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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2011, 03:22:18 PM »
They make a CX4 in 9mm, 40 cal and 45 cal. That one was in 9mm. I don't have it anymore.

Balances well, and I liked it a lot. But the stock trigger was too heavy on it.

I can shoot 1/2" groups all day long at 50 yards with my PS90. I could only get 4-5" groups at 50 yards with the CX4 - but it wasn't gun accuracy. It was the heavy trigger.

I wasn't comfortable doing the DIY trigger job on all polymer parts.

Now, a few years later, there is an aftermarket drop in all metal trigger assembly. I've seen it mentioned at the Beretta Forum...

I rented one once and liked it a lot. But, that one was well broken in.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2011, 10:52:28 AM »
I just found this forum and it looks great.  I see a lot of familiar handles so it's good to be among friends.

......... I really didn't want another mistake in getting a jam-o-matic like my cougar was. I found very few complaints about the px4 in 9mm. So i bought a display unit at academy.

A quick note about Cougars that not many people know about.  The rotating barrel needs to have a  touch of grease applied. 

Note this pic for lube location points:


I was about ready to shelve all of them until it hit me like a can of V-8 juice.  The first thing that happens after the pistol fires is that the barrel rotates, DUH.... and I had never put any type of lubricant on the base of the breach where the slide and the barrel pivot.  After about 50 rounds  worth of powder residue, all of my Cats would just jamb up and stop working no matter what I tried.

Anyway, once I applied a thin film of Miltec grease, I've gone thousands of rounds with nairy a hiccup.  With Miltec, if you apply the grease when the parts are hot, it bonds to the metal somehow and you won't need to lube it as much.  I don't know how all that synthetic lube works but I do know that it does.  Since the parts are cold when I'm cleaning, I simply put my barrels in my toaster oven for a quick warm up and that's all it took.

Anyway, here's the obligatory picture of my "reverse Oreo" Cats.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2011, 11:36:14 AM »
I know some people do like to put grease on their cougars. I always just used Breakfree CLP, and reapplied it about 1x a week if it was a defensive gun that I carried. I do this with my PX4 too. The breakfree always worked for me, and I never had issues at the range.

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« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2011, 12:14:57 PM »
I know some people do like to put grease on their cougars. I always just used Breakfree CLP, and reapplied it about 1x a week if it was a defensive gun that I carried. I do this with my PX4 too. The breakfree always worked for me, and I never had issues at the range.

Well, CLP on that pivot point doesn't work for me for very long before it starts stove-piping again.  The amount of grease required if applied correctly can barely be felt.  I have very little problems with lint or dust.

I also put a thin film of the same grease on the two rails on my AR bolts and "all" the normal problems with AR's went away.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »
New here, just recently purchased my first gun, a subcompact Px4 40. So far I love it and my dad even considered replacing his Compact xd with the same thing.  I'm now looking at buying a 92fs or a cz 75b, but I'm gonna try them out before I decide.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2011, 12:29:58 PM »
Oh no, not another Beretta fan..lol
Just kidding and welcome to the forum and gun ownership in general!
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« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2011, 10:10:40 PM »
Oh no, not another Beretta fan..lol
Just kidding and welcome to the forum and gun ownership in general!

Hah!!  Not so much a Beretta fan as a fan of firearms that are beautiful to behold, built with the best craftsmanship, are dead on accurate, and fit my hand like they were born to be there.

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« Reply #67 on: August 12, 2011, 10:12:14 PM »
Sounds like a 1911 but your hand may differ ;)
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #68 on: August 13, 2011, 08:25:28 AM »
I just found this forum and it looks great.  I see a lot of familiar handles so it's good to be among friends.

......... I really didn't want another mistake in getting a jam-o-matic like my cougar was. I found very few complaints about the px4 in 9mm. So i bought a display unit at academy.

A quick note about Cougars that not many people know about.  The rotating barrel needs to have a  touch of grease applied. 


Since that post I've run the px4 dry, wet, and in between and it flat works.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2011, 11:16:04 PM »
Bumping up this thread with an oldie, this Model 1951 which was my first C&R purchase.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2011, 11:20:29 PM »
Wow. Awesome! I really like that.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2011, 06:15:30 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2011, 09:57:20 AM »
Congratulations, very nice.  :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2011, 04:48:43 PM »
Thanks, the picture makes it look better than it actually is.  I dragged my feet getting a C&R license and this was among all that the defunct importer SSME had left over.   The bore is a sewer pipe but it has shot quite well in my limited range time with it.  If I want to shoot it more, I'd like to find a few more factory mags for it.  The Pro-Mag actually works in my gun, but that little shelf on the follower that engages the slide stop was too high and locked open the gun with one round left in the mag.  A little Dremel-ing fixed that.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2011, 12:32:55 PM »
I'm feeling a Beretta vibe today - gotta post something Beretta 92 related  :rocknroll2:


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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #75 on: August 25, 2011, 06:25:18 PM »
Those are cool looking pics. 
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #76 on: August 25, 2011, 10:08:02 PM »
Always with the negative waves, Shipwreck!  :P
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #77 on: August 25, 2011, 10:33:28 PM »
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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2011, 12:56:29 PM »


My first 92.  Dry fired it, I loved the trigger.  Thought it was better than my Sigs.  Reset was short, just a little heavy which a D sprinf or wolff spring can fix from what I hear.  Took it to the range and it shot all over the place.  :|  I have been shooting DA/SA Sigs for over 9 years so I thought this Beretta would fit right in.  It may be the tiny sights but POI was about 2-3" off.

I picked up my sig 229 right after and was able to hit point of aim. 

I hate the Hogue grips though.  If any one has some factory grip panels they can spare to get rid of or want to trade for the hogue wrap arounds please let me know.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Beretta Thread!
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2011, 01:00:18 PM »
I love the hogue grip panels, but yea - the wrap arounds ARE too fat. Just get a set of the rubber grip panels only. They are fantastic...

As for aim...

Use sight picture #3 - all of mine are dead on using this sight picture (cover the target with the front dot):