Hey this was my first pistol, and i find it to be a very good handgun.
People trash it, but I've carried and used them for years and have had very few malfunctions.
1 malfunction is too many! Hopefully it wasn't at a time when you really needed it. Obviously you are still here, so you did a workaround.
in tens of thousands of rounds fired, much of it in a desert environment, malfunctions are bound to happen at some point. I haven't used a sidearm in combat. Never needed to with an M4/M203, and belt-fed machine guns on top of HMMWVs and ASVs
I love my M9. I bought a 92 Pro which is a M9 with all the cool add ons. Liked the gun when it was issued in military and love the tricked out civilian model........
Still no malfunctions......love my M9
she's just getting broken in. Come back and give us 5,000 and 10,000 updates
I liked it, but I sold it to my brother and got a Sig P220. Now I carry a Glock 21 because it holds 13 rounds in the mag vs the 7 of the Sig. I know the Beretta can carry 15, but I would rather have 7 or 13 rounds of .45Auto than all those 9MM any day.
Very nice side-arm, especially one to start out with. How old were you when you received this weapon? Also; what do you think of the Taurus PT-92 and the Berettas since Taurus; "..bought Beretta - lock, stock and barrel.."? I recently bought a Beretta 90two pistol in .9mm with dbl. stack capacity - for my wife and she loves the weapon. Has sent countless rounds downrange without failure or jam. It made a nice addition to her Beretta M9 & Taurus PT-1911 I had previously purchased for her.
Personally, I am fond of both Beretta and Taurus. My everyday CC however; is a Colt 1911A1. Yeah, I know concealment can be an issue, but this was MY first sidearm and when properly cared for; is extremely reliable, accurate and has the stopping power needed. I have not ever ( I await the non-believer barrage of comments) suffered a jam with my Colt. I use only FMJ ball type ammo for carry. I have shot JHP rounds at the range but the number fired was small so I am sure this accounted for no jams. I am certain had I fired more hollows, I would have experienced jams.
A buddy of mine (still active duty) swears by Colt 1911's with JHP rounds. He has dome some smitty work to make the rounds feed better. He claims that since he has "tweaked" the weapon, he has not experienced jams. He is of the same believe as I in that; all semi-auto feeding handguns, if not properly cleaned and maintained - AT SOME TIME WILL SUFFER FROM JAMMING.
My first tour was in the Corps. I had a Gunny that used to bark at us; "If you fire it, clean it. If you don't fire it, clean it!" Thank God for the Gunny! OO-RAH! & HOOYAH!
I have had only one occasion to draw and fire this weapon as a civilian in a defensive/offensive position. In 1999 during a grocery store robbery in Wagoner County Oklahoma, I used my Colt to put down one of three idiots intent on robbing a "Mom & Pop" grocery. When the heavy 45 cal. FMJ "ball" round stopped one, the other two; assuming for some reason that I was an off duty police officer or county Deputy Sheriff; (I of course did nothing to discourage this belief!)lay on the deck - arms outstretched. Seems they were EXTREMELY familiar with this particular position! I held them at gunpoint while local authorities arrived. (Yeah, I was disarmed at that point and handcuffed, until investigators uncovered what had happened.)
My wife has drawn, without firing, both her Beretta 90two and Taurus PT-1911. I guess the sight of a woman, very much assured of herself and holding a large frame handgun was enough to stop whatever these thugs' plans were. (One was arrested later and turned out to be responsible for at least 4 rapes - authorities believed it to be more but lacked evidence to even charge him.)
Anyway, I think the M9 Beretta, as well as; the Taurus PT-92 9mm are both fine weapons. I would not hesitate to carry one downrange (Have done so) as long as I had a .45 along for the "just in case" factor.
Happy Shooting! HOOYAH!
Thank you for your honorable service and devotion to duty.
You are here with some of your brothers and sisters in arm. We are mostly relatively still sane with what is happening to us in Washington these days. Hope you enjoy!
Even with JHP rounds. There are those of us who prefer other weapons for their superior out-of-the-box reliability and durability, but if I had no choice but to give up my combat tupperware for a 1911, I wouldn't feel too bad. As for the Taurus PT92, it was my first handgun and I had over 15,000 rounds through it with no malfunctions (I had two, but they were sim rounds without the adapter kit). I had the older model with paddle safety and no decocker. It was a wonderful gun and with my dremel tool, I could enlarge the notch on Beretta mags to work in the Taurus.
have a dremel tool just some cheap knock off brand.I have a memory like a ....thing.
just looks for excuses to use the dremel
from the rotary tool!
How are you my friend?
I have TWO cheap knockoffs. Well, they're actually not cheap. They're Craftsman rotary tools. But I think dremel tool is kinda like Kleenex or Q-tips now. While it's technically a specific brand, it's easier and there's less explanatiopn required than saying facial tissue, cotton swabs, or rotary tool. And the Beretta mags were actually the reason for buying a dremel tool in the first place. BLAME BERETTA FOR MY WIFE'S HOME BOOB JOB!!!
i am well.back is still messed up so i am not working but i am alive.
Even if you can't work, you will have to take care of all those Cental Washington maidens. WooHoo
with any maiden!i will deflower them all!
I've done the deflowering thing once and never want to again. Give me the "well-experienced" women. Not old, damn it. Well, okay, I'll take them too.