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Beretta 92FS

I can buy a police trade in from LAPD at Cheaper Than Dirt for $399 or a new one at Academy for $549. I've never owned a police trade in so I don't know what to expect. Has anyone bought one of the trade in guns from CTD? I don't really care that the finish shows wear I just want a good shooter.
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I've bought an old S&W Model 10 from CTD that was a trade in, was a good shooter. But for that little of a price difference I would get a new one. Never know how the weapon was cared for. I take pride in the one I carry on duty, but some to some Officers its just another part of the uniform.
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"Good shooter" and "92FS" do not belong in the same sentence.
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I can buy a police trade in from LAPD at Cheaper Than Dirt for $399 or a new one at Academy for $549. I've never owned a police trade in so I don't know what to expect. Has anyone bought one of the trade in guns from CTD? I don't really care that the finish shows wear I just want a good shooter.
Pay the extra 150 for the new one.

Police SHOOT THOUSANDS of rounds out of service guns. Springs, barrel, firing pins, and all the tolerances are gone by the time they upgrade to a new firearm.

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"Good shooter" and "92FS" do not belong in the same sentence.
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Nevermind the bottle of oil you will go through every time you clean/oil it.

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Let me tell ya...

I had one when in the military and never had a problem, great gun....got out had to have one that was mine..... Bought one, never had a problem, great gun......my buddy also had one.....shooting one day ane the slide blew off in his hand when he fired it....Not good......

I'd look at something else......
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I had to carry and shoot these things in the Navy. They are now the "standard" firearm of the military.

It is the most magazine sensitive pistol I have ever seen. They love to stove pipe....

They are way too big and bulky for a 9mm too.

When the rangemasters are instructing everyone in the acronym and practice of "rack, tap, bang" you know you are talking quality...

I prefer BANG BANG BANG in my pistols.

I wouldn't take one of these if someone were giving it to me except as something to use to get a different pistol.

Some people love them..... I do not.
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I had to carry and shoot these things in the Navy. They are now the "standard" firearm of the military.

It is the most magazine sensitive pistol I have ever seen. They love to stove pipe....

They are way too big and bulky for a 9mm too.

When the rangemasters are instructing everyone in the acronym and practice of "rack, tap, bang" you know you are talking quality...

I prefer BANG BANG BANG in my pistols.

I wouldn't take one of these if someone were giving it to me except as something to use to get a different pistol.

Some people love them..... I do not.
^^^Exactly what he said.
That being said, they are plenty accurate, I had no trouble qualifying with it...though I did have two stovepipes. I'm glad it was just paper I was shooting at.
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I bought a police trade in when I could've bought new for $110 more....

I REALLY should've bought new. They are not well taken care of at all.

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Thanks for the replies. I took ya'lls advise and passed on the Beretta
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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Bah, the 92FS is a good gun. It has the most peculiar bad wrap I've ever seen. Some of the early models had steel temper issues with the slides cracking, but other than that they are great shooters in my opinion. I have seen a lot of unwarranted bias against them primarily from the senior veterans that look down on the italian manufacturer and smaller caliber for no other reason than ignorance. They are very large, that's a given. I like full frame pistols immensely. I owned a Beretta 96 .40 and really enjoyed it. But, you shouldn't buy a service turn-in. I remember two years ago you could buy new M9's at the gun show for $299.99, I got my new stainless 96 for $339.99.


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I love my 92fs. Best semi automatic handgun I have ever owned. Never one jam, never one stovepipe, etc. Qualified best in class during my CHL shooting test with one. They are hella accurate and easy to clean.

Yes, they are large handguns but they point great and fit well in my gorilla hands. I love the locking system, as the barrel does not tilt when the action is cycled. This makes it easy to suppress as no nielsen device is required. And CJ is right, the pistol gets a lot of criticism from old codgers for no good reason.

Also, ill be damned if they arent one of the best looking handguns out there. Picture related.



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I've owned a 92FS since the mid-1990's and have never had any problems with it.
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I'm not an old codger by any stretch of the imagination, and I've shot over 22 different M9s during the time I was in the Navy. I've had more stovepipes, fail to feeds and any other sort of maladay one could imagine. None of those would I ever want staring down at a bad guy when my life depended on a weapon.

And they aren't just big full frame weapons, they are F'n huge especially considering the ammunition.

Let's say the verdict on the M9 / 92FS is about 50/50 and leave it at that. I wouldn't want my life depending on anything with that sort of reputation. Obama's rep is about 50/50 right now too.
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I'm not an old codger by any stretch of the imagination, and I've shot over 22 different M9s during the time I was in the Navy. I've had more stovepipes, fail to feeds and any other sort of maladay one could imagine. None of those would I ever want staring down at a bad guy when my life depended on a weapon.

And they aren't just big full frame weapons, they are F'n huge especially considering the ammunition.

Let's say the verdict on the M9 / 92FS is about 50/50 and leave it at that. I wouldn't want my life depending on anything with that sort of reputation. Obama's rep is about 50/50 right now too.
I can't say I've shot as many as yourself, but I'm confident all of those problems would be fixed, and a properly machined and set up Beretta 92 is a very accurate and dependable weapon.
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I can't say I've shot as many as yourself, but I'm confident all of those problems would be fixed, and a properly machined and set up Beretta 92 is a very accurate and dependable weapon.
I haven't shot thousands of rounds through mine either. So far the only semi-auto I've had stovepipe is a Ruger P90 .45, and it only did so once. For pesonal defense, I still prefer the old-school revolver. They are not as concealable, but are as near to 100% dependable as you can get in my opinion.
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I can't say I've shot as many as yourself, but I'm confident all of those problems would be fixed, and a properly machined and set up Beretta 92 is a very accurate and dependable weapon.
There is a nice Browning Hi power in the classifieds right now..... if I were in the market for a 9mm, I'd seriously consider it.

Call me a cynic, but my experiences with gov't issue M9s was not pleasant. My good friend that I go shooting with has a stainless 92, and I can say it has always performed flawlessly. I've shot it the past 3 times we've been out probably 30 rounds each time (myself) and no issues. I still can't believe the size of them for the size of the round. And I can bust up Idaho spuds with it from 25 yards all day long which for a pistol when shooting quickly is very accurate.

If I were going to get an M9, I'd invest a lot of thought and time into magazine selection and maintenance (this goes for most any semi auto weapon though except perhaps the M1 Garand).
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I love my 92fs. Best semi automatic handgun I have ever owned. Never one jam, never one stovepipe, etc. Qualified best in class during my CHL shooting test with one. They are hella accurate and easy to clean.

Yes, they are large handguns but they point great and fit well in my gorilla hands. I love the locking system, as the barrel does not tilt when the action is cycled. This makes it easy to suppress as no nielsen device is required. And CJ is right, the pistol gets a lot of criticism from old codgers for no good reason.

Also, ill be damned if they arent one of the best looking handguns out there. Picture related.
Haha well a Billie isn't exactly a run of the mill 92... Is that yours?

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Haha well a Billie isn't exactly a run of the mill 92...How long have you had that?
Its not mine, but god do I wish it was! I have a regular old, well worn black one.
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I've also got a 92FS, put about 500rd through it, great gun thus far. I've always loved the ergonomics of the 92FS, it's large but at least it has a 15rd mag. At this point I've had more issues out of my Glock 27 than my 92FS
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