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5 years 37 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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I found a Springfield EMP which I was planning on buying,but the price was over $1000. I want a 9mm all metal frame so now I am looking at the Berretta M9 9mm.
Anyone have a bad experience with it?

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 9:51 PM

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Nah

No problems with my friends M9 excllent choice!

5 years 37 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

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shot it

I say NO! Just my opinion. Try a Sig p226 (fullsize) or P226 (compact) in 9mm. IMHO, much better piece than the M9

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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m9 in my opinion in JUNK

5 years 37 weeks ago, 11:09 AM

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M9

I like them but you could try a USP 9mm

5 years 37 weeks ago, 2:01 AM

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M9 is a great gun

Anyone who says otherwise will be completely unable to provide a reason other than personal preference. I have a Beretta M9 (actually, it's my wife's) and have never had any problems and it is much more accurate than any other production gun I have owned. My G19 is my carry gun for the compact size, and the consistent trigger pull, but until my G34 comes in, the Beretta M9 is my choice for practical pistol production category gun. You'll find a whole bunch of service members who trash the Beretta, but very, very few people have used it in combat enough to form an educated opinion and the biggest deficiencies were the shitty mags and the unreliable FMJ 9mm round. I do wish the front sight were dovetailed in to allow night sights, but that's really the only gripe I have.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 6:57 AM

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My opinion

I've had a lot of experience with it with the military, and I would say over all a pretty good gun. As for service members trashing it, I have a few ideas on that... Several people mention that incident where the slides were blowing off, but as far as I can tell, that was a batch specific problem due to a problem with the alloy they used. If anyone has other info on that, i would love to hear it. Second, let's be honest, soldiers are hard on weapons. They get issued and re-issued and treated like the village bicycle. If it was a personal weapon, they would probibalty treat it better, but it's not. The fact that they still perform is amazing. While I have pistols that I perfer over the beretta, it is purely due to personal tastes, and not due to short-comings of the M-9.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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M9

The Beretta M9 is a good pistol. No complaints here about them. The choice comes down to personal preference. What fits you good and leans toward your taste in handguns is what you should buy. I like the M9 but, like Reaper I personally would choose the Sig over the Beretta.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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Bought it!

I bought the Beretta M9 Pro (92fs). It has all the competition stuff on it. Looks like a 1911 add ons. It has a 1911 light hammer, hairpin trigger, adjustable sites and wooden grips. Looks pretty. It was 40 buck more than the M9 so I spent even more money I did not have but wtf.
I will let you know how it shoots on friday

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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9MM

All metal? You can ask a hundred people that ?, and get A hundred answers. Shoot a few differnt styles and brands. Then make your dicission. That is what I done years back. Are you going to conceal carry? then think of weight. I C.C. My Glock 9-C it's very comfortable to carry, even in the car. It has a 15 round mag. and with a hand full of mags,in the console, you are ready to ROCK with your GLOCK. On the otherhand, hand guns with a thumb safty to disinguage takes training [muscle memory]. With the Glock the "INDEX FINGER" is the primary "SAFTY". It all dependes on what you like. Ford or Chevy type ?. ???. I love my PAIR of Glock 9MM's both compnsated barrels. I also have a Tauris PT111-9MM stainless, 10 round mag. and 1 in the pipe = 11x 2 = well you get the math. I also love my Tauris, but it has the thumb safty you have to remember.
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5 years 37 weeks ago, 9:57 PM

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Hey Lyle

I has a Walther PPS that I carry. Its really light and concealable. I wanted to shoot a few of the firearms I looked at but in NY you may not touch a handgun unless its on your permit. Some places may have it in NY but not the west.
I rented a Glock 21 at a range in Cincinatti OH and loved it. Bought it but could not get it in the 8 ring. Ended up trading it for a Ruger Blackhawk. Now I am in at 3 rings consistantly. Glock is great but I want the precision that a target handgun gives. I just can not afford a Kimber.....Gun center has a kimber 9mm I would love but its 1200 bucks.........

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 10:32 PM

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Ronin, Beretta Slides

The slides did have a habit of doing it, why I don't know, but if you look at the rear of the fram on the left side, there is a metal disk by the slaide rail there and that was the company's fix for the problem. I reclassed to MP in 2000 and haven't heard of it happening at all since that year.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:57 AM

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IIRC, the fix came about in around 1994. The story I heard was that there was a special order for slides witha unique alloy, and for some reason there was a mix up causing the military to get bad slides. The disk mod worked, and was used on all service 9mm regaurdless of batch. Don't know how true this is, just what i was told.

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