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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011, 11:58:36 PM »
Thanks for the info about Stoeger.  My gun fund is completely depleted now after the TRP and the 45 ammo I bought...

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2011, 07:59:04 PM »
FYI to the Beretta 92 compact fans.

The 13 round 92FS compact mags use the EXACT same spring as the 15 rounders. So, if ya ever have to buy aftermarket springs, the Wolf ones DO indeed work for both mags...

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2011, 07:38:33 PM »
Ok, I'm adding to the thread with a new Beretta purchase I just made...

Yes, now I have 9.... Damn, I have a problem...


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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2011, 07:23:26 AM »
I'm hoping to go shoot the PX4 soon. I may give up my June range trip and take it early - so I can go try it out  :rocknroll2:

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 03:44:27 PM »
What is the difference between the commercial M9 (25th anniversary, etc) and the M9 that the military uses?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 05:38:53 PM »
What is the difference between the commercial M9 (25th anniversary, etc) and the M9 that the military uses?

You can't buy an ACTUAL M9. ut, it's close enough. It is my understanding that the slide/frame markings are just a tiny bit different on the military M9s

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2011, 03:32:16 PM »
I guess I needa take a new pic of my "Wheel-o-Berettas" and include the PX4, which would make my total at 9 Berettas...

Damn, I need a baker's dozen...

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2011, 10:16:37 PM »
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2011, 07:37:14 PM »
I got a bunch of beretta 92 parts in today. I changed the recoil spring and trigger return spring on my main carry 92 last weekend. I decided to have some extra springs and parts to add to what I a lady keep in hand. Now, I have several trigger bar springs, extractor springs, slide stop springs, and a few more recoil springs and other small parts. With the extra parts I already have, I am all set :)

since I have eight 92s, I like keeping all the parts I might need one day unhand :)

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2011, 10:48:26 PM »
1. I hate waiting for deliveries! I feel like I'm on the tracking page every hour hitting reload
2. I can tell from all your spelling errors that you're still getting use to the auto correct on your iPad. :P
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2011, 11:21:34 PM »
Hey that reminds me of a question I have.  I've been wondering about getting a spare parts kit for my 92 and Px4.  Beretta sells kits for them, but does it have everything I'd really need to keep on hand? Or is it overkill? I'm not sure what all I REALLY need to have spares of.  Seeing as how you have PLENTY O Berettas, figured you'd be the man to ask.  Thanks.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2011, 06:23:31 AM »
There is an official spare parts kit, but it is not cheap.

I've expanded the parts list I have, but truthfully - I think this all one would typically need.

- Recoil spring I like having 2 or 3 of these, and I just ordered a spare for the compact models)
- A couple of extra "D" springs (in case ya pick up another Beretta)
- At least 1 locking block kit
- At least 2 spare trigger return springs
- At least 1 or two extra +5% or +10% magazine springs

- Now, I also have a spare extractor and extractor spring
- I keep extra NP3 covered grip screws, because I put them on my carry Berettas, as the grip screws commonly rust with IWB carry in the summer (well, at least one of them does - the lower one on the left side)
- I picked up a couple extra trigger bar springs and slide stop springs. If ya take the gun apart enough times, I could see either breaking these or losing them eventually.

And, I have a few assorted parts that I replaced because the finish wasn't the best on that 1 particular part, when I got the gun new. Like a triggerbar and a disassembly lever. I also have tons of flathead screws because I replaced them all with hex screws for the grips.

I also keep an extra set of hogue grips, because I tend to wear off some of the pebble texture (on the left side grip) in about 12 months on my carry gun, between shooting and daily IWB carry.

I'm sure I've got some other stuff in there I can't remember right now too :)
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2011, 09:23:10 AM »
I opted for a couple of recoil springs and a locking block kit.

I have a wolfe recoil spring that is a tad longer than a beretta-made recoil spring. Weird. THey both seem to work.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2011, 06:19:49 PM »
Picked up a 92 compact a couple of weeks ago when Bud's had them on sale. Ordered a D spring from Olwasso and wood grips & extra mags from CDNN. They all came in today! Installed the D spring and am ready for the first range trip tomorrow.....can't wait.   

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2011, 06:25:13 PM »
Picked up a 92 compact a couple of weeks ago when Bud's had them on sale. Ordered a D spring from Olwasso and wood grips & extra mags from CDNN. They all came in today! Installed the D spring and am ready for the first range trip tomorrow.....can't wait.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2011, 06:34:16 PM »
Picked up a 92 compact a couple of weeks ago when Bud's had them on sale. 

Congratulations, you will enjoy the 92 Compact. Safe shooting.  :2guns:
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2011, 10:48:47 PM »
I started incorporating one of my two 92 compacts into my carry routine. Been carrying one of them almost a week now. I really like it. It's a little shorter, and I seem to have less worries about the very bottom of the grip sticking out as much. The shorter grip does conceal a little better than the fullsize 92
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2011, 10:58:53 AM »
Man, after carrying my 92 compact everyday since Mon evening, I threw on the fullsize today. After an hour, I went back to the compact :)

It's a tiny bit more comfortable. And, I don't have to do the automatic forearm to the small of the back, so my elbow can check to see if the butt of the gun is sticking out the back of my shirt. I've carried the fullsize for 18+ months, so I'm pretty good at this motion with no one noticing what I am doing. I generally only do it when I first get out the car.

However, that's no longer an issue. And, since the rubber grips on the compact are just a tiny bit thicker than on the fullsize, there must be more contact with the grips and my side. Because I don't get any real holster tilt that I have to adjust every once in a while.

I have almost 4K thru my fullsize carry 92FS. Guess I'll have to throw some mass amounts of lead down the compact soon, because it may become my regular carry in place of the 92FS fullsize.

Never thought I'd replace the fullsize as a carry gun. Interesting....  :thinker:

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2011, 12:55:27 PM »
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2011, 01:13:06 PM »
Hoping to get my slide back from Tooltech soon... I sent the slide off for my M9A1 to get tritium sights installed. I'm gonna make it a dedicated night stand gun.