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2 beretta shotguns and I got the M9. M9 shoots like a dream and had to get it after I fired my friends 92F.

I want to buy a Cheeta. Any Input on this gun??
 

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I had a 92fs my wife gave me for xmas about 7 years ago, and I don't know what the deal was, but I never could get that gun to group for me, at 25 yards it was more like a shotgun pattern with an ic choke..I tried all kinds of ammo ect...when it came time to sell some guns to build a new shop for my business that gun was at the top of the list!!
 

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Thats strange ssnell. My 92fs is one of the two most accurate pistol i own. I love it. Thats a shame you you had a bad experience with yours.
Red, the M9 is the military nomenclature for the 92FS(or is it 92F). I used to carry one in the Corps. I dont believe they sell stamped M9's to the public. If they do I would love to own one. Memories...
 

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El Padrino said:
Thats strange ssnell. My 92fs is one of the two most accurate pistol i own. I love it. Thats a shame you you had a bad experience with yours.
Red, the M9 is the military nomenclature for the 92FS(or is it 92F). I used to carry one in the Corps. I dont believe they sell stamped M9's to the public. If they do I would love to own one. Memories...
You bet your money they do. As a matter of fact I was shooting my civilian purchased M9 (92F) Beretta the other week. Stamped just like the prototype.

The accuracy issue is concerning. My friend decided to have a shoot out, his 92F vs. my SIG226, we both shot about 1.5" groups at 50' then switched and I shot a 1" group with his beretta and he shot a 1" inch group with my SIG. I think we were trying harder cause we thought we would mess up with unfamiliar guns. Then I went out and bought the M9.
 

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I've talked to others that have had good luck with them also, so maybe it was just a goofy one that I had. I don't expect 1" groups out of a handgun, and I did have others shoot my 92fs also, and it was no better for them than it was for me :?

The only differance between the 92f, and the 92fs is that the fs is stainless the f is blue.
Scott
 

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Red, I was just checking out the Beretta website and I couldnt find one that is stamped M9. I you know the link or know a place that sells them let me know.

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El Padrino said:
Red, I was just checking out the Beretta website and I couldnt find one that is stamped M9. I you know the link or know a place that sells them let me know.

Thanks
Here you go!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... m=38526163

This is the exact model that I have. I have about 200rounds through it (I always shoot my SIG), and I was thinking about selling it.
 

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Just to jump in and add my two cents...I believe Beretta sold the stamped M-9 model for only a year or two. There is such thing...because back in 97 (I think) I was looking for a pistol, was looking at Sigs and the 92's...and was actually leaning towards a Sig, but my wife called me over, pointed to a gun and asked me if I wanted that one...it was a Bereta M-9 Special Edition. Since she was buying anyway...I couldnt say no :D

Since owning my M-9 I've experienced the same problem that ssnell had...I cant shoot it worth a damn and am all over the paper. Though I know its not the gun, but shooter some how. One of my shooting buddies can shoot it pretty damn accurately.
 

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Snell, I don't wanna jump on anyone but the difference between the F and FS isn't stainless. The difference was something in the slide retaining pin that was updated on the FS. As for the M-9 it was made for a couple of years, if memory serves me it was started in around 1998 and stopped in 2000. The big deal was that it came with one 15 round magazine even during the ban. They got by with this by claiming the magazine was made prior to 1994. It also had a military style owners manual and a fancy holster and belt all in a neat little box. This was available to the public. There was another version that the slide was marked M-9 but the rest of the gun was actually a 92F. These had matching numbers on the high cap magazines. This model was a Police only gun and was worth a lot more $$. The M-9 that was sold to the public really didn't bring any more than a standard 92 FS. My head hurts now from thought so I will stop at that. :lol:
 

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Guys, I had an 92FS which I was very unhappy with due to the fact that I could not hit anything, not being the kind to give up easy I bought an adjustable sight for it and installed it this morning before Church, well I went to the range after Church and that gun fired great groups I mad a few minor sight adjustments and I love the gun now, I even bought a few extra mags even though I have a few coming from CDNN. I just can't wait for the next IDPA match. The gun shoots great, and I'm happy with it.

John
 

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Re: re: M9

Topmaul said:
Update I shot remarkable groups today, I like by 92 FS so much I bought a CX4 Strom carbine, I love my Beretta's!!!!!

I actually have kicked around the idea of getting a Storm since I have plenty of magazines that would fit it (and have two 30rd that would go good in it). It's either that or get an AR in 9mm. Like the idea of shooting a rifle at the indoor ranges since outdoor long range shooting is kinda hard around here (lack of ranges).
 

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I was debating an AR or a Storm I chose the Storm because it is much more compact and takes mags of which I have a ton of anyway.

Just being practical.
 

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Some years ago I also had an 92FS that patterned like a shotgun. I sold it and replaced it with a Sig 226 and the problem was solved.
At least now Ive heard of someone else who had the same problem. :wink:
 

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The FS (S) signifies "Safe". The change is in the hammer pin that is now much larger in diameter(the part of the pin that is on the left side of the gun that does not go into the slide). Hope that makes sense. Anyhow, with that the round part of the pin sticks up into the slide(which now has a groove in it). This is in the event of a "catastrophic failure" causing the slide to break in half...the slide cannot fly off the back of the frame
and hit the operator.

Why was this done? Because an unnamed group of tesing genius's fed the pistol thousands of hot loads intending to cause failure and they succeeded. The operator was injured and the military deadlined all pistols. The media ran with it and the rest is history. The pin mod was done to make everyone feel comfortable about something that will never happen under anything less than rediculous circumstances.


PS If the shot group looks like that from a shotgun....it's not the gun gentlemen. Sorry to bring the bad news. I know beretta is a POS but surely it's not the guns fault.
 
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