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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thanks John, I think she's sexy too...

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    ...and she's Italian...
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  2. tcecil88

    tcecil88 .30-06 Elite Member

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    I like how JohnA has his priorities in order. Light rail, then gold and platinum inlays.
    And yes, LES's INOX is a beaut.
  3. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I know this is a Beretta fan topic, but the Taurus PT92's do have a light rail.

    And they have a model with stainless, pearl grips and gold plating. I think they're really sharp looking.

    And they come in under $500, not $11,000.

    I wish I had some of what Beretta's been drinking.

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  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^ Pimpin ain't easy...
  5. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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  6. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  7. tcecil88

    tcecil88 .30-06 Elite Member

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    I wonder if I could hit anything with that one. I can't hit the broadside of an aircraft carrier with a Beretta, but a Taurus 92 I am pretty good with, so maybe a Turkish clone too. :)
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  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    They do take some get'n used to...
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Local shop had a Christmas in July sale yesterday and I couldn't resist leaving with this one. You know I'm a sucker for a Beretta...

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    These M9A3 are made just up the road from me in Beretta's new facility in Gallatin, TN. I'll get some better pics up soon...
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  10. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Oh, dang.
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  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yup.
  12. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 20g Supporter Premier Member

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    Hard to beat that sweet M9A3 Lazy Eye. Very nice!!

    My go to pistol when things go south will be my PX4 in .45. Accurate and packs a big punch.

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  13. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Double dang.

    Two in one night and on the same page even.

    Ever seen a centurion with an extended and threaded barrel?

    Neither had I until I bought an M9 barrel and threaded it and put it in there :D

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  14. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You hear that John?

    It's the sound of angels crying with joy...
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  15. tcecil88

    tcecil88 .30-06 Elite Member

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    Nice Berettas, fellas.
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  16. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Here are some better pics of the M9A3...

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    Info from Beretta:

    M9A3: Evolution of the Tactical-Pistol Concept

    With the M9A3 semiauto pistol, Beretta has created a coming-together of all the tactical and functional features that today’s combat professionals may require.

    From Vertec-style thin grip to universal slide design convertible from safety-decocker to decocker-only, from a beveled magazine well to oversize mag-release button, from a 3-slot built-in Picatinny rail to high-capacity capability for maximum firepower, the M9A3 was designed to deliver the performance that military, law-enforcement and VIP-protection professionals demand. In short, this combat pistol was designed to be perfect for any tactical use, including home- and personal defense, tactical competitions as well as duty carry in any condition.

    Vertec-Style Thin Grip for Instinctive Pointability

    The Vertec-style vertical grip of the M9A3 offers two very important benefits. Its vertical configuration makes it easy to point the handgun to where one would normally point the index finger of the dominant hand. This instinctive pointing is highly prized by tactical shooters and makes for consistent--and consistently-accurate--target acquisition. Also, the grips are thin in spite of being able to accommodate a double-stack, high-capacity magazine. This makes trigger-reach simple even for those with smaller hands, besides offering a more compact profile for those carrying the M9A3 concealed. All this, plus the crisp checkering on the front- and backstrap as well as removable wraparound grip, make any combat hold simple and consistent.

    Versatility and easy Accessorization

    One of the most salient benefits of the M9A3 is its universal slide, which is easily convertible from FS to G mode. This means that the M9A3s safety lever can be used in a safety-decocker mode or it can be converted to perform a decocker-only function for those who prefer this configuration. More versatility is also offered in the form of a removable front sight, for tactical shooters who have a distinct preference in terms of sight picture, material or construction. In addition, a variety of accessorization options is possible thanks to the built-in 3-slot Picatinny rail located in front of the trigger guard, which enables the easy attachment of a variety of tactical lights, laser devices and more.

    Easy to Use and Maintain

    The M9A3 was designed to be used in the heat of combat. For this reason, Beretta has put a generous bevel at the magazine well, so that tactical magazine changes may be performed quickly and easily with one hand, regardless of lighting conditions. Along the same lines, the magazine-release button is oversized, making it simple to use when seconds count even while wearing gloves. And the M9A3 is low-maintenance thanks to its hyper-resistant FDE finish that is practically impervious to the elements, sand-resistant magazines in 15 or 17 rounds (10-round standard), and intuitive tool-free disassembly. Whether it’s on duty, at home, for concealed carry or at the range, the M9A3 will always give you the absolute best of Beretta’s centuries-old experience and long history serving the needs of professionals the world over.

    Features:

    1. Threaded barrel

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    2. 3 slot MIL-STD-1913 rail


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    3. Over-center safety levers


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    4. Oversized magazine button


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    5. Polymer recoil guide rod


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    6. Removable front dovetail sight


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    7. Tritium night sights (front and rear)


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    8. Vertec thin style straight grip


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    9. Optional wrap-around backstrap grip unit


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  17. Bobster

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    New addition to the stable. 96A1 in very good condition--maybe 200rds? Minor holster wear and some superficial scratches on the slide otherwise clean as a whistle! :) $411 was the take home price...

    A couple firsts: my first Beretta and my first .40S&W firearm. Pics are from the seller--haven't had a chance to do any glamour shots nor take it to the range. Hope to go this week with the kids before they go back to school...

    Conveniently, I have plenty of .40 to get us started! Wouldn't be the first gun I've bought because I had a lot of ammo for it! :D

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  18. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I know the .40 has fallen out of favor of a lot of groups and organizations, but it can still be loaded quite warm.

    Hogdon has some load data showing the upper 1300 fps using around 9 gr of longshot. It's quite snappy stuff. You won't get a 155 gr 9mm traveling anywhere near that fast.
  19. Bobster

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    Range Report and Beretta HELP?

    Took the 96A1 and others to the range the other day with my dot. It was a day of duds and misfires... :rolleyes: Fortunately no quib loads were experienced.

    The Mauser K98 worked well with 2018 mfg. ammo (PrivPar) and easily hit the 100yd gong but the scope will need adjustment/replacement because it was off the target. Burned a box/20 of that. But only 1 of about 50 rds of 1936 vintage surplus rds fired. But they had to be cycled through and at least "fired" so I can then pull the bullets to use with the PP cases down the road.

    We also shot a bunch of reloaded ammo from a widow cleaning out her husband's closet. Bagged stuff you find at gun shows. I paid about 20% of new price for it. But reloaded is reloaded and some of it is pure shit. When shooting some .223 we experienced about 1 out of 20 rds would fail, many with case separation but fortunately no injuries. And the next round would also be ruined as it was slammed into the dud and bullet pushed too far into the case to safely fire. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR SAFETY GLASSES AT THE RANGE, BOYS AND GIRLS!!! Good thing I had a cleaning rod handy to ram the case out of the chamber... :rolleyes:

    Experienced a greater failure rate and issues with a bag of reloaded .40 S&W and the 96A1--around 1 out of 10. The first failure tore the bottom of the case right off and peppered my face with powder! :eek: (see warning above) This was after about 10 successful rounds fired. The next round would not chamber at which point I noticed the separated case and popped it out with a cleaning rod. Then I noticed the trigger would not reset so I popped the gun apart to discover the case "blast" actually blew the trigger bar out of place requiring the grip slab to be removed at which point the bar went right back into place. Note the pic shows a subsequent failure where the case only had a hole blown in it and was not totally separated. We experienced about 4 such failures at which point I decided I needed a NEW box of ammo to run through the gun. The reloaded cases were from various mfgs. Note that successful rounds fired showed no sign of case or primer bulging but some rounds seemed to be hitting the ground in front of the target as I observed my daughter firing the gun! :eek: o_O This was at a 50' plinking range and the rounds seemed to impact about the 40' mark. But some rounds hit the target no problem... o_O

    My Question Is: Has this type of failure ever happened to your 92-series Beretta? Specifically the trigger bar popping out like this one? And rounds hitting the ground? Is something broken or is it the reloads? Should I look for anything in particular? Did I buy a lemon? :(

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  20. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I have not had that happen in my 92.

    With that said, .40 got a really bad reputation many years ago from a lot of the guns not having a "supported" chamber, especially from that Gaston dude. meaning, that some of the brass case stuck out behind where the mouth of the chamber was.

    What this allowed to happen is the area behind the chamber would swell or blow up the case when the bullet is fired.

    Yes, I would switch to a different ammo.

    I would also check inside of there to make sure nothing is damaged. Including the springs.

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