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    Lol yeah that's kind of my concern. Surrounded by "bad influences" :)
     
  6. MilesR

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    Just recently bought a berreta m9a1 and love mine. I took the advice of several forum members and upgraded my berreta with the D spring which was very inexpensive. Made a HUGE difference.
     
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  7. Reinz

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    Gotta admit, it sure is nice to shoot full size pistols after practicing with compacts and micros. Or even just switching from 1911 45s to a Beretta. It’s like driving a sports car all day and then sinking down into the seat of a Cadillac. Just a sweet easy ride.
     
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  8. Tallball

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    Two great choices! :)
     
  9. ATLDave

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    Uh, yes, as a general matter, full-sized guns shoot better than compact guns. Shooting guns that actually shoot well is more fun that shooting guns that just carry well. For the same reason that it's more fun to drive a Porsche 911 than a SmartCar, even though the SmartCar is easier to h̶i̶d̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶p̶a̶n̶t̶s̶ park.
     
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    Start reloading, if you don't already. It's the only way I can afford to shoot as much as I want.
     
  11. brutus51

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    I'm in the opposite camp, all my handguns have been for target shooting. 4 to 7.5" barreled revolvers, 4 to 5" auto's.
    Since getting my CCW permit I've purchased quite a few compact carry guns both auto and revolver and have given them all some concentrated training effort.
    Funny thing is since I started exclusively shooting the little guns my target guns must be getting jealous because their group size seems to be improving every time I take them out, couldn't be me. o_O
     
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  12. Dibbs

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    It's a rough life we lead. What are we going to do ?

    OTOH, the Beretta 92 is one of my favorite guns. (this week...) Just wait till you come across a CX4 Storm in 9mm, and can share mags with your 92.
     
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  13. 94045

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    I nice Beretta 92 is a joy. A Friend recently got one in trade on a high end AR.
    Beretta 92 FS Inox with the whole Wilson Combat Catalog thrown at it. I will say that WC Short Reset Trigger is awful nice.
     
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    Not too many here to talk you away from the edge. lol
     
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  15. Godsgunman

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    Yes, a fine supportive bunch you all are :rofl:
     
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  16. JR24

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    I was going to say it sounded like time to buy a reloading press.

    Gives me something to do at night, in the rain or snow, when I want to be shooting but can't.
     
  17. sequins

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    Beretta 92 is a phenomenal 9mm. The low slide weight is nice, it looks beautiful, mine is extremely accurate and perhaps my most accurate 9mm auto.

    With rubbers the recoil is negligible, with nice wood grips the recoil is also negligable and it looks sexy.

    Glad you got yourself a couple shooters and that 92 should serve you well for many years and rounds.

    If you decide to reload keep in mind that shooting twice as much for the same price might not be any cheaper but it's more than twice as fun! I worked up some minimum loads (about 50 FPS more than necessary to ensure good function) and my muzzle doesnt rise even with a loose grip. I feel like John wick. The light 92fs slide takes very little gas to cycle so you can download beyond the reliability threshold of other, heavier, semiautos.
     
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    Kinda makes you want throw stones at your micro's don't it.
     
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    Yeah, you think you'll save money, but you'll just be in deeper
     
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  20. WestKentucky

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    Here’s a terrible thing to hear... Taurus PT99 is even better than a beretta 92. Adjustable sights, frame mounted safety (can go cocked and locked) and then you get all the goodies of a beretta 92 on top of that.
     
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    Indeed .....
     

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  22. Godsgunman

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    I may have to look into some of those waveski
     
  23. 460Shooter

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    Yeah that happens. In my experience handguns multiply faster than rabbits with a supply of Spanish fly and Viagra.

    It's the real reason gun socks were invented.
     
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  24. armedwalleye

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    Yes, you have a problem, but acknowledgement is the first step. DO NOT ask me what the next step is. I have acknowledged that I have a problem and I'm OK with it.....
     
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  25. bannockburn

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    You need to do three things:

    1) Start reloading and be sure to save your brass!
    2) Look for deals on ammo. And every now and then when you're out and about pick up a box of ammo.
    3) Keep shooting! Looks like you've got a great thing going with these two pistols!
     
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